I am not a fan of “home recipes” when it comes to beauty. Lately, I have been combating a problem that I have never dealt with before: limp hair. Since I have moved to a new city, my hair has become lifeless and dull. Despite adding hairspray to my hair prior to blow-drying, my hair never stays full like it used to. I have since adopted an arsenal of volumizing products without seeing any real results. I should mention that my hair type is complicated. I have naturally wavy, slightly curly, though severely damaged hair; typically, I have to straighten it to make it appear glossy and beautiful.
After whining to my friends about my limp hair problem, one friend looked at me, completely dumbfounded. She asked, “Why haven’t you tried egg yet?” I laughed, imagining what it would be like to slick a disgusting slimy egg through my hair. However, she promised that by applying two beaten eggs to my head, allowing them to sit for twenty minutes, and following with a typical shampoo and rinse would give me the results that I desired.
Applying the mask was rather unpleasant, though tolerable with a thin pair of latex gloves. First, I combed my hair thoroughly, and dampened with warm water. Next, I beat an egg with a fork, and simply scooped up the mixture with my hands and massaged it through my hair, focusing on the ends. The egg dries rather quickly, and my hair felt like straw while the egg was drying. I allowed the egg to sit in my hair for roughly 15 minutes, until I could no longer tolerate how disgusting my hair was beginning to feel. I shampooed twice, conditioned as usual, and immediately I felt a difference in the thickness of my hair. I towel-dried my hair, then styled as usual. The difference was unbelievable! My hair felt thick, shiny, and stronger than ever. Even after sleeping on my straightened hair, I woke up with it looking thicker and far more beautiful than ever. Several coworkers asked if I had gotten my hair done the next day; I had not sported volume like this in months.
Although this sounds like a disgusting beauty treatment, I highly recommend giving it a try at least once. The egg washes out much easier than it seems. There are also several variations of egg hair masks on the internet, such as egg-yogurt hair masks, that are less disgusting. However, if you are simply looking for a volumizing, shine, and moisture boost, try applying two eggs to your hair. Give me feedback if you try this out!