I’ve been doing all natural hair care of about a year now and I’ve been very please with the results (that includes the improved quality of my hair, the increased growth rate, and how very little money I spend on products!). But I’ve recently discovered that while I was doing a pretty good job at getting enough moisture to my hair, I was majorly lacking when it came to providing protein for my hair (besides the protein I’m eating, of course). This meant that even though my hair was getting noticeably more soft and smooth, it was still breaking off due to the lack of protein for structural support at the ends (the new growth at the top is much better since I’ve changed my diet to a whole food diet).
One thing I must admit: I was very dubious at first that eggs would clean my hair entirely. I’m here to tell you that they work amazingly and surprisingly well as a hair cleanser. One important tip though: use warm or cool water when rinsing off the egg…you don’t want to end up with an omelet on your head.
Note: this is enough to completely clean my shoulder length hair. If you hair is much thicker or much longer, you might need to double (or even triple) this recipe.
- 2 eggs
- 5 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 6-8 drops argan oil (the thicker the hair, the more oil you might need to add)
- 4-6 drops tea tree oil (the thicker the hair, the more oil you might need to add)
- optional: I like adding 1 tablespoon of coconut milk for extra conditioning
- 1-2 drops essential oil of choice, optional but can give a pleasant smells along with the benefits of the essential oils (I like grapefruit essential oil)
Optional Protein Sources To Add:
Both of these contain much smaller sized proteins than the eggs contain…which makes them more likely to penetrate the hair shaft. As with all protein products, however, you can get protein overload, so use judiciously.
1. Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high for about 1 minute, or until it starts to froth.
2. Transfer to a bottle. I used a condiments bottle (like this one) that I can get for super cheap.
3. Get in the shower and wet your hair…then coat your hair well in this recipe.
4. Leave on for 5-10 minutes while you do all your other stuff in the shower and then rinse off.
I like to follow this up 2 rounds of an apple cider vinegar rinse. (I add several drops of my favorite essential oil right now–grapefruit–and shake well before using.)