The Grammy-winning rapper is no stranger to popping up on our timelines in colorful wigs and with various cuts. Cardi B always comes through, period. Whether she’s serving up rap bars, haute couture looks, or candy floss wigs, she doesn’t do anything in half measures. Her DIY hair mask is no exception.
Last week Cardi took to her Instagram stories to share her go-to replenishing hair mask for her and her daughter Kulture. The ultra-rich mask is jam-packed with ALL of our favorite hair-nourishing ingredients from growth-giving black castor oil to restorative avocado.
The best part about the DIY treatment? All the ingredients can be found at a supermarket or even in your home.
Cardi B notes that while she doesn’t have a defined curl pattern ( her hair is straight, it is puffy-afro ), unlike her precious daughter Kulture who has a head full of curls and little coily hair texture, Cardi B explained that this DIY concoction adds elasticity and definition to her daughter curls. However, regardless of your hair type, judging by the ingredient list, this mask can help address a myriad of hair concerns from dry, damaged hair to brittle ends, and dandruff. Here’s everything you need to know…
Cardi’s DIY Hair Mask
Cardi shared the end results of the hair mask on her Instagram page…
We’ve got to admit, Cardi knows her stuff! This hair mask – packed with avocado, eggs, honey, banana, castor, and argan oil – is the ultimate do-it-all DIY. Bursting with fatty acids and omegas, it’ll work overtime to nourish and strengthen the hair follicle, thereby locking in moisture and reducing frizz for a high gloss finish. The rich blend of hydrating oils will provide a surge of moisture to repair and restore brittle, split ends while it will help soothe and nourish your scalp. It even contains a natural source of hair-hero, biotin, as well as vitamins A and D, which with regular use can help reduce hair fall and encourage healthy hair growth.
Side note: The below measurements are guestimations from Cardi’s recipe as she did not provide exact measurements.
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons of argan oil
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 5 tablespoons of black castor oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 banana
The hair mask recipe requires 7 ingredients: avocado, argan oil, black castor oil, olive oil, mayonnaise, eggs and honey. And if you want extra nutrients for your tresses, the rapper suggests adding a banana. “All the good things you put in your body, you’ve got to put in your hair,” she said.
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and combined. Apply to the hair for 30 minutes and then rinse with shampoo, followed by a hydrating conditioner. We recommend using this mask as soon as you make it – you can always cut the recipe in half to avoid wasting any if you think this is too much for your hair.
To find out more about Cardi’s beauty routine, check out her instagram.