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Egg Yolk Hair Mask Recipe For Hair Strengthening

Looking for a way to strengthen your hair naturally at home? Here is an effective egg yolk hair mask recipe that I use and highly recommend you try. As you may already know, eggs are highly rich in protein and 80% of your hair is made of protein.

As we age, our hair ages too and it tends to lose volume, texture, strength, and also protein. Using an egg hair mask regularly can help bring back volume and strength to your hair from scalp to strands. As always, I recommend a skin patch test if you are allergic or suffer from hypersensitivity.

Egg Yolk Hair Mask Recipe

Best Egg Yolk Hair Mask Recipe For Hair Strengthening

Egg yolk is rich in fatty acids, it helps nourish and moisturize the hair, making it appear stronger and healthier. It also contains vitamins and minerals that can help support hair growth and prevent breakage, such as vitamin A, vitamin B12, and zinc.

Here is a simple yet effective egg yolk hair mask recipe that you can try at home.


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado (pureed)


In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, honey, olive oil, and avocado, and mix well to combine. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and working your way down to the ends. Leave the mask on your hair for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water, and follow up with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

You can use this mask once or twice a week to help strengthen and nourish your hair. The fatty acids in the egg yolk and avocado will help to moisturize your hair, while the honey and olive oil will help to seal in moisture and prevent breakage.

Is It Safe To Put Egg Yolk In Your Hair?

Yes, it is usually safe to put an egg yolk in your hair, there are no reports of an egg yolk hair mask causing problems unless you are allergic to eggs.  

Should You Shampoo After An Egg Mask?

Yes! You should shampoo your hair after using an egg mask because the fatty acids in egg yolks can make your hair oily. It is also a good idea to follow up with a conditioner to help restore moisture and prevent your hair from feeling dry or brittle. I recommend you always go with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners.

How Long Should You Leave Egg Yolk On Your Hair?

You can leave egg yolk on your hair for 15-20 minutes. This will allow the nutrients in the egg yolk to be fully absorbed by your hair. Leaving the mask in more than 20 minutes isn’t useful regardless of what most people think. “the longer the better”.

Do You Put an Egg Mask On Dry Or Wet Hair?

It’s best to apply an egg mask to your hair when it is slightly damp. This helps you get full coverage and increases the penetration of nutrients into the hair shaft. If your hair is too dry, the mask may not adhere properly to your hair and could end up dripping down your face or neck.

How Often Can You Use Egg Yolk In Your Hair?

It is usually safe to use an egg yolk hair mask once or twice a week. It helps provide nutrients and keeps your hair and scalp moist. If you have very dry or damaged hair, you may want to use the mask more frequently, up to three times a week.

However, if you have oily hair or are prone to dandruff, you may want to use the mask less frequently, because egg yolk can weigh your hair down and cause protein overload.

What Happens If You Leave Egg Mask In Your Hair Too Long?

If you leave an egg mask in your hair for too long, it may cause your hair to become extra oily or heavy. Using egg yolk in your hair is an amazing way to nourish your hair but can also cause unwanted effects when kept in the hair longer than necessary. 

Does Egg Yolk Hair Mask Really Work?

Yes, egg yolk hair masks can be effective in nourishing and strengthening hair because it’s rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that help make the hair stronger and healthier. It also contains protein, which repairs damaged hair and prevents breakage.

However, an egg mask may not be effective on all hair types this is why you need to always follow a healthy hair care routine.

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Egg Yolk Hair Mask Recipe