Eggs are packed with numerous nutrients that make it one of the most perfect foods in our diets. Eggs are well known for their very rich source of protein. In fact, the protein found in eggs is the highest quality protein you can ever find in any food. Here is a brief summary of nutrients in egg for healthy hair.
Protein. Nourishes the hair roots for Hair growth.
Fatty Acids. Give your hair a natural glossy shine.
Potassium. For healing dry damaged hair.
Vitamin A. Prevents hair breakage.
Vitamin D. Prevents hair loss and balding.
Vitamin B12. For hair growth.
Calcium. For long healthy hair, calcium promotes hair growth and is important for proper absorption of vitamin D.
Now before you make that disgusting ‘eww’ face, I have to say that an egg homemade hair mask will give you an amazing boost of calcium plus protein, giving you hair a soft feel as well as a lustrous shine.
Homemade Hair Mask Lovers!
How to make an egg homemade hair mask
- One egg
- 1 cup of milk (for shoulder length hair use 1/2 cup)
- A squeeze of lemon
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
1. With one or two eggs, depending on the length and volume of your hair, separate the egg whites and egg yolk. Beat the separated egg yolks in a clean barter.
2. Add 1 cup of milk and two table spoons of olive oil to the gooey egg mixture and mix well.
3. Add a squeeze of a lemon to the mixture for a refreshing feel of your scalp. Tip: Mix the mask by whisking with an egg beater.
4. Massage well into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. Cover with a disposable plastic shower cap as you do not want egg-y drops everywhere.
5. Using lukewarm or cold water, rinse very well and effectively, tackling all areas of your scalp to get rid of egg bits.
6. Use an organic fruit shampoo to make a final cleanse of your hair.
1. Make sure to wash your hair very very very well, especially if you have really long hair. Do not use hot water to wash your hair — this will cook the eggs in the mask, and you will have cooked egg bits stuck around your hair strands. Use cold water, and rinse out as many times as necessary.
2. After ridding your hair of the egg mixture, you can lather in an amazing strawberry shampoo (or any delicious smelling shampoo) to your hair, so that all the egg-y smells are gone.
3. Don’t over proportionate the lemon juice. It may give you a burning sensation on your scalp. Use the ratio 1:2 of lemon juice to egg yolk.
4. You might want to do an egg homemade hair mask at least once a month, if you hate the smell and feel of egg in your hair. I know, it is a bit icky but anyway, it really depends on your dedication to make your hair beautiful at any cost.
5. Use egg whites for oily greasy hair and egg yolk for dry brittle hair. Use whole egg for normal hair.