09 April 2013

The Best Treatment for Dry Hair: Homemade Egg Shampoo



Dry hair happens to everyone at some point in their lives and no one is immune against it regardless of hair type or color. My hair used to get really dry and brittle in the winter not only because of dry air inside but also because I used to blow-dry it, which I no longer do.

In this post I will share the recipe I use to have an elastic and lively hair through all seasons which will not cost you anything. Yes, all the ingredients you need are already in your kitchen!

Some of the most common reasons for dry hair are:
  • dry air,
  • malnutrition/bad diet,
  • washing your hair too often,
  • harsh shampoos,
  • chemical processing,
  • blow-drying,
  • dandruff.
When the cause for dry hair is external, it is easy to make adjustments and revive it.

how to heal dry hair with natural homemade shampoo
Photo: Wet and Messy Photography
One of the best and easiest treatments you can give your hair is a homemade egg shampoo. Here is how to make it and restore (and keep) the moisture in your hair.

NB: This shampoo is best used fresh, so make it just before washing your hair!

Homemade Egg Shampoo For Dry Hair

Ingredients:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
Method:
Whisk the egg yolk very well, add the honey, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix energetically to blend.

Apply to wet (but not dripping) hair by massaging thoroughly into the scalp. Cover the whole hair. Let it stay for minimum 10 minutes -- the longer, the better. I usually stay for about 30 minutes.

Rinse with lukewarm water.

Tips:
  • To reduce the smell of the egg, I use a mixture of vinegar and rosemary that I keep in a bottle. Just add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of water and rinse your hair. The vinegar+rosemary will not only take out the smell but it will also nourish your hair.
  • If you hair feels stiff after this treatment you might need to reduce the amount of honey or change the type of honey.

Want to keep your hair healthy? Here are more ways to do so:
What everybody ought to know about shampoo
5 natural alternatives to store-bought shampoo
Why I stopped blow-drying my hair and why you should too
7 green ways to deal with static hair
Birch and lavender nourishing hair lotion
Banana beauty -- revive your hair with bananas 
10 for washing your hair without shampoo

Have you tried applying a homemade egg shampoo before?