The combination of eggs and olive oil is a healthy, inexpensive, homemade hair treatment recipe. Egg yolks and whites are natural moisturizers, while olive oil is used for ensuring continuous blood circulation in the scalp. A mixture of egg and olive oil prevents hair from drying out and becoming brittle.
Eggs are a rich source of vitamins and fatty acids. Vitamin A, E and D prevent hair loss, including thinning of hair. Vitamin A increases sebum production and prevents dandruff and thick scalp development. Vitamin D contributes to hair growth and prevents the development of split ends. Vitamin E increases hair oxygen absorption levels, adding luster and silkiness to the hair. Other B vitamins help in blood circulation levels. Fatty acids prevent formation of dandruff, flaky scalp, scalp psoriasis and keep hair soft and manageable.
Heated lukewarm olive oil exfoliates hair. It prevents hair strands and follicles from absorbing harmful chemicals and pollutants. It helps to maintain hair color and texture. Olive oil is used as massage treatment for dry and itchy scalps.
A popular hair care treatment is to beat two egg yolks into a frothy liquid and add 4 tsp. of olive oil to it. You should massage this liquid mixture into hair before shampooing. Leave the conditioner on your hair for about 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
Another option for a natural homemade conditioner is the olive oil hair mask. In this recipe, a single egg yolk is mixed with warm olive oil and 1 tsp. baking soda. Massage it into your hair and let it stay for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water. This olive oil hair mask fights dandruff, leaving hair silky, shiny and soft.
Egg yolks and olive oil can also be used to create highlights. With olive oil, the amount to be used depends on length of your hair, and is mixed with two egg yolks and two tsp. lemon juice. This mixture acts as a highlighting conditioner. Egg whites can also be used as a shampoo. The egg whites have to be massaged into the hair and then rinsed thoroughly. This forms a natural shampoo and exfoliating agent.