HOW TO APPLY EGG ON HAIR ?
Egg yolk is densely packed with nutrition. It is rich in essential proteins such as biotin , folate , vitamin A and D.
If you have ever seen someone with shiny, glossy and smooth hair locks and wondered how you can also get those but never knew how , then you are at the right place. Researchers have repeatedly shown that one thing that improves your hair’s texture , strengthens them , prevents hair loss , stimulates hair growth and adds shine to your hair is – EGG YOLK .
Yes, you got it right – an egg’s yolk. Surprising enough?
How can an egg make your hair healthier?
How to apply it?
How will it’s smell go away after washing it off?
I am pretty sure all these questions would have struck your mind right now. Worry not, this article answers all your questions step by step.
SO LET’S GET STARTED
An egg yolk contains the same nutrients that are present in healthy, beautiful hair. Various biological studies have confirmed this fact. Hence it goes quite naturally that we can help our hair better by applying it. But for some of you who are thinking that why on earth do we apply natural things on our hair when we have so many hair care products available in the market. I will be answering this question in two parts. In the first part I would answer if our hair really needs care and if at all it does then why and then in the second part I would talk about the much debated topic of should we use only natural products on our hair, only chemical based products available in the market or something else.
DOES OUR HAIR REALLY NEED PROPER CARE AND WHY?
Nowadays, we see a lot of people caring excessively about their skin, body and lifestyle. They judiciously follow skin care regimes, proper body cleanliness habits and a healthy diet combined with a 5 day a week exercise routine. But quite often many neglect their hair. But guys how can you forget hair is like your crown? It’s one of the most precious gift given to you and you can’t let it damage.
We often hear things like – “hair care consumes a lot of time ‘’, or “hair care products are quite expensive and out of our budget’’. Some also say that applying different products on hair eventually lead to even more hair loss instead of making them better. Hence what’s even the point to care about them?
Guys the answer to this is – OUR HAIR, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER CORNER OF OUR BODY, NEEDS PROPER CARE AND THAT TOO IN A PROPER AND RIGHT MANNER .
Few of the best trichologists (hair and scalp specialists) of the world have confirmed that a proper hair care routine is essential for your hair to look better and remain healthy for many more years to come.
Now let’s ponder on why our hair needs care.
Our hair is exposed to many harmful things everyday which have proven to be a root cause of hair problems. But in our busy lives we ignore our hair care routines and overtime the effects of these harmful things on our hair tends to increase exponentially leading to total hair damage. So what are these harmful things?
- SUN – Sunlight emits many harmful UV rays which can damage your hair and make it look dull, lifeless and frizzy.
- CHEMICALS – Chlorine present in the swimming pools can cause our hair to become dry and chemicals present in hair products like shampoos, conditioners, masks and serums can cause hair fall and damage over the long run if used excessively.
- HAIR TREATMENTS –Nowadays hair smoothening, rebonding, keratin, streaking, colouring, highlighting, etc. are very common among the youth and even the older generation. These treatments are very hard on your hair. Although they make your hair look better on the outside but with time can lead to excessive hair breakage.
- EXCESSIVE HAIR STYLING – Using curling irons, hair dryers, pressing machines and other such styling equipments once every 2 months is not a big deal. But excessive usage of these equipments on a regular basis might make your hair lose out on its natural shine.
Because of all this, our hair keeps on getting unhealthy overtime. Hence , it is very important to follow a regular hair care routine to protect them so that even your grandchildren see you with pretty , healthy and beautiful hair locks . (Even if they are gray !!)
PART 2 – NATURAL THINGS VS. CHEMICAL BASED PRODUCTS
Many might tell you that there is no need to apply natural things on your hair to make them look lovely . Only good, branded products in the market can make them look the way you want them too . But this is not true . I am not telling you to completely throw away the chemicals from your shelves and switch too natural remedies but what I am telling you is to maintain a balance . Go easy on the shampoos and use a DIY egg mask before you go in for the wash .
VARIOUS NUTRIENTS PRESENT IN EGG
Here is a detailed description for you about the constituents of egg and each nutrient benefit.
- Vitamin A which helps promote hair growth and prevents hair loss.
- Vitamin K helps delaying premature graying of hair and helps prevent hair fall.
- Vitamin B12 which helps combat frizziness and treats dry hair.
- Niacin which helps cure thinning of hair .
- Zinc , selenium , copper and sulphur which minimizes hair loss.
