How To Make An Egg Wash For Your Hair

Learn how to make an egg wash for your hair at home so that your hair can become nourished and strengthened from root to tip.

The egg is a versatile ingredient that lends itself to use on your hair. It both nourishes for condition and adds protein to strengthen your hair. An egg wash is easy to make at home and can help keep your hair in great condition. You can add other ingredients to the wash to achieve even better results.

This article will open your eyes to how fantastic each part of the egg can be for your hair.

Keep reading to find out the best way to use eggs for your hair type.

How To Make An Egg Wash For Your Hair

A few decades ago people started questioning the use of commercial shampoos and whether they actually do more harm than good to our hair.

This is when the No Poo movement started.

A small group of people understood that the chemicals in commercial shampoos were damaging our hair every time we used them.

These hair specialists advocated that in order to achieve great hair we should revert to traditional hair-cleaning recipes to keep our hair clean and healthy.

Since then the movement has grown, and millions of people now reject commercial shampoos in favor of DIY home recipes.

There are now so many people looking at removing silicones, sulfates, and parabens, from their hair care regimes, that even commercial companies are bowing to their pressure for change!

The No Poo hair care method we are looking at today is using egg washes to keep our hair clean.

An egg shampoo recipe is one of the easiest to make, and the steps on how to make an egg wash for your hair at home are listed below:

1. Choose The Egg Recipe You Want To Use

If your hair is dry then try adding honey or oil to your egg recipe.

However, if your hair is oily, consider adding a little coconut oil to the egg wash, or use just the whipped egg.

2. Mix Your Ingredients

Find the egg wash ingredients.

You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen pantry, simply gather them together, and mix!

3. Apply Shampoo To Hair

There is no one way how to apply egg on hair.

You can apply it to either dry hair, or damp hair, and either to the lengths first or the crown.

Egg Wash Recipe

The following egg wash recipe is great for individuals experiencing oily hair, or dandruff.

In this recipe we only use egg white to combat oily hair, with added lemon for dandruff control:


  • 1 egg
  • ½ Lemon


  1. Crack open the egg and separate the yolk from the white.
  2. Put the yolk into a zip lock bag and freeze it for future use.
  3. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the egg white.
  4. Whizz the egg white and lemon together until frothy.
  5. Apply to damp hair, concentrating on the scalp area.
  6. Massage mixture into the scalp.
  7. Leave the egg wash on your hair for a couple of minutes.
  8. Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water.
  9. Leave hair to dry naturally.

This recipe should leave your hair flake-free and strengthened.

With a healthy scalp, your hair will grow better and smell delicious from the lemon juice.

Benefits Of Egg Hair Wash

There are many benefits of using eggs in your No Poo shampoos. Different benefits are found in the egg white as opposed to the egg yolk.

Using the egg white and egg yolk together gives you a super beneficial shampoo that will clean your hair like nothing else!

If you have ever wondered is egg wash good for hair, and what does egg wash do for hair, then take a look at the list below to reveal the answers:

Below are the main benefits of using eggs as a hair wash.

This is not an exhaustive list but shows quite clearly how using eggs is a great start to keeping your hair healthy (source 1):

1. Strength

The proteins help strengthen your hair.

2. Growth

Using eggs has been said to aid hair growth.

3. Elasticity

Egg contains lutein which can keep your curls in good order, and reduce breakage.

4. Shine

Washing hair with egg benefits your hair as the fats within the egg leave your hair looking sleek and shiny.

5. Texture

With all the essential amino acids and fats within eggs, your hair will be softer.

6. Moisturise

Egg yolk is especially good for moisturizing your hair.

7. Nourishes

With all the vitamins that eggs contain, your hair cannot fail to be nourished and beautiful.

8. Widely Available

Unlike some other No Poo ingredients, eggs are widely available from superstores and corner shops alike.

9. Reduces Oiliness

Used on its own, egg white is great at removing the feeling of oiliness from your hair.

10. Fights Dandruff

You can use egg topically on your scalp to fight dandruff.

The proteins and fats nourish your scalp and the sulfur helps to reduce dandruff levels.

Side Effects Of Applying Egg On Hair

As with many things, whilst there are a lot of positives to using eggs for the health of your hair, there are potential downsides too.

