Protein Packed Strengthening Shampoo

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).

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Steps:

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.)

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13 replies

  1. How long do you find you can go in between washings with this recipe? I have been using natural homemade products for 6 months now and started brushing with a boar bristle brush. I only have to wash my hair twice a week. I’m not 100% happy with what I am using now..I feel I am lacking much needed protein. So I am super excited to try some of your recipes!

    • That’s awesome about the 6 months of natural hair care! Ditching a lot of the store bought versions has done wonders for my hair…but I do have to say that it did take me about 9-10 months to *really* nail down the routine that perfectly worked for my hair so don’t worry if it’s not quite there yet. (Heck, I still feel like I’m always making tweaks and learning how my hair responds to weather changes and the like!)

      But to answer your direct question: this recipe lets me wash my hair about once every 5-6 days. The only time that isn’t true is when I’m messing around with new recipes and over do on something or other which makes me have to wash early. If my hair starts getting greasy faster, it’s a sign for me that the super hard water that we have in our apartment has finally left too much of a build up and I need to clarify…this happens every 3-4 months or so. I will usually clarify with my Homemade Shampoo That Works For Hard Water but I have used the Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo when I really messed up with experiments (woops!).

      Please keep me posted on how trying out some of the recipes goes! And let me know if you have any other questions I can help with 🙂

      • You are a genius! This recipe is so easy and soooooo awesome. I told you in my previous comment I that I wasn’t completely happy with what I’ve been trying, until now.
        I don’t think my hair has ever felt so soft and clean even before going DIY natural.
        I didn’t have any argan oil on hand so I emitted it and used lavender & rosemary essential oils..omg my hair smells heavenly (something I missed after going no poo) then followed with an ACV rinse. my hubby even noticed it is shinier than it has been recently.
        This is my new go to…I will never go back. The best part is we have like 10 aloe plants and chickens that give us eggs. Basically free shampoo!
        Thank you thank you thank you. This shampoo is wonderful!! Can’t wait to try more recipes.

      • Hooray! I’m SO thrilled that you like it and have had such great results with it! It’s been so great for my hair so I’m really glad that it can help others as well 🙂 Everyone should like their hair!

  2. I am really liking this shampoo, way better than a castle/coconut milk mix! I am also using the rosemary chamomile rinse and an apple cider vinegar rinse.

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