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DIY Hair Mask: Intense Repair Honey & Olive Oil

For a while now, my hair has been feeling dry, damaged and a little lacklustre. While my hair was in amazing condition after we travelled Asia, I reversed it all when it was bleached for a hair show a few months back (Note to self: never do that again!). It seemed like a great idea at the time, but now my hair is brittle, dull & lacking that healthy glow it once had

I decided to inject some life into my hair with a DIY hair mask. Although I was tempted to indulge in a branded mask at the salon, I thought why not make one myself?

The ingredients are simple – olive oil & honey. That’s it! My hair wasn’t greasy afterwards, rather soft, shiny & sleek. Plus, this hair mask is FAR cheaper than anything you’ll find in the salons. So why is this combination so special?

Olive oil hydrates the hair and acts as a natural conditioner. My grandmother used to always tell me to oil my hair as a kid, but I never actually understood the benefits until now. Honey is full of vitamins and adds moisture to dry hair, leaving it feeling full, shiny and enriched.

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* Mix 4 tbsp olive oil + 2 tbsp honey in a small dish*

* Heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds *

* Apply to damp hair and leave for 15 minutes. Obviously the longer you leave the mask, the more intensive the treatment will be *

* Rinse well with shampoo & conditioner and enjoy your naturally beautiful hair! *

PS. You can always opt for coconut oil instead, which is just as effective as it helps to reduce protein loss in damaged hair and smells amazing! Let me know if you give it a try & if you see amazing results. Don’t forget to keep in touch on Instagram & Twitter too!


  1. Gisela Mayer
    August 22, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Nice blog, very informative and helpful. Thank you very much for sharing you diy hair mask. I can’t wait to try it. Hope to see good result on my dry and frizzy hair.

    • Go Live Explore
      August 25, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Gisela, let me know what you think!

  2. Rachel :)
    July 13, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    Hey 🙂
    How did you style your hair?? Was it with straighteners or curlers? And did you have any colour when you went to the hairdressers? It has some beautiful shades! Literally taking this pic to the hairdressers xx

    • Alicia Haque
      July 13, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Hi lovely!
      Thank you so much that’s really sweet! My colour is a combination of highlights / ombre, it’s a mix of bleach & high-lift tint & sun exposure so I don’t know the exact colour. And I used my GHD straighteners to curl it 🙂 You’ll have to send me a pic if you get it done! <3 xx

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