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DIY Egg Mask Disasters, And How To Avoid Them

Salon Secret
08 March 2018

As far as home hair remedies go, egg masks are at the top of most people’s lists. Not only are eggs cheaper than other options and readily available, they’re also considered an age-old “miracle treatment” – for both skin and hair.

So, what’s all the fuss about? A powerful natural haircare solution, eggs are packed full of protein, vitamins and essential fatty acids – all great for nourishing your hair and scalp. Fans of egg masks insist that with regular application you’ll enjoy stronger, shinier and overall healthier locks. The benefits don’t end there: no more dry, itchy scalp. Much less breakage and hair loss. And a bonus boost in growth. Wow, egg seems to do it all.

Not so fast.

Egg masks are messy – and we don’t only mean in terms of application. Some people say the mask’s secret ingredient is the egg yolk; others the white. There are a dozen different variations on the egg-centric dry hair mask. Some versions combine egg with olive oil; others recommend mayonnaise or avocado. Then there are the egg, mashed banana and honey mixes – are we making a natural hair mask here or baking a cake, amirite?

It can feel pretty icky applying that goop to your crowning glory, and then letting it sit there to “work” for 20 minutes before washing it out. If it does wash out, that is. The internet isn’t short on accounts of women left with a dry, tangled mess squatting on their skull.

Let’s also not forget the disaster stories of people who rinsed their egg mask off in a steamy shower. Too often, the hot water turned their mask (and hair) into half-cooked scrambled egg. Pro tip: always remove egg masks with cold water, even during winter – no matter how miserable it is.

To be honest, you never really know what an egg mask is going to do to your hair. Even with awareness of the common problems, things can go wrong. To avoid mishaps, you’re far better off choosing a scientifically formulated treatment product with the same repair benefits promised by a hair mask for dry hair, or a hair mask for damaged hair.

You don’t have to give up on potent protein treatments with natural ingredients either. For example, there’s the Kerafuse Intense Hair Strengthening Treatment and Hydrafuse Intense Moisturising Treatment, both from Mizani. These in-salon treatments restore and condition dry, damaged hair with a custom blend of concentrated protein, coconut-derived clarifiers, tea tree oil, aloe and botanical extracts.

All the advantages, none of the messy complications. And you can get these high-quality haircare products from stylists. Find your nearest salon here.

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