This post is sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. All opinions are my own.
Raise your hand if you’d like healthier, shinier hair. Everyone? That’s what I thought. As someone who’s always looking for ways to make her hair grow faster, look shinier and feel thicker, I’ve got some good news: You can stop splurging on expensive hair products. The key to healthy hair has been right in your refrigerator this whole time.
Eggs make for the ultimate at-home hair therapy.
The nutrients in eggs (those gorgeous golden yolks, especially) are the same ones found in strong, glossy hair. And adding eggs to your beauty regimen can refresh even the most frazzled locks. While you’re free to slather raw eggs in your hair and call it a day, I recommend taking a more tailored approach based on your particular hair woes. Combining eggs with other ingredients like aloe vera, essential oils and lemon juice can help target specific issues and do wonders for all different types of hair.
Here are some of our favorite ways to use eggs for healthier hair.
5 WAYS TO USE EGGS FOR HEALTHIER HAIR
To understand why your hair is acting up, it’s important to understand what contributes to hair problems in the first place. A poor diet, chemical treatments, environmental damage, and overstyling can all strip your hair of moisture, minerals, and protein. This leads to dry, weak strands that break and frizz more easily.
Eggs, on the other hand, act like a nutrient-rich hair superfood. Vitamins A and E, biotin, and folate are just some of the nutrients found in eggs that are said to help keep hair thick and healthy. The yolk is loaded with healthy fats, which help replenish moisture and make strands look sleek and shiny. And because hair is 80% protein, applying protein-rich eggs to hair can help replenish the protein lost through styling, making hair stronger and better able to stand up to heat.
It’s not just the hair shaft itself that benefits from eggs—they can do wonders for your scalp as well. Applying eggs directly to the roots helps infuse hair follicles with much-needed vitamins and minerals. Nourishing the scalp encourages new hair to grow stronger and be less prone to breakage or shedding. And when your hair doesn’t fall out as much, it appears thicker and healthier.
To get the most vitamins and minerals from your eggs, it’s important that you use organic, free range eggs from hens that have access to outdoor pasture. I love Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs because they take great pride in raising happy, healthy hens the old fashioned way. Their eggs only come from small family farms. And their chickens spend most of their time outside enjoying grass, bugs, fresh air and sunlight—like they’re supposed to. With access to pasture and supplemented with high-quality feed, their eggs are chock-full of the vitamins and minerals your hair needs to grow thick and shiny.
So just pick up some Pete and Gerry Organic Eggs and whip up these hair treatments for healthier hair in minutes.
- 2 whole Pete and Gerry Organic Eggs
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 10 drops lavender oil
- 10 drops rosehip oil
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and beat until frothy. Apply to hair, then cover with a shower cap. Let sink in for 20 minutes, then shampoo and condition like usual.
- 1 Pete and Gerry Organic Egg white
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
Mix everything together and apply to your scalp. Using your fingertips, gently massage the mixture into roots for 10 minutes. Wash out, and follow up with a quality conditioner.
- 1 whole Pete and Gerry Organic Egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix everything together, and apply to the ends of hair. Cover with a shower cap, and allow to sink in for 20 minutes. Wash off.
- 1 Pete and Gerry Organic Egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon castor oil
Mix ingredients together, and apply from root to tip. Let sink in for 30 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Follow up with a quick shot of cold water to seal the hair shaft and boost shine.
- 1 Pete and Gerry Organic Egg
- 4 drops peppermint oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree on high until smooth. Hop in the shower and pour a little of the egg mixture into the palm of your hand. Apply to hair like you would traditional shampoo, being sure to massage into the scalp and throughout the length of your hair. Let sit 10 minutes, then rinse well. No conditioner needed.84