The Hair Masque That Hydrates
By Mariah, age 16, Minnesota
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
I reconciled with myself the other day. It was time to face the shears at the hair salon. I was thinking about getting a perm and highlights like I usually do, however, my last trip to the salon was a nightmare when my stylist kept trying to untangle my hair with her comb of doom - not a pleasant experience. I searched for a solution to cure my tangled tresses, and I came across a concoction made of olive oil and eggs.
I am always willing to try new things, so I thought I would give the kitchen-duo a shot.
Masque Ingredients3 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 Eggs (I used the yoke and the egg whites instead of just the egg whites since I was lazy that day)
Equipment NeededShower Cap
First, I got my hair wet and towel-dried it so my hair was damp, after which I mixed the olive oil and the eggs together in a small bowl, scooping up globs of the gooey concoction and massaging it into my scalp. I applied some of the mixture to my ends as well, and then I put on the shower cap so the mixture could do its work.
I waited for an hour, then I took off the shower cap and rinsed my hair out with water. I did not know you needed to use shampoo to get the olive oil out ... Anyway, I went out to dinner with some friends, and my hair still had olive oil in it! When I came home, I immediately shampooed my hair, and all of the ooey-gooeyness was gone.
Bottom Line: USE SHAMPOO!
I woke up the next morning and my hair was shiner, softer, and easier to de-tangle than ever before! Thank you, kitchen cupboard. I couldn't have done it without you!