in my efforts to be more “green” with my hair, my inner hippie and i decided to try the natural hair mask that’s been floating around pinterest- eggs and olive oil.
i have these laying around my apartment already so i was willing to whip up the mixture real quick and try. i’m lucky because matt’s parents raise chickens so i always have farm fresh eggs!!
what you need:
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- large mixing bowl
- shower cap/plastic wrap
what to do:
- combine eggs and olive oil in the bowl and mix thoroughly
- apply evenly and generously to hair
- wrap your hair up in the shower cap or plastic wrap and let sit for 15-20 minutes
- rinse/wash well!
here’s what i’ve found:
i severely underestimated how MESSY this is! i suggest using a larger mixing bowl and dipping your hair right into it, using your fingers to massage the goop in. i also used a hair clip to pin my hair in a messy bun before i wrapped my head in plastic wrap. when i unwrapped my hair, it was a gummy mess. DONT use warm or hot water to rinse/wash your hair unless you want scrambled eggs on your head! the olive oil left my hair feeling like i had an oil slick on the ends of my hair….not cool. also, the mixture was pretty tough to rinse out. also, if i ever do this again, i will have to use 3 eggs and 6 tablespoons of olive oil because my hair is so thick and long. the mixture above didn’t cover all my hair :(
overall, i’m not sure if i’ll ever do this again. it’s way too messy compared to how little it did for my hair.
has anyone else tried this??