Using an egg to wash your hair may sound odd, but it's beneficial for many reasons. Eggs are actually excellent at cleaning hair, because they contain a natural emulsifier called lecithin that releases dirt, grease, and oils from hair strands, making it easy to rinse out the gunk.
Beyond the emulsifier, eggs also contain quite a few vitamins and minerals that are healthy for hair. Vitamins found in eggs include A, B12, D, and E, all of them beneficial, promoting healthy hair and hair growth. You'll also benefit from the selenium, iodine, biotin, and pantothenic acid -- the ingredient that popular hair care brand Pantene derives its name from -- that eggs contain.
Of course, there's always a good argument for using all-natural products on your body. Egg washes for hair have the advantage of being completely natural, without the chemicals, dyes, and preservatives that are often added to commercial shampoos.
Egg washes are especially beneficial for anyone who struggles with thin, fine, or oily hair. The natural emulsifier not only lifts out oil and dirt, but helps to restore volume and shine to limp hair, encouraging faster and healthier growth.
Using an egg wash for your hair is easy. Simply crack a few eggs into a bowl and whisk thoroughly until blended. You can add a few drops of essential oil to help combat the smell. Work the egg mixture through wet or dry hair and leave it on for about 20 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Once you've tried egg washes, you may never go back to shampoo again!