Friday, October 12, 2012

Vinegar Friday FAIL!


I don't often have a Vinegar Friday fail to share with you, but today is an exception. And it's a doozy! 

Recently, I've been a bit addicted to the Martha Washington mask that I talk about in Chapter 8 of my book, Vinegar Fridays. The mask is simple and is rumored to have caused such glowing skin on the former first lady, that it's somewhat responsible for the president being drawn to her in the first place.
In order to make the mask, you simply need 3 ingredients from your kitchen:
  • an egg
  • 1 tsp. of honey
  • 1/2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar
Mix it up and apply it to your face. Wait about 20 minutes and rinse off. Easy, right?

Well, after throwing away the mixture time and time again, I suddenly got the brilliant idea to use the leftover mask ingredients on my hair. 

Certain it would make my hair supple and shiny, I poured the egg mixture over my freshly washed (with baking soda) hair. I rubbed it in and then, standing in a steaming hot shower, rinsed it out.  Or so I thought.

Standing in front of the bathroom mirror, I grabbed my white bath towel and dried off my hair. As I was combing it, I started noticing white specks in my hair. 

That's weird, I thought. I never had fuzzies from my towel before. 

As I started picked the 'fuzzies' out of my hair, I discovered they had a spongy consistency and smooshed between my fingers. Puzzled, I examined my hair closer in the mirror, and then... started to laugh. Loudly. Heartily. I had scrambled eggs in my hair!! The heat from the shower must have cooked the egg as I was trying to rinse it out!

Grabbing my bottle of ACV, I hopped back in the shower for a very long, and thorough, vinegar rinse.

So, there you have it folks. A Vinegar Friday fail. From now on, I'm saving my mask concoction in the fridge for future masks and keeping it as far away from my hair as possible!

Scrambling it up with a bit of vinegar,



  1. Ha ha ha! Mental note to self: Don't put eggs in my hair. Got it.


    (Sometimes a fail is as informative as a success. We can all learn from someone else's failures!)

    1. Yep. Happy to help you avoid the scrambled egg hair syndrome!

  2. I saw that one coming! The egg would definitely cook in the hot steamy water! Oh, that's priceless! Thanks for sharing. When I saw "Vinegar Fridays FAIL," I just knew I had to click! :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Linda! I'm still laughing about it!


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