Dealing with frizzy, dull and damaged hair? Here we have a simple, extremely effective solution for all your hair loss problems. The humble, protein powerhouse, readily available in your kitchens – EGG!! Eggs are easily one of the most widely available super foods on our planet. Our own ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar told in an advertisement “Sunday Ho yaa Monday Roz Khao Andey” (Eat an egg daily whether it is Sunday or Monday!! ).

Even the Government of India promotes the intake of Egg on a daily basis in its National Health Programmes because of its inexpensive, high-quality protein, vitamin and fatty acid content. The presence of all these nutrients in egg improve your overall hair health and gives nourishment, length and that extra volume boost to your hair. (1)

Benefits of Egg for Hair:

Egg packs in quite a punch of nutrients for damaged scalp and hair. Applying raw eggs to hair might sound slightly off, but the benefits totally justify the cumbersome process. This is the reason, most of the hair supplements contain some part of egg content in their products. Egg nourishes the scalp and helps in maintaining the natural oil on the scalp. It promotes hair growth. It also moisturises your hair, thus making it soft, shiny and healthy. Below mentioned are some of the benefits of Egg for hair.

  • The egg is very rich in protein. The benefit of the egg for hair growth predominantly lies in its high protein content. This protein strengthens the weak, damaged strands and keeps the keratin levels intact, thus making it strong and silky.
  • An egg a day keeps hair problems away!! Recent research also says that eggs might contain a specific compound which promotes hair growth. (2)
  • The amino acids in eggs can help smooth the follicle, nourish your scalp, and moisturise your tresses.
  • Fatty acids present in the egg helps fighting dandruff, itchiness and flakiness on the scalp. Lecithin present in egg yolks can help in moisturising hair, hence recommended for dry and damaged hair.
  • Egg yolk contains sulfur, which stimulates the scalp and increases hair growth. They also contain lutein, which improves elasticity and tensile strength of the hair.
  • Egg white has enzymes which maintain and neutralises excessive oil on the scalp, thus preventing scalp infections.
  • Egg white is a very good sebum balancing tool. It maintains hygiene and detoxifies the hair of all sorts of bacteria and infections.
  • Egg whites have higher protein content along with the traces of riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, sodium and potassium. These nutrients help in promoting hair growth.
  • Eggs are very rich in iron, which boost hair health and reduce hair loss.
  • The egg yolks contain hefty doses of B-Complex vitamins and folic acid, which can infuse the roots of the hair with vitamins, helping it to sprout out stronger. It helps in maintaining hair texture and sheen.
  • The cholesterol present in eggs also plays a role in easier absorption of nutrients by the scalp.
  • The antioxidants in egg cleanse the scalp and open up clogged pores. Hair damage by free radicals is minimised and repaired.

Which Part of The Egg is Important for Your Hair?

Read on to find out what each part of the egg contains, how to use them separately and the benefits of each!!

Whole Eggs:

They are the complete package for hair care. They contain over twenty vital nutrients which are essential for hair growth. Whole eggs are rich in iron and copper. They are also a rich source of B vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, biotin and pantothenic acid. For normal hair, use the whole egg to obtain maximum benefits.

Egg Yolks:

This part of the egg is more nutritious than the egg white, hence more potent in reviving dull and damaged hair. It contains vitamins A, D, E, K and folic acid. It also contains lecithin, which reduces hair loss by revitalising hair follicles. Half of the egg protein is in the yolk and the other half in the white. For dry and damaged hair, use yolks to replenish the nutrients and reduce hair loss.

Egg White:

The egg white contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and selenium. The enzymes in the white cleanse the scalp and prevent any infections. It replenishes protein in the hair shaft. Use egg whites if you have oily hair and scalp infections to obtain the desired effect.

How to Use Egg With Natural Ingredients for Hair?

There are many ways to prepare an egg mask for hair, but here we will discuss only the essential and easy ways that we can do ourselves.

1. Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask:

The egg yolk and olive oil mask are ideal for treating dry, damaged, brittle hair. This mask gives your hair the perfect boost of nourishment with the antioxidants from olive oil and nutrients from an egg and your scalp will be no longer dry.

Ingredients:

  • Two egg yolks.
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil.

