As you know I have a full on pantry in my bathroom and I like to whip up food concoctions in the bathroom for my face. Well I guess its time to add hair concoctions in there too! Where am I going with this? If you haven't guessed I have a use for the yolks now.
I have always known eggs are great for the hair but I haven't been in the market for hair treatments Until I ran out of my Wen (the only high beauty expense I have). In the past 15 years I have gone from black to blond so many times its just insane. I would cut it regret it and then go get a weave, bad! I have never have been a wash and go girl. My hair was such a hot mess and I am in the rebuilding process. So I have made a commitment to growing out my hair with out wearing a weave. With the biotin and Wen I have been a human Chia Pet. But with out my Wen, it's time to hit the kitchen!
So here you go, for every non-egg yolk recipe, heres a yolk use recipe... Hmmm... cooking and hair... I could not have combined something you don't want when eating. So lets just call it, and file it under healthy and natural :-)
Here is my most recent protein cookie. I had to search a lot of body building sites. But these just make sense to me.
6 egg whites
7 scoops oatmeal (1 3/4 cups)
2 tsp brown sugar OR brown Sweet’n Low®
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup un-sweetened apple sauce
4 scoops chocolate (or vanilla) whey powder
2 dashes cinnamon
1 tsp virgin olive oil
1 tsp maple extract
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 325, bake for 20 minutes, Makes 1 dozen cookies…each cookie has around 14g of protein
Make your breakfast, eat, now make your hair breakfast.
- Use 1 or 2 egg yolks, depending on hair length/thickness.
- Whip it! Whip it good! Until watery.
- Use one table spoon of olive oil* for each yolk.
- Dilute mixture with lukewarm** water and stir.
When adding to hair focus on your ends. But don't neglect your scalp because thats where you want healthy growth.
Now here's the fun:
* You may also use Sunflower oil. Because if you have been oil pulling its already on your bathroom counter.
[Sunflower oil contains gamma linolenic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid. Such fatty acids are essential to hair health, says Spencer David Kobren in his book, "The Truth About Women's Hair Loss: What Really Works for Treating and Preventing Thinning Hair."] Source
Sunflower oil also has been beneficial for conditioning greasy hair. Like there's a conditioner for every hair type, there is also an oil too. Also in my research I found out even more about my new favorite oil.
Sunflower oils is also odorless and can be used with other scented oils for a scented treatment. Also it's a polyunsaturated oil, so it can be used as a leave in treatment. That great omega-6 fatty acid will give a soft feel, and prevent breakage.
And this is super important:
** When I say wash hair in lukewarm, I almost want to say cooler than that. Unless you want breakfast on your head. I do not have a remedy to remove scrambled egg from hair. I am also not responsible for any plumbing problems.