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.
I absolutely love my long hair, but because I have the type of hair that can handle going a year without being cut, my laziness causes me to end up with a mop on my head. It usually takes me getting to a breaking point before I actually decide to cut it. This is exactly where I ended up yesterday. My hairdresser was gracious enough to see me same day. I walked in exasperated saying, “help”. She worked her layer cutting magic and voila! I love her! A fresh cut works wonders.