The Mixstress Workshop | Milk and Honey Hair Mask
Source Locks and Knots
I’m in Egypt, visiting my family, relaxing in the sun and having the best time! I’ve been staying in Cairo, and so far I love it! The people here make the experience for me and the thing that I love about Egyptians that I haven’t noticed about other people is that they’re such welcoming, friendly and FUN people! You get into the funniest conversations with the taxi drivers, the shop keepers are so nice and in general, everyone is just lovely.
My stay in Egypt has inspired me to come up with a lovely little concoction that contains milk! Cleopatra used to bathe in milk however, I rarely have a bath and I haven’t had a bath in Egypt. Showers are my thing so I’ve remixed the whole bathing in milk and thought about how milk would work on hair. Milk has wonderful moisturising properties but, the milk I’ve used isn’t exactly from a cow though, rather from a coconut! I’ve also added honey as that’s a very Cleopatra-ish thing to do. Honey is a humectant which means that it retains the moisture so that your hair stays moisturized for longer.
I have big, curly hair that needs regular moisture and I give my hair a deep conditioning treatment once a week, preferably on a Sunday when I have nothing to do with my day but to give my house a big clean. I leave the treatment in for around 3-4 hours then wash it out. Some may think it’s too long but it’s perfect for the type of hair that I have. If your hair doesn’t need as long a treatment, leave it in for at least 30 minutes though. Leaving it in for that amount of time will guarantee you get the full benefit of the milk.
You will need:
4 table spoons of hair conditioner (depends on how big/long your hair is)
1 table spoon of honey
2 tablespoons of coconut milk
What to do:
First add the conditioner into the bowl, then the honey and coconut milk. Mix the ingredients together until you have the consistency of an actual hair conditioner or it’s a little runnier. Wash the hair beforehand, then comb. Apply the mixture into wet hair and cover with a cap. Leave it in the hair for at least 30 minutes. Rinse out of the hair with cold water then style however you wish.