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Aleksia

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DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« on: 07 Oct 13 / 08:44 AM »
I've seen people making DIY hair masks using kitchen ingredients such as bananas and olive oil, milk and honey, avocado and olive oil, egg yolks and olive oil, etc.
They claim that when mixed and applied to hair and left on for 20-30 minutes or so, it makes their dry/frizzy/damaged hair feel better, and they normally seem to do this around once or twice a week or so.

I just wanted to know if anyone here has tried anything like this and what they thought of the results? Did it really make a noticeable difference? If so, how often have you done it? How long-lasting was each treatment? If anyone has tried multiple DIY masks, do you feel that one works better than another for certain things or is longer-lasting?

Honestly, even if all I can do is make my hair feel and look better for the time being while I grow out healthier hair, I'm fine with that. So, I'm just trying to get any information and opinions on this form of hair masks before I try it out.
 

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #1 on: 07 Oct 13 / 08:59 AM »
I use mayo every now and again and I think that makes my hair feel nicer for a couple of days, and a couple of weeks ago I put a little bit of olive oil just through my pony tail and that felt quite silky until I washed it :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 07 Oct 13 / 09:21 AM »
I use mayo every now and again and I think that makes my hair feel nicer for a couple of days, and a couple of weeks ago I put a little bit of olive oil just through my pony tail and that felt quite silky until I washed it :)
Thank you. I believe you may have mentioned using mayo to me before. And I've seen mentions of olive oil, as well.
I don't dislike mayo (though my boyfriend can't stand it), but for some reason I would rather try things other than mayo. And as for oil, I'd prefer using that in a treatment if it's one that you wash out after leaving it on for 20 minutes to a few hours, rather than leaving it in entirely. But I'd still be willing to try that out, too!
Out of curiosity though, how long do you usually leave the mayo in your hair when you do that?
 

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #3 on: 07 Oct 13 / 09:35 AM »
Depends how much time I have, sometimes I sleep with it in or an hour or so if I'm rushing around that day but I can't say the results are different either way in all honesty, but I just looooooove the feeling of soft hair so I wouldn't stop doing it lol

http://charmingwomen.hubpages.com/hub/benefits-of-Mayonnaise-for-hair
 

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #4 on: 07 Oct 13 / 09:44 AM »
Depends how much time I have, sometimes I sleep with it in or an hour or so if I'm rushing around that day but I can't say the results are different either way in all honesty, but I just looooooove the feeling of soft hair so I wouldn't stop doing it lol
http://charmingwomen.hubpages.com/hub/benefits-of-Mayonnaise-for-hair

Thanks for the link. For some reason I hadn't even thought of mayo already being a sort of combination of some of these ingredients. It would be a quicker way to go if you had less time. I might give that a try sometime. Thanks again!

UPDATE: I just tried a DIY hair mask involving banana, as I have seen these done... I will never do this again. This was just my experience, but I thought it would be worth cautioning others about.
I had seen it said that with a banana hair mask, you should use a blender/food processor to puree the banana so that you don't end up with bits of banana stuck in your hair even after washing... I did this. It was very blended. (I'm not sure if I could've done so further). Yet... I got out of the shower with plenty of bits of banana in my hair, and now have had to spend time trying to get it out (by hand and comb).
I saw someone say that they had this stuck in their hair for a week, I think, but that was supposedly because they just mashed it up with silverware instead of blending it. I thought I'd be safe.
So, maybe it can work out better for some, but I'll never risk it again. I don't want to have to remove chunks of food from my hair. So, this is a warning to any who may ever try it. It looks like bits of dandruff and lice eggs or something.
I'll definitely be sticking to things that do not involve ingredients that may leave chunks throughout your hair.
Fortunately I think I've gotten most of it out, but there are probably still bits here and there.

Deloria: Another question about the mayo mask. Does it tend to leave the smell of mayo in your hair after washing it out?
 

Deloria87

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #5 on: 09 Oct 13 / 08:56 AM »
Oh dear, that's a shame! I'd heard about banana but I never have them in my house because I hate them so never tried it ;) Uhm...I can't honestly say I've noticed the smell afterwards, during definitely (Sam even complains if he's in a different room) but not after.
 

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #6 on: 09 Oct 13 / 12:19 PM »
instead of mayo, you can use egg and olive oil. Whch is technically the same as those are the ingredients of mayo. I tend to add avocado to that mix and it leaves my hair amazing. I use a mortar and pestel to get the avocado properly mushy and so i dont get any bits stuck in my hair. The egg makes it easier to mush the avocado.
 

