While the falling snow may turn the landscape a fluffy white, our hair starts to feel anything but fluffy. Sadly, cold weather is our hair’s worst enemy and creates the dreadful phenomenon of dry winter hair. Time for a deep homemade hair mask to fight dry winter hair.
Luckily, some remedies can help us treat our hair so that it can face the cold, ice and snow. Like this hair mask to fight dry winter hair, which you can make at home with ingredients you already have in your pantry.
Ingredients for one hair mask to fight dry winter hair
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of yoghurt (at least 3.5%, better 10%, and do not use a low-fat version)
- 1 egg yolk
Preparation of the hair mask to fight dry winter
Mix all ingredients for the hair mask to fight dry winter hair in a small bowl using a small fork until well combined, shortly before you plan on using the mask. As it contains egg yolk, it would go off quickly.
How does this hair mask help against dry hair?
This hair mask is a powerhouse in terms of its ingredients, with each element fulfilling a very specific purpose.
The egg yolk supports your hair in resisting damage, as it’s rich in vitamins A and E, biotin, and folate. Researchers have linked all of these nutrients in fresh egg yolk to a healthy hair structure, hair growth, and the moisturization of dry hair. This is, by the way, also a power argument in favour of using a homemade mask with fresh egg yolk, as industrially-manufactured products cannot use fresh egg yolk without adding chemical preservatives.
Honey is a great anti-inflammation tool, but it also does great things for your hair. It moisturizes dry hair and scalp, which makes it an extremely valuable addition to a hair mask intended to fight dry winter hair. Furthermore, it helps reduce hair breakage, improves the flow effect, and improves the hair’s overall condition, reducing frizz and making your hair feel softer.
As for the yoghurt, it’s full of protein, thus offering deep nourishment for stressed hair, and thus it supports health and growth. The lactic acid in natural yoghurt also helps cleanse your scalp from hair care and styling products. It supports the removal of dead skin cells that might otherwise block your hair follicles.
Last but not least, olive oil also has a moisturizing effect and adds softness and strength to your hair by penetrating the hair shaft.
How to apply the hair mask to fight dry winter hair
At first glance, applying a hair mask doesn’t seem like rocket science; and that’s true: it isn’t. That being said, there are some things to keep in mind to make sure your hair gets the best benefits of this beauty treatment.
First, wash your hair using your normal shampoo of choice. Then, pat it dry with a towel. Applying a mask on your wet hair after washing the shampoo off would otherwise only result in the mask sliding off your hair like a water slide. By drying the hair a little, the mask remains exactly where you apply it.
Apply the mask and let it work its magic for 20-30 minutes. Use this time to apply a homemade facemask or watch an episode of your favorite Netflix show.
When rinsing the mask off your hair, use lukewarm water. Thereby, you avoid the egg yolk reacting to the heat and creating curdles – you don’t want to end up with a small helping of scrambled eggs on your head. To remove any residue of the olive oil, consider briefly washing your hair with shampoo.
I recommend using this type of hair mask to fight dry winter hair every two weeks, as it is very rich.