Do you suffer from dry, frizzy or damaged hair?
colouring and heated styling tools can lead to hair damage if not taken care of properly and no you don’t have to pay a lot of money on products and hair salon appointments! you can make your own hair masks at home with all natural ingredients!
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 tble sp Coconut Oil -An excellent conditioner, making hair feel soft and lustrous.
2 tble sp Extra virgin olive oil – Hydrates hair and acts as a natural conditioner for the hair. Olive oil has long been used for beauty hair care. Olive oil is brilliant for nourishing brittle, dry, damaged hair, rejuvenating it and giving it a healthy glow.
1 cup of Milk – Softens Hair
1/2 a Lemon – A natural astringent, lemon closes the pores in the scalp, thereby getting rid of excess oil in your hair. A word of caution, though: Lemon can visibly lighten hair, so make sure you use it diluted with enough water, in a lemon to water ration of 1:2.
2 tble sp Honey – Moisturizes. Honey is very important in a homemade hair mask, especially if you have dry, dull hair. It has restorative properties that add moisture to lifeless hair, making it glowing and lustrous.
You will also need a plastic shower cap.
- First, separate the egg white and yolk depending on your hair type. For oily hair, you will only use egg whites for this recipe; for dry hair, use only the egg yolk. For normal hair, use the whole egg. Place whichever part of the egg you are using in a clean bowl, and dispose of the rest how you will (maybe as part of a tasty omelette).
- Beat the egg. For steps 2-4, I recommend mixing the mask by whisking with an egg beater.
- Add the milk and olive oil to the gooey egg mixture, and mix well.
- Add a squeeze of a lemon to the mixture—this will give your scalp a refreshing feel. Mix well.
- Massage the mixture into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Make sure you stand in the shower or over a sink because this mask is really drippy. Cover your hair with a disposable plastic shower cap, as you do not want drops of egg mixture everywhere. While waiting for the mask to penetrate for 15 minutes, you can be soaking in a bath/shaving.
- Using lukewarm or cold water, thoroughly rinse the mixture out of your hair, making sure to tackle all areas of your scalp to get rid of egg bits.
- Use an organic fruit shampoo for a final cleanse.
- Make sure to wash your hair very, very, very well, especially if you have really long hair. Do not use hot water to wash your hair—this will cook the eggs in the mask, and you will have cooked egg bits stuck around your hair strands. Use cold water, and rinse out as many times as necessary.
- After ridding your hair of the egg mixture, you can lather an amazing strawberry shampoo (or any delicious-smelling shampoo) into your hair, so that all the egg-y smells are gone.
- Don’t over-squeeze the lemon juice. It may give you a burning sensation on your scalp. Use the ratio 1:2 of lemon juice to egg yolk.
- You might want to do an egg homemade hair mask at least once a month. I know, it is a bit icky, but if you are dedicated to making your hair beautiful, it is well worth it.