The combination of eggs and olive oil is a healthy and inexpensive, homemade hair treatment recipe. Egg yolks and whites are natural moisturisers, while olive oil is used for ensuring continuous blood circulation in the scalp. A mixture of egg and olive oil prevents hair from drying out and becoming brittle.
Eggs are a rich source of vitamins and fatty acids. Vitamin A, E and D prevent hair loss, including thinning hair. Vitamin A increases sebum production and prevents dandruff and thick scalp development. Vitamin D contributes to hair growth and prevents the development of split ends. Vitamin E increases hair oxygen absorption levels, adding lustre and silkiness to the hair. Other B vitamins help in blood circulation levels. Fatty acids prevent dandruff formation, flaky scalp, scalp psoriasis and keep hair soft and manageable.
Heated lukewarm olive oil exfoliates hair. It prevents hair strands and follicles from absorbing harmful chemicals and pollutants. It helps to maintain hair colour and texture. Olive oil is used as massage treatment for dry and itchy scalps.
A popular hair-care treatment is to beat two egg yolks into a frothy liquid and add 4 tsp of olive oil to it. You should massage this liquid mixture into hair before shampooing. Leave the conditioner on your hair for about 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
Another option for a natural homemade conditioner is an olive oil hair mask. In this recipe, mix a single egg yolk with warm olive oil and 1 tsp of baking soda. Massage it into your hair and leave it in for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water. This olive oil hair mask fights dandruff, leaving hair silky, shiny and soft.
Egg yolks and olive oil can also be used to create highlights. The amount of olive oil to use depends on length of your hair, and it is mixed with two egg yolks and two tsp lemon juice. This mixture acts as a highlighting conditioner. Egg whites can also be used as a shampoo and have to be massaged into the hair and then rinsed thoroughly. This forms a natural shampoo and exfoliating agent.
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