They might be smelly, but eggs have acquired quite a good reputation when it comes to the beauty space. Be it your skin or hair, eggs can work wonders for both.
They’re a rich source of proteins, fatty acids and vitamins, all of which are essential for your hair. The antioxidants in the egg work wonders when it comes to repairing hair damage and the fatty acids provide nourishment to the hair follicles. Even the cholesterol present in the egg helps in easier absorption of nutrients by the scalp! And you know what? You can double all of these benefits by combining egg with another potent ingredient to mend any hair problem! Here is how you can use eggs in your hair care routine no matter what hair issue you’re facing…
To fight dry hair
Combine the yolk of 1 egg with 3 tablespoons of olive oil (you can even choose any other essential oil of your choice—like castor or coconut) and apply the mixture to your scalp. The vitamins in the egg and the antioxidants in the olive oil nourish the scalp, give hair a boost of moisturisation and help fight dryness.
To fight dandruff
To 1 egg yolk, add 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix it and apply the mixture on your scalp, cover it with a shower cap for half an hour and then, shampoo.
Lemon comes with the goodness of Vitamin B, C and antioxidants that cleanse the scalp and open up clogged pores. Egg, with its fatty acids, moisturises the scalp to rid it of any flakiness and infections.
To fight weak hair
Soak 3/4th cup of fenugreek (methi) seeds in water overnight and in the morning put them through a blender. To 3 tablespoons of this paste, add an egg yolk and apply the mixture to your scalp. Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
Methi is rich in nicotinic acid that helps hair grow faster, the lecithin in it revitalizes hair follicles. Together with egg, they’re the perfect remedy to get stronger hair naturally.
To fight hair loss
Since hair loss is often caused by bacterial or scalp infections and weak follicles, a mixture of egg and honey can help. Mix an egg with 1 tablespoon of honey and whisk this thoroughly. Apply it all over your scalp and hair (including the lengths), leave it on for twenty minutes and then rinse.
While anti-bacterial and anti-septic nature of honey fend off any infections, it’s naturally moisturizing nature (honey is an emollient) helps to thoroughly nourish the scalp as well as the strands and increases their elasticity.
To fight slow hair growth
If you’ve been trying to get your hair to grow faster, this egg mask should help.
Combine one egg (whole) with one tablespoon of castor oil, whisk and apply on your hair. Put a shower cap on and leave this in your hair for about twenty minutes. Post this, shampoo. Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid which promotes blood circulation and encourages hair growth.