Although eggs are one of the most commonly used foods in the kitchen, they are useful for more than just baking and cooking. Since the 1940s or earlier, women have made egg hair treatment mixes as well as selected shampoos that contain eggs. In fact, an egg yolk hair mask can be one of the most effective hair treatments. The yolk will work to condition your hair and you can use them as often as you want. The yolk is especially helpful for dry, damaged hair and when used alone or with other ingredients, the treatment will give you shiny, strong, and healthy hair.

Benefits of Egg Yolk for Hair

Hair is mostly made up of proteins and amino acids, and this combination means that egg yolk for hair is the perfect method of boosting the hair’s supply of necessary nutrients. Eggs contain a large amount of protein as well as fatty acids and vitamins to strengthen hair. They deliver the correct nutrients so your hair can optimize its health.

The vitamin A found in egg yolk will improve the hair’s ability to produce natural moisture by stimulating sebum production. This increased sebum production lets vitamin A control dandruff and prevent drying of the scalp, improving hair growth while preventing hair loss at the same time. Vitamin E works to promote healthy hair by offering protection from environmental factors such as UV rays that could otherwise cause damage to your locks. The vitamin D in egg yolks improves the texture and luster of your hair.

The fatty protein lecithin helps reduce frizz in your hair and also prevents breakage and brittleness. Biotin is also present in egg yolks and works to renew hair roots and follicles, improving the hair’s overall health.

How to Use Egg Yolk for Hair

You may be wondering how you can use egg yolk for hair. In reality, there are several simple and effective methods listed below.

Moisturize Hair with Egg Yolk

Egg yolk will seep right into your scalp and hair follicles, making it a great option for adding moisture.


  • Egg yolk

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Yogurt (optional)


  1. Determine the quantity of egg yolk based on your hair length and thickness.

  2. Thoroughly beat the egg yolk.

  3. Mix honey and olive oil with the egg yolk, as well as the optional yogurt.

  4. Apply the egg yolk for hair mixture onto your scalp and hair, massaging it in.

  5. Leave the mixture for an hour and a half.

  6. Wash it off using cool water.


Prevent Hair Loss with Egg Yolk

This method of using egg yolks is incredibly simple, but still effective. It helps prevent hair loss for those who have this issue.


  • 2 eggs


  1. Take the eggs and beat them so you get a creamy mixture.

  2. Take the mixture, applying it to your hair and scalp.

  3. Let the mixture sit for an hour.

  4. Rinse out your hair using warm or cool water. Be careful not to use water that is too warm as it may start to cook the eggs while they are still in your hair.


Condition Hair with Egg Yolk

The nutrients found in egg yolk help make it a great option for a conditioner. Best of all, making your own conditioner is easy and inexpensive, using items you probably already have at home.


  • Egg yolk

  • Avocado


  1. Carefully mix together the egg yolk and avocado, combining enough of each ingredient to cover your head with the mixture.

  2. Apply the resulting mixture on your scalp and hair evenly.

  3. Let the egg yolk and avocado mixture stay on your head for between fifteen and twenty minutes.

  4. Use cool water to wash off the egg yolk.


Strengthen Hair with Egg Yolk


  • 1 egg yolk (large)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons raw honey


  1. If your coconut oil is solid, then first warm it up on low heat so it melts and become liquid.

  2. Take your liquid (and at least slightly cooled) coconut oil and mix it with the honey, whisking the two ingredients together. You may need to whisk for up to two minutes for the ingredients to correctly combine.

  3. Separate your egg yolk from the white using a bowl.

  4. Take your egg yolk or hair and gently whisk it in its own bowl. After whisking, slowly add your mixture of honey and coconut oil. Once again whisk this mixture until all ingredients are combined.

  5. Make sure your hair is dry and apply the mixture, massaging it into both your hair and scalp. You will find it much easier to ask someone to massage the mixture into your hair for you as they will be able to cover your entire scalp, including areas you can’t see. As a bonus, you will get to enjoy a scalp massage.

  6. Take a shower cap and cover your hair. Aim to leave the egg yolk mixture in your hair overnight or at least as long as you are able. Try to squish your hair through your shower cap every once in a while. If you do sleep with the mixture overnight, use an old towel to cover your pillow in case of leakage.

  7. Wash the mixture out using warm water until it is all gone. Avoid shampooing if possible, but if your hair feels oily, use a gentle shampoo.

  8. Dry your hair, styling it like normal.

  • Don’t leave hair mask on for an extended period of time. This may make it harder (or impossible) to remove.
  • Always wash and/or rinse your hair thoroughly after using egg yolk for hair.
  • Don’t use egg yolk for hair if you are allergic to any ingredients in the treatment. Be sure to watch for allergic reactions afterwards (symptoms including difficulty breathing, skin rashes, or swelling on the tongue and lips).
  • The mixture may drip or spatter, so wear old clothes when applying your egg yolk treatment.

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  • PalakJan.18 07:46
    The front part of my hair is frizzy and the rest is wavy, and because of that my hair looks messy and unkempt even if I've combed it. Will this method work for me?
  • SoniaNov.20 18:12
    I tried the egg York only n it alone gave me d fab result... also it gave d worst smell but I got the good result in very short period of time.. it can repair any type of hair..
  • Karthi kNNov.18 03:34
    Helo.....I want to know about only egg yolk...
  • umarOct.27 20:04
    hi, my hairs are falling out a lot , I did not have this problem before. idk why is this, and also my hairs are really thin now, can you tell me what ingredients should I use? thanks.
  • JenniferOct.13 08:36
    Hey.... I can say I'm amazed of what yellow egg yolk and raw honey with olive oil with yogurt has done for my hair after I perm mii hair give it about two days later my hair is frizz at the ends well tryn egg oil yogurt honey has did my hair amazin I will no longer b person my hair this solution work so good it lays my new growth flat like I got a fresh perm I luv it n will continue to use it every week
  • SharonSep.28 12:34
    Hi, I tried the egg yolk , olive oil and honey treatment .... After two weeks I fixed my hair .... And when I removed it after two months I realized my hair has grown that the expected results.... Cos I was thinking that is to help my hair grow longer n faster
  • piyuSep.26 14:22
    Another way to make your hair unbelievably soft n shiney is, just mix fresh aleovera gel and olive oil in a cup of curd. Mix well. Aplly on scalp n hair. Leave for as long as u can. I let it be in my hair overnight. And just tie a cloth around my head n sleep. Hair is magically soft n shiney.. trust me.
  • piyuSep.26 14:19
    Mix egg with any oil with nice fregrance. This will cover the bad smell of egg up and will nourish your hair. Mix well and then apply on ur scalp plus hair. Leave it for two hours and wash it off with cold water. Dont forget to use a good conditioner after u shampoo. This will give instant softness and shine to ur hair... i do it often..
  • Isabelle Sep.24 17:56
    Hey I've been using egg in my hair for about 3 months now. I haven't noticed any big hair growth yet. I mean there are small hairs all over my head now. But the one thing that i LOVE about this egg method is that it 100% get rid of FRIZZ. If you have super curly and frizzy hair that is very unhealthy due to like constant heat ( blow drying or straightening) then try this.. It makes ur hair healthy again .. IT WORKED FOR ME!!
  • TareneSep.9 16:10
    Hi I have a really bad case of alopecia, my scalp seems healthy tho cause even tho I have bald spots I can often identify new growth. It not completely bald. Would these egg treatment help with regrowth? Am only 31 n going bald....
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