Crispy, fried, over cooked, burnt.
It would probably surprise you how many times I hear these food worthy definitions being used to describe someone’s mane. Overly dry hair is probably the second, biggest complaint I get when someone sits in my salon chair. But I have the solution!
My own concoction of wonderful, that you can make yourself! Truth be told, if your hair looks rough, you feel rough. Am I right? Unfortunately, now days, our tresses are extension of our personality and selves- literally. There are so many factors that come in to play to create this over processed disaster.
A few key contributors are: Weather, medications, stress, chlorine, hot tools or hair dye. These can cause the most conditioned hairs to feel overworked. Even the environment you live in can damage your hair to the point of no return.
To much sun, secondhand smoke, extreme cold, extreme heat, really dry dusty places or overly humid places. Welcome to Missouri in a day folks. Fun fact time! Did you know that some natural hair colors have a tendency to feel a little drier than others?
For real, I feel like I could go on forever on this subject. No amount of homemade anything will Be able to take the place of a good Salon quality deep conditioning treatment, but it is a step in the right direction.
I do this mask once, every two weeks, on myself. I also invest in getting a fantastic healthy deep conditioning treatment at least once a month in my Salon. I’m a sucker for the shampoo bowl and that warm, cozy dryer chair. Even if I spend every day of my life in a salon, I still need the spa experience occasionally.
This project may sound like your making potato salad for your next family reunion. But I assure you it's got all the goodness and works wonders for your scalp & over processed locks.
Get out your bowls, spoons and your shower cap because we’re ready to get our mask making on!
*Hot towel (wet one down pop in the microwave for 1-2 minutes)
*Hair clip Ingredients-
*5 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
*2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
*1 egg yolk
*3 tablespoon honey (I prefer sunflower)
*1/2 cup mayonnaise (use the real deal mayo not miracle whip, that's a salad dressing and not gonna cut it for this)
*1 Melt the coconut oil for 30 seconds and pour into the bowl. Add the honey. Whisk.
*Smash avocado and add into the oil & honey mixture.
*Add the rest of the ingredients except for the egg yolk into the bowl. Whisk.
*Add the egg yolk, now that your hot oil is tempered. If you add it to soon you will cook the egg and smell weird later on. Whisk.
How to apply:
*Make sure your hair is clean and damp before applying.
*Take mixture and work your way from the root to the ends.
*Place shower cap on
*Wrap shower cap with the hot towel and clip.
*Leave the mixture on your head for approximately 45-60 minutes and rinse throughly with shampoo and cold water. *Dispose of left over product
*Repeat once every 2 weeks at minimum
*Enjoy your new silky, shiny hair!
By: Kalyn Goode Owner and Master Stylist at Scissors & Shears Salon LLC, located in Excelsior Springs, MO.