4 natural masks to enhance your dry hair


To end the straw bale effect in your hair, opt for skincare rituals based on 100% natural ingredients. Rich in vegetable oil and butter, these homemade recipes will restore discipline, softness and shine to your hair!

4 natural masks to enhance your dry hair

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Hair straighteners, hair dryers, colorings, UV, wind, cold, all factors that affect the health of your hair. They become damaged and as dry as straw. Thus, the broken scales of your hair prevent the cells from renewing themselves at the root.
The sebaceous glands no longer produce enough sebum. Less well protected, the hair becomes dry, coarse and forked. Dry hair thus needs to regain shine, hydration and radiance.

To nourish dry hair

Essential oils: To say goodbye to forks and nourish damaged tips, we opt for the effectiveness of essential oils of geranium, palmarosa and cade wood.
Avocado: For brunettes, mix half an avocado and mix it with 5 squares of organic dark chocolate and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply to your hair while massaging to make it penetrate. Leave to act for 15 minutes. Rinse.
Honey: For blondes, we prefer the homemade mask with honey, which can slightly lighten the hair color. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey, 4 tablespoons of olive oil and an egg yolk. Gently apply the mask to your dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and wash your hair with your usual shampoo.

Smooth and discipline the hair

Followers of repeated brushing can testify, the heat attacks the scalp. However, there are natural straightening methods so as not to systematically expose your hair to heat. How to straighten your hair naturally? Here is a foolproof recipe for a 100% homemade hair straightening mask. As surprising as it may be, the rice water mask is very effective in disciplining dry hair. For this, we cook a dose of organic rice in simmering water. We only collect the water and let it cool. It is applied to the hair and left on for about 15 minutes before rinsing off with clean water.

Another ultra effective tip for straightening your hair: the kardoune. A traditional Algerian technique which consists in firmly wrapping a woven cotton ribbon – the kardoune – around her hair. Ideal for long and medium-length hair, leave this magic ribbon on overnight. This formidable technique will protect your hair from friction and soften it naturally without heat. The kardoune does not prevent the hair from breathing because its fabric allows good ventilation. Upon waking, no more curls or frizz, the hair is soft and smoother.

To enhance the curls

Dry hair is often voluminous and unstructured. To control them and create plump curls, hydrate deeply. Dry by nature, your hair needs specific care and special attention which requires regular hydration, especially with this homemade mask. Mix 1/2 tablespoon organic mango butter with 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 tablespoons organic avocado oil.

Apply the mixture on your lengths and ends then gently massage the locks to sheath all the hair well and be able to create the curls. Leave on for about 1 hour under a warm towel. Rinse and wash with your usual sulfate-free shampoo. Once the hair washed and rinsed, we wring it out with a towel but especially without rubbing, which could undo the curls.

It is dried either with a diffuser hair dryer which distributes the heat over the entire capillary mass, or in the open air if the temperature allows. Another tip to avoid breaking the curls: we detangle the hair before drying, ideally during shampoo or conditioner. Once the hair is dry and the curls are well plumped, you no longer comb. You can possibly ventilate with your fingers.

To restore shine and shine

For healthy, shiny hair, it needs to be thoroughly repaired. Rest assured, we have a very effective natural solution: the oil bath. Sweet almond oil and olive oil are in the spotlight for dry hair.

To make a mask that will restore radiance to your rebellious mane, mix 4 tablespoons of sweet almond vegetable oil, an egg yolk, a spoon of honey and lemon juice.

Add apple cider vinegar until you obtain the desired consistency. Apply to dry or damp hair for about fifteen minutes. Rinse thoroughly and do your usual shampoo. This mask will restore vitality, strength and shine to your dry and dull hair.

The virtues of pomelo for hair and skin


It�s the full season of grapefruit. Between Corsican, Guadeloupe and Guyanese production, France produces nearly 4,000 tonnes per year. Not only is it very good to eat, but do you know that it has many virtues for your skin and hair? How to use it ? Bio � la Une answers you and gives you some 100% natural beauty tips.