Preparation Time:

  • 10 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Break the eggs and separate the egg white from the yolks.
  • Add two tablespoons of olive oil to the separated egg yolks and whisk them properly.
  • Cover all your hair with the mixture and leave it for about 30 minutes.
  • Wash it with cold water and a mild cleanser.

How Often Should I do this:

  • Apply this mask at least twice a week for a visible bounce in your hair.

Caution: Do not use hot water for cleaning your hair because the hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.

2. Eggs and Mayonnaise Hair Mask:

This mask is beneficial for those having frizzy hair. Your hair will become highly moisturised and smooth after using this mask.

Ingredients:

  • Two eggs.
  • One tablespoon of unflavored mayonnaise.

Preparation Time:

  • 5-10 minutes

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Gently break the eggs into a bowl and add one tablespoon of mayonnaise, whip the ingredients well.
  • Apply the mixture generously from the roots to tips and let this sit for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it with cold water using a mild shampoo.

How Often Should I do This?

  • You can apply this remedy once or twice a week.
  • Caution: It is an alternative remedy with no actual scientific backup, but works according to some people.

3. Egg White and Aloe Vera Mask:

Egg white, when mixed with aloe vera, works wonders for hair. It helps hair is looking extra shiny and helps in boosting the rate at which the hair grows. Aloe vera strengthens the hair roots along with egg and moisturises the scalp.

Ingredients:

  • Two egg whites.
  • Two tablespoons of aloe gel.

Preparation Time:

  • 10 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Break two eggs into a bowl and gently separate the yolk from the white.
  • Mix the egg white with two tablespoons of aloe gel.
  • Carefully apply it onto the dry hair and leave it for 30-60 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with cold water using a mild shampoo.

How Often Should I do this:

  • You can apply this remedy once or twice a week. It can take 3 to 4 months to produce any visible results.

4. Onion Juice and Egg Hair Mask:

Egg contains fatty acids which add shine and lustre to your hair. Plus, the proteins in eggs thicken the hair shaft, and its vitamin A, D and B12 promote healthy hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of onion juice.
  • One egg.

Preparation Time:

  • 20 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Place the egg, onion juice in a bowl and whip them together until well combined.
  • Apply this mixture into your scalp and hair. Cover your hair and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. Then, rinse it off and wash your hair with a herbal shampoo and let it dry naturally.

How Often Should I do this:

  • Do this mask once a week for good results.

Dry Hair Tip: If your hair is dry and brittle use only egg yolk.

5. Yoghurt and Egg Hair Mask:

This is especially beneficial for those with dry, brittle hair. The Yoghurt, along with the egg, works as a conditioning agent for the hair.

Ingredients:

  • One egg.
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Break one full egg and add ½ cup of yoghurt to the egg.
  • Mix it well and apply it to hair from the scalp and leave it for 45 minutes.
  • Clean your hair with warm water.

How Often Should I do this:

  • Apply this mask twice a week for good results.

6. Egg with Banana Hair Mask:

Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamins which strengthen the hair and improve hair volume. Egg moisturises the hair and reduces hair loss; together, they help nourish the scalp and promote hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • One whole egg.
  • One banana.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Combine both the ingredients and then mix well to obtain a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto your scalp. Massage gently for 3 to 4 minutes and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then wash as usual with a mild shampoo.

How Often Should I do This:

  • Do this procedure once a week to obtain good results.

7. Egg and Methi ( fenugreek seeds) Hair Mask:

Methi is a rich source of nicotinic acid and egg is rich in lecithin. The combination of both boosts hair growth nourishes hair follicles and reduces hair fall.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of fenugreek seeds.
  • One egg yolk.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Soak the methi seeds overnight. Blend it into a smooth paste.
  • Then add one egg yolk to 3 tablespoons of this paste and mix well until they are well combined.
  • Apply this mixture into your scalp. Leave it on for about an hour. Then wash as usual with a mild shampoo.

How Often Should I do This?

  • Do this procedure twice a week to obtain good results.

8. Lemon and Egg for Hair:

Lemon fights dandruff, balances the pH of the scalp, helps in the production of collagen and promotes hair growth. Egg moisturises the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles to reduce hair loss.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons lemon juice.
  • One egg yolk.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Combine the egg yolk with the lemon juice to get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply it on your scalp, leave it for half an hour and wash with a mild shampoo.

