Yup, you read that title right, I’m conditioning my hair with eggs today. Yup A Thrifty Mrs take frugality too far yet again. It’s something I’ve done a few times but I won a haircare giveaway last year and my bathroom cupboard was filled with hair conditioner and expensive conditioning treatments until recently so now I’m getting back in the knack of doing it myself. Eeep.
It’s pretty easy to use eggs to condition your hair, I’ll explain below but first I’ll tell you what my hair is like so you can judge the results for yourself and see how they’ll fair on your own hair.
I have naturally curly hair and I tend to blow dry it straight or use a curling wand to create curls I actually like. Whilst I have A LOT of hair it is extremely fine and fly away. Because my hair is so fly away it can’t take too much product or too much washing – it can get bogged down and limp pretty fast. I wash it every other day but I don’t use a conditioner quite as often. However if I don’t condition it at all I can’t get a hat to stay on my head and nothing short of staples can keep a hair slide in my hair. Plus it gets frizzy, really frizzy. So in short – I need to condition my hair with every other wash but I need to be careful with what conditioner I try and how much I use. And that my friend, is my hair. Are you excited? Nah, me either.
Enter eggs, fresh from the underside of a chicken or the supermarket, it depends how you look at it. I’ve found using an egg as an occasional hair conditioner has knocked away some of my frizzy halo away and created a nice shine.
1. Crack an egg into a teacup and then fill 3/4 full with warm (but not hot!) water.
2. Beat the egg into the water until combined, be careful – I managed to get egg all over my mirror which looks FAB in these photos.
3. Comb your hair before massaging the mixture on to your hair and leaving for 10 minutes.
4. Rinse hair with luke-warm water – please don’t use hot water or you risk having a handy snack of scrambled egg deposited on your head. Yeah, not good.
5. Dry as normal.
I’m so impressed with how shiny and nourished my hair now feels. Whilst there may still be a hint of frizz there is nowhere near as much today as there normally would be on a frizz-bomb inducing rainy day. Think Monica Geller style frizz, people. I’ll be using this once a week as a deep conditioning treatment and maybe more so on the weeks I’ve given my hair a good seeing to with my curling wand.
P.S. I know, I know there should be proper before and after photos but do you know I have had THE most stressful morning of my entire life and it is some kind of miracle this post has made it to you at all. Roll on the 4 day weekend.