DIY Natural Beauty Remedies: Eggs

Having bad hair days a lot more often lately? We may have a solution for you: eggs!

While we all know the benefits of including eggs in our diet, there are other ways you can use eggs to help you! The protein in eggs are great for nourishing your hair and your skin.

Eggs for Skin

The best way to make an egg mask is to first separate the eggs, you’re only going to be using the egg whites. Typically one egg is enough but to play it on the safe side we recommend using at least 2. Whisk the egg whites until they are frothy and covered in bubbles. Then, using your fingers, start spreading the mixture on your face in upward motions. Avoid your eyebrows and try not to get too close to your eyes. Let the mask dry for about 15 or 20 minutes. It will get very stiff but be open minded and let the egg whites work their magic. Rinse off with warm water. For an added cleanse add a bit of lemon juice, maybe 2 teaspoons or so, to the warm water when you rinse the egg off.

Eggs for Hair

There are a variety of egg hair masks that are combined with other products that provide different benefits. So it really just depends on what kind of results you want to achieve. The biggest problem we’ve heard people talk about, though, is dry and dull hair. Well, an egg hair mask is the perfect solution! The best mask we’ve tried is the egg yolk, honey, and olive oil hair mask. Which is perfect because you can use the egg whites for your face, and the yolks for your hair! For this mask, the amount of egg yolks you use fully depends on how long your hair is. If your hair is past your shoulders, you may need 4 or 5 egg yolks. Once you’ve got the yolks separated and in a bowl, add in about 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of honey. Gently mix the ingredients and then using your fingers start massaging the mixture into your hair. We recommend flipping your hair upside down over a sink or bathtub. If you have long hair, it helps to section off the hair to be sure you cover it all. It doesn’t matter if you start at the roots or ends, just be sure to make it well covered. Then, wrap your hair into a bun and you can put a shower cap or plastic bag over it to keep it from dripping all over you. Wait about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Warning: make sure the water is more on the colder side of warm, otherwise you’ll cook the egg in your hair!

Try both masks and don’t be afraid to try other masks. Every mask has a different effect, so try different things and see what works best for you!