So we’ve all heard of certain D.I.Y home remedies as treatment to do all sorts of things to your hair. Whether it is revive hair that has become dull and lifeless, or to make your hair colour lighter- there are plenty out there- but do they actually work? Over the past week we have tried and tested 3 of these all natural lotions and potions- and here’s the results!
Raw Egg Mask
So there are many variations of this type of mask available online, we decided to give it a go with only the yolks and discarding the whites as this seemed to have the most positive reviews. The mask was applied and left in for 20 minutes then rinsed, shampooed and rinsed again.
Ingredients (based on long hair):
3 Egg Yolks
2 Table Spoons of Oil
3 A Cup of Water
Result: Hair feels softer and looks shinier. Although this process was quite messy and the idea of putting eggs in my hair felt weird. There was immediate results however they did not last long, by the next day hair felt greasy and by the second wash returned to normal.
Overall Score: 6/8
From surfing the web we discovered that honey is nutritious and full of antioxidants which sounded like it could potentially be very good for your hair. As honey is already quite a thick substance we decided not to add anything else to it but water.
Ingredients (Based on long hair):
½ Cup of Organic Honey
¾ Cup of water
The honey was diluted in the water by mixing and left to stand for 30 minutes. It was then applied to towel dried hair after a shower and left in for 30 minutes.
Result: Significant difference, hair felt thick and strong and scalp felt soft. This seemed to work very well as a strengthening mask. Second day hair appeared to still feel this way however effects diminished after second wash.
Overall Score: 8/10
Avocado is known for its many health benefits so it didn’t come as a complete shock that it may be worth putting it in your hair. Many conditioners advertise that they have avocado extract in them so we felt very positive about this idea.
Whole Avocado- mashed
1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise
Result: Hair did feel incredible, it was sleek and smooth, easy to brush out and the shine was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the idea of avocado disgusts me to this day and it won’t be a treatment I’ll be using in the near future. It felt and smelt weird and the entire 30 minutes it was in I couldn’t wait to get it out. Second day hair still felt great and even after second wash it remained in great condition.
Overall Score: 7/10 (would have been 9/10 if it just avocado and mayonnaise in your hair!)
Let us know of any other cool hair treatments you may have heard of!
Love BWC xoxo