Egg hair treatments have been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Eggs have been used in shampoo, as special conditioning treatments and to add protein back to depleted strands.
What Is An Egg Hair Treatment
This treatment combines the richness of protein packed eggs with conditioning oils. It can be applied to any type, texture or condition of hair.
It can be a long process and is fairly involved so it is best done on weekends on when you have a lot of extra time and you can air dry your hair.
- 2 (organic) eggs with the whites separated out and set aside - 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) or Sweet Almond oil - 4-8 drops of Essential Oil (Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang or similar)
Whip the egg yolks until completely mixed. Add EVOO or Sweet Almond Oil to the egg yolk mixture. Finish by adding the drops of essential oil.
Apply the egg treatment to dry hair. Apply a shower cap or plastic cap to trap heat from your body to the hair. Leave treatment on for one hour.
After one hour remove the plastic cap, rinse hair completely in lukewarm or slightly cool water (in the shower if possible).
After all the egg has been rinse out apply a rinse-out conditioner from the ends of the ears to the ends of your hair.
Leave the conditioner on the middle to ends sections and use a diluted shampoo formula (shampoo mixed with lukewarm water and shaken to form a suds) on the top section. Allow the suds to flow down over the conditioner treated strands.
Rinse diluted shampoo and the conditioner from the strands. Make sure to get all the diluted shampoo from the hair.
Rinse well with luke warm water. Apply second layer of rinse-out conditioner from the ears to the ends.
Use fingers or a wide tooth comb to carefully detangle from the ends up to the roots working in small horizontal sections. Work slowly to avoid ripping or pulling fragile hair.
After detangling is completely finished, rinse with luke warm water and finishing with a cool or cold water rinse.
Towel blot to remove excess moisture.
Apply leave-in conditioner and desired styling cocktail. You may wish to oil your ends with a very light application of oil if that's your normal process. This is optional and may or may not be included in the conditioning process.
Wrap hair into a wet bun and clip with a hair friendly clip. Allow hair to air-dry for best results.
Use the left over egg white for an egg white omelet or as a face mask to smooth out wrinkles.
Most people report that after hair is 100% air dry their strands are silky, feels thicker (from the egg protein) and is full of shine. Some say their hair feels like silk with a really wonderful feel to it.
It's possible to have amazing waves without using a lot of chemicals, heat or other tools which will damage strands.
Original Publication Date: 12/28/10 - Revised Publication Date: 01/05/12
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