Jul. 12th, 2011

kitsjay: (It's a Curse)
My hair's been dry lately, but rather than spend money, I decided to use a combination of Google and rummaging through my pantry to find a hair mask. I found this one, which combines honey and olive oil and decided to give it a go.

I didn't have any Vitamin E capsules, so I skipped that step. Also, I played a little fast and loose with the measurements because I didn't feel like washing out a measuring cup. So this is more the "cheap and lazy hair mask" version of that recipe.

Tips:

1. Be careful. I poured some in my hand to test the warmth and it seemed okay, but it apparently has a delayed heat reaction and I nearly burned my scalp. Ouch.

2. Do this while alone. I didn't have a shower cap--who has a shower cap?--and so am sitting in my apartment, my hair a sticky, oily mess, with a Wal-Mart shopping bag over my head waiting the twenty minutes out. This is not something I want to have to explain. Ever.

3. Also, I would recommend wearing a shirt you don't care much about.

4. You may also get a facial, considering the viscosity of this mixture. Be wary if you have an oily forehead. But I hear olive oil is good for the skin--or is that ingesting it? Hm.

5. They mean it about not doing this in a shower. Olive oil and slick surfaces really do not mix.

Verdict:

Well, my hair doesn't smell like a week old potato salad, but it doesn't smell good either, so 3 points there. As for its efficacy, my hair is noticeably softer, but not really more moisturized, which was the whole point of this mask. However, total points for not being nearly as greasy as I would have expected, and, like I said, soft! So four points there.

Final Score: 7/10

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