The virtues of pomelo for hair and skin


If the pomelo delights your taste buds, you can also use it for your beauty rituals.

This fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants. Suffice to say that it is ideal for the skin! It stimulates the production of collagen, bringing softness and elasticity to the skin. Also be aware that the potassium naturally present in this fruit can help you smooth wrinkles and fade age spots. In addition, it is a good protector against UV rays. Finally, vitamins A and C stimulate blood circulation in your scalp, and activate hair growth.

Beauty recipes with pomelo

Vitamins escape very quickly, note that your products do not keep. Your homemade pomelo cosmetics should be made just before use.

The pomelo mask

Mix the juice of half a fruit with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Then add a spoon of olive oil, and leave it on your cleansed face for about fifteen minutes. It is advisable to rinse this mask with cold water rather than hot water to tighten the pores of your skin.

“Grapefruit has many benefits, but above all it will help regulate sebum. This mask will therefore be particularly effective against oily skin.”

Grapefruit lotion

To cleanse your skin in depth, you can again use this fruit. Indeed, it is an effective antibacterial, which allows to take care of the skin of your face, especially in the evening. This lotion is very easy to make since it is enough to squeeze half a pomelo, then add a spoon of mineral water.

“To this basic lotion, you can add a peeled and mixed cucumber, and passed through a very fine colander. Mix the pomelo juice and the cucumber juice, the result will be surprising and particularly pleasant on your skin.”

Hair mask

As for the hair, just mix the juice of half a pomelo and an egg yolk. Apply with finger to damp hair, then leave on for about fifteen minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water, then do a classic shampoo. To do once a week, no problem.

The facial scrub

Just like grapefruit, its cousin pomelo, will be very useful to cleanse your skin thoroughly. Just mix vanilla sugar with the juice of half a fruit, then add very little coconut oil. Massage your face (avoiding the area around the eyes) with your fingertips, in a circular fashion. Then rinse, again with lukewarm water. Repeat this operation once or twice a week.

“Just like grapefruit, pomelo will deeply cleanse your pores, without aggression. Your skin will be simply soft without redness! The feeling is very pleasant.”

You will understand, this citrus fruit will integrate perfectly into your beauty rituals, and this, on a daily basis. Your skin and hair will thank you!

4 natural recipes to find beautiful hair after the beach


Tanned skin, rested complexion, hair brushed with pretty reflections … When you return from vacation, you are radiant.
Except that on closer inspection, your mane seems weakened. What to do to regain healthy and revitalized hair?

Summer at the beach is often destructive to your pretty hair. Indeed, the sun and sea water cocktail tends to dry out the hair, especially if the hair is naturally dry. To find healthy hair and try to keep the hard golden reflections acquired this summer, here are some simple and natural tips to reproduce at home.

 hair after the beach

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A quick visit to the hairdresser

Cutting damaged ends is certainly the best way to give a boost to devitalized hair. It will also allow your mane to grow faster.

Vegetable oils

They are your best ally after returning from vacation. A massage with one or two tablespoons of vegetable oil is a treatment perfectly suited for dry hair. Leave the oil on the hair for 10 to 15 minutes under a warm towel. To find the oil best suited to the needs of your hair, here is the list of their respective properties:

Olive oil: it nourishes and redraws wicks.

Sweet almond oil: it protects and soothes irritated scalps.

Shea and coconut oil: they nourish the hair deeply and are ideal for shine.

Avocado oil: it is rich in vitamins and promotes hair growth.

Argan oil: it protects, hydrates and revitalizes the hair.

Homemade masks

Coming back from a beach holiday, it is important to apply a mask on the lengths and ends 1-2 times a week in order to replenish the hair fiber and nourish it. You can use an organic mask sold in supermarkets and in specialized stores, or prepare one with natural ingredients, simple and effective.

Banana and honey mask for dry hair: mix a banana with 2 tablespoons of honey, then apply the mask for 30 minutes.

Avocado mask: prepare the mask by mixing the flesh of an avocado with an egg and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, spread over the entire length, massage and let sit for thirty minutes to maximize the effects.

