DIY Egg Mask. Natural Treatment for Dry & Damaged Hair

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Styling products can leave a film which strip moisture out of hair making them dull and brittle. Everyone knows that hair is made of protein. The best way to trap moisture and add sheen to your hair is to have a protein treatment. Some natural products provide such effect. Egg mask can help get long lasting result without wasting money and time.

Eggs masks in hair treatment can really do magic. They provide a source of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the healthy hair growth. The egg yolk contains vitamins A, C and E, as well as various amino acids, mineral salts and cholesterol. A high percentage of protein restores structural shell bulbs, stimulates hair growth, smooths and gives a luster to hair.

Egg Benefits for Hair

Depending on certain purpose different egg parts are used in homemade hair masks.

  • The whole egg is natural treatment for dull and brittle hair, restores damaged hair.
  • Egg yolk is suitable for dry hair type.
  • Egg white treats oily scalp and problems associated with it.

Eggs contain amino acids which prevent dandruff appearance and scalp itching. Egg yolk is abundant of nutrients necessary for healthy hair growth. Lecithin helps restore damaged hair caused by frequent dye procedures. Also, egg yolk has vitamin B3 which is able to stimulate hair growth. Besides lecithin, egg has other nutrients beneficial for hair:

  • Vitamin A – treats small wounds on the skin. Possesses regenerative properties.
  • Vitamin D – makes hair stronger, eliminates hair loss.
  • Vitamin E – enhances the elasticity of the strands, activates collagen production on the cellular level.
  • Vitamins of B-complex – reduce dandruff, stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair follicles and prevent the appearance of split ends.
  • Iron – enhances blood circulation, provides hair follicles with oxygen.
  • Phosphorus – strengthens hair follicles.
  • Sodium – has drying and strengthening effects on hair roots.
  • Potassium – improves hair structure.

Tips to Make & Use Egg Mask for Hair

  • The best results are obtained by using domestic chicken eggs. If you cannot find such, then you buy eggs in any supermarket. Better choose small size because such eggs come from young hens and contain plenty of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Before preparing hair mask, put the eggs out of the fridge so they will be of room temperature.
  • If you use egg white as a component for mask, remember that it may dry out your hair. Logically, egg white is more suitable for oily hair type. Mixing with other components such as sea salt, mustard powder, cinnamon powder or cayenne pepper tincture, prefer to add egg yolk to hair blend. This trick will prevent dry hair and provide hair follicles with moisture and hydration.
  • To obtain homogeneous mix, use blender to stir the egg with other components. In such a way it will be easy to spread the mask over the scalp and hair.
  • Better apply the resulting mixture on dry and clean hair. If you do that on damp hair, the mask may flow on the face.
  • Wash off the mask with lukewarm water. Hot water will boil egg particles and they will stuck in your hair. It will be hard to remove them.
  • After washing off the egg mask, it is not recommended to use blow dryer or hair straigthener. This rule works only if you add egg white to hair mixture. Using styling devices mentioned above may turn you hair into dry hay. In this situation let your hair dry naturally.
  • If you used egg yolk in mask, after rinsing hair prefer to use blow dryer at low temperature. It won’t dry out your hair completely.
  • Egg mask nourishes hair length. So it is better to spread the blend on the scalp and hair completely. For better results, cover head with warm towel or put a shower cap on.
  • Combine applying the egg mask with gentle massage. Use fingertips to spread the mask evenly without rubbing. Make sure the mask isn’t too runny.
  • Duration of keeping the mask on the hair depends on which ingredients were added. If the mask contains stimulating components (mustard or cinnamon powder, sea salt, cayenne pepper, bay essential oil), then you can leave the mask on for 15-30 minutes. You may keep the mask longer (up to one hour) in case it doesn’t include stimulating ingredients.
  • Rinse hair with herbal infusion. Use nettle, rosemary or oak bark for dark hair, calendula and chamomile for blonde hair. Or you may substitute herbal tea with apple cider vinegar solution: 2 tablespoons of vinegar for 1 liter of clean filtered water.
  • If you are bothered with egg odor in your hair, you may add 3-5 drops of any essential oil to homemade hair mask.
  • If you dye hair regularly, egg mask will save your hair. Apply the mask twice a week within 2 months for better results.

