Saturday, April 6, 2013

Do It Yourself (DIY) Hair Mask for Thick, Shiny Hair

So this past week, my mom visited for Easter. As a treat, we went to the Carsten Aveda Hair Institute to get our hair cut. My mom is very frugal and cuts her own hair; this was the first time she'd ever gotten it professionally cut and I think she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. :) While we were there, the woman cutting my hair could not get over how thick it was. She was even more shocked when I told her my hair had not always been that thick. I was born with thin hair, but my dad changed all that. Here's his recipe for an at home DIY hair mask which includes breakfast:

1) Take an egg from your local grocery store.
2) Gently crack it so that you can separate the yolk from the egg whites. I like to drop the whole egg in a bowl and fish out the yolk.
3) Set aside the egg whites (You can make yourself an omelette later).
4) Take the yolk and whisk it a bit so that you get your yolk to look saucy.
5) Apply the sauce to your hair. Make sure every strand is covered. Let the yolk sit in your hair for an hour. (Now would be a good time to make that omelette!) 
6) After an hour, gently wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Take care to gently scrub your hair since the yolk is sticky and it can tear your hair. I used to hate this part since my hair is wavy. It's hard to gently separate curls that have matted together.
7) Enjoy your gorgeous model-esque hair!


Disclaimer: Remember that no mask/beauty treatment can make up for an inadequate diet or genetics. Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. Also, I am South Asian and have been blessed with amazing hair genes. I encourage you to learn to love yourself the way you were born. Trust me, it's a beautiful look!

P.S. I'd like to know if any of you have DIY hair masks you use or other beauty secrets you've learned from your parents. Please feel free to share them below! :)


  1. I love Asian hair! It's always so beautiful and thick!! I might give this a try though :) my hair could do with a treat xx

    1. Hope it works out for you! You might have to do it a few times for results :)