Anyone else use egg?

pelicanopelicano Posts: 580Registered Users
I find a weekly egg treatment good for my hair, but it is so gloopy.

Anyone else use egg, and if so, what do you mix it with?

I did look for egg powder in the hope that it would be less gloopy and horrible, but so far haven't found any (I'm in the UK), other than a few expensive powders aimed at bodybuilders on Ebay.

Based in the UK. 2-something (2b?) hair. Very porous, fine and brittle/fragile

Hair loves: Drip drying, glycerine, shea butter, oils
Hair hates: Plopping, any kind of gel, most conditioners (scalp issues).


  • ChrsLvsBksChrsLvsBks Posts: 117Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use egg mixed with mayonnaise. I beat together two eggs into about one and a half cups of mayonnaise. I apply it over my head and place a plastic bag over it for about an hour. I rinse out with cool water to avoid curdled egg on my hair. I still sometimes get some soft whites in my hair but the overall feel and look of my hair is worth it.
    Hair: coarse texture; low porosity; normal density and elasticity
  • ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
    An egg treatment I like is one egg with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp lime juice. I only do it occasionally though. I can't imagine doing it every week.......
  • OliviaRoseOliviaRose Posts: 83Registered Users
    I don't believe you need to be doing this to often. Olive Oil and Eggs are great, but it all depends on what your hair needs.
  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    I used to make a hair mask of egg (the yellow only), about half a cup of olive oil and a few drops of jasmine oil (to make the mixture smell a bit better).

    It is indeed quite messy.
    What I used to do was wrap my hair in a hair cap and towel which I didn't care mush about and sit with it for a few hours and afterwards shampoo as usual.

    It is really good for the hair, the only annoying thing about it is that the whole procedure is quite messy.
  • _sapphire_sapphire Posts: 21Registered Users
    I do 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise or yoghurt about once a month or so (whenever I can be bothered). I just don't enjoy the strong smell of mayo when your putting it in your hair.
    converted to curls :thumbup:

    my hair: 2c when healthy,
    damaged and dry,
    low elasticity
  • curls 2nvcurls 2nv Posts: 318Registered Users
    i used to mix an egg or two with a lot of oil (never measured) and slathered it on my hair, waited until it dried stiff, and shampooed it out (when i used to use shampoo). my hair LOVED it!

    but i think that i may try to add it to one of my conditioners so i wont have to buy a separate conditioner with protein in it
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  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    I did the following as a DT

    1 egg (beaten)
    1 table spoon mayo (real stuff no diet!)
    2 teaspons olive oil

    Mix all together then apply to hair. I left on for 1 hour with cap on (or in my case plastic grocery bag) then rinsed (no hot water) and conditioned.

    My hair seemed to drink it as there didn't seem as much to rinse out.
    UK curly

    fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
    CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
    Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
    Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
    Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
    Hair loves protein!
    new pics added Jan 2012

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  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    Hi pelicano,
    If you really don't want to do the messy egg mask, try my avocado hair mask.
    1 ripe avocado
    200 ml sour cream
    2 tbsp. honey
    Mix it all in a blender and put on your hair. It becomes a creamy paste so it's not messy like the egg and olive oil mask.
    Wait for about half an hour and then wash your hair as usual.
  • bergasaurusbergasaurus Posts: 375Registered Users
    I did 1 egg, a container of chobani yogurt, maybe 1/4 c coconut milk and a bit of honey and it was runny. I put it on in the shower- only needed about half- and did the rest of my shower stuff while it sat for about 15 minutes. That way the runniness was no biggie. My hair is much perkier than it was before. I didn't even think to put oil in it, my hair doesn't seem to be very dry. I'm going to use the rest of it in a couple of days, it's in the fridge so it should be okay for another day or two. Made a big diff in my hair.
    No cones since 08/25/09. Occasional low poo.
    Fine, normal to low porosity (still not sure which), ii, 3a/3b curls
    Playing with products: HEBE Mousse, BRHG, AOMM, HESMU. Nothing blows my mind just yet. :D

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  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    My egg experience wasn't so much messy as scrambled :(

    I've stuck to beating an egg with olive oil since and that world quite well.

    They used to sell powdered egg in big camping stores, have you tried there?
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  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    I make my own hair mayo

    1tbs vinger
    2tbs oil

    I let it sit for a bit to thicken up then apply it to my hair, but on a plastic cap for about 30min then rise.
    I make my own herb infused vinger and oil, but I am sure the plain would be fine too.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
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  • Akua WoodAkua Wood Posts: 23Registered Users
    pelicano wrote: »
    I did look for egg powder in the hope that it would be less gloopy and horrible, but so far haven't found any (I'm in the UK).

    I have seen some at my local TESCO.

    Anyway, I prefer to use the yolk and there is a recipe on my blog
    which uses egg.
  • pelicanopelicano Posts: 580Registered Users
    Yes, I've seen the egg white powder, but I wanted whole egg. Anyway, to be honest, I've gone right off egg now, as I find my hair is better off without the protein! :laughing8: It made it feel nice and soft but looked terrible.

    Based in the UK. 2-something (2b?) hair. Very porous, fine and brittle/fragile

    Hair loves: Drip drying, glycerine, shea butter, oils
    Hair hates: Plopping, any kind of gel, most conditioners (scalp issues).

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