I can still remember the days where I used to apply eggs on my hair and I applied egg mask at least once a week and I literally didn’t have any of the hair problems those days. But with the busy life style I couldn’t continue egg treatments and I had to face many hair problems. Egg mask will be the best remedy for all the hair problems such as hair loss while encouraging hair growth, promoting smooth hair, adding a good shine to the hair and promoting hair elasticity. In 100 g of egg, it has 155 calories, 11 g total fat (saturated fat 3.3 g, polyunsaturated fat 104 g, monounsaturated fat 4.1 g), cholesterol 373 mg, sodium 124 mg, potassium 126 mg, carbohydrate 1.1 g, protein 13 g, vitamin A 10%, calcium 5%, vitamin D 21%, cobalamin 18%, vitamin B-6 5% and 2% of magnesium. This amount of nutrition is making eggs an important and vital hair treatment.
Then what we should apply? The egg yolk? Egg white? Or both? What we should apply on hair? It totally depends on the type of hair. Egg white is rich in protein and it is the while liquid like portion of the egg. If you have an oily hair egg white application is the best option because it has the capability of keeping the scalp and hair roots nourished. Egg white contains niacin, magnesium, potassium, sodium and riboflavin. If you have a dry hair, it is better to use the yolk part of the egg. Most of the people believe that egg yolk has the most amount of protein but it is not true because egg white is high in protein when compared with the egg york. Not only protein but it is rich in folic acid and it has a very high fatty content which make the hair well-conditioned. If you have a normal or combination hair use the entire egg.
- PROMOTES HAIR GRWOTH
In 100g of egg yolk there is 164.5 mg of sulfur and it is good for hair growth. This sulfur component in egg yolk will promise to provide with long hair by overnight
- DRY HAIR
In 100g of egg there is 26.54g of fat and it also has “lecithin” which is also called as a special kind of fat and this is a type of fat that is available in most of the beauty products. This fat is readily and freely available in eggs and it is easy to add this ingredient to the hair by applying an egg to the hair. Because of these ingredients, applying eggs on the hair will avoid hair dryness and will add a shine to the hair at the same time.
- AVOID HAIR LOSS
Egg has is a nutrition bomb and it has many components such as proteins, minerals and vitamin B. Among these nutrients’ biotin and B-complex vitamins are considered to be good to strengthen hair roots and thereby reducing hair fall.
- IMPROVE HAIR ELASTICIY
Biotin in hair is the key ingredient to improve hair elasticity
- REPLENISHING HAIR PROTEIN
Hair is made-up of a protein which we called as keratin. The protein we intake is breaking down to make amino acids and finally the hair follicles in the scalp will create keratin from the amino acid. If we eat or apply eggs on hair (which is rich in protein) will help to avoid hair damages because high protein intake will help to produce keratin from amino acid. The main reason behind damage hair is the inadequate intake of protein because inadequate intake of protein will avoid amino acid production and thereby reduce the keratin production.
- CONTROLLING HAIR FRIZZINESS
Keratin which is considered to be a natural protein and folic acid composition in egg help to control hair frizz. These ingredients help to secure the moisture of the hair and thereby this will control hair frizz.
- CONTROL HAIR SEBUM
Scalp is the skin of hair and sebum is the excess oil produce by the scalp. Sebum will be the main problem for occurring dandruff, flaky scalp, dryness, fungal formation and bacteria. Applying a whole egg on the hair will control these problems by hydrating and nourishing the scalp.
The main disadvantage of applying egg is a bad odor. By adding a few lemons drops to the egg mixture will avoid the bad odor or else it is good to use a good shampoo and a conditioner to the hair in a way it is not overloading the shampoo to protects the natural hair oil content. When preparing the egg mask, add the egg into a bowl and add lemon drops and whisk it using a whisker and apply it on the scalp and use a shower cap and cover the entire hair. Leave the mixture for about 30 minutes and wash it away. If you want to prepare a more nourishing hair mask, it is good to add some other ingredients such as avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, banana, apple cider vinegar, honey, aloe vera etc. to get maximum advantages from egg.