Egg Treatment for Hair. Benefits & Recipes

If you wish to restore hair without procedures at beauty saloon, the easiest way is to prepare egg mask depending on particular hair type. Feel free to vary ingredients in order to solve certain hair problem or just to improve hair condition. Below you may find the most popular egg masks. Experiment with them to choose the most suitable one for your hair!

Egg & Burdock Oil Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • Burdock oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Stir the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Apply the blend on the scalp with massaging movements. Spread the remaining mixture over the hair.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Rinse hair with herbal infusion if necessary.

Masks with burdock oil are good to treat dry hair, dandruff or hair loss. Oil stimulates hair growth nourishing and hydrating the scalp. It activates cell metabolism in deeper skin layers – a necessary condition for healthier hair. Regular usage of burdock oil in hair masks guarantees more shine and volume in hair. They become more manageable.

Egg & Brandy Mask for Oily Hair

What You Need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • Castor oil – 1-2 tablespoons
  • Organic honey- 1 tablespoon
  • Brandy – 1 teaspoon
  • Yeast – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Whisk egg yolks. Add other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Apply the resulting blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  3. Cover head with a plastic bag.
  4. Leave the mask on for 1-2 hours.
  5. Wash off with a mild shampoo.

This mask recipe helps get rid of dandruff appearance. Also, it stimulates hair growth, nourishes and restores their structure, regulates sebum production.

You can find different hair masks with brandy in special post: DIY Hair Mask Recipes with Brandy for Hair Loss

Honey & Egg Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • Brandy – 1 teaspoon
  • Organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Aloe vera juice – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix all ingredients. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair.
  2. Wrap your head with a towel.
  3. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Rinse your hair with the herbal infusion if necessary.

The mask is ideal for dry, brittle and damaged hair. Also, it prevents dandruff, moisturizes the hair and scalp and stimulates hair growth.

Egg & Oil Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Macadamia oil – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Fresh lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix egg yolk, honey and olive oil together (you can substitute olive oil with burdock or castor). Add the juice of half a lemon.
  2. Apply this mask on damp hair, gently massage it into scalp.
  3. Leave the mask on for half an hour.
  4. Then wash off with an organic shampoo.

Egg Hair Treatment for Damaged Hair

What You Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • A cup of yogurt

How to Use:

  1. Mix 1 egg yolk and yogurt well.
  2. Evenly distribute the mask on your hair.
  3. After 15 minutes, wash your hair with shampoo.
  4. Rinse your hair with the herbal infusion if necessary.
  5. Repeat the procedure twice a week.

This mask recipe can give natural shine to your hair making it soft and lustrous.

Eggs & Herbs for Hair Treatment

What You Need:

  • Chamomile infusion – 2 tablespoons
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Castor oil – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. First, pour 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile preparing chamomile infusion. Let it sit for 3-4 hours, then drain. Let it cool down and mix with egg yolk and oil.
  2. Rub the resulting mass into the hair roots and scalp.
  3. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with any organic shampoo.
  5. Let your hair dry naturally.

Egg Mask for Hair Loss

What You Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • Organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Onion juice – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Grate a medium sized onion. Squeeze the juice using cheese cloths.
  2. Mix 1 egg yolk with a full tablespoon of honey and onion juice.
  3. Apply the resulting mask on the scalp with massaging movements.
  4. Wrap your head with towel and let the mask stay for 1-3 hours.
  5. Then wash off with warm water using your favorite shampoo.
  6. You can apply egg mask twice a week for better results.

The mask is suitable for all hair types. It effectively resolves the problem of excessive hair loss, but only if it is not caused by serious illness of the body.

Egg & Cocoa Powder Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Kefir – 100 ml
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Stir the ingredients well until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the mixture on the hair roots with massaging movements and spread over the hair.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with any organic shampoo.

