View Full Version : Today I washed my hair with egg...

June 9th, 2011, 11:16 AM
...and it came out incredibly clean! Today I had a really oily head after 4 days without washing (just a water rinse on day 2). Days before I had come across some threads about using egg as shampoo and decided to give it a try today, just for experimenting.

In the beginning I did this egg wash as a treatment before shampoo because I never expected that it would remove that amount of grease I had, but I let it dry after rinsing very well (no conditioner after the egg) and the result was stunning!:cheese: Clean, shiny and soft! :crush:

Now my question is.... will I be able to keep on washing my hair this way for a long time with nice results? Or maybe it will dry/build up? If you have egg-washed your hair before, how did it reacted? Did you keep it as a routine? How did it come out?

June 9th, 2011, 11:28 AM
I guess it depends how much your hair likes proteins. :) The egg may (key word here may) give you a protein build up. But all you need to do then is clear shampoo wash and a little bit of moisture and you are as good as new.

I do them every other or every third wash and always follow by a mild ACV rinse and my hair likes it.

June 9th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Interesting! Do you use the whole egg and how do you wash your hair with it ? Does it leave that nasty egg smell?

June 9th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Were you using it on your scalp or just your length? I've always thought about using an egg for the protein but have always been to chicken (woah... pun totally unintended :) ) to actually try it.

June 9th, 2011, 11:46 AM
No help here unfortunately. My hair HATES egg, which I believe means it dislikes proteins...

June 9th, 2011, 11:49 AM
I'm curious how you washed your hair with egg, would love more details

June 9th, 2011, 11:52 AM
Littlenvy, thanks for your tips! I'll wait and see it I get some build up then, and will try the ACV rinse as well.

Interesting! Do you use the whole egg and how do you wash your hair with it ? Does it leave that nasty egg smell?

The recipe I used is the folowing:

1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
1-2 tablespoons golden syrup (use honey instead if you have!)
1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (add it at the end)

First I wet my hair and then I slowly and gently spread it, massaging from the root to the ends. Let it for 5-10 minutes and the rinse very, very well with COLD water (it seems that some people literally "cooks" the egg when rinsing with hot water and after that they find white bits of egg in the hair :bigeyes:).

This time I didn't notice any egg smell on my hair, it smells good. However, I have read that it happened to some people. But I think that if you rinse it well (also ACV if you want), it shouldn't smell bad at all.

June 9th, 2011, 11:59 AM
If you think that your hair likes proteins, I encourage you all to try this and then come here and share your impressions! :cheer:

June 9th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Wow! I was all set to crack open the olive oil, & now I'm wondering if I shouldn't try an egg instead. Leap of faith issues again.

Anyway, I tried a blast of cold water while washing last night & I think I should let my hair get over the shock...

June 10th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the recipe Eva. I think I'll give this a try in the next couple of days.

June 10th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Ahhh, egg washes! It reminds me of many years ago when "Egg Shampoos" used to be for sell. My father, always the inventive one of our family, decided instead of paying twice as much for the egg shampoo, he's just mix us girls (there were 3 daughters, no sons) up a batch of egg shampoo by adding eggs to our regular shampoo in a huge stock pot and pouring it into the shampoo bottles again.

It felt WONDERFUL!! My hair was so silky and shiny and just beautiful!! Except, that day (I was in 5th grade), the school nurse was doing the annual lice check of all the students. I went in for the check feeling quite confident I was lice free. An hour later, she called me back in for a second check. I was m-o-r-t-i-f-i-e-d as I walked from my classroom to the nurse's office.

She sectioned my hair as she checked. Then she got a brighter light and checked again. Then she pulled out a magnifying glass to use with the bright light to check again!

Lice? Umm, no, bits of cooked egg from my dad's egg shampoo.... *sigh*

Audrey Horne
June 11th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Eggs washes make my hair look and feel quite lush. I use it once a week. I haven't shampooed in a week and egg removed everything pretty well, so I think I will be stretching my shampoo washes even more.
So how do I use it... It depends on the current condition of my hair and my budget. Mostly it's egg+joghurt. It can be egg+milk but it's too runny. Egg+avocado also great but a bit pricey. If I feel that it gets drying then I simply add EVOO.
Elizabeth, empress of Austria used egg yolks, French cognac ane EO as her routine and look at her hair!
I think as long as your hair likes it - do it! Just don't OVERdo it.

June 11th, 2011, 01:15 AM
My hair doesn't really care about egg washes. Doesn't hurt, but doesn't seem to help anything. :shrug: I might as well just CO and not get all slimey.

June 11th, 2011, 04:53 AM
I already tried more or less the same recipe as yours, works great.
The problem for me is the protein build up. You have to moisture very well is you are going to use it often. After a week or so, I can fell my hair not so shiny as usual.
For me the only think I don't like about washing with eggs is the "cold water"... works just on summers for me.

June 11th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Lice? Umm, no, bits of cooked egg from my dad's egg shampoo.... *sigh*

Heehee, how cute. :) I had the exact same problem the first time I tried washing with egg. I love really hot showers, and hadn't realized that egg + heat= head full of scrambled eggs.

Egg does wonders for your hair, but remember to rinse with less-than-hot water or you'll be spending hours combing breakfast out of your hair.

June 11th, 2011, 12:05 PM
eep! I can't stand cold rinses! I guess I won't be using eggs any time soon, unless I can find a way to make it so they don't cook in the shower, while I can still use warm water.

June 13th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Well, it doesn't have to be cold water. When I say "hot shower" I mean upwards of 50 degrees Celcius, and that *will* cook the eggs. Don't be afraid to try it with just normal warm water.

July 1st, 2011, 01:01 PM
Thank you, Eva! This is exactly what I was looking for!:cheese:

All this great information in one thread ... gotta love LHC, eh? :p