There are probably as many uses for eggs in natural skin and hair care as there is in normal cooking. To clean my hair with eggs is my most favourite “shampoo”. It leaves my hair clean, yet gives the hair a boost with healthy fats. Because of this mild method the hair lessen its desperate attempt to produce more sebum. Your body will do this to any method that strips away your hairs natural sebum.
This is how prepare my egg “shampoo”:
2 tablespoons water
Mix with a blender for a nice fluffy consistency or just use a fork to mix it up. Apply to your hair. I do it on dry hair. It is easier to know that you got it all over. I use a little bowl under the hair while doing this so I may dip the hair and to gather up what drips down so that I avoid waste. Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water. This is perfect amount for my thin oily hair that goes down to my hips.
NOTE: If you have very dry hair, you may use only the yolk and for oily hair then it's good to use the egg whites. I use a whole egg since it works best for me. If your hair looks like a total mess after using egg, it might be that your hair dislikes protein but give it a month before you judge.
A more luxurious version
1 tsp strained lemon juice
1 cup of cooled, boiled water
1 teaspoon almond oil (for power conditioner)
All ingredients should be at room temperature.
Remove the string in the egg. Blend until smooth crème. Apply to wet hair and massage well into the scalp for 10 minutes. Distribute evenly throughout hair. Rinse thoroughly in cool water until all is gone. Finish with hair tonic of rosemary.
Other Egg Uses:
Hair mousse: Whip egg whites until you get firm foam. Apply to hair. Any egg scent will go away when it gets dry.
Facemask: Whip one egg until you get firm foam. Apply to face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse. This fits all skin types.
NOTE: Within “No ‘poo” we recommend making a cold vinegar-rinse that you should leave in your hair. The cold water will work as a conditioner, making your hair strong and shiny. The sourness in the vinegar will stabilise your ph value in your scalp. I recommend this after using anything that is strongly cleansing as for example soap.
Another consideration before you start using natural products for your hair, it’s good to take a last shower to take away traces of silicone in your hair with a product that contains SLS but has no silicone. I used dish soap. This will make your hair look messier and worse initially because the silicone works as a capsule that makes your hair look nice while really destroying what's underneath, but with a hair cut that takes care of split ends and with time your hair will become much stronger and be “back to normal” or even better.