I’ve been on a bit of a kick for overall personal care as of late, but I think that ought to include my poor, tortured, damaged locks. Between brutal gym braids, abusive heat damage, hot climates, and my general uncaring attitude towards my hair, I know it’s certainly suffering. So, I chopped off all the dead ends (it’s still fairly long) and made the switch to doing hair masks a couple times a week.
Firstly, let’s take a moment to appreciate just how very awkward this picture of me is. I was trying to be like “my hair is so healthy” and it really just screams “I’m constipated” but you know, I tried.
The mask I’ve been loving as of late can be made at home in your kitchen. I can virtually guarantee that you won’t even need to go the store. All you need is…
- An egg yolk
- Olive oil
Literally every human I know has those two things in their cabinets and fridge somewhere. Anyways, here’s how you do this thing:
- Whisk a table spoon of olive oil with an egg yolk (you can add more oil or another yolk if you have really long or really thick hair) in a small bowl. To be honest, I just whip it up with a fork.
- Dampen your hair. I do this sitting in the bath, making sure I squeezed a lot of the water out of my hair so it isn’t sopping wet.
- Slop this stuff on. Just glop it everywhere on your head). I personally like to do my roots too, not just the ends, but my hair is dry and doesn’t get very oily, so this is a non-issue for me.
- Put it up somehow. I like a good ol’ fashioned top knot, but if you’re a braid or shower cap kinda girl, there’s no shame in that.
- Leave it to sit for at least 20 minutes. I mean, you could leave this for an hour or two if you’ve got the time and feel so inclined.
- Wash it out with cold water. You don’t want the egg to cook in your hair. You think I’m kidding but, I’m not yolking here. (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?! #PUNGODDESS) Eggs have a really low cooking point, so that’s totally plausible. Just play it safe and use cool water.
- Shampoo. A lot. Like two or three times. You don’t want oil/egg filled hair. You’re a beauty queen, not a bowl of ramen.
- Follow up with your normal conditioner as usual.
I hope you all give this mask a go because I’ve seen such a difference in my hair after just a few uses. I highly recommend it!