When Bex and I were together at the beach, we talked about our hair issues. She had product buildup…probably because I kept putting product in it when I would do it for her and then I would tell her the next day not to wash it because it had even more volume for photos. So I will take part of the blame.
I don’t know if you know about my hair because it’s curly and frizzy. I used to be the only one in my family with curly hair but then my brother grew his hair out. He has a natural oil that allows him to not even put product in his hair and there is no frizz; he has to wash it every night.
I do not have that natural oil. My hair often looks dry and in fact, I can go much too long without washing it without it looking greasy at all (I know this from when I was extremely ill and before I was diagnosed years ago). It’s kind of insane. At the same time, I want shiny hair!
We decided to go into her kitchen and concoct something: DIY Hair Masks.
1/4 Cup Olive Oil (I’m Italian and this adds a lot shine)
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
You can also add an egg (helps with shine) and beer but I didn’t this time
Mix really well because it is still going to separate. I put mine in the fridge and Bex’s fridge is super cold so it basically hardened and I had to microwave it. I’m super glad I did that–not only could I mix it again and more thoroughly–but do you remember those hot oil treatments that used to be cool years and years ago? My mom would put them in my hair during summers because of swimming. It felt like that.
We got hair caps at the dollar store. In the case of the mask I made, you want to wear it as long as possible. Next time I make it, I am going to sleep in it (hence the hair mask to save your pillow cases plus it traps heat and helps the mask) but I wasn’t going to ruin Bex’s pillowcases so I kept mine on for two to three hours.
Here is my only warning: I washed it that night. The next morning I woke up and to me, my hair felt greasy. Bex assured me that it didn’t look that way, if you didn’t know me (and how dry my hair is). So if your hair is not super dry, I recommend shampooing thoroughly at least twice (and obviously condition).