D.I.Y: Banana Beer volumnising hair mask

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Banana and what??

I get that.

I really do love organic and natural beauty products and am in the midst of trying to change all if not most of my beauty products to certified organic and natural ones. It’s a tough journey, but I will get there eventually, watch me!

So I went about searching for a good recipe for a DIY hair mask because I simply love having great hair. Nice, healthy hair is as important as having a clear skin to me.

I’m not blessed with thick voluminous hair so the first thing I went about looking for, was a volumnising hair mask. For all who aren’t aware of it yet, beer is, and has been used as a natural volumnising and shine product for quite a while and some celebrities swear on it!

Now time to get our hands dirty!

RECIPE:

2 Ripe bananas
1 Tablespoon Honey (I used acacia honey cause it smells great)
1/2 cup of Flat beer

1. Mash the bananas till it forms a paste
2. Add the honey
3. Let the beer sit out for a while till it becomes flat, stir it or pour it into alternating cups to quicken the process.
4. Best to wear a hair mask to avoid mess
5. Let it sit for 1-2 hours
6. Wash off and shampoo as normal

TIPS:

Use a beer with a higher yeast content i.e. Dark beer

The end result was good for me, my hair definitely felt stronger and thicker which gave it more volume. Shine wasn’t much. However, the smell of beer and banana was stuck in my hair for a day. Not too pleasant.

Verdict? I would do it, not frequently perhaps, for the extra volume I get. The smell kind puts me off though. Imagine, walking around smelling like beer.

Still, it’s a completely natural way of adding that extra oomph to your hair! Think stronger, thicker hair. Don’t expect an Adele bouffant though.

What are your thoughts on it? Any favourite hair masks? Share them!

Love,
Missy Lois

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Face therapy: Israel Origin Clay Mask

I confess. I am obsessed with face masks. Peel offs, overnights, mud masks whatever. I love how they’re so therapeutic, and how one mask can have so many goodness in it. It’s like a 3-in-1 thing.

Yet, despite my obsession, I haven’t really gotten down to trying clay masks for some reason. Until this little baby came my way~

Nature Republic Israel Origin Clay Mask in Pink Clay & Paprika

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Nature republic is a brand from Korea and this clay mask contains clay from the Dead Sea in Israel which helps to purify the skin, tighten pores and absorb sebum. Sounds fantastic already, doesn’t it?

It comes in a pretty baby blue tub. Unfortunately the instructions and ingredients at the back are all in Korean, so it took me some research to find out how to use it correctly.

The clay is thick and smooth and spreads very well. Just cover your entire face after washing, and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes till it dries and hardens before washing off with warm water.

At the end of every application, my face is visible brighter and feels smoother. My pores do seem smaller than usual. However, it does give my skin a healthy, radiant glow which is why I will absolutely continue using this product.

If I can actually find it… It was a gift from a friend who went to Korea and I cannot find any Nature Republic stores in Singapore. Online perhaps?

I usually use it in the day when I am in need of a quick soothing therapeutic session and boy is it heavenly alright. The fragrance is light and relaxing which I love because heavily scented products turn me away.

Hits: Generous amount in tub and the mask gives my skin a healthy glow

Misses: None actually. Yay for Israel Origin Clay mask!

Anyone tried this before? What are some of your favourite clay masks? Leave a comment below and share!

Love,
Missy Lois