This Might Just Be The Secret To Super-Shiny Hair

papaya_mask_slide_annaIllustrated by Anna Sudit.
Nicknamed "Fruit of the Angels" by Christopher Columbus, this Central American wonder food is known for its low sodium and vitamin A content. Papaya provides a plethora of benefits for both hair and skin. It exfoliates, provides shine, and naturally lightens. Browse through our Recipes Collection for more amazing DIY hair masks.
What You'll Need
1 Papaya
Olive oil
1. Mix a papaya with honey and olive oil in a blender until the papaya is thoroughly blended into a puree.
2. Apply thoroughly to your hair and allow it to penetrate for an hour.
3. Rinse out with warm water and lather for a little bit while rinsing out.
If DIY isn't for you, you can try one of products below.
Circle Of Friends Maya Papaya Leave-In Conditioner
This leave-in formula adds incredible shine and moisture to dull, dry hair. Read reviews here.
Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Conditioner
A champion detangler, known for having tons of slip while eliminating frizz gets rave reviews.
Freeman Papaya And Mango 3-Minute Conditioner
In addition to papaya, this conditioner is packed with mango, which hydrates hair and repairs breakage. Oh, and it's only three bucks!
Ouidad Superfruit Renewal Clarifying Shampoo
A gentle cleanser that is loaded with acids of other super fruits like acai, blueberry, cranberry, pomegranate, and of course, papaya.

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