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Know Everything About Egg for Hair


Voluminous hair with healthy roots is everyone’s desire that may seem impossible to attain. It adds up to the unattainable dream when your hair experiences an unexplainable loss and breakage issue. People often become hopeless after all the expensive salon treatments they get for their hair. Even the high-end products often do not show positive results.

With pollution and chemicals, you have been feeding, and your hair is likely to become dull and damaged. Poor diet and your lifestyle might add up to the problem. In situations like these, your hair needs your time and care.

Hair follicles supply the nutrients necessary for the health of the hair. Among the various nutrients your hair needs, the most important food you need to feed your hair is protein. Although most hair products claim to have protein as their main ingredient, most of their claims turn out to be false. So you should make a wiser decision and provide protein for your hair directly. One of the easiest and pocket-friendly ways is applying egg to your hair.

Are Eggs Good for Hair?

The egg is rich in protein. It is an easily available ingredient. It is one of the oldest traditional hair care regimes adopted by people older than the 11th century. An egg is packed with minerals and vitamins in addition to protein. The vitamin B complex, especially biotin present in the eggs, improves the texture of the hair

With all the nutrients the egg holds, you can easily understand how beneficial this simple ingredient can be for your hair. Even though the egg is regarded as messy to handle and smelly when it is treated raw, it is worth the mess and smell for the benefits it holds for your hair care. The egg is good for hair as it can do miracles. In this article, you will understand the benefits that you can derive from the magic ingredient- ‘Egg’!

Benefits of Egg for Hair

The benefits of egg applying egg on hair are numerous. This super yet simple ingredient is applicable for all hair types. Both egg whites and yolks can prove to have properties that will help you achieve voluminous hair. Among the numerous benefits,this superfood can provide your hair, some of them are discussed in the following section of this article.

Eggs provide protein for your hair

Hair grows from the scalp. It is a dead tissue that comes out of the hair follicle when new cell tissue pushes the old ones. This tissue is made of keratin, which is a protein. Therefore protein is necessary for your hair to grow. 

If your diet does not contain sufficient amounts of protein, you will end up having weak and brittle strands of hair on your scalp. These strands are prone to damage and breakage. To recover the damage, the simplest way is to add up the protein in your diet. It will be beneficial if you put an egg on your hair strands and scalp at least twice a week. You will see positive results when you let the egg do the magic!

The egg helps ease frizzy hair

Egg contains conditioning properties, including protein and folic acid. These natural properties of the egg can help ease the frizz. Frizzy hair causes hair lumpy and eventually causes breakage of the strands. It is advised to apply egg as a hair conditioner for frizz-free hair before you wash your hair. You will feel the silky texture. You will see how easily your fingers slide between the strands when you run your finger between them.

Egg balances sebum on your scalp

Production of sebum is necessary for the health of your hair. But overproduction or underproduction of sebum can cause damage to your hair. The oily scalp becomes greasy that can cause frizz and deteriorate the quality of your hair. Dry scalp can cause flakiness that can result in dandruff. Therefore a balance in sebum is necessary to maintain the health of your scalp and hair.

Massaging the hair scalp with egg yolk will help increase blood circulation that will help the production of sebum. When your hair becomes oily, get rid of the fungus accumulated on your scalp by the use of an egg, which helps in killing the bacteria. Egg for the dandruff issue can be helpful. The chemical infused hair products can strip off the natural oil or sebum, so replace it with egg. Cleanse your hair with an egg and see how you regain a balanced level of sebum.

Egg for hair fall and breakage

This protein-rich ingredient helps your scalp get the required nourishment needed to maintain the health of your hair. A healthy scalp ensures strong roots. Your hair is less prone to breakage or hair loss if your scalp is healthy. It is less prone to damage.

Therefore including egg in your diet or using it as a hair mask or cleanser for your hair can help fight hair fall and solve the problem of hair loss due to breakage. Premature loss of hair can be treated with this magic ingredient.