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #7 on: 10 Oct 13 / 06:37 AM »
Oh dear, that's a shame! I'd heard about banana but I never have them in my house because I hate them so never tried it ;) Uhm...I can't honestly say I've noticed the smell afterwards, during definitely (Sam even complains if he's in a different room) but not after.
Haha, I figured during you'd smell it. I doubt my boyfriend would want to be anywhere near me during. Good to know that you don't seem to smell it after though. Even I do not want my hair smelling like mayo once it's washed out. Thanks!

instead of mayo, you can use egg and olive oil. Whch is technically the same as those are the ingredients of mayo. I tend to add avocado to that mix and it leaves my hair amazing. I use a mortar and pestel to get the avocado properly mushy and so i dont get any bits stuck in my hair. The egg makes it easier to mush the avocado.
Yes, I actually used both olive oil and egg in my last mask involving bananas. And I've seen avocado used as well. I don't know if I could bring myself to use the avocado in my hair instead of eating it, as I love them! It almost makes me feel sad to see one mashed up for any reason outside of eating! But I know that olive oil and egg are involved in mayo, which is what Deloria also stated before.
Good to know that you've had good results with the oil/egg/avocado mask. Thank you! Methods/ingredients and results are what I'm looking for opinions on here! So, that is helpful. Also good to know that you don't end up with bits of avocado in your hair.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 10 Oct 13 / 09:08 AM »
ive done the egg & honey and the egg & oil masks quite a few times when ive run out of reconstructor and mayo and it does work quite nicely. i leave it on for an hour because my hair over proteins easily and would just trash itself if i left it overnight, my hair feels stronger afterwards then i deep condition it overnight

i love love love using mayo, i hate the taste of it and the smell makes me gag but when youve got the plastic bag on your head you can only just smell it so its bearable and it leaves your hair feeling so shiny and healthy afterwards.

my reconstructor will always be the best working though but these are brill for when you run out and need an emergency treatment


have you tried cheap beer? ive rinsed it through my hair and its made it sooo shiny
 

Aleksia

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #9 on: 10 Oct 13 / 10:53 AM »
Thanks! Which reconstructor do you use, and how often?
I've never tried beer. I've only just tried my first DIY mask this week. And I've only happened to come across one video that mentions using beer! I felt hesitant about that and didn't look into it any further so I'd not have thought to do it. Does it seem to provide any benefit aside from shine on its own that you can tell?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 10 Oct 13 / 11:54 AM »
it definitely creates shine and softens the hair, its supposed to have lots of nutrients in it to nourish the hair too. i use it twice a month without shampoo as its cleansing and drying on its own and follow it with a smelly conditioner so i dont smell like a pub lol

i use aphogee 2 minute reconstructor 2 times a week for a month following a root touch up (i only do my roots once every 3 months) because i can never get a hold of kpak cheaply but it works just as well for me :)
 

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Re: DIY Hair Masks with Kitchen Ingredients?
« Reply #11 on: 21 Oct 13 / 03:59 AM »
Interesting. And I've heard of Aphogee. Good to know that it may work as well as kpak, depending.
I've been using this Organix Moroccan Argan Oil conditioner for a bit now and I'm not sure if it's that or what but my hair seems to be showing improvement lately.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 03 Nov 13 / 03:40 PM »
I never realized how oily mayo is until just now, i have it setting in my hair under a bag + oil is sliding down my neck lol. It suprisingly feels really good putting it in.

 Ive heard of using flat beer in hair to give shine, plus theres protein in it too but the alcohol in it id imagine could be drying. Maybe if you boiled it first to lower the alcohol content it would make it less drying? I dont know if that would effect the nutrients in it though.

I use olive oil + coconut oil in my hair a lot, especially after bleaching. And vinegar too after using peroxide to help balance the pH out + help lower the cuticle.

My old instructor from beauty school told us if youre going to use eggs, just use the yolk + mix it with something + make sure it stays moist. She said when she was young she used a few whole eggs in her hair + left it in for quite a while + it dried + her hair was literally snapping off in parts,she went from shoulder length hair +had to get a pixie cut!
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« Reply #13 on: 03 Nov 13 / 05:05 PM »
I would have thought that the egg would have coated the hair and that's what made it snap off?

Just the yolk really isn't going to do anything for the hair strength-wise, as all of the protein is in the white.  I don't know if it would do anything with regards to moisture, though.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 03 Nov 13 / 05:58 PM »
Yeah, it's the same reason you have to be really careful when using Aphogee as it dries on the hair and makes it very brittle. Anything dried, not just protein, will make it very brittle and likely to snap.
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« Reply #15 on: 03 Nov 13 / 06:43 PM »
Yeah its crazy how over doing something that you think is helpful could have an opposite, horror story result!

Im super happy with the mayo! My hair looks SOoo shiny + feels really soft + my natural wave is really pronounced + even. I hate eating anything with mayo but i love it for my hair!
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« Reply #16 on: 03 Nov 13 / 09:05 PM »
No, what we're trying to say is that the egg white wasn't the problem, so using egg white is totally fine. Just don't use loads and don't let it dry.
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« Reply #17 on: 03 Nov 13 / 11:32 PM »
Ah okay, i get it now :) thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: 11 Nov 13 / 04:27 PM »
i try deep conditioning through normal conditioners and i leave them on for 10 mins before rinsing
i swear by Macadamia products not heavy on the hair or greasy feeling and you can get conditioning mask shampoo and heat treatment oil for under 20 on ebay and the whole set (shampoo and mask) ladt ke a month with doing my hair every 2 days xxx
iv heard natural yogurt is fab for the hair but never personally tried it cannot stand smell of natural yoghurt xxx
 

 

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