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Rum and Egg for Porous Hair

GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
A beautician (retired) told me recently about this conditioning treatment for dry, porous hair. Here's the recipe:
--3 tablespoons of rum
--1 egg yolk
--(Optional)- 1 teaspoon of castor oil for moisture

*You can double or triple the recipe if this is not enough.

For shine, you can add teaspoon of olive oil or your oil of preference.

Cover hair with a plastic cap overnight, or place in a bun (and/or) while doing house work for at least 30 minutes. Then shampoo, and follow with an ACV rinse. Afterward, do a DT.

I'll try this next time! If you try it, share the results.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
CoWash: various
DT: various

Leave-in
: CR L/I Collection, various
Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
*experimenting and loving it!

Comments

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Somewhere there is a recipe for rum with egg that you can drink (LOL) like egg nog, and after that, your (my) horrid high porosity hair won't seem so bad. In fact, just about everything will improve - temporarily.

    Not "dissing" your idea, just amused by the idea of rum and egg in one's hair. I had too much wine for dinner - blame it on that. :sign5:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Somewhere there is a recipe for rum with egg that you can drink (LOL) like egg nog, and after that, your (my) horrid high porosity hair won't seem so bad. In fact, just about everything will improve - temporarily.

    Not "dissing" your idea, just amused by the idea of rum and egg in one's hair. I had too much wine for dinner - blame it on that. :sign5:

    LOL! Maybe "wine" and egg would work as well. Might as well try both recipes.;)
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • TalmaTalma Posts: 9Registered Users
    Has anyone tried this yet?
    Medium/Normal/Normal
    3c/4a curly with waist length hair looking to stop the evil shrinkage monster in its tracks...wait, that sounds like a creepy personals ad...
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    NaturallyCurly article for May 1 is about the treatment. Check it out!
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    Greatcurls wrote: »
    A beautician (retired) told me recently about this conditioning treatment for dry, porous hair. Here's the recipe:
    --3 tablespoons of rum
    --1 egg yolk
    --(Optional)- 1 teaspoon of castor oil for moisture

    *You can double or triple the recipe if this is not enough.

    For shine, you can add teaspoon of olive oil or your oil of preference.

    Cover hair with a plastic cap overnight, or place in a bun (and/or) while doing house work for at least 30 minutes. Then shampoo, and follow with an ACV rinse. Afterward, do a DT.

    I'll try this next time! If you try it, share the results.

    I use this recipe in my hair about once a week and it really help my hair get less frizzy. I always add a little castor oil to speed up hairgrowth and evoo for shine. Since my hair is very porous this treatment kind of close my haircuticles and it also make my hair look shinier and healthy.
    Will use this for ever :)



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    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    Even though I tripled the mixture, I ran out part way. But that was OK, because then I had a comparison experiment.

    The hair with the rum and egg was stronger, shinier, and had noticeably less frizz. It was also less tangled. The hair that didn't have the treatment on it was its usual tangled self.

    The next few times, I'll try the following variations:

    1. Six eggs and the same ratio
    2. Six eggs and six teaspoons of tamanu oil
    3. Six eggs and use white wine instead of rum
    4. Six eggs and use red wine instead of rum
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!