I recently considered cutting my hair off. I tend to consider this from time to time but I was a bit more serious than usual almost to the point of making an appointment. Instead I decided to try a homemade shine mask for my hair first to see if I could bring a little health back to the ends. To my surprise the shine mask worked. I think the reason I was so surprised that it made a difference is because it is made with ingredients from my kitchen. Since this is so easy and worked so well, I thought I’d share it with you. Enjoy!
(By the way, I decided not to cut my hair… for now. Hopefully it sticks for a while. I tend to get bored and want to change it but I really do want super long hair.)
4 TBSP yogurt
2 TBSP coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 TBSP of lemon juice
Crack egg into a bowl and beat extremely well with a whisk (to the point where the top layer has bubbles). Add in the yogurt, coconut oil and lemon juice and whisk once again extremely well. Massage into dry hair. If you have a dry scalp then massage mask into the scalp. Otherwise avoid getting the mask on the scalp and concentrate on the length of your hair. Let sit for 20 minutes (clip up or put into a shower cap to avoid dripping). Rinse through with water only. Shampoo and condition as normal.
My hair grows really fast; actually an average of one inch per month. I made up my mind about a year ago that I really wanted to grow my hair down to my waist. Now, I’ve “decided” this many times in the past but have never been successful since 4th grade at least (my hair was literally down to my knees in elementary school). I think I managed to grow my hair down to my bra line a couple of times in the past before I totally got sick of it and chopped it off. I love change and typically get tired of everything fairly quickly.
This week, I happened to walk by the large glass doors in my house and stopped dead in my tracks. Luckily I was by myself because I spent a ridiculous amount of time checking myself out. I couldn’t believe it; my hair was actually down to my waist. I did it! And the surprising part is that I’m not sick of it, I have no desire to chop it off and I actually still really like it.