Eggs are power-packed with proteins, minerals, and B-complex vitamins that are essential hair nutrients. These nutrients, especially biotin and other B-complex vitamins, help curb hair loss by strengthening the roots of your hair. The nutrients also help stimulate new hair growth, adding volume and thickening your hair. The proteins help strengthen your hair while the fats help condition it, improving hair texture.
Which Part Of The Egg Is Good For Your Hair?
When you crack open a raw egg, you reveal two distinct parts: the yellow egg yolk and egg white (albumen). While the yolk contains all the fat in the egg, the egg white contains most of the protein.
* White – The white of an egg is the richest source of protein. It also contains minerals such as niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, all of which assist in hair growth. People with oily hair prefer to use just the whites as they help control oil production while nourishing your hair. The white does not condition your hair as much as its yellow counterpart.
* Yolk – The yolk is also protein-rich (less than the white) and is an abundant source of B-complex vitamins and folic acid, which are often referred to as “hair food.” The fatty content of the yolk makes it an excellent conditioning ingredient, which is why it is often used by people with dry hair.
* Whole – Both the white and the yolk are rich sources of protein; however, the white is more nutritious. Using the whole egg allows your hair to reap the combined benefits of the white and the yolk.
Protein For Healthy Hair
The hair shaft has three layers:
* Medulla. This is the soft, inner layer of the hair shaft, only seen in large and thick hairs.
* Cortex. This middle layer of the hair shaft provides the hair’s strength, colour, and texture.
* Cuticle. This is the thin, colourless outer layer of the hair shaft that protects the cortex.
Your hair shaft is largely keratin, a fibrous protein that is also the main structural component of your nails. When your diet includes the proper amount of protein, you’re giving your body what it needs to produce stronger, healthier hair.
The benefits of Eggs include:
* Promotes Hair Growth - Eggs are an abundant source of proteins and nutrients that serve as “hair food.” These nutrients help boost the rate at which your hair grows while promoting healthy new growth.
* Curbs Hair Loss - The nutrients also help curb hair loss by stimulating your scalp and nourishing it, strengthening the hair roots.
* Improves Hair Elasticity - Egg yolks are rich in lutein, which helps hydrate your hair and improve its elasticity.
* Curbs Breakage - The lutein in egg yolks also helps heal brittle hair, curbing breakage and split-ends while improving the texture of your hair.
* Adds Shine - The proteins present in egg whites help nourish your hair and leave it with a healthy shine.
* Heals Damage - Since hair is 70% protein, the protein in eggs help rebuild the damaged keratin gaps in the structure of your hair. This helps heal damage.
But are Egg Whites really healthy for hair?
Biotin is a B vitamin that’s important for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails. It’s also important for digestion, metabolism, and healthy brain function. Egg yolks are actually a good source of biotin, though there are other better sources such as oats, mushroom, avocados, Swiss chard, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, cauliflower, soy, berries, almonds, banana, chia, tomatoes, and onions. Egg whites actually cause biotin depletion in the body (which is why many people who eat eggs only eat the yolks.) Biotin loss can eventually lead to seizures, hair loss, lack of muscle coordination and tone, and severe joint pain.
So give up egg whites altogether? Absolutely not, the benefits of eggs completely dominant any negatives. But moderation is important.
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