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