Want to grow out your hair longer? We all know eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients and can do wonders for hair and skin. The best part – they’re affordable and you can prepare your very own shampoo to incorporate it in your hair care regimen.
Let’s learn how to make homemade egg shampoo and more about its benefits. Shall we?
Understanding the Power of Eggs for Hair
We have all heard about the use of eggs for promoting hair growth, strengthening hair, nurturing dry and thinning hair and what not. It’s considered as one of the best hair foods and many swear by the results eggs offer for hair. So, what’s the reason behind it?
Nutrient rich eggs aren’t called superfood without a reason. Eggs are rich in biotin, vitamin A, and folate. All these nutrients are key to hair health. It’s also rich in proteins and often used in keratin treatments.
The nutrients combined with essential fatty acids and proteins make your hair healthy, moisturized and look shiny. What’s not to like about it?
Benefits of Homemade Egg Shampoo
If you’re wondering why egg shampoo is touted as the next best thing for hair, this will probably shed some light on the benefits egg shampoo offers for hair.
Egg shampoo is a very good hair cleanser. Wondering why? Rich in lecithin, which is an emulsifier, egg yolk emulsifies oil with water and is rinsed out. In other words, it cuts through dirt and grime and leaves your hair clean and shiny.
Egg shampoo is high in protein and ideal for fine, thinning or even oily hair. The protein in egg yolk, even egg as a whole, strengthens your hair shafts and adds volume and texture to your hair.
Rich in nutrients like Vitamins D, A, E, B12, Iodine, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid and Selenium, eggs are undoubtedly the best hair food. While five minutes of shampooing might not impart all the nutrients, it’s enough to strengthen and nourish hair to health.
Want soft, shiny and silky hair? Egg shampoo is your best friend if you want to flaunt stunning hair.
No harmful, damaging or harsh chemicals in the homemade egg shampoo you make at home. It’s also pocket-friendly and easy to make.
Adds shine and volume to your hair, without weighing it down or leaving it high and dry.
If you have thinning hair or aren’t up to mark with your desired volume, try egg shampoo and see how it works for you. Yes, it sounds icky but really works wonders for thinning, dry, lifeless, dull and damaged hair.
DIY Egg Shampoo Recipe for Hair Growth
Now that you’ve decided to give homemade egg shampoo a try to promote hair growth, curb hair thinning, moisturize dry hair, strengthen weak, brittle or damaged hair, and whatnot, let’s take a look at how to prepare egg shampoo.
Egg Yolk – 1
Liquid Castile Soap – 1 – 2 Tbsps
Water – as needed
Whisk the egg yolk well.
Add in the liquid castile soap along with water and whisk to combine.
Wet your hair with lukewarm water.
Apply the prepared shampoo on your hair and scalp – it’s easier to divide your hair and apply section by section using a hair brush.
Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for about 10 minutes.
Rinse off and repeat but don’t wait for more than a minute if you’re repeating the process.
Let your hair air dry and style as usual.
Finish off with a green tea rinse for added nourishment and benefits.
You can add essential oils to combat the egg smell.
Alternatively, you can wash off the second time with just liquid Castile soap and essential oils if the egg yolk smells seems to linger.
This shampoo is suitable for everyone, you can use it once a week.
Since we’re using raw egg this shampoo is best prepared and used immediately. If you have leftovers, refrigerate immediately and use within 2 days.
Water is added to make the shampoo consistency easy to apply – add enough water for the right consistency.
Customizing Your Egg Shampoo
For those with dry or damaged hair, add olive oil and lemon juice a spoon of each to the egg shampoo.
You can add a spoon of honey to combat dry hair or frizz.
You can juice from one lemon to cut through dirt and grime and for shiny hair. Those with oily hair can also find their sebum levels being regulated with the addition of lemon juice.
If you’re looking for a vegan option, you can add a spoon of aloe vera juice instead of honey for moisturizing and shine.
You can use olive oil for moisturizing. If you don’t have it, any carrier oil like coconut oil. jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or the like works.
You can add a spoon of Indian gooseberry juice or powder for curbing hair loss and promoting hair growth.
You can use hair fruit powder or shikakai powder instead of liquid castile soap for gentle cleansing of hair. You can add soap nut powder to your egg yolk shampoo if you want suds the natural way.
You can add a dash of baking soda to your egg yolk shampoo for a clarifying wash. DOn’t do this too frequently as it can leave your scalp and hair dry.
Adding essential oils, especially stronger ones like peppermint essential oil can help combat egg smell.
Precautions and Tips
- Always prepare a fresh batch with fresh ingredients – egg shampoo should never be stored.
- Every egg wash or egg shampoo for every single time you use should be prepared fresh and used immediately.
- Do not use the mixer for making your egg shampoo – use a whisk or the good old fork for whisking.
- You should wait for at least 10 minutes after applying egg shampoo and before washing it off.
- Don’t use any ingredients you’re allergic to.
- Always do a patch test to test for any sensitivities or allergic reactions.
How Many Times Can I Use this DIY Egg Shampoo for Hair Growth?
You can use it twice a week while starting off and move to once a week once your hair becomes healthy. Eggs are nutrition powerhouses and shouldn’t be overused.
If your hair is already healthy and you don’t have other issues,, stick to once a week.
Before you try other commercial shampoos for any hair issues, or if you’re looking to go DIY for your hair care, do try egg shampoo. More so if you’re combating thinning, weak or brittle hair, frizzy, lifeless hair, stunted hair growth, damaged hair, etc. As always, feel free to make your own tweaks and changes to the recipe and make it customized for your tastes and requirements.
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How do you make egg shampoo?
There are different ways to prepare egg shampoo to choose from. Most use egg yolks, though some recipes use full eggs. Feel free to modify the homemade egg shampoo recipe you’ve chosen to make it customized for your needs and requirements.
Can an egg be used as a shampoo?
Once you try it, you’ll never want to stop! This is a no-poo shampoo but need not be, really works and doesn’t rip your hair and scalp off their natural oils, or leave your hair and scalp high and dry. If you are combating dry hair, frizz, hair damage, reduced hair growth or hair thinning, egg yolk shampoo is just what you should use to wash your hair.
What can I mix with egg for hair?
It just doesn’t have to be egg yolk only for the egg yolk shampoo. You can add other ingredients depending on the recipe and choose what works for you best. You can add oil and lemon juice, essential oils, baking soda, lemon juice, olive oil, coconut oil, egg whites instead of just egg yolks, etc.
Can I wash my hair with egg every day?
While you can wash your hair up to three times a week, washing hair everyday can leave your hair and scalp dry in the longer run. Only when recommended specifically you can wash daily, but not with eggs. Eggs are best used once or a maximum of twice per week.
Will using egg shampoo cause allergies?
Unless you’re allergic to eggs, you shouldn’t have any problem using your homemade shampoo with egg yolks. You can do a patch test to check for allergies prior to use. The common allergic reactions for eggs include rashes, itching, irritation and swelling.
Can I use egg shampoo for dry hair?
Yes, it’s very good for dry, damaged or thinning hair. Egg shampoo also promotes hair growth, reduces frizz and curbs hair fall.