A homemade hair masque is a great inexpensive alternative to pricey store-bought conditioners because the natural ingredients are fresh and active. A good hair pack can make a real difference in the texture and smoothness of the hair shaft.
Amy Erbacher, below, is a talented esthetician with a swank salon in Paddington–a district within the City of Westminster–in central London, England.
Specializing in results-oriented facials and beauty treatments, as well as makeup artistry and spray tans, Amy has worked with top models in preparation for photoshoots, such as Kate Upton for her Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue and our favorite model-of-the-moment, the breathtaking Victoria’s Secret Angel below, Miranda Kerr.
When we ran across this recipe for Amy’s ultra rich homemade hair masque, we knew we were onto something. The ingredients are the absolute best for dry and lackluster locks. Egg yolks are filled with fat and protein that strengthen the hair shaft, while coconut oil adds shine and luster. Apple cider vinegar and honey are also shine-enhancers, and lecithin, found in your local health store, is a fat that promotes cell growth and repair.
This is a great hair pack that will resuscitate even the most parched tresses, leaving them brilliantly shiny, bouncy, and manageable.
2 egg yolks
20 ml (1 tablespoon) cold-pressed coconut oil
10 ml (2 teaspoons) apple cider vinegar
10 ml (2 teaspoons) honey
10 ml (2 teaspoons) lecithin
After shampooing, spread the ultra-rich conditioner throughout your hair and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing in tepid–not hot–water.