6 Best Egg Masks For Hair To Apply And Use

How To Apply Egg Masks On Hair?

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In this article, we will discuss reasons you should use egg for hair, methods to apply egg on your hair and 6 egg hair masks that can be made at home for application on your hair.

Why Use Egg for Hair

Our hair mostly consists of amino acids and proteins and egg is the one of the most natural and easiest source of both these components, apart from other essential fats and vitamins that helps in nourishing the hair and keeping it healthy. The fatty acids present in eggs help in restoring the natural oil balance of the scalp and hair. That's why it is important to use egg for hair. 

How to Apply Egg on Hair?

Just crack the egg, extract the egg white and the yolk, mix it and apply on your hair with the help of brush. But if you want eggs to be more productive for your hair, you can mix them with other ingredients such as honey, coconut oil, olive oil or even with vitamin e to make it highly effective home remedy for hair care. 

Below we have mentioned 6 such egg hair masks that can be easily made at home and you can apply on your hair for growth, nourishment and hair loss prevention. 

6 Homemade Egg Hair Masks 

These are the most effective egg hair masks to use on your hair for growth, nourishment and hair loss prevention. We shall begin with Olive Oil and Egg hair mask recipe and then move on to other egg hair masks. 

1. Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask for Hair Growth

Ingredients:

2 whole eggs

Tbsp virgin olive oil

Preparation:

Break the egg and empty it into a mixing bowl.

Add in the olive oil and blend the two to get a consistent paste. Apply it on your scalp and hair and allow it to remain for half an hour. Wash off with cold water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How it works:

Olive oil also contains essential fatty acids which help in smoothening and strengthening the strands. You can apply this egg and olive oil hair mask once a week.

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2. Egg and Honey Hair Mask for Healthy, Shiner Hair

Ingredients:

1 whole egg

1 tbsp yogurt

½ tbsp honey

Preparation:

To prepare this honey and egg hair mask, break the egg and blend together all the three ingredients to get a thick and consistent mask. Apply it on your scalp and hair and leave for 20-30 minutes. Wash off a mild shampoo using cold or normal water.

How it works:

Applying eggs on hair is considered to be one of the most effective ways of getting beautiful, healthy and shinier hair. Honey helps in retaining the natural moisture of the hair. Moreover, it strengthens the hair follicles and keeps the hair healthy and lustrous. This egg hair mask is idle for your regular hair care and can be applied once or twice a month, whenever you want.

3. Vitamin E Oil and Egg Yolk Hair Mask for Dry Hair and Hair Loss

Ingredients:

2 egg yolks

2 vitamin E capsules

Preparation:

Beat the egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Burst the vitamin E capsules and mix it with the yolks to form a smooth egg mask.

How it works:

The yolk of an egg is high on protein, fatty acids as well as essential vitamins that are necessary for hair. They penetrate into the hair follicles and nourish them so that they remain soft, healthy and frizz-free. The fatty acids helps in reducing dryness, while the vitamins contained in egg yolk promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. Vitamin E helps in repairing dry and damaged hair follicles. It also reduces corrosion of the tissues which helps in promoting hair growth and makes them healthy, frizzy-free and naturally hydrated. You can apply this egg yolk hair mask once a week if you have dry and damaged hair and then twice a month after sometime.

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4. Egg White for Hair Growth for Oily Hair

If you have very oily hair, this egg mask for hair growth is perfect for you.

Ingredients:

2 egg whites

1/2 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp honey

Preparation:

Whip the egg whites properly. Add in the oils and blend the three together. Finally, add in the honey and mix well. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair evenly with your finger tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow it to dry for about few minutes. Wash off with water. You may shampoo your hair the next day, if there is no odor.

How it works:

It is quite common to use egg white for hair growth. Being one of the best sources of protein as well as essential minerals, folic acid and vitamin B, egg white helps in nourishing the hair, promotes hair growth and reduces hair fall. This egg mask for hair growth can be applied once or twice a month as the results lasts for longer.

5. Almond Oil, Egg and Honey Hair Mask for Dull and Frizzy Hair

Ingredients:

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp almond oil

1 tbsp honey

Preparation:

Blend together the egg yolks, the almond oil and the honey in a mixing bowl to prepare a consistent paste. Apply this egg and honey hair mask on your scalp and through the entire length of your hair with your fingers. Allow it to dry for about half an hour. Rinse off with cold water. You may use a mild sulfate free shampoo while washing it off. However, for best results, skip the shampoo and apply it the next day. This will help the egg hair mask to penetrate further into the hair follicles.

How it works:

If you are battling with frizzy hair, this is yet another amazing egg hair mask you can try at home. Almond oil is enriched with vitamin E which nourishes the hair and works as a natural emollient for hair.

6. Egg and Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Hair Nourishment

Ingredients:

2 whole eggs

2 tbsp coconut oil

Preparation:

To prepare this egg hair mask, break the eggs and empty it into a bowl. Add in the coconut oil and blend them well. Apply on your scalp and hair with your finger tips and leave for half an hour. Wash off with cold water and a mild shampoo. You can apply this egg and coconut oil hair mask twice a month.

How it works:

When it comes to hair care, coconut oil is the age old and the most trusted natural ingredient. It rejuvenates and nourishes the hair and its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties keeps the scalp dandruff and infections-free. You can apply this coconut oil enriched egg hair mask twice a month.

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  • vpaulose  12-10-2017
    Eggs are healthy to hair both externally and internally. Thank you Alakananda.
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    • alakananda  12-10-2017
      Thank you. I totally agree with you that both applying eggs in the hair and adding it in our daily diet helps in maintaining good hair health. Being highly enriched with proteins and other vital nutrients, it is one of the best natural ingredient and a super-food.
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  • sarosh  12-10-2017
    Nice article and also very useful
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    • alakananda  12-10-2017
      Thank you. I'm glad you went through it.
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