The egg makes your hair look shiny

Applying egg as a hair mask or using it as a cleanser for your hair helps add shine to your hair. Your hair becomes more manageable and appears healthier. After you wash off your hair, the egg will nourish your hair and leave a shine.

Egg acts as a healing agent for your hair

The keratin gaps can be filled with the protein present in the egg. This will help heal hair that might have become weak due to pollution, use of chemicals, or excessive styling. Heal your hair by applying an egg on a hair mask or including it in your diet.

Use of egg yolk for hair

To understand and benefit maximum from the egg, you need to understand the type of your hair. The part of the egg could be beneficial from one hair type and might do more damage to the other type. The yolk is more beneficial for dry hair types.

The egg yolk has a richer level of protein, folic acid, vitamin B complex, vitamin A and vitamin D. You can consider egg yolk good for hair, and it can be used in several ways.

Yolk prevents hair damage

Egg yolk is rich in vitamins and has moisturizing properties. It is also rich in iron, which helps in preventing the hair from damage. It nourishes hair that prevents damage of hair that is prone to breakage. Moisturizing the hair and scalp helps seal the proteins and vitamins into the hair tissue.

Hair mask with the yolk

  • Separate 3 egg yolks from whole eggs in a bowl and add 1 whole lime juice to get rid of the raw smell of the egg
  • Beat it into a smooth mixture and add 2 teaspoons of olive or coconut oil, whichever suits your hair
  • Add 1 teaspoon of organic honey and mix it with other ingredients.
  • Mash half banana and mix it all into a smooth paste
  • Apply the paste thoroughly from roots to tips and let it sit for 1 hour
  • Rinse it with your favorite shampoo and condition it
  • Your dry hair and scalp will thank you for they will be hydrated.

Is egg white good for hair?

Yes, egg white is good for hair. People with oily scalp would not prefer more hydration for their scalp and hair as it would result in lumpy hair. Applying yolk on oily hair is not a good idea. People with hair and scalp should opt for egg whites. Egg whites are liquid. They are rich in protein and vitamins.

Egg whites for hair could be used as a cleanser as it helps in clarifying agents as they are rich in enzymes. These enzymes are beneficial to remove the excess build-up of hair products, impurities, and excess oils. The benefits of egg whites for hair can be numerous. Particularly egg whites can be helpful for oily and clumpy hair.

Use of egg whites for hair

  • Cleanse your hair or just make sure your hair is wet for the easy application of the egg white.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolk (half cup = 2-3 eggs)
  • Beat the egg whites to make a fluffy solution
  • Apply it evenly with your fingertips, particularly on the hair strands
  • Rinse your hair and cleanse it with a mild shampoo 
  • Achieve clean and healthy hair with egg whites

Egg whites and olive oil masks can be used if you do not want your hair to end up dried. Opt for a mask with egg whites and honey to get rid of fungal and dandruff issues; this hair mask is best for its antibacterial properties.

How to use egg for hair

The use of eggs for hair can be beneficial in several ways. It is discussed in the previous sections of this article. Both egg yolk and egg whites can be used in combination to benefit from the rich sources. There are several simple masks that you can do yourself at your convenience. Follow some of the easiest recipes for your hair explained in the following section of this article:

Hair mask with egg, aloe Vera and coconut oil

Egg with all the rich nutrition mixed with aloe Vera becomes a strengthening package for your hair. Coconut oil has moisturizing property,, which can help your hair hydrate and shine when mixed with the mixture. This mask is suitable for oily, combination, and normal hair types. This also works for promoting hair growth.

Hair mask with henna and egg

Henna is rich in antibacterial properties and also is a cooling agent for your head. Mix henna with egg to have healthy roots that will promote hair growth, add shine to your strands, and also add a tint of orange shade in your hair. Make sure you let the mixture sit overnight. You can also add coffee if you want a darker shade of color to your hair. You can also add a paste of fenugreek seed, which helps to gain volume. This hair mask is also beneficial if you want to reduce hair fall naturally.

