All-natural and organic homemade hair masks nourish the scalp and hair roots. Making a homemade hair mask is not only very cheap but also very easy—all you need are a few simple kitchen ingredients.
Eggs are power-packed with proteins, minerals, and B-complex vitamins that are essential hair nutrients. These nutrients, especially biotin and other B-complex vitamins, help curb hair loss by strengthening the roots of your hair. The nutrients also help stimulate new hair growth, adding volume and thickening your hair. The proteins help strengthen your hair while the fats help condition it, improving hair texture.
Egg yolks are rich in lutein, which helps hydrate your hair and improve its elasticity.The lutein in egg yolks also helps heal brittle hair, curbing breakage and split-ends while improving the texture of your hair.Since hair is 70% protein, the protein in eggs help rebuild the damaged keratin gaps in the structure of your hair. This helps heal damage.
Which Part Of The Egg Is Good For Your Hair?
When talking about which part of the egg is more beneficial for your hair, you need to take your hair type into account. Women with oily hair prefer using the whites while women with dry hair go for the yolks. Here’s why:
White – The white of an egg is the richest source of protein. It also contains minerals such as niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, all of which assist in hair growth. People with oily hair prefer to use just the whites as they help control oil production while nourishing your hair. The white does not condition your hair as much as its yellow counterpart.
Yolk – The yolk is also protein-rich (less than the white) and is an abundant source of B-complex vitamins and folic acid, which are often referred to as “hair food.” The fatty content of the yolk makes it an excellent conditioning ingredient, which is why it is often used by people with dry hair.
Whole – Both the white and the yolk are rich sources of protein; however, the white is more nutritious. Using the whole egg allows your hair to reap the combined benefits of the white and the yolk. This is ideal for women with normal or combination hair.
- 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.
- Make sure to wash your hair very, very, very well, especially if you have really long hair. Do not use hot water to wash your hair—this will cook the eggs in the mask, and you will have cooked egg bits stuck around your hair strands. Use cold water, and rinse out as many times as necessary.
- After ridding your hair of the egg mixture, you can lather an amazing strawberry shampoo (or any delicious-smelling shampoo) into your hair, so that all the egg-y smells are gone.
- Don’t over-squeeze the lemon juice. It may give you a burning sensation on your scalp. Use the ratio 1:2 of lemon juice to egg yolk.
- You might want to do an egg homemade hair mask at least once a month. I know, it is a bit icky, but if you are dedicated to making your hair beautiful, it is well worth it.
- 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 how you will (maybe as part of a tasty omelette).
- Beat the egg. For steps 2-4, I recommend mixing the mask by whisking with an egg beater.
- Add the milk and olive oil to the gooey egg mixture, and mix well.
- Add a squeeze of a lemon to the mixture—this will give your scalp a refreshing feel. 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. While waiting for the mask to penetrate for 15 minutes, you can be soaking in a bath/shaving.
- 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 an organic fruit shampoo for a final cleanse.