If you are keen like I am to use a natural hair treatment that actually works as a protector for your hair that nourishes rather than use a product that coats and resembles an end result at the cost of submerging yourself in chemicals, then this is something you can make and practice at home a few times each month to have truly healthy shiny hair. This homemade hair mask stimulates hair growth and provides natural nutrients for your hair to help improve a natural glossy shine whilst providing moisture to the hair stems and nourishment to the scalp. This remedy can also treat itchy scalp and remove dandruff.

The GAPS protocol promotes the use of eggs to wash hair and this is for good reason. Eggs contain protein and fatty acids which help give the natural glossy shine to your hair. The potassium in eggs help to heal dry damaged hair whilst making it thick and strong.

This hair mask contains Vitamin A which helps to prevent split ends and hair breakage and Vitamin D to support hair loss. It also contains Vitamin B12 which stimulates hair growth. The lactic acid and zinc in the yoghurt helps improve the sculp pH and natural added shine. The Vitamin E in the olive oil nourishes and moisturises the hair and the lemon juice assists in the reduction of oily hair and dandruff.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse: Simply using apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse will help remove any hair product build up and leave your hair feeling shiny and soft. Many people have used apple cider vinegar as an alternative to conditioner. Simply add 4 tablespoons of Brag brand apple cider vinegar to one cup of water to make the rinse and massage into your hair.  Leave on for three minutes and rinse with water under the shower.

 

 

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  • 1 Organic egg use egg yolk for dry hair, whole egg for normal hair and egg white for oily greasy hair types
  • 4 Tbs Yoghurt Plain yoghurt
  • 2 Tbs olive oil Alternatively you may use coconut oil or almond oil
  • 1 Tbs Lemon juice Alternatively use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Ingredients
  • 1 Organic egg use egg yolk for dry hair, whole egg for normal hair and egg white for oily greasy hair types
  • 4 Tbs Yoghurt Plain yoghurt
  • 2 Tbs olive oil Alternatively you may use coconut oil or almond oil
  • 1 Tbs Lemon juice Alternatively use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients with a whisk by first mixing the egg, followed by plain yoghurt, olive oil and lemon juice. Mixing as each ingredient is added. Please note: use egg yolk for dry hair, whole egg for normal hair and egg white for oily greasy hair types.
  2. Using a basting brush, apply the mask to the roots of your hair through to the tips and massage the mask throroughly into the scalp for 5 minutes.
  3. Twist your hair up in a clip (if long) and cover with a couple of wraps of paper towel to avoid any drips and leave the mask on your hair for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, wrinse your hair with water to remove majority of the mask residue. Using a healthy (chemical free) shampoo, wash your hair as you do normally to remove the residue completely. Follow this with a apple cider vinegar rinse to leave your hair shiny and soft. Simply apply to the scalp and massage through to the tips. I find I need a little conditioner on the tips to help with detangling my hair befor the final rinse and dry off.
  5. Apply the hair mask twice a month or once a week depending on your hair type, condition or desired result. Here is a photo of my hair after a quick blow dry to give an idea of the natural shine. It is not a professional shot, just a bathroom selfie. I have not coloured my hair for over 7 years so it is nice to avoid the hair salon chemicals and keep it simple at home.
Recipe Notes

In between treatments I do like to do an apple cider vinegar scalp massage and rinse for general upkeep.

Our hair and the natural oil that comes from our scalp, known as sebum, have a pH level of between 4.5 and 5.5. When kept at this acidity level, the scalp is safeguarded against fungal and bacterial growth, ensuring healthy hair and skin.  Unfortunately, many shampoos and other hair products disrupt this natural pH which can affect the cuticles of the hair and the condition of the scalp.
Apple cider vinegar is naturally high in acetic acid and has a pH level which is close to that of human hair.  Regularly rinsing with this vinegar can help bring your scalp and hair to its ideal acidity, especially if you have oily hair.

 

Apple cider vinegar stimulates better blood circulation to the hair follicles – something that is vital for encouraging hair growth and preventing hair loss. Furthermore, this blood carries essential nutrients to the hair follicle cells, strengthening the roots and promoting growth.

When applying ACV, make sure you allow it to sit in the hair and on the scalp for at least three minutes which, is the time the vinegar requires to break up the molecular structure of any built up residue, allowing it to be easily rinsed away.  I generally like to massage it for this time.

You may be concerned that you’ll smell like a pickle after this rinse, don’t be! Once your hair dries, the vinegar smell will disappear.  I can honestly say, my hair does not smell at all like vinegar after a rinse, just healthy and clean.