The Hair Masque That Hydrates

By Mariah, age 16, Minnesota
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
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If you have spent the summer having fun in the sun, it is time to revive your hair for the fall. If your hair is lacking its luster, you can revitalize it with a homemade hair masque. Healthy ingredients that are easily acquired from your kitchen can help to hydrate and rejuvenate your hair.

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 Ingredients

3 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 Needed

Shower Cap
A Shower

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!

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