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

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

Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask

 

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

Before we see how to make the hair mask, let’s find out how eggs help with hair growth…

Eggs are a rich source of protein, which serves as ‘building block’ for our hair. The protein-rich egg will make the hair stronger and voluminous. It’s especially beneficial for those with fine, thin or damaged hair. 

But egg’s also an excellent conditioner. All thanks to its fatty yolk. It deep  conditions hair and improves its shine and softness. So if you got dry hair, it will help you too. Egg yolk also contains vitamin A, D, E, B12, pantothenic acid, zinc and biotin. All fabulous for healthy hair growth. 

What’s more, if you are suffering from pattern baldness, egg maybe the key to promote new hair growth. A team of Japanese researcher found that the yolk of chicken’s egg contains ‘hair growth peptide’ which can stimulate hair follicles and improve hair growth in those with female pattern hair loss. 

Egg Mask has helped my sister regrow lost hair due to hypothyroidism. Of course, I can’t say enough how important it is to eat veggies, beans and pulses, but applying a hair mask has its benefits. My sister’s 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.

She uses it weekly to maintain and restore her hair. She even convinced me to try this mask. 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. After the egg mask 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 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 very oily hair can make the 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 Hairegg 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 ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, or almond milk.

You will need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice (optional, gives definition and smoothness)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (optional, adds softness 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 Hairand 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 coconut milk (optional, adds softness and shine)

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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67 comments
Sharmila Nandy says

Thanks for sharing your experience and suggestion with us. I tried the hair pack but everyone around me complained about the smell. Do you have a solution for that?

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    Minaz says

    Sharmila, the smell usually goes away after the hair dries. You can do peppermint rinse and it will take care of the smell. Any herbal hair rinse is good to fade the smell.    

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kayy johnson says

this maybe work for me and my hair for my girls your hair may not always seem as long as is can be but, if you take care of it and not just leave it in a ponytail then you would know if its long my hair is long but i tried the ingredients and guess what it works so yall try this out ASAP!!!!!!

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Alexandra says

Thanks for sharing this mask! I have also tried your rice hair rinse recipe. I have thin hair and i really want to grow more hair so that it becomes thicker, i really hope this mask will work after using it a few times!!

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Margaret says

Thank you. Will try your recipe.
Very good

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    Minaz says

    Let me know how it works for you.

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New Grace says

What if I allow it to last longer than an hour, hope it won’t cause any damage

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    Minaz says

    It will not cause damage, but why leave it longer as I don’t see any benefit. It’s also very uncomfortable to leave longer.

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      AGlow says

      Really

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Brenda says

eggs and Oliver oil really make your hair grow

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xaxohay says

Jump to Other hair masks – Half an avocado, mashed, can be used as a hair mask. … some examples are easy to make with commonly available items.

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