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Egg in My Hair: A Firsthand Account of Egg Yolk Hair Conditioner

Updated on January 27, 2012
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Eggs can be a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids (the GOOD kind of fat), as well as Vitamins A and D, and calcium, phosphorus, and folate. Most of that good stuff can be found in the egg yolk and it isn't just good for your insides, it's great for the skin and hair too.

I read online that in the realm of do-it-yourself hair care, the egg yolk hair conditioner is a great way to make your hair stronger and make it grow faster. My hair is quite long; it reaches down to my butt. Unlike most Asians of Malay and Han Chinese stock though, my hair is fine and wavy enough to occasionally produce big, corkscrew curls --if the weather conditions are right. This means that it's prone to dryness and hair breakage.

Being a proponent of the DIY movement, I decided to give my hair a boost with some egg yolk hair treatment.

Here's what I did:

- I rubbed the yolks of two eggs into my hair, concentrating on the tips.

- I massaged my scalp a little to get the blood going, and then

- I pinned my hair back in a bun and let the yolk sit a while.

Unfortunately, the weather that day was very very warm and dry, and I got caught up with work and forgot to wash the egg yolk out of my hair until around an hour and a half later.

As you may expect, disaster ensued.

I washed my hair five times: twice with baking soda, followed by a lemon-juice-and-water rinse, and thrice with shampoo. None of them worked. My hair still smelled like eggs, and let me tell you: the combination of eggs, lemons, and shampoo does NOT smell pleasant.

On the bright side however, my hair looks and feels great! It's a lot more manageable, and it feels really soft. Here's proof:

My hair, the morning after my little egg yolk conditioner do-it-yourself hair care experiment

My ends are a little ratty because I failed to trim my hair for a couple of months, but otherwise, it's really healthy
My ends are a little ratty because I failed to trim my hair for a couple of months, but otherwise, it's really healthy

Moral of the story?

When you're going to do an egg yolk hair treatment, don't leave the egg in your hair for too long, and try to make sure that you do it on a day that isn't warm enough to literally cook the egg in your hair.

Good luck!

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      suji 

      4 years ago

      Shall I mix curd with egg yolk and apply to hair

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      Mikkipahuja 

      4 years ago

      But egg yolks make my hair very dry na hard .. Don't know y..

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      Isabel Diaz 

      5 years ago

      HELLO,

      I AM HARD OF HEARING / VISUALLY IMPAIREDIN NYC. I AM PUERTO RICAN AMERICANS.

      I HAVE LONG HAIR LIKE HER PICTURES.... TOO DRY AND HAVE DAMAGE BROKEN HAIR LOOK CRITTERS .... :/ MY SISTER KNOW ABOUT EGG..... I 'LL TRY ... MAYO TOO GROSS.... AVOCADO IS OK FOR SHINE... TOO MUCH WORK........ HOW LONG PUT HAIR MASK FOR EGG AND HOW MANY WEEK OR MONTH?? THANKS.....

    • saisun profile imageAUTHOR

      saisun 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi JJ! S. is right, my hair is very long, and I spend a lot of time in the sun, so the longer my hair is, the more bleached its exposed ends get by sun exposure. The egg had nothing to do with the color change progression. Thanks S.!

      Hi Ann! My hair was dry when I applied the egg yolk, but you can wet it if it's easier for you.

      Thank you to everyone who has commented!

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      Ann 

      6 years ago

      Does your need to be wet or dry when putting in the egg yolks?

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      S. 

      6 years ago

      The ends get lighter with the sun, at least that is the case with my hair. The newer hair has seen less sun than the older hair.

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      jess 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful:)

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      JJ 

      6 years ago

      is that difference in hair color at the bottowm due to the egg.

    • saisun profile imageAUTHOR

      saisun 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you very much! I've heard a lot of good things about avocado and olive oil too. ^_^

      I'll be posting an article on coconut milk soon.

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      Jayne Lancer 

      8 years ago from West London, UK

      I love DIY beauty products, too. Eggs are great; I mix yolks with avocado and olive oil.

      BTW, you have beautiful hair. You say your ends are 'ratty', but I think they look very good.

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