I am so excited to share with you that my secret to growing your hair is right there in your kitchen. Do not get me wrong, DIY is not for everyone. To this day people still look at me like I am crazy when I tell them I put eggs in my hair.
“You put eggs in your hair?”
“Yes, I do, but you put sodium lauryl sulfate in your’s so…” – #judgefreezone
Even though the store-bought hair masks are usually higher in quality and usually last longer, there are a few reasons I use DIY hair masks.
Reasons I prefer to make my own hair masks
Price is very important to college students, so we have to make sure that what we are doing to our hair fits into our budget.
Buying eggs, olive oil, apple cider vinegar*, and different oils can be costly, but since you may make breakfast with eggs and the oil it is better. Instead of buying eggs, coconut milk, and avocado and making just breakfast or lunch, you can now make a hair conditioner, as well.
Many of us, like me, do not read the ingredients of every single product because we don’t have the time or we are going off of a recommendation from social media, friends, and/or family.
We don’t read them all the time because sometimes there are so many, but when you use a diy hair mask, then there are probably about six ingredients, maybe more if you are using some oils.
When I buy hair products from the store, I cannot address all of my hair needs. The one tub of the hair mask or the deep conditioner* may not contain shea butter*, boost volume, provide nourishment, and contain protein. But different fruits, vegetables, oils, and liquids do contain these qualities.
If my groceries are at my house then that means I do not have to transport myself to the nearest hair store to get hair products. That’s wonderful for me because I can look in my fridge and get some eggs, some fruit, yogurt, and some milk and make parfait, and I can also make a mean deep conditioner*.
Below I want to share with you one of my favorite masks that I use all the time for stronger hair. Here are the ingredients:
- Two Eggs
- Apple Cider Vinegar* (1/4 cup)
- Yogurt (1/16 cup)
- Coconut oil* (1/3 cup)
- Mixture of essential oils* (1 tsp)
- Processing cap