DIY Egg White Hair Masks for Lustrous Hair

Updated on June 24, 2016

Though egg white is specifically useful for people with oily hair & scalp, it also contains lots of benefits for normal/dry hair issues too. Some people like to use egg white alone in hair masks because they find it less smelly compared to the egg yolk/whole egg. But there’s more reason than that to use egg white in hair masks! Egg white hair masks can be used to attain healthy, thick, long and shiny hair.

Here’s a list showing just some of the benefits of egg white for hair:

Benefits of egg white for hair

  • Fights dandruff
  • Adds a shine to hair
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Cleanses and purifies hair
  • Controls oily scalp & hair
  • Gives hair volume
  • Strengthens strands & hair follicles

Egg white is rich in protein, multivitamins including b-vitamins & minerals like sulphur that are essential for healthy hair.

Caution: Never use hot water to rinse off hair masks containing egg as it can cook the eggs in the mask and leave cooked egg bits stuck to your hair.

1. Honey & Egg White Hair Mask for Shiny Hair

This honey egg white hair mask will lock moisture into your locks and make them look glossy and shiny.
This honey egg white hair mask will lock moisture into your locks and make them look glossy and shiny. | Source

Damaged, dull and brittle hair has bends and curves which make it refract light, rather than reflecting it. Use this honey & egg white hair mask to achieve smooth and silky hair which will reflect light, thereby appearing shiny and glossy. Egg White is also rich in protein and act as natural hair conditioners which will lock moisture into the hair strands, thereby making it shiny. Honey also naturally conditions hair and smoothes out hair cuticles, thereby promoting shiny hair. Check out more benefits of honey for hair:

Ingredient
Benefit for Hair
Honey
Honey is a natural humectant, which means it traps moisture from the surroundings. This makes it a great moisturizing ingredient that will lock moisture into hair and keep it healthy and less prone to breakage.

Tips

  1. Avoid using adulterated honey as they contain additives that can damage hair. Use organic or raw honey for best results.
  2. Don’t add more honey than enough as this egg white hair mask is already sticky with a little honey and adding more honey will make it more sticky, making it hard to rinse off.
  3. You can store your egg white hair mask in the refrigerator for up to a week. However, make sure to use within 3 to 5 days. Throw it out if it begins smelling funky.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions

In a bowl, mix up the ingredients. Apply it onto your scalp and hair. Tie up your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Leave it on for about 7 minutes then rinse off thoroughly with cold water. Wring your hair and wrap it in a fluffy towel.

2. Anti-Dandruff Egg White Lemon Hair Mask

This egg white lemon  hair mask is super effective against dandruff!
This egg white lemon hair mask is super effective against dandruff! | Source

Egg white and lemon help in getting rid of grease and stale oils in the scalp as well as exfoliating dead cells, flaky skin and grime, thereby fighting dandruff. Both lemon and egg white can cleanse the scalp and help remove dandruff. Check out some more benefits of lemon for hair:

Ingredient
Benefit for Hair
Lemon
– Lemon is a natural astringent and helps get rid of excess oils. It contains antibacterial properties that will stave off germs that can cause scalp infection.

Tips

  1. Make sure to stand in the shower/over your bathroom/kitchen sink because this egg white hair mask is very drippy.
  2. You can put on this hair mask right before a shower because it can drip down the back of your neck and you definitely need a shower after that. In the shower, you can also rinse off the hair mask more effectively.
  3. If you have time, try whisking the egg white till it forms stiff peaks. This is a good idea because it makes applying the hair mask a lot easier.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • ½ a lemon

Directions

Crack an egg and separate the whites into a clean bowl. Squeeze in juice from ½ a lemon and mix thoroughly. Apply the hair mask to your scalp using clean fingers. After applying it to your scalp, coat the hair mask on your locks and tie your hair into a high bun. Wear a shower cap and wait for the mask to penetrate for about 7 to 10 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off the mask thoroughly with cold water. Wrap your hair in a fluffy towel.

3. Egg White Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Hair Growth

Combine the nourishing coconut oil with protein-rich egg white to boost hair growth
Combine the nourishing coconut oil with protein-rich egg white to boost hair growth | Source

Egg white is rich in protein, water and vitamins that will nourish the scalp and encourage faster and longer hair growth. Coconut oil is well known to boost hair growth as it is packed with essential nutrients for nourishment. Here’s a table showing more benefits of coconut oil for hair:

Ingredient
Benefit for Hair
Coconut Oil
Rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that will stimulate the hair follicles and boost hair growth. Coconut oil contains small molecules that can easily penetrate into the hair follicles, nourish and promote hair growth.

Tips

  1. Though egg white alone doesn’t stink as much as the whole egg, you will need to rinse very thoroughly to get rid of the egg odor. Usually about 7 rinses helps get rid of the egg smell completely.
  2. If you use shampoo, you can shampoo your hair after this mask though it’s better not to use a chemical laden shampoo just after nourishing your hair with natural goodness.
  3. Don’t add in a lot of coconut oil because it can turn your hair greasy. Just a little is enough to help boost hair growth.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions

Combine the ingredients in a clean bowl. Using a fork, whisk the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the egg white hair mask using clean fingers/a hair mask brush to your scalp first, then onto your locks. Tie your hair up using a clip and cover it with shower cap to trap warmth, so the hair mask can penetrate deeper. After about 7 minutes, rinse off very well using cold water.

Take Care

If you are allergic to any of the natural ingredients mentioned above, please do not apply them on your body.

Questions & Answers

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        Renuka 

        2 years ago

        Will try the egg white and coconut oil hair mask. Thanks for sharing....

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        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Great ideas. I would love to try them all and give it a short for having healthier hair. Excellent hub!

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        Robert Morgan 

        3 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

        My wife loves your hair mask. She saw your article a few months ago and has been using it on a weekly basis this summer. We swim daily and she swears by it. Thanks.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        3 years ago from Dubai

        Great egg white hair masks, thank you for sharing. Will try the egg white and coconut oil mask.

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        Mary 

        3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

        I will have to give this hair mask a try, in the Summer months, my hair tends to be oily at the roots, and dry towards the ends. Great hub, voted up, shared, and more.

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