DIY Beauty: Protein Hair Mask for the Dry, Damaged Hair
launching a DIY (Do It Yourself) Beauty Series. I’ve created a new page tab at the top called DIY BEAUTY, which is where you’ll find the index.
I’ve talked a lot about healthy eating
but what we put on our bodies is almost as important as what we’re
putting in our bodies. Our skin being our largest organ is a gateway for
toxins and can absorb 60-70% of any topical products we use. Before we run out to the store to buy that $30 bottle of lotion filled with unknown ingredients – we
can look in our kitchen cabinets for natural and simple beauty solutions. The great news
are that all the DIY recipes won’t require any cooking skills and it’s
super cost effective!
To kick-off the series, I will start with what needs most work on myself: my hair. Woah, my poor hair! I should have that shiny, to-die-for black silky Asian hair. Instead, I have more of a too-dyed-for(getable) hair. Between the curling iron, sun in Chelan, and hair dyes- I was in need of some serious hair recovery. If you didn’t know already our hair is comprised of protein, 80% Keratin to be exact. Which means that the best hair products should help maintain a healthy balance of moisture and protein. Unfortunately most store-bought products are filled with ingredients like alcohol and mineral oil which do the exact opposite. But this natural, homemade protein hair mask instantly made my hair shiny and softer. So what’s in this miraculous mask? It’s simple. Three ingredients: egg yolk, avocado, and olive oil. I love knowing exactly what goes into my hair. I’m not saying it made my hair grow miraculously but I think overtime I will get results. Hello Mermaid Hair!
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1/2 of a ripe avocado
- 1 shower cap
Rinse with cool water and then proceed to shampoo and condition as usual.
This treatment is effective enough that you should only do it 2 times each month.
Best to apply this in the shower as it will get a bit messy. Make sure you rinse off your tub to avoid nasty ‘leftover’ avocado paste 🙂
stronger and stronger strands of hair are less likely to break. Helps with split ends, resistance to breakage, it also makes hair smooth and less likely to become tangled
or knotted. Hair is also made thicker from the protein in raw eggs. Eggs act like a conditioner and moisturizes dry
hair. Eggs also make dull hair shine because unlike shampoo, eggs
maintain the hair’s natural oils, which shampoo strips away. But egg conditioning is an intense protein treatment, and overuse can damage the hair.
Vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss or hair to grow slowly. Avocado oil contains many proteins and vitamins, including A,D, E and B6
as well as magnesium, folic acid, amino acids, copper and iron, all of
which can help with both hair growth and nourishment.