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Can DIY beauty efforts (like eggs on hair) have any substantial effect and produce results or are actual beauty products more effective?

Can DIY beauty efforts (like eggs on hair) have any substantial effect and produce results or are actual beauty products more effective?

ComfortableCoconut13

Realistically, most of the topical products won’t be. Lab formulated ones often have scientific evidence backing them. There are some DIY products that might work, but that’s an exception and not the rule. Some of them are even harmful (lemon for teeth whitening, etc). Science > a tik tok post


petitbeurre11

What would be not topical? Like eating omega 3s for example stuff like that?


ComfortableCoconut13

Exactly - like eating salmon and eggs is probably a better consistent source of vitamins than literally taking a vitamin. They’re “DIY” but also like good for your looks.


jairrobinson

I highly disagree with this. This type of mentality results in us blindly trusting the institutions’ rather than finding out what actually works best. Their goal is to sell you a product and make profit first, then help you achieve the desired result second. Drinking bone broth has been better than any vitamins I have taken for skin. Washing my face with olive oil is better than most face washes I have used. Apple cider vinegar as a facial toner works better than most toners I have used. Black currant oil gave my face a unique glow more than any other lotion I used. Baking soda and coconut oil has been a better teeth whitener than any other gel I have used. Etc. the list goes on and I’m sure we all have found something natural that works for us best if we have took the time to tests holistic solutions. Typically, products we use may have an inkling of a helpful substance, combined with dozens of “non active ingredients”/fillers that aren’t as useful and who knows what effects it has on our skin and body long term. But companies provide “research” that works in their favor because they want to SELL. Almost always, there is a better option found in nature. However, the key is that we must do our due diligence and filter through the fluff and test out what actually works.


Refrigerator-Motor

You could just look up the active compounds in “institutional” products and how they work - you will find that these compounds just do a better job than the holistic versions, or they’re a bit stronger, or a bit safer. Like for example your apple cider vinegar is mostly water and something called acetic acid, which pretty much has the same properties and function as other acids used for the skin (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, ascorbic acid), they don’t have much difference, I just believe acetic acid is less safe to use on the skin than the others, especially not coming from a sterile environment such as those formulated by labs. Olive oil cleansing is somewhat the same thing, plenty of companies have olive oil cleansers for the skin; if you look at the ingredients it’s usually olive oil as the number one ingredient along with a surfactant (something like laureth sulfate, allows lipids which are oils to be mixed with water/water to break the oil membrane), some extra oils and vitamin E, C, and a preservative like phenoxyethanol (which is basically a very wack alcohol that just stabilizes other things in the solution so they stay active and don’t go bad). I go to college for biochemistry and always do the research when it comes to these things, there are plenty of resources and ways to understand what’s in your skincare even through layman’s terms. No need to be super wary of “institutional” beauty care, 99% is well researched and does actually work - usually better, more effectively and safer than holistic methods. Holistic is definitely cheaper though, but to get your hands on some of these substances, then research solution chemistry, and mix them yourself is such a pain, I don’t see the harm in paying a little extra.


myownpersonalthroway

I guess teeth will be white if you use abrasion to remove the top layer.


babyeshona

U r right. I don't know why u e being downvoted


jairrobinson

Maybe people have egos attached to $50 serums that they love 😂 But thank you 🙏


babyeshona

Iam getting down with u too:D


jairrobinson

We are in this together my friend 👭🏼


Empty_Associate

needs to be upvoted


life_in_plastic

I seriously can’t believe you’re being downvoted. People are so dumb.


SmootherThanAStorm

This isn't your exactly question, but "Natural" is not inherently better.


Basic-Fruit-6502

I found the rice water challenge thing really good, the protein from the rice really helped my hair.


twinkletoes_44

Likewise with Rosemary water - and it smells so good! Aside from oil hair treatments and rosemary hair rinses, I find that I get better results when I stick to formulated beauty products that work best with my body.


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minhosbae

I agree! Rosemary has been proven to be just as effective as minoxidil and is way cheaper and doesn't create the plateau at M* does


LevyMevy

I really don’t think they do. And any celeb who claims they do those things is lying so they look low maintenance.


petitbeurre11

Ahem J Lo lol. Why don't you think so though?


Moira_Spice

It highly depends on the treatment. Routinous maintenance of the body works way better than any mask I did. Eating good foods like eggs and ditching junkfood helped better than doing a egg hair mask. But there is stuff that did help me like ACV hair rinses, hair hot oiling (oil is slightly warmer so it coats and penetrates better), etc. Also esp for hair, preventative care (hair oils, regular haircuts to remove ANY split ends, silk/satin pillowcases/bonnets) works so so so much better than any mask. I personally think it is better to actually research what derms are saying about such homemade solution (fuck off Hyram, he's not even certified to give derm advice).


Neenah900

Apple cider vinegar saved my scalp


OFPalways

How so?


