How to Make a Vegan Maple Syrup Hair Mask at Home
Hair feeling dry lately? Then try a maple syrup mask! Maple syrup naturally contains humectant properties that have the ability to boost hairs’ hydration. There are several different ways to incorporate maple syrup into hair masks to provide extra moisture, but applying maple syrup on its own can be deeply hydrating as well. Maple syrup is commonly found in hair masks that utilize other all natural and 100% vegan properties like coconut oil, olive oil, banana, honey, avocado, and/or almond milk for extra benefits. To create our recommended nourishing and hydrating home hair mask, follow the simple steps listed below.
- 2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- ½ Avocado
- 1 Banana
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons Almond Milk
Step #1 Mash together the banana and avocado in a medium sized mixing bowl. A fork or designated masher can be utilized to combine the two ingredients. Mash until evenly mixed. If you have extremely long hair, you may want to double each ingredient to be able to coat your entire head of hair, from root to tip.
Step #2 Place the remaining three ingredients (2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup, 3 tablespoons Olive Oil, & 3 tablespoons Almond Milk) into the same bowl that you have already mashed the banana and avocado in. Stir all ingredients together with a mixing spoon until the mixture is completely smooth. It is imperative that you utilize Pure Maple Syrup in the hair mask as it is 100% natural. Impure Maple Syrups may contain high fructose corn syrup which can potentially dry out your hair further rather than hydrate and moisturize it. (see also Maple Syrup: Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s and Sclerosis)
Step #3 Apply the completed mixture to your hair from root to tip. You can do so by scooping the hair mask out of the bowl with your hands and placing straight onto the hair shaft. Make sure to thoroughly work the mixture within your entire head of hair. Once every strand is coated, it is now time to run a wide toothed, plastic comb throughout your hair to ensure even distribution. Mask can be applied to dry or damp hair, it matters not.
Step #4 Let the mask soak into you hair for about 15 - 20 minutes. For further moisture, part hair into four sections and twist up each section into a bun with a clip. Then cover these four bunned section with a hair cap to totally lock in the hydration. This also keeps your hair out of your face and off of your clothes and furniture. Your hair will begin to feel hard and crunchy as the mask dries, but this is completely normal.
Step #5 Wash the moisturising mask out of your hair. It is best to utilize a nourishing, natural shampoo during this step of the process. Utilizing a regular shampoo has the ability to strip your hair of all the nutrients you just place in because of its high concentration of sulfates and chemicals. However, shampoo is vital in this step as water alone will not be powerful enough to wash out the entire contents of the mask. Follow by conditioning. Use the mask once, every two weeks to repair dry or damaged hair.
There are several other variations of this mask. Read further to learn more.
Variation #1 Utilize Pure Maple Syrup on its own.
Short on ingredients? That’s okay! You can apply Pure Maple Syrup solely to your hair cuticles and you will still reap moisturizing benefits. Plus, it is extremely simple. Just pour the Pure Maple Syrup straight onto your dry hair and follow by combing through with a wide toothed comb to ensure even distribution. Leave the syrup in your hair for a total of 20 minutes. After the allotted amount of time has concluded make sure to thoroughly rinse the syrup out of your hair by fully shampooing and conditioning. Syrup can be applied to either full head or distributed solely on split ends if prefered.
Variation #2 Create a Pure Maple Syrup & Honey Mask
- 3 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon Honey
Combine both ingredients together in one mixing bowl. Once the mixture comes to a smooth consistently, place onto dry hair and comb through for easy distribution. After the mask has been evenly distributed, cover with a shower cap. Let the mask soak into your hair for about 20 minutes. Rinse out of your hair with shampoo and conditioner thoroughly after the allotted amount of time has passed. Honey is an excellent ingredient to add to a hydrating hair mask as it is has naturally moisturizing nutrients and provides your hair with a massive dose of clarifying antioxidants.
Variation #3 Create a Pure Maple Syrup & Coconut Oil Mask
- 3 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons Virgin, Unrefined Coconut Oil
Combine both ingredients together into one mixing bowl. Once the mixture has come to a smooth consistency, pour it directly onto your hair shafts. Follow by combing thoroughly. This mask can be left on for around one hour. First rinse the mixture with plain water and then follow by shampooing and conditioning. Coconut oil has a multitude of hydrating qualities and is a great addition to a moisturizing hair mask.