How Eggs Prevent Hair Loss And Aid Hair Growth

Medically reviewed by Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan, MD, Dermatologist
by Anjali Sayee

Healthy, long, and voluminous hair can often seem like an unattainable dream. This is especially true when you are riddled with issues, such as hair loss and brittle hair. However, did you know that an ingredient as easily available as eggs could be the answer to your problems? Not only do eggs help curb and prevent hair loss, but they are also an excellent hair growth aid (1).

Are Eggs Good For Your Hair?

Eggs are power-packed with proteins, minerals, and B-complex vitamins (2). These nutrients, especially biotin and other B-complex vitamins, can help curb hair loss by strengthening the roots of your hair (3). The nutrients also help stimulate new hair growth, adding volume and thickening your hair. The proteins help strengthen your hair while the fats help condition it, improving hair texture (4).

Benefits Of Eggs For Hair

While slathering raw eggs onto your hair might sound off-putting, the benefits make the process completely worth it. Here’s how eggs benefit your hair:

1. Promote Hair Growth

Eggs are abundant sources of proteins and nutrients that serve as “hair food.” These nutrients help boost the rate at which your hair grows while promoting healthy new growth (1).

2. Curb Hair Loss

The nutrients also help curb hair loss by stimulating your scalp and nourishing it, strengthening the hair roots (5).

3. Improve Hair Elasticity

Egg yolks are rich in biotin, which helps hydrate your hair and improve its elasticity (4).

4. Curb Breakage

They can also heal brittle hair, curbing breakage and split-ends while improving the texture of your hair (1).

5. Add Shine

The proteins present in egg whites can help nourish your hair and leave it with a healthy shine.

6. Heal Damage

Since hair is 70% protein, the protein in eggs helps rebuild the damaged keratin gaps in the structure of your hair. This helps heal the damage (5).

Which Part Of The Egg Is Good For Your Hair?

When talking about which part of the egg is more beneficial for your hair, you need to take your hair type into account. Women with oily hair prefer using the whites, while women with dry hair go for the yolks. Here’s why:

White – The white of an egg is the richest source of protein (6). It also contains minerals, such as niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, all of which assist in hair growth. People with oily hair prefer to use just the whites as they help control oil production while nourishing your hair. The white does not condition your hair as much as its yellow counterpart.

Yolk – The yolk is also protein-rich (less than the white) and is an abundant source of B-complex vitamins and folic acid (6). The fatty content of the yolk makes it an excellent conditioning ingredient, which is why it is often used by people with dry hair.

Whole – Using the whole egg allows your hair to reap the combined benefits of the white and the yolk. This is ideal for women with normal or combination hair.

How To Use Eggs For Hair Growth And To Prevent Hair Loss

1. Egg Mask For Growth For Normal And Combination Hair

This hair mask can help condition your hair while maintaining the oil balance of your scalp. It can help nourish your roots and hair shafts, improving hair texture and promoting healthy hair growth. Olive oil can help soften your hair and provide it with extra conditioning.

You Will Need
  • 1 whole egg (2 if you have long hair)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
Method
  1. Whisk a whole egg and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl until the white and yolk and combined.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

2. Egg Yolk Hair Mask For Dry Hair

This olive oil and egg yolk mixture is one of the simplest and most efficient hair conditioning treatments. It can not only leave your hair feeling soft and smooth but also nourish your scalp with nutrients essential for hair regrowth.

You Will Need
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Method
  1. Whisk two egg yolks and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

3. Egg White Hair Mask For Oily Hair

This hair pack can help with oil control while also improving your hair’s texture and volume. The olive oil in the mix helps condition your hair without weighing it down.

You Will Need
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
Method
  1. Whisk two egg whites and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Egg Hair Masks For Hair Growth

1. Aloe Vera And Egg For Hair Growth

Aloe vera gel is a rich source of amino acids, glucomannans, sterols, lipids, and vitamins. These nutrients nourish your hair and scalp while aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and moisturizing properties boost scalp health (5), (7). This results in healthy hair growth.

