Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cucumber Hair Mask (Dry and Damaged Hair)

If you are a swimmer or just enjoy the luxury of lounging in the pool way too often, you might have noticed that your bathing suit and skin take a hit from the chlorine. All too often your skin seems too dry and your bathing suit is starting to fade. Right? Well, the same thing happens to your hair. Chlorine damage can cause your hair to become dry and brittle and eventually this leads to breakage and dryness. Chlorine can also damaged your hair's color, whether it be a natural color or dyed hair.

A great homemade hair care solution to this problem is a Cucumber Hair Mask.
The Cucumber will help give moisture to your hair while the other ingredients will strengthen the hair to prevent any further damage. This homemade beauty hair care recipe is virtually free, as most people just have this stuff laying around the house.

You will need:
  • 1 egg
  • 2  teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of a peeled cucumber (about 1-2 medium size cucumbers)

First of all, make you have all the needed ingredients.
If not, you can purchase these items very cheaply at your local grocery store. Once you have all the ingredients, go ahead and do the prep work. Peel two cucumbers and slice them up, and then blend them well in a blender or food processor.

You will then need to measure out 2 teaspoons of olive oil and grab 1 medium to large size egg out of the fridge. Blend up the cucumber, olive oil and egg into a bowl. There really is no need to blend in a blender or anything. You can use a fork or spoon to beat the mixture until it's blended together.

Go ahead and add the mixture to your hair.
It's better to add to dry hair rather than wet hair. Why? Because the dry hair will absorb the mixture better than wet hair will. You can make sure your hair gets all the ingredients full force instead of the water diluting it.

Leave this cucumber hair mask on for about 10 minutes and then shampoo and condition as normal. It's best to use this treatment once or twice a month until you see improvement.

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