Have you ever sat in the chair at your local salon, wondering how people can do that to their own hair? Or have you ever wished that you could curl your own hair without the worry of burning yourself with a curling iron?
Well, if either of these situations sound familiar then this just might be the perfect solution for you.
Eggs are a very common ingredient in our everyday lives. From breakfast to making a cake or even using for baking, they play an essential part of the way we eat and nourish ourselves. But it might come as a surprise to you that eggs can also be used as a temporary hair treatment that can make your hair feel like silk.
So what do you need to make this magic happen? The answer is simple: eggs, conditioner, and a bungee-style hair tie or rubber band (if you don’t want to use the egg whites).
Mix one egg with about four tablespoons of conditioner. You can mix it in a bowl or just pop the whole egg into your gloved hand and mush the conditioner right in. Just make sure to wash your hands before you begin so you don’t have any egg whites sticking to your palms!
Then get creative with tying up sections of hair near the roots so that they are sticking straight up from your head. This will allow for a more smooth application of the egg mixture without it dripping everywhere and you having to try to wipe it out of your hair later on.
Once you have dipped all of your strands into the egg/conditioner mix, make sure to drain excess from any spots that are super saturated.
Once all of your hair has been coated, let it sit for about five minutes before removing the egg mixture and washing out with warm water.
Make sure to wash out completely (which may take a few shampoos) or your hair will smell like eggs for days!
Use any regular shampoo and deep conditioner to get your hair back in tip-top shape, moisturized with protein once again.
And voila! You now have bouncy, shiny locks that you can Clever Curl or leave straight. Either way they will look healthy and feel smooth.
This recipe works best on fine to medium textured hair. If you have course, thick, or curly hair the egg can make your strands stick together and be more of a hassle to work with than anything else.