You may have heard that an egg mask is good for your hair, but how do you make one and why is it so good?
What is an Egg Mask?
Using an egg mask to get beautiful hair is one of the oldest tricks in the hair care world. It is also really cheap, as you can just use normal eggs from your fridge. Aside from just cracking an egg open over your hair, there are many different ways of making a mask.
How Does it Work?
Eggs are full of proteins and biotin, which is an ingredient in many hair supplements and makes the hair healthy and strong. Raw eggs make the hair moisturized and shiny. And it also conditions the scalp and supports hair growth. That is because of all the protein, which is a main building block in hair.
How Do I Make an Egg Mask?
Here are some simple ways of making an egg mask at home.
Damaged hair will feel like new again with an egg, banana and honey mask. You make this by mixing an egg and a banana and then adding three tablespoons of milk. Then add as much honey and five tablespoons of olive oil. Mix, apply on scalp, and let sit for an hour. When you rinse it out, use cool water so the egg does not cook! Then wash as usual with shampoo. The olive oil and milk will add extra strength and shine, while the banana and honey increases the moisture provided by the egg.
A super simple trick for all hair types is the classic egg mask. This will increase moisture and make the hair shiny. The only difference is that you use an egg white if you have oily hair, and the whole egg for normal to dry hair. Mix it with a couple of drops of lemon juice and beat the mixture until fluffy. Apply it to your whole hair and head, cover with a shower cap and leave on for about 20 minutes. Then rinse as usual, but with cold water, and wash with shampoo.
For longer and stronger hair, try the egg and yogurt mask. Fatty Greek or Turkish yogurt is full of nutrients, protein and fat. Its probiotic properties are good for the scalp and can help calm a sensitive or infected scalp. Just mix an egg with one to two tablespoons of thick, natural yogurt. Whisk them together until creamy. Work the mixture into your scalp and the ends of the air so it is drenched in it. Leave in for half an hour and then wash it out.
Text by Emma von Zeipel