Since growing my hair out to a basically ridiculous length (it’s almost down to my butt!) I have had to be more intentional about keeping the ends healthy. Long hair is more prone to split ends, since the hair is older and more damaged. Those ends need a lot of nourishment to stay healthy and masks can really deliver what your hair needs.
So… what does our hair need? Iron, fats, protein, and biotin, all of which can be delivered by eggs! Protein is the main player here. Hair is actually made up mostly of protein, and a protein-rich mask can help fill in some damaged, weakened areas of your strands. Neat, right?
This DIY strengthening hair mask features eggs and hair-nourishing oils that will leave your mane soft, smooth, and super shiny!
DIY Strengthening Hair MaskIngredientsInstructions
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and pulse until it gets frothy.
- This will make the right amount for hair that is around shoulder length, but if it's much longer than that, you should double it.
- You can put it in the refrigerator for awhile to let it thicken up, but it's not necessary.
- Apply it to damp, towel dried hair. Focus most of the mask on your ends, and work it up through you hair.
- It's not too messy once you get it worked into your hair, so you can just put it in a bun or cover it with a towel or shower cap if you'd prefer.
- Leave the mask in for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it out thoroughly with cool water.
- Wash and condition your hair as you usually do!
- I recommend this DIY pH Balanced Shampoo and Conditioner3.4.3177
You’ll find that once it dries, it will be especially soft, shiny, and strong! You’ll also be repairing and protecting damaged ends.
Here’s what each ingredient brings to the table:
- Coconut oil is one of the most readily absorbed oils for hair, making it incredibly useful for moisturizing hair and repairing damage. According to OrganicFacts.net, “Coconut oil rich in lauric acid, has a high affinity for hair protein, and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft, which is due to its low molecular weight. It can be used for pre-wash or post-wash hair grooming.”
- Sweet Almond Oil adds moisture and shine without adding too much weight.
- Rosemary Essential Oil warms up hair color and adds shine – it’s also really good for your scalp!
- Eggs deliver that much-needed protein (as well as all the other nutrients mentioned above!) to damaged, weakened hair ends.
For awesome results, use this mask once a week and follow these other damage-reducing tips:
- Trim your ends regularly.
- Use a wide-tooth comb for detangling.
- Never, ever comb or brush your hair while it’s wet!
- Limit (or abolish!) heat styling tools.
- Sleep with your hair braided.
I can’t say I follow these tips perfectly, but I certainly notice that my hair looks best when I do!