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H E A LT H & B E AU T Y

BEAUTIFUL HAIR FROM KITCHEN INGREDIENTS By L. A. Dawson

L.A. Dawson is the author of articles, self-help books, and novels. She is also an inspirational speaker and resides in New Jersey with four happy canine friends. @authorladawson | authorladawson.com | liveandheal.com

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o you suffer from shedding hair, breakage, or hair loss? Do you prefer hair and skincare products that are pure and chemical-free? This do-it-yourself hair mask fits the bill. Store-bought products never addressed my hair needs, so I went to my kitchen and began experimenting with natural ingredients. I asked friends who were dedicated to using only natural hair products what they loved. And I did an ingredient search. After lots of combinations and raw eggs getting scrambled on my head from washing the mixture with hot water, I finally had a list of ingredients that worked.

Simple Natural Hair Mask 1 raw egg 1 tbsp. raw organic honey 1 tbsp. organic olive oil 1 tbsp. organic coconut oil L.A. Dawson, Photography by Linda Stark

Simply put all the ingredients into a small blender. Double the mixture if it doesn’t cover the blades, otherwise it will not mix properly. Blend on high until it is a light yellow color. Wash your hair first and squeeze out excess water. Massage the egg mask through your hair until you use all of it. Cover your head with plastic wrap for at least twenty minutes. I found if I had more time the results were better. My average time was one hour. Rinse the hair mask thoroughly with cool water so that the eggs do not scramble! Shampoo your hair with a basic non-conditioning shampoo two to three times. Condition your hair as you normally would after shampooing. Basically, this is a protein hair mask made from natural ingredients. To make it pure, use organic ingredients. After your first

application, you can expect a lot less shedding and breakage. Typically, the mask can be used once a month. In the beginning, if the shedding is more problematic, two times a month is okay, but only for a few months. Too much protein can exacerbate the shedding and breakage that you are trying to fix with the mask.

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Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Sasha Pieterse.