There are many different natural products that can benefit your hair, leaving it silky and soft, strong and healthy. Many shop-bought products are full of chemicals that strip your hair of its natural oils and leave it feeling over-processed, dull and lifeless. Egg masks are one of the best ways to revitalise your hair, protecting it and leaving it full of body and shine.
Which Products Damage Your Hair
From UV rays to chlorine in swimming pools, salt in the sea to harsh winds, there are many things that can damage your hair. In addition to this, our hair is under constant daily attack from man-made products, such as harsh shampoos, chemical treatments, hair dyes, hair sprays, along with heated stylish aids such as hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons.
These products all damage the hair by roughing up the texture, leaving it feeling brittle, damaging the delicate layers and causing hair to break and flake. This all leads to split ends and can in extreme cases cause your hair to fall out. There is even some thought that harsh treatments and chemicals can contribute to prematurely fading your hair.
How Egg can Help Your Hair
Egg has some amazing properties that can benefit the whole body, including your hair. When eaten, eggs provide the body with a large dose of protein and healthy fats, along with many essential vitamins such as A, D, E, B5 and B12, and minerals including selenium and folic acid. Ingesting eggs is certainly a good idea as the amount of nutrients is high, while the egg itself is a small, low calorie food.
Although there used to be some concern over the amount of cholesterol contained within an egg, these days, most health professionals believe the benefits of eating eggs far outweigh any disadvantages. In any case, it has been discovered that when cholesterol is eaten it does not necessarily contribute to the overall cholesterol stored in the body. If the body gets plenty of cholesterol from food, it produces less within the body, while people on a low cholesterol diet produce more cholesterol internally.
Egg For Your Hair
There is no denying the benefits to consuming eggs, but egg is also an excellent way to promote hair health. Egg masks have been used for centuries by women for giving thin hair more body and dull hair more shine. Eggs nourish the hair follicles and the scalp, protecting the skin and giving a healthy head from which hair can grow. New hairs are made stronger and less likely to break while existing hair is protected from damage and thickened, while a soft sheen develops in response to the nourishment in the egg.
Egg mask recipe
Both the egg yolk and the egg white are excellent for hair health. It is so easy to make an egg mask for your hair. Simply beat the egg together until the yolk and white mix then rib it gently into the hair and scalp. Leave the egg mixture on your hair for at least 20 minutes to allow the egg to penetrate into the hair shaft and skin. This ensures the nutrients are fully absorbed before washing out. When you wash your hair, gently cleanse the egg away using lukewarm water and then wash as normal. It is always best to wash hair in lukewarm water, not hot water, as this protect the delicate hair follicles and the layers in each hair shaft.
Dry hair and oily hair
Although the yolk and the white are best mixed together for normal or regular hair, for those with dry hair, the yolk is more beneficial for promoting moisture in the hair shaft. For those with oily hair, the white is better. These treatments can be given every 2 or 3 weeks. For dry hair, it is a great idea to mix the egg yolk with a drop of olive oil and even a teaspoon of mayonnaise for a really rich, nourishing mask.
For brittle hair that is weak and over-processed, natural treatments such as egg masks are an excellent way to restore your hair’s health. Adding a tablespoon of honey to the egg mask along with a drop of olive oil will help recovery even more. You can also add another natural oil with strong moisturising properties, such as avocado oil or coconut oil, to help strengthen hair and return it to heath.