Dry hair mask

Now introducing hair masks! 


Yes, there are not only facial masks but ones for your hair as well that will give you amazing effects. The great thing is that they are all natural. Forget the expensive commercial products that can do more damage than good to your hair. Treat your hair and yourself. 


There are so many different masks out there using all kinds of items. What I am going to concentrate on in this post is dry hair. No one wants dry hair. Dry hair looks unhealthy and is prone to split ends and is hard to brush and style. You may also have dry scalp. Masks do double duty because they treat the hair and scalp at the same time.  


Is your hair dry and brittle? Is the color dull and lacking luster? Do you feel that your hair is getting dry and suffering from the dry heat of your home? Or because the cold winter has forced you to wear hats when going out, or just because your hair is stressed? 


It's winter, and the weather outside is frightful (now we don't want your hair to look the same), but that 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, there is help on the way!


Take a look around in your kitchen and let's grab some ingredients to make this winter hair mask to get your hair back to being moist and rejuvenated. The good news is, you don't have to spend hardly any money or buy chemical products to achieve the results you want. 


  So let's get down to seeing why these ingredients are good and getting you on your way to healthy hair. (this is not only for people with damaged or dry hair, everyone and anyone needs to treat and nourish their hair regularly.)






Mayonnaise:
  • When it's time to deep condition your hair and save your money it is time to bring out the mayonnaise hair treatment. You can get even better results with something that you most likely already have in your refrigerator than what you would get out of a pricey chemical treatment. 
  • The popularity of mayonnaise for conditioning your hair is due to the fact of the three main ingredients it contains (eggs, vinegar and oil) they are all great for restoring your hair's natural and must needed moisture.  
  • It contains a ton of oils and proteins that your hair needs.  
  • Its wonderful means of conditioning and treating your hair. 
  • Adds luster and vitality to dry hair. 
  • It's a traditional natural treatment for dry hair that restores moisture and shine. It also helps provide volume. 
  • When you treat your hair with mayonnaise, you get the benefit of L-cysteine. (an amino acid and powerful antioxidant found in eggs that can give your hair strength, shine and structure.) 


Egg: 
  • Helps the hair to recreate and repair itself.
  • Makes your hair stronger and shinier.
  • Delivers proteins and conditions your hair (because it is so rich in essential vitamins).
  • Smooths and gives off a silky healthy appearance.
  • Also helps prevent hair fall out and breakage (no body wants that).  
  • Eggs are good for all types of hair whether you have oily, normal or dry hair (egg yolk is specifically used for dry hair).
  • Provides volume, shine and hydration (what more could you want?) 

Olive oil: 
  • Nourishes, conditions and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair.
  • It is a completely natural product; therefore, treating yourself with it will help reduce the stress caused by chemical products and improve the health of your hair overall. Because it is stress- reducing and health promoting it works as an amazing deep conditioner.
  • Healthy, clean and more manageable hair (yes please!)
  • Believe it or not it helps with dandruff. It helps you calm it down and control it.
  • Gives you that desired shine and strength.
  • Natural oils work wonders on your hair. They add a sleek shine and cost much less than professional products. 

Honey: 
  • Most of us know honey as a delicious, sticky and sweet product that we use in the kitchen for cooking and as an ingredient to make our tea taste good. But, when it comes to using honey for other things like on our skin or hair, we may raise an eyebrow. So hang in there and wait till you hear what it does!
  • It it stuffed full of vitamins and minerals, and it is even antibacterial so that it has incredible healing properties. 
  • It acts as a humectant (attracts moisture); therefore it locks in hydration and makes your hair smooth (it relaxes the cuticle so your hair feels soft and looks shiny).
  • Nourishes and enriches your hair.
  • It is food for your hair. (Or should I say a dessert?)

Now that we know what these magical ingredients do and what you can expect to see, let's get down to making it! I will pre-warn you, some of this may seem silly, 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 (yup the same one you use to wrap food... trust me). Before we get cracking down on the mask, take those two towels and pop them in the dryer to warm them up; we will use them in just a bit! 

Take 1/3 of a cup of mayonnaise and put it in a bowl. Add 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and lastly 2 tablespoons of honey. (I like to do the olive oil first so the honey won't stick to the tablespoon.) Mix it well! You should have a nice creamy consistency. If you have really thick or long hair, double the batch and it should be more than enough. Also, if you have really oily hair, don't add as much on the scalp and on the roots, focus more on the strands and tips. (about an inch from the roots).

Split your hair into sections to insure that every strand will get the mask. Apply it to your whole head and comb through. It may be hard to brush through because of the honey, but it's alright; whip out those mad brushing skills.

Ok, done with that? Here comes the fun part! Gather all your hair on top of your head and grab your shower cap or plastic wrap and cover all of your hair. Remember those towels in the dryer? Get one of them and wrap it around the shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave the other one in there still running. (I know you look beautiful right now, just remember it's worth it!) You may be wondering why the shower cap or plastic wrap? Simple. It enhances the effects of the mask. The heat from the towel opens the cuticle of your hair and gives you an even deeper conditioning, allowing you to get the full benefits out of the mask. 

Leave it in 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 and take the other one off.  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 out and shampoo and condition as normal. Even when washing it out you should be able to feel a difference.




Now that you are a deep conditioning believer, make it a habit! Any type of hair can benefit from a good deep conditioning. Very damaged or dry hair should be given a good, deep conditioning treatment once a week or more. I hope you enjoy this and that it helps the condition, feel and look of your hair. 




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  1. One needs to be careful while choosing the hair-care products, because most of them contain harsh chemicals which may damage your hairs rather than improving their looks.
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    Jammie

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