Egg in your hair
You don’t have to have any weird eating habits and you don’t have to go into China town for strange ingredients. There, in your very own kitchen cabinets, right in between your ketchup and your cheddar, the glamour recipe for your hair is awaiting you. There it comes (the shocking-but-I-already-knew-this-but-never-did-something-with-it-aha-moment): your shining locks were in your fridge this whole time.
If we get a (beauty) compliment, it’s always about our hair. Because we’ve often been asked what we put in our locks, we decided to do a blog post on one of our important hair secrets: nothing beats nature! As soon as we say that we often get a disappointed look from the question asker; we want pretty hair in a jar, simple as that – and not the throwing eggs and beer in a big bowl variant – oh and it has to smell good too and work instantly. The more expensive, the better it must be.
Ehm, hate to burst your bubble, but expensive, good smelling and instant products really aren’t better per see and beautiful and healthy hair simply takes (next to a little bit of gene pool luck) time. So let’s get to it, regularly…
One of the biggest upsides to fabricating your own hair masks is that you know exactly what’s in it. No silicones that make your hair soft at first but in time transform your coup into a haystack (silicones are in most hair products and they are like the diet variant amongst soda; they work great on the short term, but are destructive on the long term). So 100% natural it is, but in an insanely awesome little mix.
With these 7 basic ingredients you can already make quite some different hair masks; add some fruit or vegetables and make the mask that gives you exactly what your hair needs.
1. Eggs à because these protein bombs stimulate your hair growth. Also eggs are stacked with vitamins and calcium; this doesn’t only make your hair grow faster but also recovers damaged hair.
2. Milk à It makes your hair very soft.
3. Honey à honey is extremely moisturizing so it’s great for dry, bleached and/or damaged hair.
4. Extra virgin olive oil àhydrates and protects your hair like a conditioner. Great for dry and damaged hair also.
5. Coconut oil à this is full of nutrients for your hair, it makes your hair less dry and healthy. Awesome for curly hair for example.
6. Lemon à the acids in lemon close the pores of your scalp which helps you loose access skin oil. Great for greasy hair (but be careful, it can bleach your hair, so mix it with water)
7. Apple vinegar à calms the scalp, makes the scalp healthier and balances the skin oils.
Other ingredients with great effects you can add are (amongst others) banana, yogurt, avocado and strawberries (how you make those masks – for example a mask for damage hair – you can read here http://healthmunsta.hubpages.com/hub/DIY-Organic-and-Natural-Homemade-Hair-Mask This is the source we get all our masks from and they’re so worth trying). The egg mask we will explain here because this one really seems to be the Walhalla for long, thick and shiny hair.
Ingredients: 1 egg (for long hair use 2), 1 glass of milk, one teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil.
1. Separate the egg yolks from the egg white and put the yolks in a bowl. Stir until broken.
2. Add milk, lemon juice and olive oil and mix well
3. Massage your scalp with this mixture and then slowly work towards the ends. Leave it in for 15 minutes. And yes, it feels a little gross – cause yes, you do have slimy egg in your hair – but it’s worth it!
4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and then wash your hair with a mild - and preferably organic -shampoo.
PS Okay, one instant tip: try pure Argan oil as a hair mask (so no L’Oreal or whatever, but real, pure Argan oil from the reform shop or the better supermarket). It will make your hair soft without making it droopy or lifeless. It’s an unmissable hair product to us.
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