Every woman dreams of having lustrous, thick hair. And there’s a straightforward way to get it – by using an egg hair mask.

An egg hair mask has many benefits and uses for the hair. We explain what they are, and how you can make an egg hair mask from the comfort of home.

The Benefits of an Egg Hair Mask

The egg is a superfood for the hair. The unique combination of vitamins and minerals enriches it and keeps it healthy.

1. Highly nutritious

First of all, egg yolks have rich stores of proteins, vitamins, and fatty acids, so applying it regularly to the hair benefits its health. Egg white has riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, and potassium. It’s high in Vitamin B complex, essential for healthy hair and the promotion of hair growth.

2. Resisting Hair Damage

Hair fall is due to vitamin deficiency. Egg yolk is full of vitamins. The iron in it helps prevent breakage and hair loss.

3. Promotes Hair Growth

Studies show that women who don’t consume enough protein experience hair loss. Egg yolk nourishes the hair’s roots. The vitamins in it and help your hair to grow. This strengthening benefit makes it attractive to use it. According to this study, eggs have a naturally occurring peptide the stimulates hair growth.

4. Egg Yolk Is a Moisturizer

Egg yolk prevents wrinkles and slow aging, as Fox News reveals, thanks in large part to its moisturizing effects. It is extremely beneficial for dry hair.

5. Egg Yolk is a Conditioner

Egg yolk serves well as a conditioner and softens the hair. It’s best to put 2/3 egg yolk into a bowl and mix it. If you find the smell pungent, add citrus juice to it before applying it to your hair.

6. Eliminates Dandruff

Egg yolk is a useful remedy for an itchy scalp and removes dandruff. It’s particularly useful when combined with neem oil. Both smooth the hair and give it shine.

How to Make an Egg Hair Mask at Home

Make an Egg Hair Mask at Home

1. Egg Mask for Oily Hair

First of all, this egg treatment will serve you well if you have oily hair. It cleanses the pores and removes excess oil that collects on the scalp, leaving your long tresses soft and flouncy.

Put together:

  • Yogurt to remove excess oil
  • An egg
  • Lemon juice to cleanse the scalp

Crack an egg into a bowl. Then, add a cup of veggies and another cup of plain yogurt. Pour in a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice as well. Finally, blend the ingredients into a smooth paste.



Use a hair dye brush to apply it on your scalp and hair. Leave it to rest for about 45 minutes, then rinse. If your hair is in constant need of moisturizing, repeat the treatment twice weekly.

2. Moisturizing Mask for Dry Hair

Try this mask if your hair needs a lift. All you need is an egg, some honey, and olive oil.

Honey is a natural humectant which draws moisture in the air into your hair, while the olive oil is rich in fatty acids. These protect the hair shafts and keep them healthy. Olive oil also gets rid of dandruff.

You will need:

  • An egg
  • A tablespoon of honey, which acts as a humectant
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil

Whisk the ingredients together. Crack the egg and pour the white and yolk into a bowl. Add the olive oil and honey, then mix the ingredients.

Apply the mask on your hair with a hair dye brush, and leave it for half an hours. Shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo.



3. Egg and Castor Oil Mask for Hair Growth

Many women use castor oil to grow thick and long locks. Add in eggs, and you get a mixture guaranteed to make you look like Rapunzel. Castor oil unplugs dominant hair follicles by removing hair and other product buildups on the scalp, which may be limiting hair growth. The fatty acids in both ingredients encourage the growth of healthy, new hair.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • A tablespoon of castor oil

Crack two eggs. Pour the yolk and white into a bowl. Then, add a tablespoon of castor oil into the eggs. Whisk the ingredients together thoroughly.

Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Cover the whole length of your hair. Let it work on your hair for about half an hour, and cover it with a shower cap to prevent it from dripping. Then, shampoo your hair as you usually do. Remember not to use a conditioner as the mask is enough to do the job. Use it to treat your hair once a week.

4. Restorative Egg Mask for Damaged Hair

Poor eating habits, use of chemical-based hair products, heat, and the environment take their toll on your hair. This mask will repair the damage done by these elements.

You will need:

  • A ripe banana to generate sebum production
  • Two tablespoons of raw honey to draw in moisture
  • Two tablespoons of milk to restore shine
  • 11/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • An egg

Mash the banana and add the egg to it. Then, pour in the milk. Add the honey, then oil, and mix everything well with an immersion blender.

Apply this mask on your hair and scalp. Cover it from the roots to the ends and leave it for an hour before rinsing it with water.

5. Anti-Dandruff Mask

Eggs, along with apple cider vinegar can help cleanse the scalp and restore its pH level. They will also leave your hair silky, smooth and more manageable. Additionally, the olive oil will nourish and hydrate dull hair, while its antifungal properties will counter dandruff.

Eggs and apple cider vinegar also leave the scalp silky and smooth. The olive oil egg mask nourishes dehydrated hair.

You will need:

  • A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to restore the scalp’s pH
  • A tablespoon of olive oil which has antifungal properties to fight dandruff
  • An egg

Crack an egg into a bowl, then add the other ingredients. Combine them in a blender.

Using a brush, apply this mask on the roots of your hair. Let it rest for between 45 minutes to two hours, then wash it out with a shampoo.

6. Deep-Conditioning Egg Hair Mask

Your hair deserves a little tender loving care, and this mask provides that. Mayonnaise is made up of oils and eggs that work as a conditioner to make your hair soft and shiny.

The mask also uses honey that further softens frizzy hair. The apple cider vinegar acts as a cleanser for the scalp. Mayonnaise contains eggs. Therefore, it gives hair its sheen. Honey also softens damaged hair, while apple cider vinegar cleanses the scalp.

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise for conditioning hair
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to cleanse the scalp
  • An egg

Mix these ingredients in a bowl and whip them up into a thick paste. Make sure that its consistency is thick and even. Apply it on the strands of your hair and leave it on for 45 minutes before rinsing.

In all, an egg hair mask is the best treatment for your hair if you’re on a budget. It nourishes and cleanses like other chemical remedies.

By Michelle L.


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