A Recipe for Every Hair Type
I feel bad for my hair. While I try to take care of it, between coloring, products, blow outs and straightening for decades, my hair is crying out for help! And a lot of times I don’t even know how to help it. I buy the color treated shampoos and conditioners, I try to use a heat protectant and oils to prevent breakage, but it just doesn’t seem like enough. So why not try a recipe?
Hair Recipes has put together a line of products that use nature’s best to solve your hair woes. Natural ingredients like egg, beer, lemonbalm wheat germ and chamomile are used, along with ingredients from your home, to create customized recipes to address a variety of concerns. Is your hair dull and tired (why yes, mine is), limp, dry, oily or color-treated? Well, Hair Recipes has a little something for everyone and I LOVE the concept!
On their website you’re able to buy a shampoo, conditioner and oil in a very affordable combo pack, or individually if needed, and each pack addresses a concern. Along with the combo packs, they have a whole list of recipes that go with them. I got the Egg and Cognac Shampoo Pack ($28.71) that comes with the Egg & Cognac Shampoo, the Egg Yolk Conditioner and the Argan Oil.
This pack is designed specifically for dull, tired hair. Not only is egg and Cognac rich in protein, which helps give shine back to dull hair, but egg yolk also helps to maintain hair’s natural oils that many other shampoos strip away.
I’ll start by saying I was a little hesitant when I saw the words “Cognac” and “Egg Yolk”. But, I am happy to report the shampoo and conditioner both have a tropical smell, especially great for summer. They are both thick and rich with a custard-like consistency, and the shampoo lathers very nicely.
Now for the recipe: RAW EGG. Yep, you heard me, a raw egg that you mix with the Argan Oil and use in conjunction with the shampoo and conditioner. So let me tell you a little about raw egg…If you are going to put it on your hair, DON’T RINSE IT OFF WITH WARM WATER or you will have a scrambled mess that will be very hard to get out. Cue the Dr. Seuss, I do not like scrambled eggs and hair, I do not like it anywhere!
I noticed with just one wash that my hair does look shinier.
But if you follow the directions and use COLD water to rinse it first, and THEN follow up with a warm rinse with the products, you will be in fantastic shape. I noticed with just one wash that my hair does look shinier. (They recommend doing every 6-8 washes.) And for me, who has been getting a lot more breakage lately, I’m happy that the added protein is supposed to help with that too.
I really want to try a few of the other products and recipes, which include using avocado (for dry hair) and chamomile tea (for color treated hair). I love that Hair Recipes is making use of natural, household items and really like having a simple recipe to follow!
So what do you think we heartsters, what recipe would you like to try?
Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating.
skin tone: NC30
skin type: oily to normal
favorite beauty product: lipglosses and bronzers