You Will Need
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
Method
  1. Whisk the ingredients in a bowl to get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair until it is completely covered.
  3. Leave it on for 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. Wash with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

2. Henna And Egg For Hair Growth

Henna has cooling properties that can help soothe an aggravated scalp. It also has antimicrobial properties that help maintain scalp health (8). The pack helps control oil production while adding shine to your hair. It also curbs dandruff and hair fall while boosting hair growth (9). Fenugreek extracts were found to improve hair growth in mice studies (10).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup pure henna powder
  • 1 egg yolk
Method
  1. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water and leave them overnight.
  2. In the morning, add some water to a cup of henna powder to get a smooth paste. (If you want the color to develop, leave this for 2 hours.)
  3. Grind the fenugreek seeds and add it to the henna powder along with an egg yolk. Mix well.
  4. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp and leave it on for an hour.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  6. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

Once a week.

3. Coconut Oil And Egg For Hair Growth

Coconut oil is an abundant source of fatty acids that help condition your hair, protecting it from dryness and breakage (11). It also penetrates the hair shaft easily and nourishes it.

You Will Need
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Method
  1. Whisk a whole egg and a tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl until the white and yolk and combined.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

4. Banana And Egg For Hair Growth

If you have dry hair, this is the perfect hair pack for you. Bananas are an excellent moisturizing ingredient and a great source of potassium and B-vitamins (12). The potassium strengthens your hair while the B-vitamins in this hair pack help nourish your scalp and add volume.

You Will Need
  • 1 banana
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Method
  1. Mash one banana until it is completely free of lumps, preferably in a blender.
  2. Now add a whole egg and a teaspoon of olive oil to the mashed banana and mix well.
  3. Apply this hair pack onto your hair and scalp. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

5. Avocado And Egg For Hair Growth

Avocados are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins A, E, D, B6, amino acids, and minerals (13). These nutrients nourish your scalp and hair to help promote hair growth and curb hair fall. The hair pack is also an excellent treatment for healing dryness and damage.

You Will Need
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
Method
  1. Mash half a ripe avocado until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To the mashed avocado, add one egg yolk and mix well to combine.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. After twenty minutes, wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

6. Castor Oil And Egg For Hair Growth

Castor oil is one of the most popular growth-boosting ingredients. There is no scientific evidence to prove its hair growth-promoting properties. However, anecdotal evidence shows that a lot of people have benefitted from this ingredient. A study showed that it helped increase the luster of hair (14).

You Will Need
  • 1-2 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon castor oil
Method
  1. Whisk one to two whole eggs and a tablespoon of castor oil in a bowl until the white and yolk and combined.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

7. Amla Powder And Egg For Hair Growth

Amla boosts blood circulation, which results in better nourishment for your hair follicles (15). This helps strengthen the roots of your hair, curbing hair fall. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, which help prevent and heal damage.

You Will Need
  • ½ cup amla powder
  • 2 whole eggs
Method
  1. Combine two whole eggs and half a cup of amla powder in a bowl until the white and yolk and combined.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about an hour.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

Once a week.

8. Curd And Egg For Hair Growth

Yogurt is great for scalp and hair health (5). In combination with egg yolk, it makes for a conditioning treatment that helps repair hair damage while strengthening the roots.

You Will Need
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 egg yolk
Method
  1. Whisk an egg yolk and a cup of curd in a bowl until the white and yolk and combined.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

9. Fenugreek And Egg For Hair Growth

Fenugreek extracts were found to encourage hair growth in mice studies (10).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds
  • 1 whole egg
Method
  1. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water and leave them overnight.
  2. In the morning, blend the seeds to get a smooth paste.
  3. Add a whole egg to this fenugreek paste and mix well.
  4. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it on for 45 minutes.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  6. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

10. Onion Juice And Egg For Hair Growth

Onion juice can help stimulate the scalp, promoting hair regrowth (16). These properties are attributed to the sulfur content in onion juice.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon onion juice
  • 2 whole eggs
Method
  1. Whisk two whole eggs and a tablespoon of onion juice in a bowl until the white and yolk and combined.
  2. Apply the beaten egg to your hair. Ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water. Hot water will cook the egg, making the smell impossible to get rid of.
  5. Condition your hair and let it air dry.
How Often?

Once a week.

With this list of remedies, you won’t have to worry about hair loss as long as you have eggs in your pantry. Growing your hair thick, healthy, and strong isn’t as hard as you think. With a little extra care, you’ll have the hair of your dreams.

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Anjali Sayee

Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.
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