Read on to make sure that you’re aware of some of the possible negatives that using eggs can have.


Overall, as long as you do not have an allergy, taking a little care when using egg shampoo or mask can benefit your hair far more than the slight drawbacks you may experience.

Below are the potential side effects of applying egg to your hair:

1. Allergy

Before using any new ingredient you should always patch test to make sure that you are not allergic.

Most people have eaten eggs well before they consider putting them on their hair and are very unlikely to have a negative reaction.

It is always worth erring on the side of caution though.

2. Breakage

Eggs are chock full of proteins, so overuse can lead to build-up on your hair that could leave it heavy and prone to breakage.

3. Odor

Some people find the scent of eggs in their hair unpleasant.

By adding essential oils or a different pleasantly scented ingredient, you can avoid this problem.

4. Difficult To Wash Out

If you leave the egg shampoo in too long it can dry out and be difficult to remove.

Make sure you know how long the egg has been sitting in your hair.

5. Cold Water Rinse

Using cold water on your hair might not be pleasing for everybody.

However, using water that is too hot can effectively cook the egg, leaving you with unpleasant bits in your hair that may start to smell after a time.

How To Make Egg Mask For Hair

If your hair is feeling very dry and damaged, you may opt to go straight to an egg mask rather than using an egg shampoo.

An egg mask can moisturize and nourish your hair effectively right from the very first use.

The mask can also be made a little thicker so egg running everywhere is not an issue you should come up against.

Can I Wash My Hair With Egg Every Day?

It is not wise to wash your hair with eggs every day.

It will not do you any harm, however, whilst your hair will look great after the first wash the proteins in the egg will quickly lead to build-up on your hair, which might feel awful.

This protein build-up will not do your hair any good in the long run and may cause your hair to feel dry.

The frequency with which you use an egg wash or mask will be determined by your hair type and its needs.

It will probably be a bit of trial and error, to begin with until you recognize the signs that your hair needs either nutrients or protein.

As a general rule, using an egg wash every 10 – 15 days will give you the best results. Moisturizing, nourishing, and strengthening your hair, without any of the unwanted build-up and breakage.

You may find over time using a No Poo approach that you only need to wash your hair once a week, so using egg every fortnight could be just part of your routine.

There are plenty of other ingredients that can be used on the other weeks, that will keep your hair clean without having the same side effects that egg would.

Which Part Of Egg Is Best For Hair Growth?

The white of an egg is packed full of protein, so if your hair is damaged this may be the best way to restore it to its former glory and promote hair growth.

In a recent study though egg yolk was found to stimulate hair growth (source 1).

Depending upon your hair and scalp, using the entire egg will provide your hair with all the fats, proteins, and nutrients that your hair needs to be strong and healthy.

Using the whole egg will also stop you from wondering what to do with the leftover egg white or egg yolk!

The recipe below is probably the easiest and best egg hair recipe for growth:


  • One Egg: Use two if you have long hair.
  • 2 tbsp Oil: Any oil will work, but one with a pleasant scent helps to cover any egg odor.
  • 2 tbsp: Local honey.


  1. Crack the egg(s) into a bowl.
  2. Add other ingredients.
  3. Mix well
  4. Dampen your hair
  5. Apply the mixture to your hair from the scalp down to the ends.
  6. Leave egg wash in your hair for around 10 minutes making sure that it does not dry out.
  7. Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water, making sure that the water is cool and not hot.

This recipe utilizes the benefits of the whole egg and will leave your hair feeling soft, shiny, clean, and able to grow as quickly as it possibly can.

If learning about the benefits of egg hair washes has fascinated you, why not learn more about other benefits that egg washes offer, in this article?


I hope this article has given you an insight into how to make an egg wash for your hair.

With the many benefits that eggs can give to your hair if used on a regular basis such as strength, growth, texture, and shine, using an egg wash on your hair is something that should definitely be tried.

Katrina Stewardson

Hello! My name is Katrina Stewardson, and I've been obsessed for almost ever with discovering the best natural hair methods for my own hair. For years I longed for one website to tell me everything I needed to know about the amazing No Poo Method movement. I just couldn't find one though, so I decided to create it myself! I dearly hope this website will save all you lovely ladies (and gents!) from wasting hours scrolling the internet looking for natural hair-related information like I did.

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