Overnight egg hair masks – Benefits and DIY methods

If you are looking for a different alternative to treat your hair to prevent hair fall and various other hair-related problems, then you can go overnight with egg hair masks.

Overnight Egg hair mask
Overnight Egg hair mask

Eggs are rich in nutrients like proteins, minerals, and B-complex vitamins. These help in repairing your damaged hair by strengthening its roots. These nutrients add more volume to your hair, stimulating new hair growth, and thickening your hair.

Below mentioned are some of the overnight egg hair mask DIY methods. You can try these out to provide great nourishment and strength to your hair.

Why overnight egg hair masks?

Eggs are prominent sources of proteins, vitamins, and fatty acids that provide great length and strength to our hair.

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To enhance nourishment for your hair you can have these eggs by either including them in your diet or applying them directly to your hair with a hair mask.

Some beauticians claim that applying egg yolk to your hair stimulates hair growth and nourishes hair roots.

The primary element of the egg yolk is the protein that promotes nourishment and shines to your hair. It is also rich in fat which provides softness to your hair.

Lecithin is a specific fat present in eggs that moisturizes your hair.

Hence, eggs are present in cosmetics to repair your dry and damaged hair.

Egg white is the liquid portion of the egg which does not include the yellow color egg yolk.

They are rich in proteins, vitamins, niacin, and riboflavin.

These nutrients play a major role in hair growth and renewal. These help in treating oily hair greatly. 

Applying egg yolk to your scalp nourishes the roots of your hair with various vitamins. This allows new hair to grow stronger preventing breakage and hair fall.

Overall, including eggs in your hair mask greatly helps in preventing various hair-related problems and provides outstanding growth and nourishment to your hair.

The risk associated with overnight egg hair mask:

Experts usually do not recommend applying overnight egg hair masks. There are various reasons for it.

Some people are highly allergic to eggs.

Allergic reactions include redness, itching, and swelling. If you observe any kind of these reactions better avoid applying eggs to your hair.

After applying an egg hair mask if you are exposed to sunlight then the egg yolk gets hardened and becomes difficult to rinse your hair. 

Despite eggs being rich in proteins,

Leaving eggs on your hair overnight gives rise to bacterial growth and produces a bad smell.

Applying egg hair masks includes potential risks.

Hence, it is recommended to leave for about 20-30 minutes after the application of the egg hair mask.

DIY methods of overnight egg hair masks:

1. Overnight egg hair mask containing egg, avocado, honey, and olive oil 

Take one egg, one avocado, 2 tablespoons of honey, and olive oil each. Blend them to a fine paste.

Apply this paste on your scalp and the entire length of the hair from the root to the tip.

Cover it with the help of a shower cap and leave it overnight. The next day rinse your hair thoroughly. Watch out for its amazing results.

2. Egg yolk with the olive oil Hair mask

Take one egg yolk and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to it. Mix it well.

Apply this mixture on your scalp and the entire length of your hair and leave it overnight.

Rinse your hair the next day. After one treatment you’ll see amazing results turning your hair silky and shiny.

3. Overnight egg hair mask 

If you don’t want to add any ingredients and just want to use plain eggs then you are good to go. Take one egg and beat it.

Once it is mixed properly, apply it to your scalp and the entire length of your hair. Leave it overnight.

The next day rinse your hair and observe its wonderful results.

4. Egg hair mask using banana and aloe vera gel

Extract egg white of one egg in a bowl. Add one banana to it. Also to this, add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Blend this whole mixture into a fine paste.

Apply this to your scalp and entire hair. If you want you can leave it overnight or wash it after leaving it for 30 minutes. Make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly.

This will also bring great results.

If you don’t want to apply an egg hair mask overnight, then below are some remedies.

You can leave these egg hair masks for about 20-30 minutes after application on your hair. Subsequently, make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly.

  • Mix 1 egg yolk with one cup of henna powder and 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds.
  • Combine one whole egg with one tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Take one egg and one banana to it. Add one teaspoon of olive oil and mix it thoroughly.
  • Mix one to two whole eggs with one tablespoon of castor oil.
  • Blend two whole eggs with a half cup of amla powder (Indian gooseberry)
  • Take one egg yolk with one cup of curd and mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the mixture of two whole and 1 tablespoon of onion juice.


Applying an overnight egg hair mask or intake of eggs in your diet improves and nourishes your hair.

The nutrients present in an egg provide you relief from various hair-related issues allowing new hair growth. This also helps in turning your hair healthy, shinier, and glossier. 

It might take much time for the results to show after applying an egg hair mask. But, consistently applying every week will show you its amazing results.

Egg yolk improves the formation and overall health of your hair. This is one of the cheapest and simplest ways to treat your hair.

But, there is less scientific evidence to prove that egg helps in improving and treating our hair.

Also, there are a few risks associated with it. Anyways there is no harm in trying these remedies. If it shows you great results you should go for it.