DIY egg yolk hair treatments


I’ve been on a egg-eating binge lately. I cook mine only using egg whites though, discarding the yolk. I started to feel really guilty throwing food away, so I looked up some great DIY hair conditioners that use egg yolks. They’re supposed to be phenom for your hair — they’re naturally rich in vitamins A, D, E and traces of B which strengthens hair and prevents hair loss. Vitamin A is particularly moisturizing for dry hair and scalp to prevent dandruff; vitamin D facilitates hair growth; E increases oxygen absorption and vitamin B helps improve blood circulation. Not to mention, egg yolks are rich in fatty acids, helping with shine.

Below are some hair recipes I found using egg yolk — just remember not to rinse out with hot water or you’ll risk cooking the eggs…yes, on your head.

For hair loss:

2 egg yolks
2 tbsp sesame or almond oil
1 lemon

Mix 2 egg yolks with 2 tbsp of sesame or almond oil and a dash of lemon. Wet hair then use the mixture to massage on your scalp and hair. Wrap hair in a towel or shower cap for 30-45 minutes then shampoo out.

For shine/extra conditioning:

2 eggs yolks
2 tbsp olive or castor oil

Mix egg yolks with 2 tbsp of olive or castor oil and apply to dry hair and scalp. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and rinse out in the shower.

For split ends:

1 egg yolk
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil

Mix all together and massage into wet hair hair, concentrating on the ends. Wrap hair in a shower cap for 30 minutes. Shampoo out.

Do you know of any other hair treatments using eggs?



Recent Comments


  1. sana wrote:

    This is such a good article. I also only eat egg whites.

    Posted 6.13.10
  2. Sam wrote:

    LOL to not using hot water.
    These were some eggcellent tips!

    Posted 6.14.10
  3. priya wrote:

    you can also use it in a face mask.

    Posted 6.14.10
  4. shyema wrote:

    So I tried egg yolk/honey mix last night — hair feels so smooth/soft today…and the mask didn’t smell bad surprisingly. I’m gonna keep at it 🙂

    Posted 6.15.10
  5. Fatima M wrote:

    This is such a great idea! My husband is always yelling at me for throwing out the yolks.. now I know what to do with them!

    Posted 6.21.10
  6. mandaface wrote:

    Giving the split end treatment a try!! I added about half a mushed banana to the mix also, potassium is supposed to be good for your hair. Wish me luck!!

    Posted 10.7.12
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