The hair mask is all the rage for damage, brittle, and just uncooperative hair that just won't work with you. To give your hair extra help against environmental damage and keeping that length and strength you should think about adding a hair mask to your hair care regimen. Using herbs, oils, eggs, and mayonnaise you can make a nourish your scalp and hair strands. You will only need a few ingredients, a blender to mix everything together, and a container to store it away in the refrigerate. Making this mask takes only about 45 minutes at the most to make and can works wonders on your hair.
Herbal Mayonnaise Hair Mask
1 large (or 2 small) egg (s) at room temperature – softens your hair
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar – adds shine, restores pH balance, removes residue and product build-up
4 drops of rosemary essential oil – encourages hair growth
1 tbsp. powdered** sage – stimulates hair growth
1 tbsp. powdered** burdock root – softens your hair
1 tbsp. powdered** nettle – adds shine, encourages hair growth and moisturizes the scalp (good for dandruff)
1 tbsp. powdered** Shave Grass (Horsetail) - Help with balding and hair loss
Get Organic Herbs at iHerb.com for discounts
Other materials you will need: Storage bottle for product, Blender (***try to use a small mixer that is only used for making your products and not your food. smell and taste may remain to attach to blender, and you may not be able to use it for everyday food anymore.) Mixing instructions below. Start with your non-powdered herbs if you have any, blend all your herbs together for about 1 to 2 minutes. Afterwards, add your powdered herbs and mix it in the blender and blend them for about 20 seconds. Do not use herbs as a whole because they may create a great mess, you will also have to deal with bits and pieces all over your hair. Now add 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and blend with the herbs for about 30 seconds. Now add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, then add one large egg and blend for 30 seconds. Now to add 1 cup of mayonnaise to your mix and let it blend for 2 minutes, make sure all of it get to mix together all the way, though. Now take your finish product and add it to your container with a spoon, then add four drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix it all together with your spoon until it is all mix well and cover it when done. Now all you do is store your product in the refrigerator for future use. Using Your Hair Mask:
Start with taking your mix out of the refrigerate and making enough and add it to a bowl and leave it at room temperature for about an hour. With fresh, clean hair, separate it into four sections. Start with the first section, divide that section into small sections and apply the mask all the way, though. Now continue with the other parts until it applies all the way through your hair. Massage your scalp for about one to two minutes, now cover your hair with a plastic cap, add an extra cap to trap in even more heat. Sit under the dryer for 15 minutes or wear the cap for one hour with a warm towel around your head. Heating caps create a warm environment to trap the heat in and help the mask penetrate your hair strands. Now all you have left is to wash the product out; you may be able to co-wash your hair with just conditioner. If the smell is too strong and you need extra clean, wash with sulfate-free shampoo then condition your hair. Now all you have to do is apply your leave-in conditioner and style as usual.