Sweet almond mask: Beat an egg with 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil and add 3 tablespoons of almond powder. Apply to the hair, leave on for 30 minutes and then do your usual shampoo.

Beer in rinse water

To regain healthy, voluminous hair, you can rinse it with beer. Be careful not to use it too often, because the alcohol in the beer could dry out your hair. Pour a glass of lager beer on your mane and rinse quickly with water.

Choose foods rich in protein, zinc and vitamin E

If health goes by the plate, beauty too! So to find beautiful hair, we put on quality proteins such as eggs, meat, fish, seafood and lentils. Nothing is more effective in restoring keratin. To fill up with iron and zinc, you fill your plate with lentils, meat, pure cocoa, shellfish and fish. Vitamin E is found in green vegetables, wheat germ, bread, fish and oysters.

Writing: Justine Chrisment

5 natural remedies for damaged hair


Cold, sun, pollution … the hair can quickly damage due to external aggressions. But internal factors such as stress, or even fatigue also play a role. To remedy this, and as with everything, we try to take care of ourselves on a daily basis by having a healthy lifestyle. We eat healthy and balanced, we get enough sleep, we play sports …
Then, you can act directly on your scalp with a few natural remedies or grandmother’s tips to take care of your hair.

natural remedies for damaged hair

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Oil baths

Vegetable oils contain many benefits and help nourish the hair. To take advantage of it, the principle is simple: we apply oil to dry hair, for 30 min to 1 hour (or better: overnight if we protect ourselves well to avoid staining the sheets!). Then, we cover our head with a charlotte or a hot towel if we want to improve the absorption of the oil and offer a moment of relaxation. “We choose an organic oil of 1st cold pressing.

It is quality that comes first to keep all the nutritional qualities of the oil. In general, you hang coconut, olive, sesame or avocado oil. You can also take jojoba oil, black cumin or argan oil, but they are more expensive, “comments Elodie-Joy Jaubert . Then we make two very foaming shampoos and rinse.

This oil bath is done once a week or every two weeks for oily hair and twice a week for others.

We take some precautions: we cover all the hair but we take care not to put too much oil. It should not drip! For fine hair, there too we have a light hand otherwise they will quickly be weighed down.

Elodie-Joy Jaubert then suggests applying a plain yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of honey to bring shine to the hair.

A white clay mask

Clay is often used in hair care. White clay is particularly soft. Rich in minerals, it also absorbs toxins from the scalp, and is very effective on damaged hair.

“We can put 4 heaped tablespoons of organic white clay powder and add a little water to obtain a paste that is neither too liquid nor too thick. We apply it with a brush or with our fingers on the roots to nourish them and we extend over the lengths and ends.

We leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing the hair, “explains the specialist. We can repeat the operation every 10 days.
In some people, clay can have a drying side. To see therefore according to what suits you the most.

Hydrosol sprays

Another natural remedy to help damaged hair: the hydrosol spray. Although it moistens the hair, it has the advantage of being less embrittling than water and allows you to enjoy the benefits of plants. Elodie-Joy Jaubert thus recommends chamomile, orange blossom or even green tea hydrosols which provide care and shine. We spray them on her hair when we want.

Egg care

Although they are rarer today, there was a time when it was common to see egg shampoos on store stalls. It must be said that they have real benefits for them. “Eggs are a source of proteins and vitamins B, A and others that our hair needs to be in shape. We beat an egg and apply it to our hair like a shampoo. Then we rinse but with cold water; otherwise beware of the damage to remove it! “warns Elodie-Joy Jaubert.

Good habits to take

In addition to these remedies, we review our habits. This avoids leaving your hair wet for too long. “Their scales are then swollen with water. They open and become more sensitive to attack. I recommend drying them with the hair dryer but at moderate heat. For curly hair, they are only half dried with a towel because moisture is necessary for the formation of curls, �recommends the expert.