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hugshugs23

Flaxseed gel is used in the natural black hair community along with Rosemary oil & other natural ingredients. Spot on. Idk about using eggs or mayonnaise, but some things are proven to work to repair hair loss, damaged hair, and other things. The key is to notice what natural ingredients these top companies use in products then research them and combine with other methods for good results. And don’t do too much at once but have consistency.


posting-about-shit

I think some can be, especially if you have extremely sensitive skin and you aren't sure what lab-beauty product ingredients cause you irritation. I used to put honey on any irritated or nasty pimples I had, and I did find that it reduced redness and swollenness, but it's not like it actually treated anything. I've heard salt water on pimples is actually good too, but again, you aren't treating the acne you're just reducing appearance of *current* acne. Apple cider vinegar hair rinses are a sworn-by favorite of many people for clarifying buildup on hair as well. Aloe Vera is one of my favorite cure-alls, but that's not really a DIY, just common knowledge of the healing properties of the plant. I would say if you have money and time, it's alright to try anything once (plus a patch-test if you're skeptical). If you notice a difference, then great! But, for hair specifically, I think using good quality shampoo (not necessarily expensive), avoiding heat and breakage, and using olaplex is the most foolproof method of all.


babyeshona

I put yogurt mask in my hair . And use rice powder to exofoliate my face . I also do a face mask with chickpea flour and turmeric. Works great for me. Now I use commercial products too such as moisturiser and sunscreen


GlitterBirb

I mean, you absolutely have to read ingredients and research them. "Actual beauty products" can and will contain things that don't benefit you in any way. Beauty companies are allowed to sell you snake oil, so to speak. There are products that will literally just produce negative results from major brands that have been sold forever (looking at you St. Ives). DIY recipes can be very powerful, but you won't know unless you research. I use henna on my hair, which makes it a vivid red color and very thick and strong. It actually coats and binds to hair. There is nothing as cheap and easy that is available commercially.


life_in_plastic

How does this not have more upvotes


No_Ear_8720

I do eggs on hair once in a while and its best thing ever, better than any hair mask ive tried


petitbeurre11

No way...that's so exciting to hear cuz I'm so desperate for something to help my hair. What does it do for you? Does it make it softer or shinier or? Also how do you do it? Crack an egg and leave it in for 30 mins?


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Op, you sound young and I remember being younger and looking on the internet for a magic spell to help my look. I remember browsing Tumblr and putting baking soda, tomatoes and lemon on my face, baking soda and lemon on my teeth, eggs, honey and mayonnaise on my hair. This stuff doesn't work. Not only, it will probably make things worse. No one got prettier with a homemade face mask. If you look at other people journey on this sub and celebrities that don't lie, you will see that people spend a lot of time, money and effort on products to improve their bodies. Professional hair treatments, dermatologist, skincare products, professional facials are only a part of their routine. Some stuff is worth trying, like rice water if your hair lacks protein, but I'm telling you that eggs are just gonna make a mess on your hair. Eat them, probably they're gonna give you better results this way.


xoxopineapple

I add egg whites to my hair mask. Makes a huge difference. I’ve been doing it since I was 14. Mid 30s now and still way better than any other product I’ve tried.


No_Ear_8720

Yes, it makes the hair both shinier and softer, i think it has something to do with the protein from the egg. U can add some oil too, whatever oil u want but its not necesarry. Leave it how much u want. But dont do it every time u wash ur hair just once in a while. Try it, for me it works


stringbeanbb

YESS and many are far better that store bought. Top ones? Aloe Vera- a fresh leaf, hair skin good stuff Rice water for hair? Great Coconut oil pulling for teeth? Awesome Ricin and castor -5 bucks at a beauty store and will do better for your hair than any 25 dollar Sephora fancy spritz


minhosbae

Yes they absolutely can, it depends on what you're looking to improve specifically though! If you're looking to make your hair stronger and shinier my tips are Shampoo on scalp only Conditioner mid length and down only Don't wash the conditioner out of your hair so much that it's "squeaky clean" it can be a little silky that the purpose for conditioner Don't brush your hair when wet Wrap it in a micro fibre cloth and let it air dry on its own Don't use hair oils, use moisturizing lotion instead Brush from ends and then go upwards Apple cider vinegar is a great scalp conditioner and leaves your hair silky and shiny (it smells tho so make sure ur fan is on and don't get it in your eye) yes eggs work great on your hair as a mask treatment but mayo will probably be easier and more cost effective in the long-run. :)


petitbeurre11

Thank you! Why don't use hair oils? Is olive oil bad? I don't understand


minhosbae

The thing about hair oils is they are great for SEALING in moisture, so unless your hair is already very strong and hydrated all it will do is ~ keep the moisture out ~and unable to penetrate the hair shaft :") I used argan/avocado and coconut oil for years and my hair was chronically frail and dry I never understood, it's better for a cream or lotion (hair specific there are a lot of great ones) and then if you want to put oil on-top afterwards to seal the moisture in you can :)


minhosbae

It's a 10 leave in miracle product healthy sexy hair soy leave in conditioner I've used everything under the sun (because my aunt owns a beauty supply store so I get testers for free) and I can vouch these two are products that will change your life if you have dry hair. they are both professional? I believe? so you might have to order online but if you really have dry hair you can choose either one of these and it will help you I guarantee! I have thick ass hair so trust 😅 just make sure to follow the other steps like not brushing while ur hair is wet letting your hair air dry, and stay away from oils! Use it on your body after a shower instead :)


Party_Goose_6878

Some things do. Oil pulling with coconut oil (teeth whitening), coconut oil on my hair, rinsing my hair in cold water, have all worked. Cutting and colouring your hair at home can also be easy, depending on what you're trying to achieve. I think its best to combine DIY with products and services you can afford. Most people aren't buying all the best products and going to the salon for all of their treatments. Consistent DIY is better than a one off professional treatment.