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Egg and Olive oil Hair Mask: Get Gorgeous Hair like a Celebrity

olive oil and egg hair mask for hair growth

 

Want hair like a film celebrity? Shiny, Bouncy and Voluminous.

Do what they do…

Exercise.

Get beauty sleep.

Eat healthy.

And if all that is too much – put egg on the hair.

It smells, a little, but many celebs swear by this at-home beauty secret. Eggs are full of protein which helps to strengthen your hair, while adding texture, shine and bounce to it.

Egg on its own is good for hair, but adding olive oil takes the hair mask to another level. The moisturising benefits of olive oil marry well with the strengthening effects of the egg. Olive oil makes hair soft, silky and smooth and also keeps scalp dryness at bay.

Made with everyday kitchen ingredients – Egg and Olive oil – this mask will make your hair look amazing like you got it done at an expensive salon

Benefits of Egg and Olive oil Hair Mask:

  • Strengthens the hair shaft and adds volume to your hair
  • Encourages faster hair growth
  • Reduces hair fall
  • Moisturises hair and makes it soft, shiny and healthy
  • Keep splits ends at bay
  • Adds definition and bounce to your hair
  • Can help with dandruff and scalp dryness

Eggs for Hair Growth

If your hair is not growing beyond a certain length or you are losing too much of it, I encourage you to try this egg and olive oil hair mask. Here’s why…

Eggs are a rich source of protein, biotin, zinc, sulphur, and pantothenic acid – all great for healthy, shiny hair. Eggs are also packed with vitamin A, D, E and B 12.

In fact, egg yolks are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, an important vitamin to promote new hair growth. While vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects your hair from sun damage and pollution. And the natural biotin and vitamin B12 nourish hair follicles and reduce hair fall.

To top it off, the fatty acids in egg yolk will moisturize and condition your hair, making it soft and smooth.

With so many amazing nutrients in one egg, they are a great food for hair. So if you can’t eat them due to allergies or whatever, you can at least apply on your hair.

My little sister (Sonal) lost a lot of hair due to hypothyroidism and she took help of this egg and olive oil hair mask to regrow her hair. And it has helped her a great deal. Her hair is fine and wavy and on the dry side. This mask adds body and texture to her fine hair and makes it soft, shiny and smooth.

Sonal now uses it weekly to maintain and restore her hair. She even convinced me to try this mask. The egg is something I was very reluctant to put on. Although I love eggs – for breakfast – the idea of putting it on my hair was not very appealing. But my sister’s huge praises for this mask finally convinced me.

And I loved it. Just after one application my fine straight hair had more volume and appeared fuller and thicker. And it looked really nice. I don’t use it as regularly as her, maybe once or twice a month is good for me.

What should I use in my mask? Egg yolk, egg white or whole egg

Well, it will depend on your hair – whether it’s dry, oily, normal or combination.

This is what each component of the egg has to offer:

Egg yolk = fatty acids = adds moisture and softness to hair

Egg white = protein = adds strength and texture to your hair

If your hair is dry, brittle, using an egg yolk hair mask (minus the egg white) is an excellent way to condition and nourish your hair. And those with limp, oily hair can use a mask with egg white, as it helps to remove excess oil from the hair as well as add volume and thickness to hair. And if your hair is normal or combination, use a whole egg.

How to Make Egg and Olive oil Hair Mask for Dry Hair
egg yolk and olive oil hair mask for dry hair

The simple way to make this mask is using egg yolk and olive oil. But you can add extra moisturising stuff like honey, avocado, yogurt, or almond milk.

You will need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ ripe avocado (optional, for hair softness)
  • 2-3 tablespoon whole fat yogurt* (optional, adds strength and shine to hair)

Place egg yolk, olive oil, honey, etc., in a bowl and mix well. You can add 2-3 tablespoons of water to thin out the mixture.

If you are using an avocado, mash/blend it nicely before adding.

