11 Natural-Hair Experts Share the Homemade Hair Masks That They Are Loving in Lockdown
One beautiful thing about staying indoors is having the time to experiment and try new things with your hair. Cardi B is a huge believer in DIY beauty, as the "WAP" rapper shared her own homemade natural hair mask that went bonkers on social media. The success of Cardi's hair mask inspired us to investigate what other hair masks and treatments Black beauty experts are using to keep their curls, coils, and kinks in top shape — and we spoke to nine beauty pros to find out the absolute best homemade remedies for textured hair.
Speaking with the nine editors and hairstylists ahead, we realised that there are a few oils and products that seem to be universally beneficial for various different curl textures. When it comes to oils, olive oil and castor oil are the best for moisture and growth. If you fancy curl definition, then we'd recommend trying macadamia oil. And for a dry and irritated scalp, lavender oil was a surprising find. If growth is your main interest, then a rice-water protein treatment has been recommended by numerous hairstylists and beauty pros. And for supremely nourished strands, honey is the humectant that you've got to try mixing into your treatments for a delicious moisture boost.
Ahead, check out the homemade remedies that nine Black hair experts swear by for strong, healthy, and beautiful hair.