As my wedding approaches (ahh!) I'm focusing on getting as healthy and as beautiful as I can be for my big day! My hair is, of course, one of the things I hope is glowing, healthy, shiny and beautiful on my wedding day. I try to mostly use natural products because they are inexpensive and I think they are most effective because they're natural and not full of harmful fragrances and chemicals. I'll be sharing some of the ways I'm getting wedding-ready here on my blog because I love helping you ladies out as much as I can and passing along ideas and things that work well for me! I'm sharing this as a post because I literally had super dry hair last week, and then used this treatment and my hair is as if it's BRAND NEW. I am not kidding. You have to try it!
Living in Southern California, it's dry (which, I love) but the dryness can cause dry skin and hair (which I don't love!) No matter where we live, winter can take it's toll on our hair and skin, and so a little extra TLC is helpful for all of us. Since I have long hair and don't like to cut or trim it too often, and I use a lot of heating and styling products, as well as add blonde highlights to my hair, my hair can be extra-dry at times and I struggle with split ends.
I've used organic coconut oil on my hair for a few years now and swear by it (I'll do a post about that soon) and yet, I wanted to more of a "mask" to help repair my split ends. I found this recipe on Pinterest and so I have to credit
for giving me the idea! I was a little skeptical about it at first (because of the raw egg) but tried it out and literally, it left my hair SUPER shiny, silky, and feeling luscious. The process wasn't all that glamorous, but it's honestly so worth it -- so I had to share it with you!
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Brush any tangles out of hair and then use a spray bottle full of water and spritz hair to dampen or just wet your brush and run it through your hair.
Melt coconut oil (in the microwave or on the stovetop) but don't get it too hot -- once it starts to melt, remove from heat (you don't want the hot oil cooking the egg when you mix the ingredients together!) Whisk (I just used a fork) honey, olive oil, and coconut oil together and then crack egg and add in yolk until completely mixed. Just FYI -- dealing with the raw egg can be a little sticky and gross, but it's so worth it in the end, believe me!
Put mask in hair, and really work it through and focus on the ends especially. Put your hair up in a clip or hair tie and let this sit for 30 minutes -- at least. I left mine in my hair for 2 1/2 hours... I know -- a super long time. I got really caught up in cleaning and wedding planning (haha!) but, hey -- it worked out!
Wash mask out in the shower using water and then when the mixture's mostly out, shampoo and then condition your hair as usual. Towel dry and air dry, if you can, to avoid heating damage.
Try it and let me know what you think!
** Thanks again to Domestic Bliss Blog for the recipe!
Other products I use + love and/or want:
They stopped selling for a while it at the Wal Mart I go to and I was so sad -- it's cheap + works well to keep your hair detangled and soft.
+ I love
meant for horse's hair -- used it on and off for years!
is a root stimulator as well as a conditioner... and it's made of olive oil! I've tried it several times and loved it.
Moroccan Oil is one of my favorite things for my hair. I haven't used
but have read MANY rave reviews on it on friend's blogs!
+ Ok, my hair is so long and wavy that it tends to tangle up.
is my lifesaver. I have one in pink and got it at Sally Beauty Supply.
+ And then, of course,
is on my bucket list.
looks just dreamy -- need it. Especially 'cause it's TEN BUCKS!
+ Let's be honest: who doesn't wanna bring
back? And, when they're Anthro claw clips? Win-win. (My sis and I bought some the other day...)