Egg Mask For the Hair – What is it And How Does it Work?

egg mask for hair

You may have heard that an egg mask is good for your hair, but how do you make one and why is it so good?

What is an Egg Mask?

Using an egg mask to get beautiful hair is one of the oldest tricks in the hair care world. It is also really cheap, as you can just use normal eggs from your fridge. Aside from just cracking an egg open over your hair, there are many different ways of making a mask.

How Does it Work?

Eggs are full of proteins and biotin, which is an ingredient in many hair supplements and makes the hair healthy and strong. Raw eggs make the hair moisturized and shiny. It also conditions the scalp and supports hair growth. That is because of all the protein, which is a main building block in hair.

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Making a hair mask out of eggs is both great for the hair and cheap.

How Do I Make an Egg Mask?

Here are some simple ways of making an egg mask at home.

Damaged hair will feel like new again with an egg, banana and honey mask. You make this by mixing an egg and a banana and then adding three tablespoons of milk. Then add as much honey and five tablespoons of olive oil. Mix, apply on scalp, and let sit for an hour. When you rinse it out, use cool water so the egg does not cook! Then wash as usual with shampoo. The olive oil and milk will add extra strength and shine, while the banana and honey increases the moisture provided by the egg.

A super simple trick for all hair types is the classic egg mask. This will increase moisture and make the hair shiny. The only difference is that you use an egg white if you have oily hair, and the whole egg for normal to dry hair. Mix it with a couple of drops of lemon juice and beat the mixture until fluffy. Apply it to your whole hair and head, cover with a shower cap and leave on for about 20 minutes. Then rinse as usual, but with cold water, and wash with shampoo.

For longer and stronger hair, try the egg and yogurt mask. Fatty Greek or Turkish yogurt is full of nutrients, protein and fat. Its probiotic properties are good for the scalp and can help calm a sensitive or infected scalp. Just mix an egg with one to two tablespoons of thick, natural yogurt. Whisk them together until creamy. Work the mixture into your scalp and the ends of the air so it is drenched in it. Leave in for half an hour and then wash it out.

Text by Emma von Zeipel

Homemade Conditioner – Some Recipes for Different Hair Types

Homemade conditioner

Did you know that you can make your own homemade conditioner? Using a conditioner is important to keep the hair free from tangles, which helps prevent split ends and breakage. And it is a good idea to use one with natural ingredients, free from chemical additives and parabens. Plus, you will save money from making it yourself out of ingredients you have in your cupboard. We have a few tips for how to make the best homemade conditioner.

For Dry Hair: Coconut Oil and Honey

To treat dry hair and prevent frizz, mix equal parts coconut oil, honey and lemon juice. Add two parts of curd and a splash of rosewater. Mix it properly, apply like you do with a regular conditioner after shampooing, leave on for ten minutes and then rinse out.

For Oily Hair: Apple Cider Vinegar

This one is basically free. Just blend a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. If your hair or scalp easily gets greasy, add a couple of drops of an essential oil like bergamot, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, or ylang ylang. Just pick the one that smells best to you.

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Making your own conditioner from things in your kitchen will save you money and be more gentle on your hair.

For Split Ends: Shea Butter

If you have dry hair and/or split ends, Natural Home Remedies For Life has a pretty heavy and highly moisturizing homemade conditioner that will make your hair feel full of volume. You slowly warm a cup of Shea butter until it is all liquid, then mix in five tablespoons of olive oil and let it sit for 30 minutes, but not until it is all set. Then whisk in half a teaspoon of vitamin E oil and about ten drops of your favorite fragrance oil, like peppermint, lavender, vanilla or any one you like. Whisk until the consistency is kind of like a mousse. When you apply it, focus on the ends of the hair rather than the scalp, as this is a very heavy conditioner made to repair split ends and make them silky.

For Curly Hair: Fruits and Oils

Natural Home Remedies also have a recipe for curly hair, which often gets dry and frizzy if you do not give it enough attention. This recipe will help define your locks and tame the frizz. Cut a ripe persimmon fruit into pieces and put them in a blender, then slowly add a twig of rosemary, eight tablespoons of honey, four tablespoons of almond oil and eight drops of fragrance oil. Apply it like a normal conditioner all over your hair and then rinse out with lukewarm water.

Homemade Conditioner For Everyone: Avocado

A classic ingredient for basically anything is the beloved avocado. Whichever hair type you have you can benefit from some creamy avocado mixed up with a little olive oil, honey and an essential oil. Leave it on for a little longer than you would a normal conditioner and then rinse out with lukewarm water.

Text: Emma von Zeipel