Pamper yourself with cocoa hair masks. Read more on DIY Chocolate Mask. Delicious Cocoa Hair Treatment

Egg & Almond Oil Mask for Damaged Hair

What You Need:

  • Kefir – 10 ml
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Almond oil – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients well.
  2. Apply the resulting blend on the scalp and hair.
  3. Place a plastic bag on the head.
  4. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  5. Wash off with any mild shampoo.
  6. Rinse your hair with herbal infusion if necessary.

Egg & Mustard Mask for Hair Growth

What You Need:

  • Mustard powder – 2 tablespoons
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Clean water – 2 tablespoons

How to Use:

  1. Dissolve mustard powder in clean water.
  2. If the resulting paste is too thick, add more water. Mix it with egg yolk.
  3. Apply the homemade mask on the scalp.
  4. Avoid the hair length because mustard may dry out it.
  5. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash off with any organic shampoo and don’t let the blend get into your eyes.

This mask recipe has stimulating effect on hair follicles and crucial for hair growth. Before application it is recommended to conduct skin test to determine whether you have allergy or not. If you feel the blend is drying out the hair roots, add 1 tablespoon of any base oil to the mixture (macadamia, argan, almond, olive or burdock oil).

Egg & Sea Salt Stimulating Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Sea salt – 1 tablespoon
  • 2 egg yolks

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients and apply it on unwashed hair.
  2. Concentrate more on the hair roots.
  3. Cover head with a plastic bag and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with any organic shampoo.

This mask recipe acts as a mild scalp scrub. It removes dirt and impurities from the scalp keeping it fresh. Sea salt is natural treatment for dandruff and hair growth.

Egg & Cayenne Pepper Hair Mask Recipe

What You Need:

  • Organic honey – 2 tablespoons
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Cayenne pepper tincture – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Blend the ingredients well.
  2. Apply the mix on the scalp with massaging movements.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Rinse hair with a herbal infusion if necessary.
  6. Repeat the procedure once a week.

This recipe with cayenne pepper has heating effect which enhances blood circulation in the scalp. It improves hair growth as well.

Egg & Jojoba Oil For Normal Hair

What You Need:

  • Jojoba oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Glycerin – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients.
  2. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  3. Put a plastic bag and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat the procedure once a week.

Egg & Gelatin Mask for Thicker Hair

What You Need:

  • Gelatin powder – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Organic honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 2 teaspoons

How to Use:

  1. Stir the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Apply the blend on the scalp and spread it over hair.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30-40 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat the procedure 1-2 times a week.

Egg & Coffee Mask for Dark Hair

What You Need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • Brandy – 3 teaspoons
  • Coffee – 3 tablespoons

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients well.
  2. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  3. Let the mask sit for 40 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat the procedure 1-2 times a week.

Since coffee can add brown tint to hair this recipe is not recommended for girls with blonde hair.

Egg & Milk Mask for Split Ends

What You Need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • Milk – 3 tablespoons

How to Use:

  1. To prepare homemade mask use milk with the highest percentage of fat. Warm up it a little.
  2. Mix it with other ingredients.
  3. Apply the blend on the hair. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week.

This mask recipe is suitable for dry and damaged hair. Milk makes hair soft and smooth whereas egg yolk nourishes the scalp.

Egg & Cocoa Butter Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • A cup of kefir
  • Cocoa butter – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Melt cocoa butter in a bowl. Add other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Rub the blend into hair roots and spread it over the hair.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Let your hair dry naturally.

This recipe is not suitable for dyed hair as kefir tends to wash out color pigment.

Egg & Cinnamon Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Organic honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair.
  2. Put a shower cap on and let the mask sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  4. Rinse hair with the herbal infusion if necessary.

Egg & Ginger Mask for Thinning Hair

What You Need:

  • Organic honey – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Ginger powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix all ingredients. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  2. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  4. Let your hair dry naturally.

This recipe is not recommended for girls with dyed hair. Besides stimulating properties, ginger has lightening effect so it may fade the color pigment.

