Omelets, scrambled, sunny-side up – and now in your hair? Eggs are not only a healthy and nutritious food for us to eat, but they are also a healthy and nutritious food for our hair! Rather than eat your eggs tomorrow morning, consider putting them on your hair instead.
Nutrients in Eggs
There are two different parts to the egg: the egg whites, and the yolk of the egg. Each has a different nutritional component to it. For example, the white of the egg is very high in protein, low in fat, and it has vitamin B2 and avidin.
The egg yolk is high in fat, high in protein, and very high in cholesterol. It is also a great source of vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, and iron.
Looking at the egg as a whole, it is high in fat, high cholesterol, and it is also very high in protein.
How Eggs can Benefit Hair
Looking at the nutrients above, you can discount any of the high fat and high cholesterol warnings immediately as we are not consuming the eggs. Looking at the other nutrients, it’s easy to see that the nutrients in an egg are those that are the building blocks for hair, meaning that it will help strengthen, fortify, and improve the overall quality of our locks. This is why using egg in your hair is one of the best and easiest ways you can help keep your hair healthy and shiny.
How can I use Eggs in my Hair?
There are a whole lot of different ways in which you can use eggs in your hair. We’ll help you get started in discovering ideas on how eggs can benefit you below:
An Egg White “Dry Shampoo”
This technique will require you to have 2 to 4 eggs on hand, depending on how long your hair is. Take each of the eggs you are using, crack them open, and separate the egg whites from the yolk of the egg (don’t throw that yolk away – store it in the fridge for another hair remedy below!). Now whip up the eggs until they form a foam. Dip your fingers into the egg white mixture (or you can even use a pastry brush to help apply it) and then massage the mixture gently into your hair and scalp for about 5 minutes.
Grab a bowl and a clean towel. Dip the end of the towel into the water and then white the egg mixture off of your strands and scalp. Continue to do this until all traces of the egg whites have been removed.