We brush our hair when it is dry or very delicately with a wide tooth comb. We vary our hairstyles so as not to always put the elastic in the same place. We prefer organic vegetable dyes which sheath and protect the hair fiber rather than aggressive chemical coloring. Finally, Elodie-Joy Jaubert suggests taking a silk or satin pillowcase that will dry out your scalp less than a cotton pillowcase. Enough to take care of your hair and restore it to full vigor!

Source: Interview with Elodie-Joy Jaubert, author

5 natural remedies for oily hair


Having greasy hair is always painful, especially when you shampooed the day before!
However, it is better to avoid washing your hair too often, otherwise it will become more fragile.

oily hair


In the same way, we avoid any overstimulation because it tends to increase the production of sebum and therefore to grease the hair. “We limit as much as possible massages, styling mousse, hairspray, untimely hand passages in the hair, washing with too hot water, the hairdryer too hot …”, warns Elodie-Joy Jaubert.
In parallel, you pamper your hair with natural care, easy to perform at home, and suitable for oily scalp.

1. Baking soda

Baking soda has many virtues. Among these, its action against oily hair. To take advantage of it, “pour your usual dose of shampoo into your hand and add a teaspoon of baking soda. The bicarbonate has an astringent effect and will regulate the pH of the scalp,” says the specialist. After applying your shampoo, you just have to rinse it off.

2. A green clay mask

Green clay is an ingredient widely used in homemade cosmetic care. It is thus an ally of choice for facial care but also an interesting natural remedy against oily hair. “Green clay is very absorbent. You can mix it with water and apply it with your finger or with a brush on your scalp. Let the hair mask sit for about twenty minutes. This helps absorb the excess sebum and toxins. The scalp also breathes better, “says Elodie-Joy Jaubert.

3. A homemade dry shampoo

Between two shampoos, you can opt for a dry shampoo. Fast and efficient, it saves you from over-washing your hair and gives it a clean look. To achieve this, Elodie-Joy Jaubert suggests mixing cornstarch or rice flour with powdered white clay. “You pat this mixture with a brush on your scalp. Be careful not to put too much on it. You wait 1 min or 2 and brush your hair.” Result: your hair is visibly less oily!

4. Apple cider vinegar

No need to invest in many expensive cosmetic products to get rid of oily hair. A quick trip to the kitchen should be enough! Do you have apple cider vinegar? So, in a sprayer, pour 1 liter of water and 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. As soon as your hair seems a little too greasy, spray your lotion on your roots to regulate the sebum.

5. A nettle shampoo in addition

To take care of your hair, you can swap your usual shampoo for a nettle shampoo. This plant with multiple properties helps, among other things, to fight against hair loss and to regulate the secretion of sebum. Another alternative, oat milk shampoo, also very effective against this problem.

Finally, if your hair really greases a lot, deep work can be useful. “It will consist in thinking about your diet, making sure it is not too sweet for example or even to see if there is not a hormonal cause behind …”, suggests Elodie-Joy Jaubert . You should therefore find clean hair in the long term.

6 natural remedies to make hair grow faster


Is your hair growing too slowly for your liking? It is possible to accelerate their growth thanks to some natural remedies. Elodie-Joy Jaubert, author of “I love my hair” at La Plage editions and the blog sirenebio.fr tells us more!

Do you dream of long hair but your hair is slow to grow? Do you already regret your new short cut and would like to boost your hair growth? Whatever the reason that motivates you, you will find natural, choice allies on the plant side. It’s up to you to test these different natural remedies and see what works best for you!

6 natural remedies to make hair grow faster



Caffeine is a beauty secret well known to Brazilian women to grow their hair, according to Elodie-Joy Jaubert. The principle is simple: pour a dose of organic quality soluble coffee into your usual shampoo bottle. Let it dissolve for a week and then use this shampoo as usual. “Caffeine stimulates hair growth and limits hair loss. In addition, small coffee beans are a good exfoliant for the scalp and still promote this growth. It’s really great!”, Says the specialist.

