Saturday, January 19, 2013

DIY Hair and Skin Treatments

Ever see someone and wonder "how the hell does she get her hair so shiny and perfect?!"
Well with this amazingly easy hair treatment, made from something you probably already have in your fridge, youll have people wondering that about you!

There are many benefits from eating eggs, but something that a lot of people dont know is that eggs are also amazing for your hair and skin.
The yolks are rich in fats and proteins, and are naturally moisturizing. The whites contain bacteria eating enzymes which soaks up oils.
That means theyre good for skin, and hair.

If you have oily hair, use the whites. For dry, brittle hair, use the yolks. And for normal hair use the whole egg.

  • Take 1/2 cup of whichever mixture you need. (if you have long hair and need more, go ahead and use what you need.)
  • Apply egg mixture to clean, dry hair. (not freshly washed, if you showered the day before thats perfect).
  • Coat scalp and hair. (healthy hair starts at the scalp, so be sure to get it all over the hair and scalp.)
  • Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water. (you dont want to cook the egg in your hair with hot water)
  • Follow up by shampooing as usual.

Whole egg or yolk treatments can be applied once a month, white treatment can be applied every two weeks.

Like I said above, egg yolks remove oils, so they can be a great treatment for oily, acne prone skin; and yolks are a natural moisturizer, so they can be a great treatment for dry skin. This will also firm your skin!
Its really just as simple as the hair treatment. 

  • Separate the eggs. (youll probably only need one for your face)
  • (for dry skin skip the egg whites part)
  • Beat the whites until theyre lightly frothy.
  • Take a warm towel and press it against your face to open your pores.
  • Apply whites to your skin, apply in an upward circular motion.
  • Let sit for 30 min, or until completely dry.
  • Wipe off with warm cloth.
  • Then apply the yolks the same way as the whites.
  • Let sit on your face for another 15-30 min.
  • Rinse with warm water, then splash with cool water to close pores. (again be careful waters not too warm, you dont want to cook the eggs)
  • (if you feel like they left a weird feeling or if it creeps you out rinse your face with a mild soap after)
Eggs that are not organically produced may contain traces of hormones, pesticides, or herbicides that are present in chicken yards and in the egg production line. In order to ensure that you are not also applying these substances to your skin, be sure to use eggs that are organically produced. (which I recommend you eat also)
Since I have my own chickens, I know exactly what goes in, so I know my eggs are the cleanest and purest possible. 
And obviously, if you have an egg allergy, do not apply eggs to your skin or hair!

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