Do you frequently find your hair in odd places-on your pillow, shoulders, or comb? Everyone, however, sheds between 50 and 100 hair strands daily. If things become worse, you’re definitely in trouble. When we discuss the root causes of hair fall, there are several things to consider, including heredity, illness, specific medications, harmful products, or hormonal changes. But in the post Covid-19 era, this hair issue has spread like wildfire.. So, if you’re looking for a cure, try our homemade egg and coconut oil hair mask, one of the best hair fall home remedies.
To address your concern and to find the benefits of egg and coconut oil for hair, Health Shots spoke to Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics.
Dr Kapoor says, “Hair fall is a common, though a worrying problem for most of us. So to alleviate your worries, there is a simple hair mask comprising the two most hair-friendly ingredients; egg and coconut oil.”
Here’s how eggs and coconut oil can benefit your hair:
No one can deny the advantages of coconut oil for hair and scalp. It not only nourishes your hair but also shields it from environmental damage, chemicals and hair styling products. Dr Kapoor says, “Due to its low molecular weight, coconut oil aids in penetrating the hair shaft and replenishing the moisture content of the hair strands, in addition to aiding in the reduction of protein loss.” Apart from this, being extremely rich in fatty acids, coconut oil is good at reducing hair breakage, hair fall, and controlling dandruff.
On the other hand, eggs are one of the richest sources of biotin and protein, which are needed as the building blocks of hair. They nourish the hair, condition it, and promote hair development. Dr Kapoor says, “Selenium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and other vitamins and minerals are abundant in this superfood, which makes it a perfect addition to your hair care routine.” The lecithin in egg yolks is the key to good hair growth.
When the two ingredients are combined to prepare a hair mask, they add strength and shine to the hair strands and prevent hair fall.
Here’s what you need to make the egg and coconut oil hair mask:
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- 1 whisked egg
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
Here’s how to make and use this hair mask to reduce hair fall:
Step 1: In a clean bowl, add the egg and coconut oil.
Step 2: Mix these ingredients well to make a smooth paste. Your hair mask is ready!
Step 3: Wet your hair a bit and then apply this hair mask to your scalp and strands.
Step 4: Cover hair with a shower cap and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse your hair with cold water. Follow it up with shampoo and condition as usual.
Tip: If you want to skip the conditioner, then definitely add 1 teaspoon of honey to your hair mask with egg and coconut oil.
So, ladies, using this mask twice a week will help to reduce hair fall, damage and split ends. In fact, you’ll notice a significant hair growth!