I had a rare night to myself last night with my husband gone and son in bed early, so I took advantage of the time and tried out a couple DIY beauty pins I had just pinned. I say ‘just pinned’ because I got an impromptu haircut yesterday and the stylist informed me that I had dry patches on my scalp, which was causing some flakes. Gross. He said it was most likely because I wash my hair too much, which dries out the hair and scalp. He recommends washing your hair only once or twice a week–ain’t gonna happen, buddy. I would be a walking grease pit.
Anyway, I had been noticing some itching and flaking lately, but nothing big, until he pointed it out to me. So I was on a mission.
Unlike most of the other scalp masks I found, I actually had the ingredients for this one, so of course, that’s the one I tried. I mixed it up in a little bowl and spread it on my wet hair. Yes, it was a sticky, gooey mess. I did it over my kitchen sink. I combed through my hair to spread it throughout and then put my hair up in a towel (I don’t have a shower cap) for around an hour, probably.
While I was doing that, I remembered another pin I saw for a face mask using honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon. But when I looked in my spice cabinet, I didn’t have nutmeg. But I did have Pumpkin Pie Spice. It has cinnamon and nutmeg–two birds, one stone.
I figured I was already a mess, why not go full force? Plus, I was by myself, so no one had to see me like this:
You’re welcome. Not only was I beautiful, I also smelled like Heaven. Honey and Pumpkin Pie Spice? Yum. And, yes, I did taste it. What? My face itched. Don’t judge. Honey Badger don’t care.
After about 30 minutes or so, I washed my face off and since the cinnamon/nutmeg act as an exfoliant, it left my face feeling as smooth as a baby’s butt. And my face still smelled awesome. I will be doing that mask again for sure.
Then I went back to the kitchen sink to wash my hair Honey Boo Boo style. Please tell me y’all are watching that train wreck.
I was a little worried about the honey coming out of my hair but I washed it out with water and then shampoo and it seemed to come out just fine. After letting my hair towel dry for a bit, I combed through it and was thoroughly impressed. I decided to let it air dry as well. My scalp already felt calmer…I didn’t realize how much it had apparently been bothering me until it wasn’t anymore. I will probably do this several times this week just to give my scalp some more attention and then do it on a regular basis (maybe bi-weekly) to maintain.
I hope you’ll give one or both of these a try. And it’s only fair that you share your pics with me, too!
Have you tried any DIY beauty treatments? If so, have they worked? Is there another scalp treatment I should try? Share with us!