What Does Egg Do to Your Hair?

Eggs are one of nature's most rich sources of proteins, vitamins and fatty acids. Hair, like every part of our body, is enhanced with nourishment. Eggs are an excellent natural choice to improve your hair's overall condition.

Dry Scalp and Dandruff

Egg yolk contains high amounts of vitamin A and fatty acids. Vitamin A increases production of the scalp's natural oils, which reduces dryness in the hair and the scalp. This can prevent thick scalp and dandruff. The fatty acids in egg yolk also fight dandruff, flaky scalp and psoriasis by improving the skin structure of the scalp.

Shine and Elasticity

Egg yolk or whole egg can be used as a conditioner. The vitamins in the yolk improve hair growth, leave hair feeling silky and improving brittleness and strength. Either alone or with added olive oil, you can massage egg into the hair, leave for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

Hair Loss

The vitamins in egg help oxygen production and increase blood flow in the scalp, which reduces hair loss and strengthens the roots of your hair. You should apply an egg mask to the hair and scalp for 30 minutes, then wash off with a gentle shampoo. Applied once per week, this will also add shine and gloss to dry or dull hair.

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Caprice Castano recently left the field of construction management to operate her own contracting business and spend time developing her writing career. Current projects include freelance writing for Internet publications and working on novel-length fiction.