What is an egg mask?

Eggs are commonly found in the majority of households across the world. There is so much you can do with an egg - from making omelettes to baking cakes, eggs are the staple of many things we enjoy on a weekly basis. Bursting with vitamins and minerals, egg yolk is known as being a rich source of important nutrition that our bodies need to thrive.

Of course many of us have eaten eggs but have you ever thought to use eggs on your hair? From biotin to vitamins A and D, we can get a whole lot of goodness by using an egg hair mask. Putting eggs on your hair may seem like a wild thing to do however studies show that this could be a good idea if you are looking for ways to improve the condition of your hair. Let’s take a look at what is being suggested. 

Egg For Hair: Benefits

Like many natural products used in our hair, more research is needed when it comes to egg masks for hair. However, the research has been growing for some time and it does point to the idea that egg for hair could have some lasting benefits. The natural nutrition within an egg are all proven to be good for our hair, so what is the research saying about rubbing egg into your hair? Is it as crazy as it might sound?

  • Egg yolk is rich in vitamins that help promote healthy hair growth and are linked to improving hair durability.
  • Eggs have also been linked to reducing hair loss due to scalp nourishment and improvement.
  • Hair elasticity has been seen to improve when egg is used on hair, due to the Biotin.
  • Eggs are rich in Vitamin A; a substance heavily linked to natural hair health. 
  • Eggs can rebuild Keratin gaps within our hair, which is excellent for healing hair damage long-term.

Egg Side Effects

As you can see, eggs can have some very impressive benefits for our hair. We recommend that you take extra care when applying your egg mask as you will be handling raw eggs. It may be a good idea to wrap your hair in a bag or use cling film to prevent the egg from running off your hair and creating excessive mess. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw eggs. Some people can have allergies to eggs so we do recommend that you speak to a medical professional before use to asses the likeliness of you having a potential reaction. 

 

Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 

 

Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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