Hair mask with banana, honey, and egg

Whisk an egg and add 2 teaspoons of the organic egg to the mixture. Mash half a banana into the mixture to form a smooth paste. Apply this mask to have hydrated strands and moisturized scalp. It will help fight dandruff and balance the sebum production on your scalp. It will also add a dewy glow to your dull and lifeless hair strands.

Hair mask with olive oil, egg, and avocado

Avocado is rich in vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for hair. Take a ripe avocado and mash it up to a thick and smooth paste. Whisk two eggs and add two teaspoons of olive oil in it. Now add this to the avocado paste and apply It on your hair to let it sit for at least 2 hours. Rinse off with lukewarm water to get healthy roots and voluminous hair. This mask, if applied regularly, helps in promoting hair growth.

Hair mask with gooseberries, castor oil, and egg

Amla or gooseberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. This hair mask will help fight dandruff, make your roots strong, and eventually promote hair growth. Whisk 2 whole eggs and add 1 teaspoon of castor oil to add extra hydration if your hair is dry and flaky. You can eliminate castor oil if your hair is oily. Add 2 tablespoons of amla powder to the mixture to form a paste. Apply it once a week to see the best results.

Is there any side effect of egg on hair?

Read: Side Effects of Applying Egg on Hair 

Egg hair treatment sounds handy and pocket-friendly. It is rich in nutrition and can help your hair achieve all the goodness of nature. But you might think if eggs could have any side effects or risks for hair or the whole body. 

  • Consuming more eggs can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease due to the high cholesterol content.
  • Allergic reaction to your scalp (make sure to do a patch test before trying out any of the above-mentioned hair masks)
  • Egg yolks can result in greasy hair.

Besides these, eggs are full of nutrition. Enjoy this magic superfood in your diet and use it for achieving long and strong hair.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. How long should I leave egg in my hair?

Generally, it's recommended to leave the egg mixture on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes. This gives the nutrients enough time to penetrate the hair shaft and scalp, providing maximum benefits.

Q2. Can I apply egg on hair daily?

While eggs are beneficial for your hair, daily application can lead to protein overload, which can make your hair feel stiff and brittle. Using an egg mask once or twice a week is best to strengthen and nourish your hair without overloading it with protein.

Q3. Does egg increase hair growth?

Eggs are rich in proteins and vitamins that are essential for hair growth. The protein strengthens the hair shaft, while the vitamins promote a healthy scalp, creating a conducive environment for hair growth.

Q4. What are the disadvantages of applying egg on hair?

While eggs are generally good for your hair, some disadvantages exist. The strong smell can be off-putting for some, and if not rinsed out properly, the egg can leave a residue that makes your hair feel greasy.

Q5. Should I shampoo my hair after applying egg?

Yes, you should always shampoo your hair after applying an egg mask to remove any residue and eliminate the strong egg smell.

Q6. Does applying egg reduce hair fall?

Eggs are rich in nutrients that can help reduce hair fall. The proteins strengthen the hair shaft, while the essential fatty acids nourish the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth.

Q7. What can I mix with egg for hair?

You can mix a variety of ingredients with egg to enhance its benefits. Popular options include yogurt, honey, and olive oil. These ingredients add moisture and shine to your hair, while also providing additional nutrients.

Q8. Can I mix coconut oil and egg for hair?

Yes, you can mix coconut oil with egg for an ultra-nourishing hair mask. Coconut oil adds moisture and shine to your hair, promoting a healthy scalp.

Q9. Can we mix banana with egg for hair?

Yes, you can mix banana with egg for a moisturising hair mask. Banana adds moisture and helps to smooth frizz, leaving your hair soft and manageable.


Dr. Kalyani Deshmukh, M.D.


Dr. Deshmukh is an MD (Dermatology, Venerology, and Leprosy) with more than 4 years of experience. She successfully runs her own practice and believes that a personalized service maximizes customer satisfaction.

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