Rainy day hair mask

Today was the most rainy, grey day… Not the kind of bank holiday you want to venture outdoors! We spent the most of the day indoors, snuggled up watching movies, and organizing the house after the holiday. I used the time indoors to do my favourite DIY beauty treat for post sun, sea or chlorine hair. The past week wasn’t so much sun and sand, but my hair certainly had its fair share of sun and chlorine from the spa pools in Baden-Baden, and really was in need of some hydration. I’ve posted about this mask before, but wanted to give you the how-to again and a few photos for you to see the results! It’s truly amazing, so give it a try!

Here’s my how to guide!

Step one – start with 2 tablespoons of full-fat mayonnaise

Step two – add 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Step three – add 2 egg yolks

Step four – Mix it all together really well, until you have a smooth texture.

And that’s it!

I then (with the help of my boyfriend) massaged it through the lengths and ends of my hair, and then put a shower cap on over the top. I always keep these from hotel rooms when they have them as they come in so handy! I left it on for about an hour and then rinsed with cold water (Always use cold water or you’ll cook the egg!).

My hair feels so great after this mask, and my boyfriend can’t keep running his hands though it! The colour looks brighter and more vibrant too.

Give it a try! x

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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.

Sounds good!

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!

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