Not only are eggs a tasty and nutritious food but the yolk, whites and even the shell have amazing qualities to bring to your natural beauty and haircare regime.
- Egg hair mask
Egg is one of the best all-natural, moisture rich conditioners for your hair due to their great vitamin A content. Also, the proteins found in eggs are very similar to those found in our hair, making eggs an unrivalled ingredient in conditioning and strengthening hair masks.
Take one or two eggs, depending on the thickness and length of your hair, and whisk - feel free to add a couple drops of lemon or scented oil if you’re worried about the smell of the eggs! Completely cover your hair with the eggs and cover with a shower cap, then leave for 15-20 minutes. When you’re ready, rinse you hair well with cold water and wash using a gentle shampoo. Dry and style your locks as you normally would and you’ll be left with full and moisturised tresses.
This treatment is kind to the hair and can be used as often as you please.
- Teeth whitening with eggshells
Don’t throw out your eggshells from your hardboiled eggs, put them aside and leave them to dry out, they’ll soon become a natural teeth whitening remedy.
Simply take the dry eggshells and blend the egg shells until they’re reduced down to a fine powder. Sprinkle the powder on top of your everyday toothpaste and gently brush your teeth as normal, as eggshells are a natural source of calcium the eggshell powder will help not only reduce staining but will also result in stronger and healthier teeth.
- Anti ageing with egg whites
Egg whites are made up of complex proteins that help strengthen the skin and even out skin tone. They’re also used frequently as an anti ageing treatment, with their high protein and vitamin content they can help smooth away wrinkles and fine lines as well as tighten pores.
For a great exfoliating and skin tightening treatment mix together one egg white with a spoonful of natural yoghurt and a generous pinch of brown sugar. Apply the mask to your face and neck and gently massage into the skin for 10 minutes. Allow the treatment to rest on your skin for another 10 minutes and then wash away with cool water.