St Thomas Bay essential oil

Certain essential oils promote hair growth. This is the case with HE from St Thomas Bay, HE from ginger, cloves, mint or even Ylang Ylang which stimulate the blood supply to the scalp. The principle is simple: “You pour a drop in the palm of your hand with your usual dose of shampoo and wash your hair with it. You can repeat the operation twice a week. But essential oils are not suitable for everyone They have a lot of contraindications and can be dangerous. It’s important not to do anything with it, “warns the author. So, if you are pregnant or sensitive, choose another natural remedy.

Mint floral water

Floral waters, also called hydrosols, are a good alternative to essential oils. They are obtained after distillation of the plant and then allow to take advantage of its virtues, to a lesser extent than the HE but without presenting any particular restriction. To stimulate hair growth, certain floral waters are particularly indicated. Thus, “you can spray a spray of mint hydrosol at the roots of your hair to promote blood circulation and allow better nutrition for the hair. Green tea floral water is a good antioxidant, rich in minerals, which is also very good, just like ginger hydrosol. You can keep them in the fridge to increase the freshness and stimulate the scalp, “advises Elodie-Joy Jaubert.

Beer yeast

Brewer’s yeast is known to strengthen nails, hair and improve their growth. It promotes, in fact, the synthesis of keratin which happens to be the main component of nails and hair. To take advantage of its benefits, one can take capsules of brewer’s yeast following the indications of the manufacturers, in the form of cure for two months.

Coconut milk

Coconut milk is rich in fatty acids, proteins and minerals … enough to nourish the hair to ensure its growth! “It is an antibacterial and an antifungal which purifies the ground, hydrates and nourishes the scalp. We apply coconut milk on the hair and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing”, explains Elodie-Joy Jaubert.

Castor oil

One of the many benefits of castor oil is to boost hair growth. Choose it organic, cold pressed and pure. Then, just pour it in the palm of your hand and apply it all over your head, massaging well at the roots. Cover your head with a charlotte or a swimming cap for example and leave to act ideally all night. Rinse off the next morning. Repeat the application three times a week for a month and then stop for a few weeks before trying again.

With these natural remedies, you should soon see your hair gain a few extra inches

Dry hair: 7 natural solutions to overcome it


Some people have drier hair than others. But bad habits can also help to dry them out. However, it is very easy to hydrate them with natural remedies. A quick overview.
Do you dream of beautiful hair, full of vitality and shiny?

Dry hair


Unfortunately, at the moment, your hair is rather dry and dull. Several factors can explain this appearance. Thus, curly or frizzy hair is naturally drier than the others. But it can also reflect a nutritional deficiency, a hormonal imbalance or even be the symptom of some bad habits.

So, nothing like a hair dryer used at too high a temperature, repeated hair colorings, abrasive shampoos or even bathing in sea or swimming pool water to dry your hair.
To remedy this in a natural way, it is already better to avoid these attacks as much as possible and, for example, favor vegetable dyes with conventional dyes.

1. A scalp massage

Elodie-Joy Jaubert, author of “I love my hair” with La Plage editions and the blog www.sirenebio.fr, also suggests adopting a few small gestures every day. Thus, she recommends “massaging her scalp to promote better blood circulation which will improve the nutrition of the bulb”. Better irrigated, it can deliver to the hair the essential nutrients for its good shape.

2. A spray of floral water

If you have curly or frizzy hair, you can also “use a spray of floral water from green tea, chamomile, lavender or rose. This will hydrate them and help form curls,” says Elodie-Joy Jaubert. You can spray it on your hair in the morning or at any time of the day if your hair is particularly dry.

3. A natural silk pillowcase

The expert has a simple tip to preserve natural hydration of the hair: replace her usual cotton pillowcase with a silk pillowcase. Cotton textiles have a tendency to absorb sebum and therefore dry out the hair.

4. Use your day cream

Do you use an organic day cream for your skin? The author of “I love my hair” suggests diverting it from its primary use to apply it to the lengths and ends of your hair when it is dry or very slightly damp. “This tip is suitable for all types of hair except for fine hair which would be weighed down. Otherwise, care must be taken to choose a light moisturizer, warns the specialist.

