Hair: My Weakness.
I am not good at doing hair. I've just never been able to do it. I don't know why. I've tried. I have actually thought about going to hair school just so I can do my hair! That's pathetic haha. Anyway, I'm naturally a dark blonde/light brown hair color but I always dye it. I switch back and forth between a deep chocolate brown color to a varity of blonde shades. For the longest time though I bleached my hair. It had it's ups and downs. I loved the color but it was so damaging. But I was young, stupid and away at college so I really didn't care. I regret it now. It's finally growing out and is some what healthy again except about 4 inches at the ends. (My hair at its longest point touches my butt when I'm looking straight ahead. Just FYI) However, even with all the new, healthy hair it's still dry and frizzy. The 4 inches at the bottom have a lot of effect. And to top it all off my hair is layered, like a lot.
With me finally starting to lose weight I feel the need to update my look a little. I looked for a while for a new hair cut/ style but I LOVE my long hair and don't want to cut it. So I'm left with coloring. In order to do this I need to get my hair healthy from root to tip. I've decided to try these DIY hair masks I keep seeing all over Pinterest. I was a little scared though I'm not going to lie. I've done both home and store bought masks before and it's never ended well. I did the mayo thing a few times (literally just cover your head in real mayo and sleep in it-Blehh) it kinda worked but it was messy and it smelled horrible. I did a few from Sally's and they were nasty! They did nothing except make my hair sticky even after washing it out. Anyway, After reading like 27 recipes, I gave up and just picked one. This is the one I've decided to try:
Mainly because I have all this stuff at home already and it's only 30 min instead of 6+hrs like some others I read.
So here's how it went down; I followed directions! Duh! Ha. I did however double the recipe just because my hair is so long and thick. It's really pretty easy. Here are my supplies.
Also, I have eggs. Like a bunch of eggs. My mom use to have chickens (she recently got rid of them because she is moving) and would bring me tons of fresh, organic eggs all the time. Plus I would buy a few here and there when I needed some but was out. So right now I have a bunch of eggs. My problem? I hardly ever use them. Buying an entire carton is a waste in my house. I pretty much use them only to cook dinner or bake. My husband leaves the house at 4am for work so when I make him breakfast it's like breakfast tacos or a sausage and biscuit. Something simple and fast. An my son and I like to have fruit or turkey bacon to start our day. Anyway here is a fast and simple way to tell if your eggs are still good (just in case they've been sitting in the icebox for a while)
My hair before...
...and my hair after
All in all I'd have to say I would recommend it!! It made my hair super soft and shiney. It laid flatter but wasn't heavy and didn't take away any body.
The smell was surprisingly good. It just smelled like my conditioner. I thought it was going to be nasty but it actually wasn't.
Some quick tips:
- I would maybe use slightly warm honey. It's hard to mix at room temp. But not too warm, would don't want it to cook the eggs when you mix it.
- definitely start by parting your hair Into even sections.
- wear an old shirt and use a dark colored towel over your shoulders. The oil can stain your clothes.
- rinse and repeat. I normally shampoo twice when I wash my hair but with this I shampooed three times to be sure it was all out.
- maybe use a shower cap... It was pretty hard to keep my hair up and out of my face and with this stuff in it I didn't want it touching me. I feel like a shower cap to stuff it all in would have been very handy.
They say you have to do it 1-2 times a week for a month to really see a big difference so I'll probably try it again a few times. I'll update in here if I get any just extraordinary results.
Let me know if you have a mask you love!
As always thanks for reading! Stay Beautiful,