I am all about cooking and crafting, but what I’m not about is grocery shopping; it’s like a competitive sport in my crowded Brooklyn neighborhood. Plus, I’ve yet to find one store that sells everything I need, so I inevitably run around to multiple places and then lug home a bunch of different bags, praying they don’t break and spill my stuff all over the street. But once I started using AmazonFresh, everything changed. I log in and order what I need in minutes—I usually do it on my phone while commuting to the office (multitasking!)—and then it’s all there the next day, waiting for me. And that means I can spend more time on the important things, like DIY beautification (see above) and scaring the bejeesus out of Jess's cat with our AmazonFresh resuable green tote acrobatics (see below).
Anywaaaay, one of my favorite at-home treatments to do is the hair mask recipe below; it works for anyone with combination hair—which is, uh, pretty much everyone (listen to Episode 37). The banana and green tea add shine, while the coconut oil is crazy-hydrating. One thing to note: AmazonFresh produce always arrives fresh and ripe for eating. Even though you can use the banana right from the AmazonFresh tote, I find it works better to leave one of the bunch to sit out a few days and soften for use in this recipe. Have fun making your mask, and check the blog next week for one of Jess's favorite recipes. —Jenn
Dry Ends Hair Mask
½ an ripe banana*
1 tsp Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
½ - 1 tbsp. Unsweetened Organic Green Tea
Puree the banana and coconut oil together in a blender (or mash by hand using a fork). Mix in enough green tea to thin the mixture slightly so it has the consistency of a hair mask. Distribute the mixture throughout the bottom half of dry, unwashed hair. Wrap your whole head in a warm, damp towel for 10 minutes. Unwrap, rinse the mask out with warm water, then shampoo and condition as usual.
*Use common sense: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, don’t try the recipe. And if you’re unsure how your skin or hair might react, do a patch test first.
Thanks to AmazonFresh for sponsoring this post!