Egg hair mask

Given the current environmental conditions, protecting and maintaining hair has become a difficult task. Though you have many over the counter (cosmetic) products that help you have a good glowing hair, the side effects will set in after a considerable amount of time. To avoid that and have a healthy shining hair, you have many natural remedies.

There are plenty of natural ingredients that help to boost hair growth, stop hair fall, reduce dandruff and boost shine. For example, lemon extract can help you prevent dandruff, avocado pulp can help you boost shine and moisture. Likewise, there are many other herbs that help growth of hair even in bald spots.

This DIY explains how to use egg and coconut oil for healthy hair. Now, let us go through the complete nutrition facts about the ingredients.

Details about egg

As we all know, eggs are rich in protein and also contain many important nutrients. The protein content in eggs are very effective in maintaining healthy hair. Egg hair mask reduces hair fall and increases the shine! Eggs can be used as a whole with yellow and the white part, or only the white part in it.

Nutrition facts

A whole egg contains 155 calories, 16% of Fat, 5% of sodium, 3% of potassium, 26% of protein, 5% of calcium, 10% of Vitamin A, 21% of vitamin D, 18% of vitamin B, 5% of vitamin B6, 6% of iron and 2% of magnesium. The egg yolk (yellow part), contains more cholesterol, 213mg to be precise which is more than the allowed quantity for a person who has high cholesterol levels.

Benefits of egg for hair

Promotes hair growth:

The rich of protein in eggs make it a right item that promotes good hair growth. The protein and essential nutrients in egg helps to stimulate growth of new hair and nourishes the hair follicles.

Strengthens hair follicles:

When egg is regularly used on the scalp, it nourishes the roots and strengthens the follicles. This eliminates the chances of hair fall. It also provides necessary nutrients from root till the tips of a hair strand.

Rich source of biotin:

Eggs contain biotin, which is found by researchers to be the stimulant for hair growth. It also enhances the texture of hair and adds volume.

Prevents breakage and split ends:

The fat content and hydrating features in eggs, help to reduce breakage in hair. It not only prevents breakage in hair strands, it also prevents split ends. Lutein present in egg is the magic ingredients for your hair.

Heals damages:

The protein content in egg, helps to heal damages in the hair by rebuilding the keratin that is important for voluminous healthy hair.

Details about coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the oils that is commonly used for many purposes. This is used in all parts of the world either for cooking or for topical applications. Coconut oil is extracted from coconuts that are dried. The specialty of this oil is that it does not break while heated in higher temperatures (high smoke point), when compared to other oils.

Nutrition facts

According to studies, 100gm of coconut oil contains 862 calories, 425% dv of saturated fat and essential fatty acids. They do not contain other essential minerals or vitamins in it. It contains lauric acid that is one of the essential fatty acids according to many studies.

Benefits of coconut oil for hair

Hydrates the scalp:

Dry scalp is one the major reasons for many hair related issues. This can be avoided by applying coconut oil on the scalp regularly.

Prevents lice/insects:

When coconut oil is applied after warming it a little bit, it can help you prevent and eliminate insect/lice from the scalp.

Improves moisture in dry hair:

Essential fatty acids in the oil, helps to moisturize the scalp and hair evenly. This will help you prevent frizzy and dry hair.

Promotes hair growth:

When the oil is used regularly on the scalp, it helps hair growth. The oil penetrates deep into the follicles and stimulates hair growth. It also strengthens the roots effectively.

Prevents hair loss:

When the roots are nourished properly, the chances of hair fall comes down. This simple and humble oil works wonders when regularly used for hair fall issues.

Protects hair:

When you apply coconut oil on your hair, you need to apply from the roots till the tips. This protects the hair strand and follicle from external damage.

Since we have seen the benefits of egg and coconut oil for hair, no wonder you are very eager to use it on you air right away. Follow simple instructions mentioned in this DIY recipe, to prepare the hair mask for healthy and strong hair.

When you use egg on your hair, you might smell the egg even after washing/rinsing. If you do not like the smell, use a mild herbal shampoo to wash your hair.



Egg hair mask for healthy hair – DIY

  • 1 Egg ((both yolk and white))
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut oil
  • Water
  1. Keep all ingredients ready. You can increase the number of eggs according to the length and volume of your hair.
  2. Break the egg and take full contents from it. Do not use the shell.
  3. Add coconut oil to the egg. You can increase the amount of coconut oil as per your preference.
  4. Add little water to dilute the mix.
  5. Beat the egg nicely along with oil and water.
  6. Once it is mixed well, apply it on the scalp and full length of the hair.
  7. Leave it on your hair for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.

When you use egg, your hair might catch the smell of it. If you are not comfortable, add any of your favorite essential oil to the mix before you apply on your hair.

Use mild shampoo to rinse it off. You can use eggs on your hair, once a week.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.