Perk Up Your Hair With Egg Yolk Conditioner

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 29 April 2015

Washing egg yolk out of your hair may seem like something out of a bad dream or a traumatic childhood memory, but believe it or not egg yolks have absolutely eggcredible benefits for your hair and scalp. Egg yolks are absolutely choc-full of powerful nutrients, vitamins and minerals that enrich, nourish and enhance your hairs health, strength and appearance. To get the lowdown on everything you need to know about this eggcellent eggsperiment simply read this article to find out to "dos" and "don’ts" of treating and conditioning your hair with egg yolks.

Egg yolk in shell

You’ve got to be yolkin’ me! Egg yolks in my hair?!

Yes, it may seem hard to fathom but egg yolks will absolutely perform miracles for your hair. Whether it's laid by an ISA Brown or a Silkie all chickens eggs are a rich and natural source of a number of healthy properties, which are not only good for your health, but also for your looks as well. Here is the rundown of why egg yolks will work wonders on your hair...

Vitamin A: helps you hair produce natural moisture that will have your hair looking great, as well as preventing and treating conditions such a dandruff.

Vitamin E: coats and protects your hair from sun damage, which can leave your hair looking dull and lifeless.

Vitamin D: enhances the texture and lustre of your hair making you stand out for all the right reasons.

Lecithin: a fatty protein that helps tame manic and unruly frizzy hair, as well as repairing split ends.

Biotin: another fatty acid that renews and rejuvenates your hair's roots and follicles.

These are some of the main reasons why egg yolks are the perfect remedy for anyone who is looking to enhance the health, strength and appearance of their hair. Now it’s time to crack the shell open and find out how to do it…

How do I moisturise my hair with egg yolks?

Moisturising your hair is an easy way to give your look an eggstra bit of va-va-voom before an important occasion. This easy egg yolk inspired trick only requires 3 ingredients and 90 minutes of your time. Here’s what you need to do…

Get your hands on:

  • Egg yolks (how many depends upon the length and thickness of your hair).

  • 3 tablespoons of honey.

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Let the beautification begin:

  1. Beat the eggs thoroughly in a clean bowl.

  2. Mix through the honey and the olive oil.

  3. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp, ensuring everything is covered from root to tip.

  4. Sit back and relax for about 90 minutes why the egg yolks work their magic.

  5. Wash your hair out with cold water – make sure it’s cold otherwise you might end up with scrambled eggs in your hair!

This simply treatment should have your hair feeling buoyant, vivacious and full of life!

Woman treating hair with egg yolk honey and olive oil

How can I give my hair a powerful egg yolk condition?

If you don’t have any plans for the evening you could treat your hair to a soothing egg yolk condition. Ideally it would be best to leave it in overnight, so be sure you don’t have a pressing engagement early the next morning or any unexpected guests popping over in the night. Here is what you’ll need to do…

Get your hands on:

  • Egg yolks (how many depends upon the length and thickness of your hair).

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey.

Let the egg yolks work their magic:

  1. If you are using hard coconut oil, make sure melt it down and cool it prior to

  2. making the conditioner.

  3. Whisk cool melted coconut oil with raw honey rapidly for two minutes or until combined.

  4. Separate the egg yolk from the eggwhites in a clean cooking bowl. Perhaps you can treat yourself to an indulgent facemask made from the eggwhites if you are planning on having a quiet night at home.

  5. Beat egg yolks thoroughly and add it to the coconut oil and raw honey mixture.

  6. Apply mixture to dry hair and massage it through thoroughly. It may also be a good idea to get someone else to help you do this, just to make sure everything is covered, from root to dip - it’s also a sneaky way to get a soothing head massage.

  7. Cover your hair in a shower cap and relax – watch a movie, drink a glass of wine and chat to your chickens, the night is yours to enjoy!

  8. Leave the conditioner in overnight and be sure to place an old towel over your pillow otherwise you might need to put some new linen on the Christmas wish list.

  9. Wash the conditioner out thoroughly the next morning using cold water, otherwise you’ll be having an omelette for breakfast in the bathroom. Try to avoid shampooing your hair, but do so if your hair is excessively oily.

  10. Do your hair as you normally would and enjoy the soft, strong and healthy feeling of your newly conditioned locks.

Using fresh eggs tends to yield better results, simply because organic eggs are more nutrient dense than caged eggs. If you don’t already, be sure to consider getting a couple of top performing laying hens who will be able to help you on the path to enviable hair health!

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