Chicken eggs are not only a valuable food product. They can be successfully used in home cosmetology as an excellent hair care product. And all this is due to the fact that the eggs include a large number of healthy for the body as a whole and our curls in particular vitamins and trace elements.
Egg yolk is a real storehouse of vitamins A, D, E and group B and saturated fatty acids. Vitamins A and E perfectly nourish and moisturize the hair, prevent their dryness and loss. B vitamins improve the blood supply to the scalp and make the hair firm and elastic, and vitamin D is a good stimulator of their growth. Fatty acids give the hair an irresistible shine and prevent the appearance of dandruff .
Egg white also contains many vitamins D, E and B, as well as protein and a number of valuable amino acids that are not produced by the body independently, but at the same time play an important role in the processes of cellular renewal. The protein serves as an indispensable nutrient for the hair, a kind of building material for them.
Egg shell - a rich source of calcium, which is easily absorbed by the body and helps to strengthen the curls and restore their structure .
Thus, there is practically no such problem associated with the state of health of the hair and scalp with which eggs can not cope - one of the most affordable universal products that is always found in the refrigerator of any hostess.
Even if a mixture of 1-2 raw eggs is regularly applied to the hair, a significant improvement in their condition can be achieved in a short time. But it is best to use an egg for hair in a variety of masks and homemade shampoos.
Egg masks are suitable for any type of hair and scalp. Their effectiveness is determined by the correct selection of the necessary ingredients in accordance with the nature of the problem being solved.
Egg shampoos of home preparation can successfully replace those bought in the store. To achieve the desired result, they must be used only in a freshly prepared form. Recommended frequency is 1-2 times a week.
Eggs used in masks and shampoos should be preferably homemade, not store, as the latter may contain harmful hair additives. To get rid of the characteristic egg odor remaining on the hair after a home mask or shampoo, you need to rinse them with a herbal infusion of chamomile after washing or add a few drops of lemon or rosemary essential oil to the mask or shampoo.
A great alternative to chicken eggs is the use of quail eggs for hair in masks and shampoos, which are even more useful in some positions. Because of their small size, they should be taken more.
Below are a few recipes for masks and shampoos for hair from eggs:
1. A refreshing mask of egg yolk and olive oil
1-2 egg yolks (depending on the length of hair) separated from the protein and thoroughly beat, after which add 1-2 tablespoons. olive oil and mix thoroughly. The resulting mixture is slightly diluted with warm water and applied to the hair. Top on your head put on a plastic bag or cap and wrap it in a warm towel. After half an hour wash off with warm water. This mask perfectly nourishes and refreshes curls, giving them shine.
2. Mask from hair loss from egg yolk and castor oil
In a small container, mix 2 egg yolks and 1 tbsp. castor oil. Mask rub in the roots of the hair and scalp, from the top for a better effect. After 30 minutes rinse with warm water, then rinse with cool water.
3. Mask from increased fat content of hair from egg yolk and lemon juice
Beat 2 egg yolks and add freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon and 0.5 tsp into them. burdock or castor oil . The mask should be applied to the hair, topped with polyethylene and wrapped with a towel, hold for 30-40 minutes, then rinse with warm water and shampoo. This mask also helps to get rid of dandruff.
4. Egg white for nutrition and hair growth
In a small container, whip 1-2 proteins (depending on the length of the hair) and rub the resulting mass into the roots of the hair. After 10-15 minutes rinse with warm water. To achieve a tangible result, it is sufficient to conduct this procedure once a week for a month.
5. Mask of egg white and yogurt for shine and smoothing hair
1 whiten and add to it 3 tablespoons. natural yogurt without additives and crushed pulp of half an avocado. All thoroughly mix and get the mask applied over the entire length of the hair, rubbing well into their roots and scalp. For a better effect from above, you can put on cellophane and wrap it with a towel. After 15-20 minutes rinse with warm water and soft baby shampoo.
6. Nourishing mask for damaged hair with egg white and coconut oil
Protein 1 egg whip and mix with 1 tablespoon. melted coconut oil and the same amount of honey. Apply to hair for 10-20 minutes, then rinse with water and shampoo.
7. Firming hair mask with eggshell
1 medium-sized cucumber finely chopped and kneaded to the state of gruel. Shell 1 egg, crushed into a fine powder, pour into a cucumber puree and mix well. Add the protein and yolk of the egg, the shell of which was used, to the resulting mass, as well as 2 tbsp. olive oil and mix thoroughly again. Rub the mask into the scalp and hair roots and spread evenly over their entire length. After 20 minutes, rinse with shampoo. This mask perfectly strengthens the hair, but it should not be used more than 2 times a month.
8. Egg shampoo for normal and oily hair
1 egg yolk whisk and stir with a little water. Add 1 tablespoon to the resulting mass. fresh lemon juice and olive oil (can be replaced with sunflower oil) and mix thoroughly. The shampoo cleans and heals the scalp well, nourishes the hair follicles and gives the curls a shine and silkiness.
9. Nourishing and refreshing egg-grass shampoo
Beat 2 egg yolks and mix with 2 tablespoons. herbal decoction. With a dark hair color, it is recommended to use a decoction of nettle or yarrow, for light hair - thyme or chamomile. This shampoo is best washed off the head with a weak decoction of the same herbs. This shampoo brings back the shine and vitality to the hair.
10. Egg shampoo for dry, dyed and damaged hair
In a small container, beat 2 egg yolks and add 2 tablespoons to them. olive or almond oil, the same amount of fresh carrot juice and 1 tbsp. honey. To wash off shampoo follows warm water or weak infusion of a turn. Perfectly restores the structure of hair and strengthens their roots.