Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dry hair mask

Introducing Hair Masks!

Yes, there are even masks for your hair that will give you amazing results. Forget the expensive commercial products that can do more damage to your hair than good.

What I am going to concentrate on in this post is dry hair. Dry hair looks unhealthy and is prone to split ends making it hard to brush and style. Masks treat your scalp and hair at the same time.

It's winter and the weather outside is frightful, and we don't want your hair to look the same, but there is no reason why your hair can't still look and feel shiny, smooth and most importantly, hydrated. If you are experiencing dryness due to the cold winter air or just because that is how your hair is, help is on the way!

Take a look around your kitchen and let's grab some ingredients to make this winter hair mask that will rejuvenate your locks. The good news is this treatment is completely natural giving you the results you want.

However, when reading these items that you will be applying to your hair you may raise an eyebrow but stay with me. Wait until you hear what the ingredients do! 

1/3 of a Cup

When it comes to deep conditioning your hair it is time to bring out the mayonnaise. It is a traditional natural treatment that will restore moisture, provide that healthy shine and even add volume to your hair. The popularity of mayonnaise for conditioning your hair is due to the fact of the three main ingredients it contains (eggs, vinegar and oil) which are all great for returning your hair's natural and much needed moisture.

1 egg yolk

Egg is rich in essential vitamins and proteins that repair your hair making it stronger and hydrated. It also prevents hair fall-out and breakage, what more could you want?

Olive Oil:
1 Tablespoon

Natural oils work wonders on our hair. Olive oil nourishes, conditions, and improves the strength of our hair. Believe it or not it even helps with dandruff by calming your scalp.

2 Tablespoons

Most of us know honey as a delicious, sticky and sweet product that we use in the kitchen as an ingredient to make our tea taste sweet. Honey is packed full of vitamins, minerals and is even antibacterial. Holding incredible healing properties. It locks in moisture and sooths our hair by relaxing the cuticles. It is food for our hair, or should I say dessert?

Now that we know what these magical ingredients do and what you can expect to see, let's make it!

I will pre-warn you, some of this may seem a little out there but trust me once you see and feel the effects you will be glad you did it.

In addition to the ingredients mentioned above, grab two towels and a shower cap or plastic wrap (yes, the same plastic wrap you use to wrap food... trust me). Take the two towels and pop them in the dryer to warm them up; we will use them in just a bit!

Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl. I like to add the olive oil first so the honey will not stick to the tablespoon. Mix it well! You should have a creamy consistency. If you have long hair double the batch.

Also, if you have oily hair, don't apply the mask to your scalp and roots, focus on your strands to the tips. (Start about an inch from the roots).

Split your hair into sections. Apply the mask to your whole head and comb it through. It may be tough to brush through because of the honey, but it's all right; whip out those mad brushing skills.

Ok, done with that? Here comes the fun part! Gather all of your hair on top of your head and grab the shower cap or plastic wrap. Cover all of your hair. Remember the towels in the dryer? Get one of the towels and wrap it around the shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave the other towel in the dryer still running. I know you look stunning right now; just remember it's worth it.

You may be wondering why you have to wrap your head. Simple. It enhances the effects of the mask. The heat from the towel opens up the cuticle of your hair and will give you a deeper conditioning, allowing you to get the full benefits of the mask.

Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, switching towels 15 minutes into it. Take the one that is still in the dryer and wrap it around your head.  Deep conditioning treatments need to be left on your hair longer than daily conditioners to give your hair a chance to soak in the vitamins and benefits that improve your hair's appearance and condition.

Once your time is up, wash it out and shampoo and condition as normal.

Now that you are a deep conditioning believer, make it a habit! This mask will help the condition, feel and look of your hair. Every hair type can benefit from a deep conditioning treatment. Damaged or dry hair should be given a good, deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. Now you can enjoy healthy, clean and more manageable hair regardless of the weather conditions outside.


  1. This looks like a really cool idea. Have you ever come up with any ideas for a natural shampoo? I am allergic to the stuff I get from the store, and am trying to find an alternative.

    1. I actually have not looked that up, but since you mentioned it, I will look into it and get back with you. That is the amazing thing about natural items, you don't really have to worry about them disagreeing with you.

  2. before you put the mask in your hair is your hair suppost to be wet?

    1. You apply the hair mask on dry hair. It can even be put on dirty hair. I hope this helps you out. I use this very mask on my hair all the time and have seen a huge difference.

  3. I Am Mixed, So Should I Do This Often? Will It Hurt My Hair?

    1. This will not hurt your hair the benefit of using natural items is you do not have to worry about it hurting your hair, you run that risk with chemicals. If you have combination of dry and oily hair it is best to do avoid putting this on your roots. If you have oily hair and put this on your roots it will cause your hair to produce more oils. However, adding this to the rest of your strands will make them stronger and shinier without the additional oil.

      It depends on how often you wash your hair. If you have straight up dry hair I recommend doing this one/two times a week. For combination hair once a week will give you the benefits without over doing it.

      I hope this answers your question. Enjoy!

  4. Anything else I could use to replace the egg? I'm allergic! :/

    1. You can use two tablespoons of plain yogurt. It will still give you the same softening effect. I hope this works out for you. I know it has helped me.

  5. Sounds great. In fact, it sound so good um planning on waking up early before work tomorrow to give it a go! I hope I can muster the energy when the time comes. I'm so not a morning person.
    Just one thing: wouldn't putting egg & mayo in your hair STINK? :S >.<

    1. I did not like the idea of putting these items in my hair at first either but after I saw the results I am more then willing to do it again. :)

  6. Oh and do you need the warm towels? At 6am, I really won't feel like travelling to my backyard to warm up towels & then going aaallll the way back up stairs to do my hair treatment. Not to mention it'd wake up my cat who's a pain in the neck when he wants breakfast.

    1. You don't have to warm up the towels if you are unable to, the mask is still just as effective either way.

  7. Ok, Michelle. I both love you & hate you right now. Love cuz my hair felt like hay for the past week (its Autumn here in Australia), now its baby-soft (though a liiittle frizzy. I'm not complaining though.)
    Hate cuz my hair smells like mayo, even after washing shampooing& conditioning! >:I Not happy Jan

    1. Hey. I am happy that is was able to smooth your hair out. You may want to try washing it more then once or adding an essential oil to your hair once you get out of the shower. Doing this will strengthen your hair and ensure that it smells fantastic. :) Let me know if this works out for you.

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