Moms have secret superpowers that come in the form of magical, mystical home remedies, some of which are completely bogus (like my mother giving me sips of diet coke to "cure" my stomach aches, or StyleCaster director Lauren Caruso’s Italian grandmother telling her to eat marina for her headaches).
Other remedies, though, like the following hair mask recipe, are freaking phenomenal — so much so, that we decided to share them with the world.
We asked one of our favorite mommy beauty bloggers to share with us her best DIY recipe for a hair mask that's easy, cheap, and totally effective. Plus, it's fun to make, which is kind of the goal for all beauty recipes, right?
"My absolute favorite DIY recipe is actually a hair mask, since keeping my hair long and healthy puts me in my beauty comfort zone,” says Andrea Bai of Glam Hungry Mom.
We don’t want to say that moms know best, but, well, they almost always do. Here's what to do:
Peppermint Hair Mask
- 4 Tbsps. coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsps. honey
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
"After mixing the ingredients, apply the mask to your dry hair, starting at the scalp, and let it sit for 20–30 minutes, then wash it out. You may have to shampoo twice to completely rinse it clean," says Bai. "The coconut oil really moisturizes the scalp, so I like to use this mask once a week or every other week to keep my hair looking its best."