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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  • MickeyMay.8 06:05
    I am applying it since 2 months or more but my hairs r still rough..... My hairs r vry dry nd i m applying egg yolk with coconut oil , lemon juice nd honey....... Is it right? My age is 14
  • Peace PeaceMay.7 09:33
    Hello. I would like to ask about using the whole egg (yolk plus egg white) with olive oil on hair, can be used? My second question is that my hair is damged and dry (it has been dry since I started using a chemical treatment for regrowing hair), so what you advise me to use with egg for hair treatment? Thank you.
  • RonMar.6 02:27
    Hi, Can anyone please advise if egg oil can help re-growing the lost hair or the only solution left is hair transplant. Thanks Ron
  • SandraMar.13 01:29
    @ : I don't know. I heard onion hair masks work for regrowing hair ( there has even been studies on it). Good luck! :)
  • kavita pantJan.20 07:25
    hey i am having severe dandruff pblm and itchy scalp and my hair are getting thin and rough...what mixture should i use...plz help
  • MmhahmhDec.20 14:44
    Hi are you sure it works? My hair's so strong and really looking good but I have hair fall, and I wanna make it stronger, do you suggest me doing it or eat proteins? Please help me pleaseee
  • SelmaNov.26 18:43
    the best thing is mixture of avocado and egg yolk it can work wonders, after mixing apply it on your hair, do weekly once you can find the diffrence. and other case only applying these things doesnt work always. You should also include nuts, badam and dates in your food.. definlty you can see lot of improvement.
  • priyaNov.17 13:29
    Does it help to get longer hair @ rita
  • shivaNov.4 11:33
    Hello sir , I'm working in gulf I'm getting dandrough and hair fall 90% my work will not be in Sun light , please Giv me a solution my age is 24
  • DesOct.30 00:45
    Hey! I have been putting egg yolk in my hair for a few months now and I'm finding an incredible difference, however I am finding that the yolks immediately harden and go stiff in my hair- I can not smooth through or massage into my scalp. It becomes stiff and I don't even need to use a hair elastic to keep my hair in a bun on top of my head. Is this normal? From the instructions I have read, leakage and a mess should be expected.
  • FridaOct.20 13:25
    I'm 26, female and I've suffered extreme thinning, the most itchy and layered dandruff at a point in time and horrid hair loss.... I was once known for my thick, wavy hair before all of this started happening. 1. The thinning, I learned - it runs in my family and it can't be helped. 2. Selsum Blue Shampoo is a MIRACLE WORKER. I haven't had dry scalp or dandruff in over a year. 3. Out of desperation on my part, a doctors visit revealed that I have an iron deficiency - which causes hair loss. So supplements came right after the egg treatment. So get a check up! I've tried egg yolks, olive oil and lime juice. And I've been seeing such an amazing change in my hair, immediately everyone started noticing. The compliments basically came back over night! I intend to keep doing this once a week until I am fully content, then I will lessen the treatment. I suggest you guys and gals try this. I was getting bald at 26! And it has been working miracles for me. Be patient and give it time.
  • YokuMay.9 13:35
    @ : Hello Frida....i want to ask from u that was your hair thinning badly and did the egg yolk helped u bcoz i also have the same problem im 15 and my haur is thinning badly...I'm in stress..plz sis help me
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