As a natural hair enthusiast, I'm always willing to try out new things even though I'm always scared that some day I might lose my hair because of all these trials and errors. But life is a risk and I enjoy trying new things.
I stumbled on this mask by mistake because I was looking for a remedy to help my dry and itchy scalp because it was becoming a pain in the ass. But all the videos I watched were of Caucasian women and I couldn't see any videos of women of color trying it so I wasn't sure if this mask will work for me or not.
The mask consisted of Kefir, Egg, Olive oil and Honey.
Kefir is a fermented dairy product that tastes like yogurt. It is rich in pre-digested protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.
Benefits of Kefir for Hair
Kefir stimulates hair follicles and improves hair structure.
Kefir has protein, calcium, yeast, lactobacilli, vitamin B and E which nourish and strengthen hair.
It helps keep moisture in hair preventing breakage and scalp dryness.
Kefir is excellent for greasy or oily hair due to organic acids
Ingredients in Kefir that are beneficial for hair:-
- Niacin activates hair growth
- Vitamin B12 helps get rid of gray hair, dandruff,split ends and prevents hair loss
- Biotin restores damaged and brittle hair
- Choline provides blood flow to the follicles, accelerating hair growth
- Calcium gives hair volume and density and strength
- Potassium controls moisture level
- Phosphorus gives curls more elasticity and shine.
- Iodine strengthens follicles in roots preventing hair loss
Egg is rich in protein which is good for your hair.
Honey is also beneficial to hair because of its humectant property.
Benefits of Honey;
- Softens and moisturizes hair
- Reduces hair fall
- Promotes hair growth
- Nourishes hair follicles
- Cleanses scalp
- Makes hair shiny
I used olive oil because most of the videos I'd watched they advised to be extra cautious because kefir can over dry your hair and I had to take extra cautions. I wasn't going to end up having crispy hair...
Measurements I used:
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of kefir
- 2 tablespoons of honey
I let it sit for 30 minutes then washed it off. Although after rinsing my hair the smell was still there so I followed it up with an ACV rinse and my hair felt amazing.
Disclaimer! This mask stinks to be honest and when I was in the process of applying it I felt like washing everything off because the smell was really disgusting. This smells even nastier than fermented rice. But I had to bear with it because I had to complete the experiment.
Even though the smell can throw you off from giving it a try I'd recommend this but next time I do this I'd probably use essential oils to disguise the smell. The results were amazing because ever since I did this I've not experienced itchiness and dryness on my scalp. So this mask wasn't a failed attempt.
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