The combination of eggs and olive oil is a healthy, inexpensive, all-natural hair treatment recipe that prevents hair from drying out and becoming brittle. Egg yolks and whites are natural moisturizers, while olive oil is used for ensuring continuous blood circulation in the scalp.
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 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 olive oil can be used as a massage treatment to exfoliate a dry and itchy scalp. It also prevents hair strands and follicles from absorbing harmful chemicals and pollutants, and helps maintain hair color and texture.
A popular hair care treatment is to beat two egg yolks into a frothy liquid before adding 4 tsp. of olive oil. Massage this mixture into hair and leave it to set for about 10 minutes. Then 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 leave it in 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 used depends on the length of your hair, and is mixed with two egg yolks and 2 tsp. lemon juice. This mixture acts as a highlighting conditioner. Egg whites can also be used as a shampoo. They should be massaged into the hair and then rinsed thoroughly. This forms a natural shampoo and exfoliating agent.