Egg yolk is the yellow ball suspended in the white of an egg when you crack it open. Egg yolk is densely packed with nutrition and proteins, such as biotin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin D.
The nutrients that are naturally contained in an egg yolk are the same ones that are in healthy, glossy hair. Some people apply egg yolk to their scalp as a treatment for hair loss, brittle hair, or to try to make their hair grow faster.
To understand the way that egg yolk helps your hair, we first have to discuss what contributes to common hair problems. A poor diet, excessive chemical treatments, oxidative stress from your environment, and heat styling can all strip your hair shaft of its proteins.
Egg yolk helps hair resist damage
Egg yolk is rich in the vitamins that may make hair more resistant to damage. The yolk may be especially useful to moisturize hair that appears dry.
Egg yolk can be superfood for your hair due to the unique combination of vitamins found inside. Vitamins A and E, biotin, and folate are just some of the nutrients that enhances hair growth and healthy hair.
Each egg yolk contains a small, but significant, amount of iron.
Egg yolk helps hair grow faster
Applying egg yolk topically to your scalp can infuse the root of your hair with vitamins. This means that the new hair will grow out stronger and be less prone to breakage and shedding. When your hair doesn’t fall out as much, it becomes fuller. It can even seem like it’s growing in faster.
You can make a hair mask using egg yolk and olive oil to get the benefits of egg yolk for your hair. You can also just use an entire raw egg without mixing it with anything else as a deep moisturizing treatment.
Simply stir the egg or egg and oil mixture. Using gloves, apply the mask to your hair using your fingers. Make sure to coat the top of your scalp and the ends of your hair. Let the treatment sit on your hair for about an hour before rinsing it out with cold water.