In the mood for an egg hair mask? No? — Let’s be real, eggs really do not have a great reputation outside of being scrambled or boiled so I understand if you read that title and gave me an immediate side-eye.
Eggs, egg yolks or egg whites on your hair might be considered a bit gross for some of us, but stay with me.
On average, hair grows approximately a quarter to half an inch per month, and while we can’t necessarily speed up our natural process we can always influence the quality of the hair shaft, and the hair follicles themselves.
Hair growth is inevitable, but retaining length is really where we have to work hard. If you want to encourage thicker, stronger, and shinier hair then you should try an egg mask.
Eggs contain a ton of protein which is great for strength but they also contain lecithin which is an emulsifier often found in hair and skin care products.
Lecithin supports and enhances hair retention because it improves the texture of your hair strand adding shine and luster. Strong strands will not break easily which is the number one reason most of us do not retain length.
How to make an egg hair mask
To make the mask, mix two eggs with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add half a cup of water to dilute the mixture (and make it less sticky).
Apply the mask directly to dry, relatively detangled hair, and leave it on for up to 30 minutes. Then, shampoo and condition as usual.
If you want to try just egg whites, simply take half a cup of egg whites and apply to clean damp hair.
Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse the hair with cool water to remove the mask.
Shampoo and condition hair as normal.
A Video Recipe for an egg yolk hair mask
Girl no! – Take Me To The Products
Maybe you aren’t quite there yet with the whole egg thing and you would prefer to purchase a product to help you retain length.
Well, you are in luck! There are a few products that are known to contain lecithin that you can try if you suffer dry brittle hair.
Below we created an infographic that mentions the mask and other ways you can encourage hair growth and retention.
If you absolutely do not want to try an egg hair mask, we have more recipes here.
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