It is very easy to get caught up in the high prices of hair products. However, this year I have goals to do better with what I have by being more cost effective and efficient with my daily usage. In doing so I started by looking at the things I have and how I can better utilize them. Simple everyday items in your home often are multiple purposeful. I love researching and experimenting with at home remedies. When I’m my highest point of frugal awareness, you will see me scurrying around the house mixing up concoctions, especially beauty remedies for my hair and face. One of my money-saving lifestyle beauty hacks is making at home hair mask. Using things such as eggs in your hair helps to restore some of the nurturance that may have be lost. Eggs are a good source of protein and have plenty of amino acids which help to leaving your hair shiny and strong. Here are 3 mask hacks you need in your life!
Egg Hair Mask
- 1 egg (for especially long or thick hair, use 2 eggs)
- 1 cup milk (for shoulder-length hair, use 1/4 or 1/2 cup)
- 1 squeeze of lemon
- 2 tsps to 2 tbsps of olive oil
You will also need a plastic shower cap.
- Make sure to wash your hair verywell, especially if you have really long hair. Do not use hot water to wash your hair. Use cold water, and rinse out as many times as necessary.
- After ridding your hair of the egg mixture, you can lather an amazing strawberry shampoo (or any delicious- smelling shampoo) into your hair, so that all the egg-y smells are gone.
- Don’t over-squeeze the lemon juice. It may give you a burning sensation on your scalp. Use the ratio 1:2 of lemon juice to egg yolk.
- You might want to do an egg homemade hair mask at least once a month. I know, it is a bit icky, but if you are dedicated to making your hair beautiful, it is well worth it.
- First, separate the egg white and yolk depending on your hair type. For oily hair, you will only use egg whites for this recipe; for dry hair, use only the egg yolk. For normal hair, use the whole egg. Place whichever part of the egg you are using in a clean bowl, and dispose of the rest how you will (maybe as part of a tasty omelette).
- Beat the egg. For steps 2-4, I recommend mixing the mask by whisking with an egg beater.
- Add the milk and olive oil to the egg mixture, and mix well.
- Add a squeeze of a lemon to the mixture—this will give your scalp a refreshing feel. Mix well.
- Massage the mixture into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Make sure you stand in the shower or over a sink because this mask is really drippy. Cover your hair with a disposable plastic shower cap, as you do not want drops of egg mixture everywhere. While waiting for the mask to penetrate for 15 minutes, you can be soaking in a bath/shaving.
- Using lukewarm or cold water, thoroughly rinse the mixture out of your hair, making sure to tackle all areas of your scalp to get rid of egg bits.
- Use shampoo for a final cleanse.
Yogurt, Honey & Olive Oil Mask
Honey might not sound like something you want to put on your hair, and I understand. It’s like the stickiest substance found in nature. But when you mix it with a little yogurt and olive oil, it’s an important component to helping get your hair back in shape.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ¼ cup yogurt
Mix the ingredients well. Apply to damp hair, and allow to sit for 15-2o minutes. Rinse and wash your hair, and allow to dry as normal.
This creamy homemade avocado hair mask is perfect for restoring bounce to dry, brittle hair.
Avocados have long been used in beauty treatments for their nourishing and hydrating properties. This homemade avocado hair mask is perfect for those with dry hair, as the avocado contains moisturizing properties that revitalize dull, lifeless hair.
How to Make the Creamy Avocado Hair Mask
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon olive or almond oil
- 1/4 cup milk
You will also need a plastic shower cap.
- Choose a very ripe avocado to mash and blend very
- Remember to rinse very thoroughly in order to remove all avocado remains.
- Add the milk a little at a time until the avocado mixture reaches a conditioner-like consistency. You may only need to add as little as 1/4 cup. Don’t add too much unless you want a drippy hair session.
- After the rinse, you can leave without using a conditioner, as avocado acts as a natural hair conditioner.
- Blend the avocado chunks until you get a very smooth avocado puree with absolutely no lumps.
- Add the milk and your choice of oil, and mix very well.
- Apply the mixture to your hair, from the roots to the very ends.
- Cover with the plastic shower cap and wait for at least 15 minutes. Now would be an excellent time for a warm, cozy bubble bath.
- Rinse well with warm water. Use your fingers to remove all avocado residue while rinsing.