Happy Saturday Everyone!
So we have officially springtime! The sun should be out, my leather jacket should be out and the only thing I can say it.. we’ll get there one day, I guess! To keep the spirits up, I thought I’ll start a little series of my DIY homemade beauty products. I feel like this part of the organic world has been a bit underestimated and it needs a bit of a buzz.
The first one I’ve been doing now for a little while is a traditional egg yolk hair mask.
It might sounds cliché but I remember my grandma wearing an egg mask on her head for the most of my childhood. I was always wondering, how she can possibly do that, it’s disgusting! But you know what, beauty doesn’t come easy so sometimes it’s good to suck it up and just do it. She has an amazing hear being 92 years old, so I guess it works.
So why is the mask so amazing? Yolk used for the mask is full of proteins which implement the structure of the hair which is partly made of a tough protein called keratin. Lemon is not only high in vitamin C, but also a good cleanser and has antibacterial properties. Argan oil is a natural conditioner and acts as a moisturiser. I’m blonde so my hair is naturally thin and this simple treatment gives them a really nice lift. They feel thicker, nutrition and shiny.
Down to the mask:
I’m using :
- 2 egg yolks
- Lemon juice
- Argan oil (few drops)
I mix all the ingredients together and spread the mixture on my head. I keep it on for about 30 to 45 minutes or even longer. There is no time limit really, but I would recommend a minimum of half an hour. Just a quick tip, the mixture will start dripping so wearing an old t-shirt or a towel on the shoulders is a must. I usually shampoo my hair at least 2 times after and rinse with a cold water at the end (hair loves it).
Great recipe for a lazy Saturday afternoon 🙂