Harsh dye jobs and overly hot hair tools can leave your strands dry, brittle and prone to breakage. And while deep-conditioning masks can certainly make a difference in the health of your hair, they can also be quite pricey. Luckily, celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan (whose celebrity clientele include stars like Khloé Kardashian and Olivia Culpo) has a DIY solution you can snag at any grocery store.
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“Doing hair treatments once or twice a week is important,” explains Marjan. “I like a DIY mask of coconut oil and honey because honey is a humectant so it seals moisture into your hair instead of allowing it to come out.”
Surprisingly, Culpo, who’s a brand ambassador for ghd hair tools, agreed with Marjan, but has experienced some trouble when adding honey into the DIY mask. “I also use coconut oil , but I have difficulty with mixing the honey in since it’s so sticky,” she explained. Thankfully, Marjan had a solution for that: “Heat up the mixture in the microwave first and it’ll be much easier to mix.”
Finally, as her last tip for ensuring the health of your hair lasts, Marjan recommends choosing to only use hot tools that won’t damage your hair. “Using non-damaging hot tools like the ghd Nocturne Platinum Professional Performance Styler ($249) —which stays at the perfect temperature of 365 degrees—is vital because the myth that a hotter tool will style your hair better is just wrong.”
So, prevent future hair damage with a quality hot tool and weekly hair masks. After all, all that this celebrity-approved DIY mask requires is an extra aisle stop during your weekly trip to Whole Foods.