How Often Can I Use:

  • 1-2 times a week.

Caution: A patch test is recommended for people having sensitive scalps.

9. Honey and Egg Hair Mask:

Honey and egg together nourish hair follicles and boost hair growth. Both have antibacterial and moisturising properties which cleanse the scalp and increase the elasticity of hair strands.

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of honey.
  • One egg.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Combine both ingredients to get a homogenous mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto the scalp and massage in circular motions.
  • Leave it on for an hour. Wash with a mild shampoo.

How Often Should I do This:

  • Use this hair mask twice a week for best results.

10. Egg and Castor Oil for Hair Loss:

Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, increases blood circulation to the scalp and prevents hair loss. Egg in conjunction with castor oil fights scalp infections, revitalises hair follicles and promotes hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon castor oil.
  • One egg.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Mix whole egg with 1 tbsp of castor oil and whisk them together correctly.
  • Apply this mixture on the scalp and leave it on for half an hour.
  • Shampoo with a mild cleanser.

11. Egg and Indian gooseberry (amla):

Amla is rich in antioxidants, which prevent hair damage and improves circulation to the scalp. It nourishes the hair follicles and promotes hair growth along with the egg.

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon amla powder.
  • One whole egg.

Preparation Time:

  • 5 minutes.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Combine both the ingredients into a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto your scalp and leave for an hour.
  • Wash with a mild cleanser and cold water.

How Often Should I do This:

  • This pack can be used once a week. Results can be seen in 1-2 months.

12. Avocado and Egg Hair Mask:

Avocados are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Together, avocado and egg act like a booster pack to nourish hair, curb hair fall and prevent hair damage.

Ingredients:

  • One whole egg.
  • ½ avocado.

How to Prepare and Use:

  • Mash the avocado into a smooth paste, add the egg and combine both into a smooth paste.
  • Apply this mixture onto your scalp, leave it for about half an hour and wash with a mild shampoo.

How Often Can I Use:

  • This mask can be applied once a week, more frequently in winters though.

Alternative Way of Using Egg for Hair:

Some people may not like the smell associated with egg as sometimes it lingers on even after using shampoo. Some people may not use egg in hair masks due to the cumbersome process and time involved. In such cases, adding the egg to your shampoo may be an easy way to incorporate the egg into your hair care routine. This way also reduces the lingering smell associated with egg.

Egg Shampoo:

All you have to do is whip the egg till it becomes foamy and blends it in with your desired choice of shampoo. Egg aids the cleansing properties of shampoo and removes oil and dirt effectively, all naturally.

Caution:

Do not mix egg into the entire bottle of shampoo as this can cause the shampoo formulation to rot!!

Egg Wash:

Eggs can also be used as an egg wash before shampooing your hair. Take two egg whites and apply to damp hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse your hair out. This treats the hair with moisture and replenishes essential protein content in the hair.

Egg Oil:

Egg oil has been used widely to treat several conditions of the hair like hair fall, dandruff etc. It is extracted from the egg yolk and is a rich source of iron, Vitamin D and omega fatty acids which revitalise the hair follicles and promote hair growth.

Egg Conditioner:

The egg is an excellent conditioner and prevents hair loss by strengthening hair. Combine three eggs with one tablespoon vinegar and one teaspoon honey, apply this mixture on damp hair after shampooing. Wash with cold water and flaunt your extra shiny, voluminous hair.

Common Side Effects and How to Avoid Them:

  • Some individuals are known to be allergic to certain components of the egg. A patch test is recommended before using it. If allergy occurs, discontinue immediately.
  • The nauseating smell of raw eggs makes some people uncomfortable with using it. Mix the raw egg with aromatic oil for the pungent smell to subside.

Eggs are Nature’s own Protein Powerhouses. If you are looking for budget-friendly remedies which do not burn a hole in your pocket but at the same time give you a parlour like treatment, the egg is for you. This superfood recharges and revitalises the entire hair, right from the follicle to the shaft and works wonders for hair loss. So why wait? Go ahead and try out our natural egg home remedies and flaunt a super bouncy mane!!

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