Everyone's hair can become dry and brittle over time. Using a weekly mask can restore the softness, strength, and shine back to your hair. Once of our favorites is a egg hair mask. Read below to find out why and how to make this homemade mask at home!
Eggs are packed with numerous nutrients, from vitamins D, B, and A to iron to protein. In fact, the protein found in eggs is of the highest quality you can find in any food. Here is a brief summary of nutrients found in eggs that benefit hair:
- Protein. Nourishes the hair roots, which encourages growth.
- Fatty Acids. Give your hair a natural glossy shine.
- Potassium. Heals dry, damaged hair.
- Vitamin A. Prevents hair breakage.
- Vitamin D. Prevents hair loss and balding.
- Vitamin B12. Promotes hair growth.
- Calcium. Promotes hair growth and is important for proper absorption of vitamin D.
How to Make a Homemade Egg Hair Mask
- 1 egg (for especially long or thick hair, use 2 eggs)
- 1 cup milk (for shoulder-length hair, use 1/4 or 1/2 cup)
- 1 squeeze of lemon
- 2 tsps to 2 tbsps of olive oil
You will also need a plastic shower cap.
- First, separate the egg white and yolk depending on your hair type. For oily hair, you will only use egg whites for this recipe; for dry hair, use only the egg yolk. For normal hair, use the whole egg. Place whichever part of the egg you are using in a clean bowl, and dispose of the rest.
- Beat the egg. Add the milk and olive oil to the gooey egg mixture, and mix well.
- Massage the mixture into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Make sure you stand in the shower or over a sink because this mask is really drippy. Cover your hair with a disposable plastic shower cap, as you do not want drops of egg mixture everywhere.
- Using lukewarm or cold water, thoroughly rinse the mixture out of your hair, making sure to tackle all areas of your scalp to get rid of egg bits.
- Use shampoo for a final cleanse.