In my last post, I whined about not having a solution to look all slick and shiny in the hairdo department for H2$. I wrote of some of the various attempts that left me feeling so let down. I asked for your help, dear reader, and you did not let me down. I wanted to go from poofy and full to slick and shiny. Here’s how it went down.
Kimberly Kay sent me a link for the styling secrets for a mohawk. Egg Whites. Really? Well, let’s give it a try shall we…
This is my hair after a dance class and a drive down 101 from Palo Alto to Santa Clara…
So I got home around 11:30 or so and I debated if I should just go ahead and do this, or try and go out and run some non-specific errand. I always have to think about that decision on my day off. I think I get stir crazy in the house. Since it was a non-specific errand, I figured I should save some gas and the environment and just stay home.
At noon, I gathered the ingredients? No, tools? That’s not quite right either. Well, everything that I would need for this test. Three things: a blowdryer, a comb, and two egg whites. That’s it.
Wet your hair to help the egg whites absorb into the follicles. Make sure you don’t get it wet, otherwise you have a nice gooey mess. Too dry and you have to use a lot of the egg whites. I actually think I would have been fine only using a single egg. With a fork, beat the egg until it begins to mix together evenly. Next, add egg whites to hair until the hair feels slightly saturated. I found that by using my fingers, I could get it closer to the scalp and get better coverage. Style hair as desired then blowdry. If needed, comb hair while drying to help keep the look in place. Once the drying begins, simply hold the hair in its place.
Then Ta-da!! My wild mane of hair has been tamed.
It held in place for 6 solid hours! Of course I didn’t have a chance to do the “Sweat Test” to see how that will change the strength of the egg whites. The only down side that I found was that there was a slight smell to the egg whites. It’s not a bad smell but it’s noticeable. I am very excited to see how this will all work out once I actually get a haircut. At least for the time being I know that I can create a helmut with this stuff that will keep my unruly madness in place with ease. Thank you, Kimberly Kay for the idea.
One of the other suggestions I heard while at rehearsal the other day was to use Elmer’s White Glue. That’s a test for another day. Maybe I’ll try a mohawk with it…
Have you tried using egg whites for hair product? Did you have any success, failure, or other observations? For example, is there a long term benefit to using egg whites in your hair? Lemme know in the comments below.
As always, thanks for readin’!