Idea 10: Egg Mayo Hair Mask
Another beauty one for this cold weather. I’ve covered face and body care, so now I’m bringing you an easy DIY beauty secret for hair. And it may sound strange, and more like a sandwich, but I promise it works! Not only was I recommended it by my hair dresser, but I’ve tried it several times and it works wonders.
It restores damaged dry hair, gives it shine and makes it extra silky. And for the price of, well, a sandwich.
How does it work?
Mayonnaise contains a lot of ingredients that are actually found in shop bought hair treatments. Oils and proteins give hair a much needed treat by moisturising and smoothing follicles; adding luster and shine. The nutrients it contains completely rejuvenate hair.
Egg yolk is a great source of protein and is rich in vitamins, and super-nurturing fatty acids. They make hair softer, shinier and much healthier. Vitamins A, D, and E help thicken thinning hair and prevents split ends.
Olive oil strengthens and softens hair and is the perfect addition if your hair is over styled and dry. It even acts as an exfoliator, making colour fresher.
So, what you need:
– 2 tablespoons of full-fat mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil (you can also use coconut oil if you prefer)
– 2 egg yolks
Separate the egg yolks from the whites and mix together with the mayonnaise. Add the oil and hey presto, that’s it! You will notice that it’s actually a lovely texture not dissimilar to shop bought hair masks. Should you wish you can add a few drops of vanilla essence to make it smell nicer. Put onto dry hair, focussing on the lengths and ends, and wrap with cling film or use a shower cap afterwards to maximise the benefits. Leave it on for 15 minutes, no longer. Finally rinse with cold water (make sure it’s cool in temp not hot, as the egg will cook) and shampoo as usual. You will notice the results immediately!
Let me know how you get on!