Updated on October 15, 2019
How to Do an Egg Cleansing Shampoo at Home
An egg is a great homemade hair treatment, specifically as a hair cleanser, and although it might be hard to believe, it is proven by science. Egg yolk contains an emulsifier know-how as lecithin that works well with removing dirt and grease in the hair that could be making it dirty.
Egg shampoo has a lot of protein, which helps thin, oily, and fine hair. Protein is a good hair strengthener and moisturizes the hair as well. Eggs also contain numerous vitamins such as A, D, E, B12 and the popular hair growth vitamin, Biotin. It adds volume and shine to your hair and takes off oils that make your hair too greasy and prone to dirt.
Although trying an egg shampoo may sound messy, it is recommended that you try it at least once, especially if you have fine or thinning hair. If you’re wondering how to do an egg cleansing shampoo at home, keep reading to find out!
How to Do an Egg Cleansing Shampoo: Step-by-Step
The main ingredient you would need for this process is an egg. You can also add the following ingredients your hair might need.
- A drop or two of essential oils such as chamomile (for hair lightening) or peppermint essential oil: These help with aroma and cleansing.
- 1-2 tsp honey: This helps in building moisture for your hair.
- 1 tsp aloe vera juice: This adds moisture and shine.
- 1 tsp lime juice: This removes dirt build-up in the hair.
- 1 tsp Ayurvedic powder, such as Amla powder: This adds thickness.
- 1 tsp olive oil: This smoothes coarse hair.
- 1 tbsp henna: This makes hair darker.
Crack your egg in a bowl and whisk properly. Then add the ingredients of your choice and mix. You can dilute the mixture if you have dry hair, but if your hair is oily, do not.
If your ingredients come in a powdered form, ensure to mix them with water to form a paste before mixing them with the egg to prevent lumps.
The length of your hair plays a vital role in the amount of ingredients you add. You can double the egg and other recipes for longer or thicker hair.
Note: If you have dry, coarse or brittle hair, do not include the egg white as all you need is the yolk. Ensure that you add the moisturizing ingredients mentioned above, such as honey, olive oil, rose water and most importantly, aloe vera.
Other Shampoo Alternatives
Making an egg cleansing shampoo can be tiring and sometimes you may not have the time for it. There are natural shampoo and conditioner options, such as Alaffia and Acure Organics to help strengthen and build your hair the same way egg cleansing shampoos do.
Egg cleansing shampoos are what your hair needs to thrive and endure harsh weather and environmental conditions, especially if you have fine, dry, or oily hair.
So now that you know how to do an egg cleansing, why not try it today?