Eggs are an affordable source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. They are healthy and tasty to eat but are eggs good for eyelashes?
Eggs are good for eyelashes. Their yolks contain Vitamin H (biotin). Their whites are full of protein, including keratin and albumen. Vitamin H and protein are both essential for growing long, strong hair. Eggs also contain a huge range of other nutrients including folate, lecithin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and antioxidants.
Benefits of Eggs
When people talk about eggs, they are generally referring to eggs from chickens. You can get eggs from other birds (such as duck, geese, and quail) and also from fish.
Each type of egg will have its specific benefits.
Here are the main benefits of chicken eggs:
- Source of hydration
- Promote elasticity
- Boost growth and strength
- Help hair to repair itself after damage
- Cleanse hair and removes excess oil
3 Reasons Eggs Are Good For Eyelashes
Here are the three main reasons eggs are good for eyelashes:
1. Stacks Of Protein
Most of your hair (about 90%) is protein and most of that protein is keratin. Keratin creates both the basic framework of your hair (the cortex) and its exterior coating (the cuticle).
If hair lacks keratin, it becomes weaker, thinner, and more susceptible to loss.
If your eyelashes are in poor condition, then eating eggs or using eggs on your eyelashes may help by increasing your keratin levels.
Even if your hair is in good condition, eggs may help to promote strong, healthy growth.
2. Packed With A Range Of Nutrients
Eggs are filled with a huge range of nutrients. Probably the best known is Vitamin H, also called biotin.
Biotin is recognized for its benefits to hair health. It is therefore sometimes used as a treatment for thinning hair.
Eggs also contain folate. The main function of folate is to ensure healthy cell growth. This includes healthy hair growth.
Your body cannot produce folate by itself. You, therefore, need to ensure that you get enough of it from your diet. This is why folic acid is added to some foods.
Another benefit of eggs is that they contain both lutein and zeaxanthin. These are yellow carotenoid antioxidants. They have long been known for their importance in maintaining eye health.
In particular, they help to protect eye tissue from sun damage.
More recently, some studies have indicated that they may also protect the skin against sun damage and, hence, potentially, the hair too.
3. Rich In Beneficial Fatty Acids
Egg yolks are a source of lecithin. Lecithin is both an emollient (softener) and a moisturizer.
When applied to the skin or hair, it creates a protective barrier between your body and the outer world. It also makes eyelashes look rich and glossy.
Can Eggs Help Grow Eyelashes?
Eggs may be able to help grow eyelashes. The main reason for this is that eggs are full of protein, especially keratin. Keratin makes up most of your hair (and nails). It creates your hair’s structure and also protects it.
You may, however, need to commit to using eggs regularly to see meaningful benefits.
There is no guidance on how often or how long you should use eggs to help grow your eyelashes. I
f you want quick results, you might find it better to use a keratin treatment on your eyelashes. You could also use and/or eat eggs to boost its effect.
How To Use Eggs For Eyelashes
Here are three great ways to use eggs for eyelashes:
1. Egg And Oil Moisturizing Mask
- Mix 2 eggs (yolks and whites) with 1-2 tbsp of oil
- Apply to your eyelashes and allow to work for 30-45 minutes
- Wash off gently
Choose your oil to suit your needs. Castor oil, olive oil, and coconut oil are all popular choices.
They all contain a range of beneficial nutrients and smell acceptable to pleasant. You can, however, use other oils if you wish.
2. Egg, Milk, And Honey Super-Moisturizing Mask
- Mix 2 eggs (yolks and whites) with 1 tbsp runny honey and 2 tbsp milk
- Apply to your eyelashes and allow to work for about 30 minutes
- Remove gently with a suitable cleanser
This mask is super-moisturizing and conditioning. It is, however, vital to get it all out of your eyelashes. Honey is sticky and milk goes off.
This means that if you leave any of the mask on, you may get quite uncomfortable very quickly.
It’s therefore advisable to remove it with a cleanser rather than just plain water.
3. Egg White Mask For Oily Hair
- Mix 2 egg whites with 1 tbsp lemon juice.
- Apply to your eyelashes and allow to work for about 15 minutes.
- Wash off
Egg yolks are likely to be too rich for oily hair. Egg whites, on the other hand, will provide just enough moisture to counterbalance the lemon juice.
Important to note:
Eggs are a common source of allergies. Even if you can eat them safely, always do a patch test before applying them to your skin.
Also note that if the egg mixture gets in your eyes, remove it immediately with plenty of clean water.
Risks And Warnings Of Using Eggs
The main risk of using eggs is that they are known to be highly allergic. Allergies can develop at any time. It’s therefore important to patch test regularly.
If you see any potential allergy symptoms, stop using eggs immediately and seek professional medical advice.
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