- Vitamin E which helps keep the texture of hair smooth .
HOW TO APPLY HAIR FOR DIFFERENT HAIR TYPES ?
Now that you know the magical benefits of applying egg on your hair , the question arises – How are we supposed to apply it to reap all it’s benefits .
We will discuss the answer to this question separately for different hair types .
- FOR MOISTURIZING DRY HAIR
In a blender combine half mashed avocado , 2 tbsp argan oil , 8 to 10 drops of rosemary essential oil and 1 tbsp cider vinegar . Mix it till it forms a paste and work the mixture through your dry hair from roots down to the tips . Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then cleanse it with a mild shampoo . Do this at least once every month and you will see that the dryness in your hair will go away and your hair will look moisturized and well nourished.
- FOR CONDITIONING NORMAL HAIR
Work 3 egg yolks mixed properly onto your hair generously and leave it for 20 minutes and it will work as a better conditioner compared to other chemical based conditioners. Apply it on clean , damp hair .Apply this mixture twice every month.
- FOR NOURISHING OILY HAIR
We should not use yolks for oily hair. Instead it is recommended that egg whites should be used for them . Mix 3 egg whites and apply it evenly on your oily locks . Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash with a gentle shampoo.
- FOR STRENGTHENING OF HAIR
You may already know about a host of benefits of aloe vera , but do you know about it’s wonderful hair strengthening property . Aloe Vera when mixed with olive oil and egg yolk can not only improve the quality of your hair but also nourish your roots and make your locks stronger.
For this egg mask mix 2-3 tbsp of egg yolk , 4-5 tbsp aloe vera and 2-3 tbsp of olive oil. Heat the olive oil for 10 seconds before mixing it in .Apply all over your hair and leave it for 30 minutes . Rinse it with cold water and mild shampoo.
- TO TREAT FRIZZY , DULL HAIR
Condition your frizzy hair with a DIY homemade smoothie containing mayonnaise and avocado.
Mayonnaise is made up of oil and egg and can add a fairly good amount of moisture to your frizzy hair .
An avocado is rich in fat and makes your hair stronger and less prone to breakage .
Mix 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and half mashed avocado. Keep mixing until it is creamy . Apply this on your hair from top to bottom and use a wide comb to even out the mixture on your hair . After 15-20 minutes rinse off with cold water and gentle shampoo.
- TREAT HAIR WITH LICE
You can easily suffocate the lice in your hair with the help of egg yolk. Mix egg yolk with 6-7 tablespoons of lemon extract . Apply it evenly and massage on the scalp little bit . Lice infestation is a slow process and you may need to apply this mixture for about 6-7 hours . Apply it before you sleep and and wear a shower cap on your head to prevent making your pillow cover dirty . Let it stay overnight and wash in the morning .
- PREVENT HAIR LOSS
Yogurt is a rich source of vitamin B5 and vitamin D. These vitamins are capable of nourishing the hair follicles and preventing loss of hair from your scalp. Besides this yogurt also prevents hair loss caused due to fungal infections in the scalp.
Mix egg yolk with 2 tbsp of yogurt . Add the yogurt after properly whisking it. Form a consistent paste . Apply this mixture to your damp hair and also to your scalp. Leave it for an hour . Rinse off with a mild shampoo . Repeat the process 2 times a week to see best results .
- REDUCE DANDRUFF AND CURE AN ITCHY SCALP
If you have ever worried about those white flakes on your scalp you are not alone . There are many out there who are facing the same problem . But don’t stress out too much as it is treatable .
Mix 2 tbsp of almond oil with egg yolk and apply the mixture evenly onto your hair . Apply it twice every month and you will feel a positive difference super soon
HOW TO GET RID OF SMELL OF THE EGG AFTER WASHING OF THE EGG MASK ?
Despite knowing all the benefits of applying egg on your hair , you can still sometimes feel unmotivated towards adding an egg mask to your hair care routine because of that annoying smell of the egg that lingers on your hair even after you have washed your locks properly . Everyone wants hair with a fresh fragrance and the egg just spoils it all . But hold on . There is a way you can enjoy the benefits of egg without having to bear that awful smell .
Just add few drops of any citrus extract like lemon or orange extract in your egg mask mixture before you apply it on your hair . You will wonder where that smell went away .
So say a goodbye to your unhealthy locks , fall in love with your beautiful and glamorous hair and flaunt your shine like never before .