DIY Natural Seaweed Facial & Hair Mask
Hello everyone! Hope you all having a wonderful December so far! I have a very exciting post for today. I've been looking forward to sharing this with everyone for a long time & that is my natural, affordable seaweed facial & hair mask!
I first had the bright idea to create my own seaweed mask when I went swimming at Barton Springs Pool, which is a natural springs here in Austin. There's tons of seaweed-looking stuff floating around everywhere, so it made me curious about how seaweed can be helpful for skin & hair.
I'm not a fan of sushi, but I do love the taste of seaweed in some dishes. Seaweed or nori, as it's often called, is super rich in vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. It has tons of omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to the elasticity of the skin and healing acne scars. If you've been having a major breakout like me due to the stress of finals, the seaweed will greatly help reduce the size of the breakout.
Seaweed helps prevent hair loss & contributes to thicker strands. It also prevents split ends all with the help of those wonderful omega-3 fatty acids.
Along with the seaweed, I add some aloe vera because it has amazing benefits on skin & hair. It helps with hair growth by stimulating the scalp & works the same way with skin. It decreases acne scars, moisturizes & gets rid of bacteria collected underneath pores that contributes to future acne.
I also add some honey to the mask to give it a smoother texture for application. Honey helps moisturize & repair damaged hair. It also has several nutrients that get rid of acne & give the skin a healthy glow.
2 sheets of dried seaweed (or 1 tbs. kelp powder)
1 tbs. Aloe Vera (15 grams)
1 tbs. raw honey (15 grams)
Start by grinding the sheets of seaweed as fine as possible. The finer, more powder-like the consistency, the less messy it will be. Add the aloe & honey to the mixture, stirring very well until it has a pasty consistency.
For hair, just add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the mixture.
I prefer doing this hair mask with day old hair because you'll have to wash out the mask. Start off by dampening the hair with warm water to make the mask easier to apply. This will also help the ingredients absorb into the scalp & hair follicles. Make sure it's not dripping wet, but lightly saturated with water.