For the past few years I’ve been getting my hair professionally colored (that’s how Desiree and I met, she used to do my hair!), but there are times when I’m on a budget and don’t always have money to get a deep conditioning in between colorings. If you ladies know anything about coloring your hair, then you know to always keep your hair moisturized to ensure it doesn’t become dry and brittle. Which is why I decided to create a DIY Hair Mask.
Here’s what you need!
1 egg yolk
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp honey
3 drops 100% pure essential oil (lavender)
Adjust ingredients to length and thickness of hair.
Mix ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Note: If coconut oil is solid, place in a microwavable bowl; heat in 10 second intervals until it becomes liquid.
Prior to applying hair mask, be sure to start with clean, wet hair making sure to comb out any tangles. You’ll definitely want to wear an old, dingy t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty and covering your shoulders with a towel before beginning. It’s also highly recommended you apply the mask in the bathroom, as this may get a little messy!
Gently massage mixture into hair starting with roots, working your way to the tips. Once applied, comb hair through with fingers. For optimum results, cover hair with a warm towel. Leave on for 20 – 30 minutes. The longer you leave it on, the better. Another option to consider is using a shower cap. Once cap is in place, hop in the shower and let the heat from shower work its magic. Shampoo and condition as you normally would with cool water.
Our tip: Shampoo, rinse and repeat prior to conditioning to get rid of any excess egg.
A few benefits of using ingredients such as honey, egg yolk, coconut oil, olive oil and essential oils in your hair are:
Improved scalp health, reducing dryness
Locks in moisture and shine
Prevents breakage, frizz and brittleness
Supports hair growth
If you’ve never used a DIY hair mask, they are super simple to make and chances are you probably have everything you need to make one in your pantry. Enjoy your new sleek, healthy hair!