5. A yogurt recipe

You can also easily make recipes at home to moisturize your hair. For the first, Elodie-Joy Jaubert recommends mixing:

  • 1 plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • And 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

Apply this mixture to hair moistened with hot water. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse with shampoo.

6. A recipe with olive oil

Another possible recipe:� mix 3 tablespoons of olive or argan oil

  • With 1 tablespoon of liquid honey.
  • And 1 to 2 tablespoons of rose hydrosol.

Again, apply this mixture to hair moistened with hot water. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse with shampoo.

7. A recipe with an egg yolk

Finally, for this last recipe suggested by Elodie-Joy Jaubert, you will need:

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oils
  • And 1 egg yolk.

“Mix everything, apply this mixture to hair moistened with hot water. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse with shampoo. When you rinse, the water should be barely lukewarm so as not to leather the egg” , warns the expert.

It’s up to you to test these various natural solutions to find the one that suits you the most and finally be able to say goodbye to dry hair.

5 hair masks to make at home


How to make a homemade hair mask?
Good news, there are a plethora of natural recipes to pamper your mane. Dry, oily, damaged hair� Each house has its own solution!

The kind you do every Sunday, a hydrating face mask, a body scrub and a foot bath? Why not take the opportunity to also take care of your hair? For this, nothing beats a few natural and effective ingredients.

From fruits to dairy products to vegetable oils, your kitchen is full of foods good for your hair. The most important thing in your beauty recipe is respecting the quantities and the exposure time.
NB: essential oils are not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women, the elderly or those suffering from chronic pathologies. Before using essential oils, do not hesitate to seek medical advice.

To make the most of the benefits of your homemade hair care, it is essential to respect the exposure time. Indeed, the action of the mask will be all the more beneficial if it is left on for the recommended time (usually thirty minutes or an hour).

Discover the best recipes for hair masks to make at home with Emilie Jolibois, expert in cosmetic ingredients research at Aroma-Zone.


egg hair mask

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For dry, damaged, tired hair – shine, repairing, strengthening, nourishing effect.

Beat an egg yolk with a tablespoon of vegetable oil (olive, avocado, castor, argan, jojoba, etc.).
Apply immediately to the hair strand by strand, leave on for 30 minutes before making a mild shampoo.
On long hair, double the quantities.
You can also make a mask with a raw, beaten whole egg, but you should rinse well with cold water before shampooing (otherwise the white coagule).
You can add a spoon of honey and / or a vegetable oil.


To hydrate, soothe the scalp.
Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of coconut milk (or one tablespoon of coconut milk powder + two tablespoons of water).
Apply the mixture to the hair strand by strand, leave on for 30 minutes before making a mild shampoo.



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An ideal mask for all hair types – shiny, fortifying effect, boosts hair growth, repairing�
Take two tablespoons of coconut oil (optional: add three drops of ylang-ylang essential oil).
Melt the coconut oil by slightly heating it in a bowl in a warm water bath.
Apply to the hair strand by strand distributing the oil well, without putting too much. Cover with a towel or charlotte to keep the heat, and leave for 1 hour. Then remove with a shampoo.



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effects: shiny, fortifying, sheathing, volumizing (and detangling if using marshmallow powder).
Take two tablespoons of neutral henna (non-coloring) or marshmallow powder.
Add hot water until it forms a soft paste.
Stir in a tablespoon of coconut milk and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Optional: three drops of ylang-ylang or lemongrass essential oil.
Apply to hair strand by strand. Pack with plastic wrap, and leave for 1 hour. Then remove with a shampoo.
Finish with a shine rinse: 300 ml of water + two tablespoons of coconut vinegar, pomegranate vinegar or apple cider vinegar.



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For curly or frizzy hair, or dry, damaged hair: fortifying, repairing, nourishing, beautifying, shiny.
Mix three tablespoons of coconut milk and one tablespoon of castor oil.
We can double the quantities for long hair.
Option 1: three drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
Option 2: you can add a beaten egg yolk.
Apply to the entire hair strand by strand. Leave on for 1 hour then remove with a mild shampoo.