How do Eggs Work as a Shampoo?
You might have used eggs as a hair treatment for hair growth but probably haven’t heard of using eggs in place of your shampoo! Though slimy and smelly especially when used on their own(don’t worry, this diy egg shampoo recipe is not slimy or smelly!), eggs are natural hair cleansers that actually work in getting rid of dirt, grime, stale oils and dead cells (dandruff). This is because they contain lecithin, a natural emulsifier that work in emulsifying the oils in your scalp and hair with water, thereby helping wash them out, leaving your hair squeaky clean and grease-free! When beaten/blended, eggs turn into a foamy mixture, a sort of lather, which you can naturally and easily wash your hair with. Also rich in fatty acids, water and nourishing nutrients eggs don’t only just cleanse your hair but also promote strong, long and luscious locks! Ok, let’s look at the ingredients in this DIY egg shampoo recipe below:
What Each of the Ingredients Do
- Eggs – Help remove excess oils and stale sebum stuck deep within the hair follicles and on the hair strands. But unlike conventional sulfate shampoos, eggs will not completely strip your hair of oils since they contain zero chemicals and have water and fatty acids that help moisturize and condition hair. Read: 12 Beauty Benefits of Eggs
- Rhassoul Clay – Rhassoul clay is a natural hair cleanser. It works by loosening dirt, grime, stale sebum and other impurities from deep within the scalp and hair. Read: DIY Rhassoul Clay Hair Mask for Clean & Shiny Hair | Recipe from Morocco
- Honey – Being a natural humectant, honey draws moisture from the atmosphere thereby helping hydrate and lock moisture in dry and frizzy hair strands. Honey also helps counteract the drying nature that eggs can sometimes have on frizzy hair. Read: Aloe Vera and Honey for Hair Growth
- Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is known to prevent the loss of protein in hair before and after hair washing. It also has medium chain fatty acids that have a small molecular structure, enabling them to penetrate the hair shaft and follicles and stimulate hair growth. Coconut oil is most highly touted carrier oil for hair growth in Ayurveda. Read: Top 5 Coconut Oil Hair Mask Recipes for Luscious Hair
- Rosemary Essential Oil – The most effective hair growth essential oil, rosemary stimulates the hair follicles and strengths the hair shaft, thereby promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. Rosemary also fights off inflammatory skin conditions that affect the scalp, fungal infections, dandruff and itchy scalp issues. Read: How to Use Rosemary Essential Oil for Hair Growth
- Lemon Essential Oil – Lemon is a natural astringent, which makes it effective in drawing out stale oils and grease from the scalp and hair. It also helps remove any musky scalp smells due to its deodorizing properties. Read: How To Use Lemon for Hair Growth
DIY Egg Shampoo Recipe
Here’s our diy egg shampoo recipe:
- 1-2 eggs (depending on your hair length, type & thickness)
- 3 tsp rhassoul clay (get it here)
- 4 tsp honey (get it here)
- 1 tsp coconut oil *optional (get it here)
- ¼ cup of water
- 7 drops rosemary essential oil (get it here)
- 3 drops lemon essential oil (get it here)
Add all the ingredients, except essential oils, to a high speed blender. Blend until you get a foamy mixture. Transfer to a mason jar then add the essential oils. Mix well with a chopstick. Use immediately or store in the fridge and use within 3 days.
How to Apply Your DIY Egg Shampoo
- Stand in the shower and slowly pour a little of the mixture on your hair, either wet/dry it doesn’t matter but I first wet my hair.
- Then start working it through your scalp and hair with your fingertips to loosen dirt and oils. Repeat until you have covered all areas of your scalp.
- Then pour the mixture along the length of your hair while scrubbing and twisting to cleanse.
- Rinse off thoroughly with tepid water.
- You will need about 7 rinses to get your hair clean. Wring and wrap your hair in a fluffy towel.
- You do not need to use conditioner AT ALL! The egg, honey and coconut oil all help naturally condition your hair and make it easier to detangle after air-drying it or using the hair dryer! I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could just use my fingers to easily and quickly detangle my hair after letting it dry naturally for a few hours. Another thing is your hair will feel so clean and SILKY SOFT! No kidding!
- Instead of rosemary and lemon, you can use any other essential oils of your choice!
- Bentonite clay or kaolin clay can be used in place of rhassoul clay.
- Thanks to the bentonite clay and essential oils, this shampoo has no lingering egg smell!
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