I LOVE summer! I LOVE swimming! Every year I try to swim as much as I can, but as the summer goes on, my hair starts to become extremely dry from all the chlorine and sun. Instead of using chemically laden products to re-moisturize my hair, I make my own Hydrating Hair Mask. It’s so simple to make, smells amazing, and instantly rehydrates my hair leaving it soft and manageable. Best part is, you probably already have most of these ingredients in your house!
What are the ingredients? How about an egg white, yogurt, and essential oils? Yep, that’s it! Simple, natural, and 100% healthy and good for you!
Before I made this recipe, I had never used egg whites on my hair. What I didn’t know is egg whites and eggs in general are great for your hair!
“Eggs are full of protein, essential vitamins, and minerals that make them a great natural treatment for healthy, strong, and shiny-looking hair.
Eggs are a rich source of proteins, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. The combination of these ingredients is very beneficial for nourishing your hair and keep it strong and healthy. For example, egg yolks contain a large amount of vitamin E, an important antioxidant to rid your scalp of free radicals.”
Just a note of caution. When using a hair mask that contains eggs, never rinse out your hair with hot water. It could cook the egg. Only use warm water.
Plain Full-Fat Grass-Fed Yogurt
Yogurt was another ingredient I had never thought of putting on my head. What’s so amazing about living an all-natural lifestyle is that you learn how multipurpose most of your everyday household goods are. And yogurt is just another one of those multipurpose products.
“Natural yogurt is full of protein, it offers nourishment that our hair needs to grow strong and healthy. It also has fat that moisturizes your hair and makes for a great natural conditioner.
Are you trying to grow your hair? Yogurt has lactic acids, which is great for cleansing the scalp and clearing away dead skin cells to help your hair follicles grow.”
I recommend using a good grass-fed yogurt. I make my own yogurt, but you can easily buy a good grass-fed yogurt in the store. Grass-fed yogurt is an amazing product on its own. The cows do not eat any corn or grain. They only eat grass. The yogurt is organic and full-fat. There is nothing added to it. Grass-fed yogurt is just pure yogurt, the way it should be. I recommend using Maple Hill Creamery grass-fed yogurt in this hair mask recipe.
Essential oils are AMAZING for your hair. I use them all the time in my own homemade shampoo bars and in my homemade hair detangler spray. The essential oils that I use in my Hydrating Hair Mask are Tea Tree, Lavender, Rosemary, and Cedarwood.
Tea Tree (also known as Melaleuca Alternifolia)
“It has been found that tea tree oil induces hair growth. It actually helps in unclogging hair follicles and nourishes your roots.”
“Studies have shown that lavender oil possesses hair growth-promoting effects.
Lavender oil has antimicrobial properties, [and can help] soothe the scalp and heal dry skin and hair.”
“A recent study published in the International Journal of Biotechnology shows that rosemary had superior antibacterial and anti-inflammatory values compared to other herbs like oregano, spearmint, thyme, peppermint and basil. The antioxidants in rosemary essential oil help combat free radical damage that people today face at increased levels due to pollution and the usage of harsh chemical products. The rich levels of antioxidants in rosemary oil help prevent hair loss and contribute to faster hair growth.
One of the most important qualities of rosemary that make it great for hair growth is that it is a powerful stimulant, which when applied to the scalp induces blood circulation to the hair follicles. When the hair follicles are supplied with a greater amount of nutrient-rich blood, faster and healthier hair growth occurs.”
“Cedarwood essential oil can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp. This contributes to hair growth.
[It can also help] reduce a dry or flaky scalp. Cedarwood stimulates the scalp and increases circulation.”
There’s no need to use chemicals on your hair. Just open your refrigerator! It’s amazing just how much you can do with regular everyday household products. If you try my hair mask, let me know what you think.
Hydrating Hair Mask
- 1 Egg White
- 6 Tablespoons Plain Full-Fat Grass-Fed Yogurt (I recommend Maple Hill Creamery)
- 2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
Beat egg white until frothy. Mix in yogurt and essential oils and mix well. Apply to your hair and scalp. Pile hair on top of your head and cover in plastic wrap or a shower cap. Let sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes rinse with warm water and then shampoo as usual.
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