Eggs and Hair Care Benefits
Home remedies for various hair care problems are great alternatives to the things you buy in the mall or drugstores. Using drugstore shampoos, treatments, hair masks, and the likes, which are all made of different synthetic chemicals, may have detrimental effects on your body. These chemicals could induce allergies, falling hair, and other unwanted side effects. Natural remedies, on the other hand, are a lot more gentle and effective. Apart from them being easy to make with common household ingredients, they are also organic and all natural. This makes them healthier and more suitable for everyday use.
Eggs for Hair Care Treatments
Have you ever spent so much time and money just to maintain your hair? Do you want an affordable, effective, and organic solution to your hair woes? The solutions to your problems is eggs. One of the most popular natural hair care remedies is the use of eggs. Yes, you’ve read that right. The very same eggs that you eat with bacon and toast in the mornings are also good for hair treatment! Eggs, in fact, have been one of the oldest natural remedies used for the hair. Since the 1940s, people have added eggs in their shampoos and hair treatments. Until today, people still use them for hair treatment which says a lot about the power of eggs in hair care.
Hair Benefits of Eggs
Eggs have numerous advantages on our hair. Eggs are naturally full of proteins and fatty acids which promote hair growth. Hair is also made up of 70% keratin proteins, so the proteins in eggs repair the damaged parts of a hair strand, resulting to thicker and more vibrant hair. Proteins also strengthen the hair follicles to reduce hair breakage and split ends.
Eggs also contain vitamins A, B, D, and E which are all beneficial for hair care. Vitamin A helps improve the hair’s moisture by encouraging natural oil production. This also targets problems with dry scalp and dandruff which also proves that eggs are also an alternative of conditioners. Vitamin B helps with the hair’s oxygen supply. Vitamin D helps to make hair smoother and shinier. Vitamin E helps protect the hair from damage from the environment such as UV rays from the sun.
I’m pretty sure that all these advantages are enough reasons to try putting eggs in your natural hair masks. There’s no harm in trying, right? If you are interested, we can help guide you into making the perfect hair mask to target different hair problems.
Decide What Hair Problem You Want to Target
It is important to know that the different hair care benefits of eggs that can be found either in the yolk or the egg white. The yolk contains most of the vitamins and nutrients whereas the white contains most of the proteins. If you want to target dry scalp, dandruff, hair loss, and lackluster hair, it is best to use egg yolk in your mask. If you want to target damaged hair and hair fall, it is best to use the egg white.
You can also use the whole egg if you want to reap the benefits of both parts of the egg. However, you must know if your hair already has a lot of proteins. If it does, it is probably best to not use the egg white because more harm can be done than good.
Moisturizing Face Mask Recipe
Note: It is your choice if you want to use just the yolk, the white, or the whole egg.
Ingredients: 2 eggs (or more depending on hair length), 3 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp olive oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair, and leave for one hour. Rinse your hair with cold water.
Strengthening Face Mask Recipe
Ingredients: 2 eggs, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp honey
Heat up the coconut oil in a microwave if it has solidified. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Make sure it isn’t too hot when you add the eggs and honey onto the coconut oil. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair, and leave for an hour. Rinse your hair with cold water.