It might sound a bit odd, but my mum used to wash my hair with egg yolks when I was a child. I had no dandruff, my hair was shiny, long and healthy. Until my teenage years… when I wanted to be cool and use branded stuff (which was a novice in early 90ies in Lithuania) and, of course, lots and lots of hairspray. I wish I had a picture of me with that ridiculous hair sprayed fringe! You’d cringe! And just like this, the egg yolks were forgotten and Wash&Go and Head&Shoulders introduced into my life.
Now I am returning back to my mum’s old ways of looking after my hair. From time to time, I use egg yolks instead of shampoo and I am on a journey of giving up any kind of commercial shampoos all together. Even natural shampoos. The latter dry out my hair tips like crazy, I never had my hair so dry before. No mater how much coconut oil I use.
If you haven’t tried eggy shampoo yet, you will be surprised how well it foams! Egg yolks, rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals will nourish your hair and lecithin will clean the build up.
Here is what you need:
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp of water
1 tsp of bicarbonate soda (optional)
2 drops of rosemary essential oil (optional)
I tried adding some oil to the shampoo, but the hair turned out to be a little bit greasy. I will try again with a smaller amount and update you with the outcome.
Method: gently whisk the egg yolks, add water, soda and essential oil (if using). Swish the mixture and you have a homemade, healthy shampoo!
Wet your hair. Pour some of the shampoo into your palms and rub a little bit to create a foam. Apply to your hair. Repeat with the rest of shampoo. Rub the shampoo thoroughly into your hair. Don’t forget to massage your scalp. Rinse the shampoo with warm water. Avoid hot water, otherwise you will have scrambled eggs in your hair!
Rosemary essential oil will promote your hair growth and help with hair loss. If you are not intrigued by the egg yolk shampoo, add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to your commercial shampoo for healthier hair.
But if you are intrigued by this recipe, do let me know in the comments, if you’ve tried it or going to try it!