Egg & Rosemary Mask for Growing Hair

What You Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • Aloe vera juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Rosemary essential oil – 3-4 drops

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients well.
  2. Apply the resulting blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Rinse your hair with the herbal infusion.
  6. Repeat the procedure twice a week.

Rosemary essential oil is beneficial for hair health. For its stimulating properties it is widely used in homemade masks. Rosemary contributes much to faster hair growth and healthy scalp.

Egg Hair Treatment Reviews

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsDiane Saule
I like using egg yolks on hair for a natural protein treatment. I tried a mask using 2 yolks, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and 1/2 cup of clean water. I poured it onto my long hair and let it set for 15 minutes before showering. I shampooed my hair twice, using a lot of shampoo, and it was still kind of a tangled mess. After rinsing my hair with herbal infusion because I wanted to be sure I had rinsed the mask out completely I discovered my hair was shiny and smooth like never before. Combing through, my hair felt soft, I was afraid to find egg pieces in hair but it didn’t happen. But I’m pretty sure my hair still smells like egg. But it is worth trying!

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsAnnabeth Funny
I recently have been on a quest to correct some major styling damage done to my hair from obsessive heat styling and teasing. I was determined to repair my hair because it really looked awful. I like egg hair mask and usually mix it with jojoba oil. I apply the resulting mask on the scalp and spread it over damp hair. Well, I pretty much achieved what I meant to – my hair feels thicker and hydrated. The result is awesome! Advice for girls – make sure you really rinse your hair! I didn’t and a smelly egg odor has been wafting around me all day and it is not exactly pleasant. After egg mask rinse hair with cool water. Even warm water will make that egg harden.

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsCybill Eliana
I used egg hair mask and I think it is a great moisturizer for dry hair. My routine for this is on weekends like Sunday or any day off where I just stay home the whole day. Usually, I apply the egg mask on damp hair and leave it for several hours. Then wash off with shampoo and herbal infusion. I cannot stop touching my hair after drying it. My hair feels so smooth and soft like I used commercial conditioner! I definitely recommend this natural treatment to all my friends!

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsMorgan Loane
I’m 29, and I’ve suffered extreme thinning, the most itchy and layered dandruff and horrible hair loss. I have thick, wavy hair. Since I apply egg mask regularly I haven’t had dry scalp or dandruff. But hair loss was still with me. Out of desperation on my part, a doctor’s visit revealed that I have an iron deficiency – which causes hair loss. So supplements came right after the egg treatment. I’ve tried egg yolks, olive oil and lemon juice. And I’ve been seeing such an amazing change in my hair. I intend to keep doing this once a week until I am satisfied with the result, then I will lessen the treatment.

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsKitty88
I tried the egg yolk, olive oil, honey and yoghurt mix for my dry hair. I applied and kept the blend for an hour and a half, then washed it with my shampoo and used a conditioner. It is the usual procedure that i follow for a normal hair wash. The only difference I can feel is that they have become softer and shinier. But the frizzy hair still remains which is kind of the biggest problem for me.

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsAnonymous
I like to prepare the following hair mask: 1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon of brandy + 1 tablespoon of honey + cayenne pepper tincture (few drops). Usually, I apply the blend on hair before shampooing and leave the mask on for one hour. I repeat the procedure twice a week and enjoy the effect! I have thin blonde hair. After three weeks I noticed faster hair growth. Also, my hair became very shiny and smooth.

Cayenne pepper for hair growth reviewsHella
I tried egg mask for my weak hair several times. Each time I was convinced this natural treatment isn’t suitable for me. I mixed egg yolk with castor oil in equal proportions and applied the blend on damp hair. After one hour wash it off with my favorite shampoo. At this moment, I noticed my hair is very dry and hard to detangle. I thought I did something wrong and next time I put less oil into the mixture. Well, after I using blow dryer I still noticed my hair is dry and less manageable. Since that time I stopped using egg on my hair and preferred conventional conditioner.

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