Maple Syrup Mask for Dry Hair

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Maple syrup is a natural remedy for dry or super dehydrated hair. Use this recipe once a week and your formerly brittle hair will come to life.


  • Pure maple syrup 
  • Lard (you can nix this if you don't have any on hand)
  • Honey 
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • A shower cap or Saran Wrap


  • Mix 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup (always better on pancakes than Aunt Jemima's so it's good to have on hand for breakfast, too), 2 tbsp lard (if you don't have this, simply use more maple syrup instead), and 1 tsp honey in a bowl.
  • Microwave for 15 seconds or until mixture is melted enough to stir together.
  • Let cool enough to touch.
  • Apply mixture to the hair, combing through to ends using a wide-toothed comb.
  • Put hair in a plastic shower cap (or Saran Wrap).
  • Find something to do for 20 minutes that involves not leaving your house.
  • Rinse in the shower and shampoo.
  • Not recommended for oily hair (duh), unless you are trying to look oily and bedraggled for Halloween.

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