How To Make An Egg Shampoo?

A detailed guide to help you make this organic shampoo from the comfort of your home.

Reviewed by Madison DufourMadison Dufour, Barber & Cosmetologist
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Have you ever wished you could have the beautiful, lustrous hair that celebs have? Now you can, even if you are on a shoestring budget! Wondering how? Well, you can use egg shampoo! The best part is that you do not need to spend a fortune buying egg shampoo. You can prepare it at home with eggs. We will tell you how.

It may appear unusual, but homemade egg shampoo has many benefits. Eggs are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can greatly improve the appearance of your locks (1). In addition, because eggs can condition and hydrate hair, this shampoo is perfect for people who have dull, dry, or weak hair (2) (3). Scroll down to learn the steps to prepare egg shampoo at home.

How To Make Egg Shampoo At Home:

Here’s your guide on how to make egg shampoo that is simply perfect. In fact, two perfect egg shampoo recipes. You can just choose the one you like more, or the one that you have all the right ingredients for.

Egg Shampoo – Variation 1

Egg, olive oil, lemon juice , vitamin E capsules for egg shampoo

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  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mild shampoo (preferably unscented and sulfate-free)
  • 1/2 cup water

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If you don’t have olive oil on hand, you can use other carrier oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or rosehip seed oil. And add 1-2 drops of citrus essential oil instead of lemon juice if you have a sensitive scalp.

Combine all these ingredients in a blender and blend it till it has become one smooth mixture. The above mentioned recipe makes enough shampoo for one wash for medium to long hair. If your hair is really long, just add a little more of each ingredient that mentioned above. If there is any shampoo left over, just refrigerate it and make sure that you use it within 36 hours. This shampoo is best for people with dry and damaged hair, especially if the damage is due to over-exposure to the sun.

Egg Shampoo- Variation 2

Egg and a bottle of shampoo for making egg shampoo

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1 egg yolk

3 tablespoons of mild shampoo (baby shampoo works best)

Take a small bowl and beat the egg till it has become foamy and soft. Blend the yolk with the shampoo gently. Dampen your hair with lukewarm water, and massage half of the shampoo into your scalp and hair. This shampoo will not create a lot of suds- you don’t have to worry about that. Now, completely rinse out the shampoo of your hair. Then repeat the same process with the other half of the shampoo. Remember, the second time you shampoo, don’t do it for more than 60 seconds. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

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If you have an oily scalp, mix the egg yolk in a clarifying shampoo. The clarifying shampoo will cleanse your scalp of dirt, excess sebum, sweat, and product residue.

  • If you find that the smell of eggs is too overwhelming, use some essential oil in your shampoo- lavender oil or vanilla essence works amazingly well.
  • Make sure that you never wash your hair with hot water when using an egg shampoo. It will make the egg smell more prominent. Wash your hair first with warm then cold water. This also locks in the nutrients because cold water closes the cuticles.
  • You could follow this up with a good egg conditioner, if your hair is really damaged. There are some really good egg hair masks and egg conditioner recipes you could try out, as well.

It is no secret that eggs are extremely nourishing for your hair and scalp. They contain nutrients that not only improve your hair thickness, feel, and appearance but also stimulate hair growth. Using an egg shampoo cleanses your hair without leaving it stripped of nutrients. This shampoo is ideal for people with dry hair as their hair can become damaged and drier because of regular shampoos. Fortunately, making an egg shampoo at home is very easy and does not take too long. Once you start using this shampoo, you will notice your hair becoming healthier, smoother, and shinier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects of applying eggs on hair?

Applying egg on hair may not cause any side effects unless you are allergic to it. If you are allergic, it may cause dry and itchy scalp, swelling, and irritation.

Key Takeaways

  • Homemade egg shampoos may help nourish and strengthen your hair.
  • These egg shampoos are ideal for you if you have dull, dry, or weak hair, as eggs can condition and hydrate hair thoroughly.
  • Avoid using egg shampoo if you are allergic to eggs.
  • We recommend adding lavender essential oil to the egg shampoo if you find the smell of eggs too overwhelming.


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