Friday, June 26, 2009

Egg-a-licious Deep Conditioners

Using an egg as a natural deep conditioner can do wonders for strengthening the hair and minimizing breakage. What's more? Homemade egg deep conditioners are a great cheap alternative to expensive salon-quality options. Can we say "recession"? There is one note of caution: In order to avoid cooking a scrambled egg into your hair, be sure to avoid using heat while conditioning AND warm/hot water to rinse. Below are some egg deep conditioner recipes you may want to try. Some are more strengthening than others, and some are more intricate. Use what works for you!


DEEP PROTEIN CONDITIONER
(Loo's favorite. I used this strengthening conditioner while transitioning.)

Ingredients:
1 egg
1-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
8oz mayonnaise
few drops of peppermint oil (for scalp stimulation)
few tsp of corn starch (to thicken the mixture)

Directions:
Beat egg then add in olive oil, peppermint oil, and mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly. Add enough corn starch to thicken mixture to desired consistency. After shampooing, massage all conditioner into hair and leave on for a 20 to 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

Source: The boards
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JUST THE YOLK PLEASE

Ingredients:
1 egg yolk
a mashed ripe avocado

Directions:
Combine mixture and apply to damp clean hair. Extremely moisturizing and feels really good.

Source: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Beauty-of-the-Avocado-Homemade-Beauty-Recipes
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INEXPENSIVE EGG CONDITIONER

Ingredients:
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp olive oil (or other oil)
3/4 cup lukewarm water

Directions:
Beat egg yolk until it is thick and light colored. Add oil beat well. Slowly add and beat the water into the egg mixture. Pour mixture into a container. After shampooing, massage all conditioner into hair and leave on for a few minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

Source: http://hmbeautyrecipes.homestead.com/HAIRconditioner.html
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HONEY CONDITIONER

Ingredients:
1 tsp honey
2 Tbs olive oil
1 egg yolk

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Massage on hair in small sections. Wrap head with shower cap for 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo.

Source: http://hmbeautyrecipes.homestead.com/HAIRconditioner.html
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SESAME & COCONUT PROTEIN CONDITIONER

Ingredients:
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs light sesame oil
2 eggs
2 tbs coconut milk
2 tbs honey
1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:
Mix ingredients in bowl, apply to hair before shampoo. Let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse, then shampoo.

Source: http://hmbeautyrecipes.homestead.com/HAIRconditioner.html
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STRENGTHENING MASK

Ingredients:
1 egg
8 tablespoons of olive oil (extra virgin)
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup of plain yogurt
favorite shampoo and conditioner

Directions:
Beat egg well. Combine frothy egg mixture with olive oil, avocado, yogurt. Massage into dry hair. Leave for about 20-25 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water (too warm and you'll end up with "hair ala scrambled egg". Shampoo and condition as usual.

Source: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Beauty-of-the-Avocado-Homemade-Beauty-Recipes
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CHEAPY STRENGTHENING CONDITIONER

Ingredients:
1 egg
inexpensive conditioner (e.g., Suave, V05, etc.)
1-2 tbs oil (e.g., olive oil, grapeseed oil, etc.)

Directions:
Mix ingredients in bowl. After shampooing, massage all conditioner into hair and leave on for a 20 to 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

Source: The boards
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YOGURT & EGG CONDITIONER
Ingredients:
1 egg
1/4 cup whole milk plain yogurt

Directions:
Combine plain yogurt and egg in a small bowl. Mix well. Use as you would a regular conditioner - after shampooing, work conditioner well into damaged areas of hair, particularly the ends. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Rinse well with cool water (not hot, you'll cook the egg!!) Hair will feel silkier and healthier.

Source: http://www.kitchencraftsnmore.net/bath4.html

3 comments:

  1. FOR HOW LONG CAN I HAVAE MY BOTTLE OF CONDITIONER SITTING AFTER I ADD THE MAYO,EGG,N OIL??? OR DO IHAVE TO USE IT RIGHT AWAY??

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    1. I suggest using it within an hour. :o)

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    2. How often should these deep conditioning a be done?

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