Is Egg Good for Your Hair?

Yes, egg is good for your hair because eggs contain vitamins A and E, Biotin, Iron and Folates which have direct benefits to hair health (source, source).  And some eggs are going to be better for your hair than others.

If the chicken has been fed a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids like flax seeds and chia, the extra proteins can carry through the eggs potentially adding more nutrients for your hair, follicles and scalp to benefit from.  

Pasture raised and free range chickens in fields with these same diets will also have an advantage over chickens whose diets contain less.  And according to the Cleveland Clinic, these proteins also have benefits to improve the health of your hair. And that leaves the question, how do you transfer the benefits of an egg to your hair?

There are multiple ways to get egg nutrients into your hair.  The first one is to add eggs to your diet.  Try having fried eggs in the morning or a hard boiled one for a power snack during the day.  If you’re a vegetarian, then this could be troublesome.  Instead make a hair mask.

Years ago people used to crack an egg and apply the yolk directly to their hair to help fix the damage from coloring, heat tools and the sun.  But you don’t have to do this, in fact you can make a mask with multiple ingredients that is customized to your hair type and needs.

How to Make an Easy Egg Hair Mask :

  1. Beat one or two eggs (depending on hair length and thickness) with a fork until it is fully mixed and gets frothy (but not turning into peaks).
  2. Apply just like you would shampoo making sure to cover all strands and your scalp.
  3. Wrap your hair in a hair cap, shower cap, plastic wrap or foil to protect the area around you and keep the egg on your hair.
  4. After 20 to 30 minutes wash your hair with warm water and make sure to clean it with shampoo. 
  5. Check for raw egg in the tub, on your sink and make sure to disinfect the area.  You don’t want it to smell like rotten eggs or carry bacteria.

You can do this a few times a week if you find it working.  And you don’t have to stop there.  You can mix in other foods that are good for your hair.

Each of these ingredients contain proteins, vitamins and minerals that are said to help moisturize, add volume and work to repair and heal your hair.

  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Fish oils
  • Olive oil
  • Aloe vera
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond oil
  • Whole milk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Apple cider vinegar (according to Byrdie,,,we were surprised too!)
  • Curds (similar to milk)
  • Castor oil

The thought of putting an egg in your hair may sound gross, but for the people who have tried it, it can become the easy and affordable way to fix hair problems at home and not have to pay for expensive masks and conditioners.  

Yes, egg is good for your hair, and you can easily reap the benefits by adding egg to your diet or doing an egg hair mask a couple of times a week.

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