Reviving My Dry Hip-Length Hair | DIY Hair Mask
Updated: May 20
My hair has been seriously dry, tangled, and brittle lately. It's been awful. I mean, I'm a hair vlogger - that means my hair should be perfect all the time, right?? Ha - not quite. Especially as a new mom, my hair has not been top on my priority list lately, which meant it has become dry and tangled. I needed help, serious help. Enter: this hair mask. Made with only three ingredients, it has many times come to my rescue when my hair was so tangled it was beginning to form dreadlocks (or so it felt).
Watch the video to see how I apply it and let it soak in my hair. After following my usual natural wash routine, applying DIY flaxseed gel, and drying, my hair seriously felt brand new - like a new head of hair had been transplanted onto my head. That's how effective (and simple!) this hair mask is.
Here is the recipe:
2 tsp jojoba oil
2 tsp raw honey
1 large egg, beaten
Mix together with a fork, add essential oils if desired, and apply to hair.
How Long To Leave It In?
If your hair is protein sensitive, only keep this mask in your hair for 20 min (or omit the egg entirely). My general recommendation is to allow to sit in hair for 1 hour up to overnight. While the mask is sitting in your hair, wrap your hair in plastic of some kind - a shower cap, grocery bag tied on, or cling wrap, then wrap this with a small towel or a scarf. The warmth generated from these two layers helps the mask to absorb, and the plastic prevents it from drying out.
How to Wash it Out?
One of the reasons I love using raw egg in this hair mask is that it helps cleanse the oil out of your hair when it is time to do so. How? Egg yolk is an emulsifier, which means that it can bind oil and water together, which makes the oil in this mask more soluble and therefore easier to rinse out in the shower. Egg has also often been used as a shampoo throughout history.
I recommend following whatever your normal hair wash routine is, except use LUKEWARM or cool water. You don't want to use warm or hot water because this could cook the egg in the mask and leave little white particles in your hair.
I personally wash out this mask using my usual clay wash routine, followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse. For straighter hair types, you may want to use a mild, natural shampoo, DIY or otherwise, followed by the clay wash. I recommend rhassoul clay for all hair types either on its own or in conjunction with a shampoo, for its hair strengthening and nourishing benefits.
Can This Mask be Made Ahead?
No, I don't recommend making this mask far ahead of time - it really should be mixed up fresh immediately before you apply it to your hair. Due to the raw egg in the recipe, this will go bad pretty quickly if you leave it sitting in the fridge. The good news is that it only takes a couple of minutes!
I would love to hear how it goes!
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