Did eggs come first or chicken? We don’t know yet. However, we do know all the benefits of eggs for hair. We’ve all enjoyed different delicacies and staple dishes involving eggs ever since we can remember. Now, it’s time we pass on the benefits to our tresses to elevate our hair game. Grab a pen and paper because we’re listing down all the nutrients in eggs and how they can help you get Rapunzel-like hair.
Nutritional value in eggs beneficial for hair:
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A regulates sebum aka oil production and keeps your scalp nourished. This oil then travels down the lengths of your hair, adding lustre and improving hair texture. So eggs not only prevent your scalp from turning dry and flaky, but also add an enviable shine to your mane.
2. Vitamin E
Another brilliant vitamin present in eggs is vitamin E. This supplement is deeply moisturising for hair and skin, both. It provides all the moisturisation that your hair lacks to make them stronger and longer. This also combats issues invited due to dryness such as dandruff, flakiness, itchiness or any potential infections.
Eggs also contain a good amount of iron. Iron helps balance oxygen and blood flow to ensure healthy cell activity in your scalp. When the cells are working well and your scalp has a healthy amount of blood cells passing through, your hair will thrive. These cells keep your roots nourished and prevent hair fall. It also helps trigger hair growth on broken strands to make them look fresh.
And finally, one of the most important elements in eggs that promote hair growth like no other - Biotin, also known as vitamin B7. Studies have linked the deficiency of biotin is directly linked to hair loss. Hair is made up of a component called keratin, and biotin helps to improve your body’s keratin infrastructure. It stimulates the growth of keratin and that can increase follicle growth rate. An average adult needs about 30g of biotin daily and a whole cooked egg provides 33% of that, ie. 10g!
Ways to use eggs for hair growth
Eggs can be cooked in a variety of ways. Make an omelette, scramble it up, boil it, french toast it – the possibilities are endless. You can include it in your breakfast every day. With the versatility and ideas, you can make something sweet, savoury or spicy. Go nuts and have at least two eggs every morning.
And for the ones who are on a diet, boiled eggs will be your ideal breakfast. You can add condiments or spices of your choice and enjoy the delish breakfast guilt-free.
2. Hair mask
Sounds smelly, but works like a dream. Try using egg directly in your hair once a week, as a hair mask. You can either use just raw egg in your hair or make a DIY hair mask with a whole egg as the base ingredient. Blend it in a juicer to make it thin and runny so the application is easier.
If the odour is too much to handle, you can mix a few spoons of coconut oil to it to camouflage the smell. You can also mix it with an overly ripe banana for unimaginable shine. Banana and egg hair mask concoction was made in heaven and you ought to try it!
BEWARE: No matter how cold it is, do not, we repeat – do not wash the egg hair mask with hot water. Not even lukewarm waterworks. If you end up using hot water before all the egg is out, you will end up with cooked chunks of egg in your hair. Wash it with only cold water and use a mild shampoo for the same.