DIY Holiday Eggnog Hair Mask

So I went to the grocery store yesterday and honestly I was more than a little excited to see that eggnog is back on the shelves. Of all the seasonal products, eggnog is probably¬† my favorite. I mean, nothing beats an eggnog cocktail. Amiright?!! I’ve even made eggnog french toast which is as close to divinity as we’re gonna get in this life. As with any food that I love, it’s only a matter of time before I use it in a diy beauty treatment.

My hair has been suffering a little bit lately. I’m going to just go ahead and blame it on the weather getting colder. Impending Winter blues, y’all. Anyway, my hair has been pretty dry lately, and I’m noticing a fair share of split ends. No bueno. So last night, I made this hair remedy that I’m sure you’re gonna go gaga for. Seriously, the protein benefits of egg and the sweet smell of the holidays all in one easy to make hair treatment. What’s not to love?!

Holiday Eggnog Hair Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp eggnog
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional, be aware that cinnamon has a lightening effect on the hair)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg white

Directions

  • Add all ingredients into a glass jar
  • mix well
  • wash your hair normally, then work the mixture through damp hair
  • cover with a towel or shower cap
  • allow the mixture to penetrate your hair for about 20 minutes
  • rinse hair thoroughly with warm water

The egg in this hair mask provides a much needed boost of protein for dry hair, while the honey and coconut oil help to moisturize and add shine to dull hair. If youfind that the mixture is a little too thin, just add more honey or nutmeg to thicken it up a bit.

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Homemade Leave-In Conditioner

This is probably the best thing I’ve done for my hair in a long time. I waged a silent war against split ends in the dead of Winter. I’m the lady that likes to wear a hat, or a scarf, or a hair tie all the time just to keep my hair out of my face. Problem is, all that friction from whatever I’m covering my hair with causes a lot of breakage. I’ve never dyed my hair. I’ve never cut it. I’ve never put hair extensions in it. I’ve only straightened it a couple of times in my life, still I was starting to look like I could be the 5th member of Motley Crue. Breakage, split ends, and an overall dull and overly processed appearance. Anyway, I was fed up, so I whipped up this amazing leave-in conditioner and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

So many of the leave-in conditioners on the market are way too heavy for my hair texture, and after trying out a ton of these cream based products, I decided I needed a really light oil to keep my hair from feeling weighed down. I used Organix Nourishing Coconut Oil, and I loved it, but I do have a couple of issues with this product. The price is a little too high and despite the brand’s name and some pretty clever marketing, it contains ingredients that I’m definitely trying to avoid in cosmetics. They’re on the right track though. Coconut oil is undoubtedly a good start when you’re looking to hydrate your hair.

This is probably the easiest homemade beauty recipe I’ve made, and the results are fantastic. My hair looks strong and healthy with a glow like I got it professionally done. Sigh. I’m a little bit ashamed of myself that I spent so much money over the years on hair care products just to end up covering my hair anyway. After using this leave-in conditioner for a couple of weeks, I’m actually ditching my hats! All those products, with the ingredients we can’t pronounce, are totally unnecessary. All you need is a few natural ingredients to get your glow back.

 

Homemade Leave-In Conditioner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1.5 tsp vegetable glycerine (find it here)
  • at least 2 tsp sweet almond oil, liquid coconut oil, or jojoba oil
  • 8-10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions

  • In a spray bottle, mix water, vegetable glycerin, and oil
  • add the drops of essential oil
  • shake the bottle well before each use
  • to use, simply give a few spritzes to your scalp and massage from root to end

Just a note, if you’re concerned about buying a whole bottle of vegetable glycerine for just this recipe, don’t worry! Vegetable glycerin has a wide range of uses in cosmetics, so I promise that you’ll really get your money’s worth. I’ll be sharing more beauty recipes with you that are sure to put it to use.

Homemade Rosemary Hair Mask for Dry or Damaged Hair

Homemade Rosemary Hair Mask for Dry or Damaged Hair

This is the perfect hair mask to rescue your hair from the dull, dry prison of Winter. The smell is intoxicating and with just 3 ingredients, it’s super easy to whip up a batch in case of a hair emergency. Give it a try!
Homemade Rosemary Hair Mask for Dry or Damaged HairHomemade Rosemary Hair Mask for Dry or Damaged Hair

Homemade Rosemary Hair Mask

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, or any light oil (melted or liquid for easy mixing)
  • 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 10-15 drops of rosemary essential oil

Directions

  • in a small glass container, mix all ingredients well
  • starting at the scalp, work the mixture through your hair from the root to the ends
  • cover with a shower cap or a scarf
  • allow the mixture to stay in your hair overnight
  • thoroughly shampoo and rinse your hair the following morning
  • this hair mask is gentle enough to use several times a week

I usually use this hair mask about three times a week. I follow it up with this easy 3-ingredient herbal shampoo. It leaves your hair feeling totally clean and moisturized with a healthy sheen. For a protein rich alternative to this hair mask, check out this post!

Source: nutritionstripped.com