How to apply:

Start with damp or dry hair. Apply to your hair, from root to tip. Place a shower cap or wrap an old towel over to avoid a mess. Let the mask soak in for 15-45 minutes.

Then rinse it out. Be sure to use cool or lukewarm water so the egg doesn’t cook in your hair. Next, shampoo lightly and towel dry your hair.

You can apply your favourite leave-in conditioner at this stage. It will help seal the moisture and when your hair dries it will feel soft and look shiny and vibrant.

How often to apply: Once a week or once every 15 days

Egg and Olive oil Hair Mask for Normal to Oily Hair
and egg hair mask for oily hair

 

If your scalp produces a lot of oil, egg yolks may be too rich for your hair. Use only the whites in your mask. Egg whites help remove unwanted oils from hair, leaving it clean and shiny.

And if you have normal or combination hair (oily roots and dry ends) use one whole egg – with egg white and yolk.

For this mask you will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional, use for extra moisture)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice (optional, helps to cut greasiness)
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt (optional, adds strengthen and shine to hair)

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. You can add 2-3 tablespoons of water to thin out the mixture.

Use lime juice if you have really oily hair or excess product build-up.

How to apply:

Start with damp or dry hair. Apply to your hair, from root to tip. Place a shower cap or wrap an old towel over to avoid a mess. Let the mask soak in for 15-45 minutes.

Then rinse it out. Be sure to use cool or lukewarm water so the egg doesn’t cook in your hair. Next, shampoo lightly and towel dry your hair and leave it to dry naturally.

For those with dry ends or frizzy hair, apply a small amount of coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner to make hair smooth and tidy.

Your newly moisturised hair will look shiny, healthy and bouncy.

How often to apply: Once a week

Extra notes:

  • If your hair is long, you can double or triple the recipe.
  • Add onion juice if you are losing a lot of hair, see here
  • I like olive oil for this mask. But feel free to experiment with different oils like coconut, almond, macadamia nut or jojoba.
  • Honey can lighten your hair over time. You can use other alternatives like maple syrup (for fair hair) or blackstrap molasses (for dark hair).
  • A good alternative to yogurt is almond milk or cow’s milk
  • You can skip conditioning after this mask, see how your hair feels. A great alternative to conditioning is hair rinse. Here are some ideas.
  • If your hair feels dry, stiff and looks dull after applying this mask, it can be a sign of protein overload. This means your hair needs more moisture (here are 3 moisturising hair masks).

Do you put egg on your hair? Share your experience in the comment box below.

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19 comments
Karthik says July 16, 2017

Should I use extra virgin olive oil or purified olive oil?

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    Minaz says July 19, 2017

    Use extra virgin olive oil.

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saloni joshi says April 23, 2017

Instead of olive oil can we use any other oil

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    Minaz says April 26, 2017

    You can use almond oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, mustard oil, or castor oil.

    Reply
Mariam Tahoun says January 15, 2017

Should I apply this mask before washing my hair or after

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shia says October 18, 2014

I use this egg mask twice in a month
And oh man my hair feels so smooth and manageable
It helps to treat split ends to some extent! 🙂 🙂

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shivani says October 18, 2014

I use this egg mask twice in a month
And oh man my hair feels so smooth and manageable
It helps to treat split ends to some extent! 🙂

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    Minaz says October 19, 2014

    Thanks for sharing Shivani 🙂

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Bebo says October 10, 2014

Does honey whiten your hair?? I have heard my friends cautioning me not to use honey on hair… plss help..

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Alpa Vyas says October 9, 2014

Nice post.
May i apply this egg pack on dry hair (after washed hair) or on oily hair (before wash, oily hair)?

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    Minaz says October 9, 2014

    Thanks Alpa. Apply it to unwashed hair.

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Sandy says October 3, 2014

Wonderful post!!

Does honey makes one’s hair brown?

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    Minaz says October 3, 2014

    Thanks Sandy 🙂
    With repeated use honey does tend to lighten your hair.

    Reply
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