It’s no secret that healthy hair starts on the inside. The healthier your diet, the healthier you hair will be. Fruits and veggies are obvious choices for increasing your nutrient consumption but you might be surprised to learn that eggs can also give your hair a health boost.
Eggs contain hair-helping vitamin B-12, calcium, biotin and are packed with protein. Since hair is mainly comprised of protein, it’s easy to see why consuming protein is essential for healthy growth. No matter how you cook them, incorporating eggs into your balanced diet can help treat your hair from the inside out.
Truth be told, eggs can treat your hair from the outside in also. Rich in fat and protein, raw egg yolk is said to be a natural moisturizer. Yolks are also high in sulfur, which is known to relieve dandruff symptoms. Plus, thanks to their high protein content, yolks can strengthen hair and prevent breakage.
If your hair is on the oily side, you probably don’t need the benefits of egg yolk. Instead, your hair may benefit from the egg white. Egg white contains bacteria-eating enzymes said to remove excess oil.
If you have a couple of eggs in the fridge, you have everything you need for a quick and easy way to nourish your hair. Follow the DIY recipe below for an “eggcelent” hair mask and apply monthly as needed for shiny, healthy hair. You may never need to buy a pricey hair mask again.
Easy Egg Hair Mask
- Wash your hair as normal.
- Beat eggs according to your hair type using enough eggs to create about ½ cup of liquid.
- Normal hair- entire egg
- Oily hair- egg whites only
- Dry hair: egg yolks only
- Take ½ cup of your egg mixture and apply it to damp hair, coating the entire scalp and hair. (Make sure to toss what you don’t use, it won’t stay fresh.)
- Let sit for 20 minutes.
- Rinse out with cool water, which will prevent the egg from cooking and sticking to your strands.
- Shampoo as normal. (We suggest rinsing and repeating to ensure that all of the treatment and smell is washed out of your hair.)