Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, which act as natural thinning hair remedies, but you can’t always get both from the same egg at the same time. Want to use eggs as a way to fight female hair thinning? Women have to learn how to cook them — or not — first.
Female hair thinning
Time, stress, hormonal changes and your mother may all be to blame if you’re suffering from female hair thinning. That’s right — you can blame the kids and your own parents for hair loss. Women, like men, inherit hair loss so take a good look around this year’s holiday table at your older female relatives to see what you may have to face in the future. But not all hair loss can be blamed on your forebears — some of it can be dropped in your children’s laps.
Stress, and not just the kind brought on by kids but all of it, can lead to thinning hair. Women have a tendency to lose more hair through stress than men, and in fact divorce is one of the leading causes of unexpected female hair loss (so maybe stop blaming your kids and blame your ex?). Drastic hormonal changes in the body, the kind brought on by both pregnancy and menopause, also cause texture changes and hair loss that can lead for female hair thinning.
But no matter who’s to blame, it’s your problem to solve. With natural sources of biotin and other elements that hair needs, you can age gracefully and still thicken up your locks. One of the best ways to do it is through egg-eating…so long as you’re eating them the right way.
Eggs as thinning hair remedies
One of the most common foods is also a common remedy for thinning hair. Women can use eggs to promote hair growth, thicken thinning locks and even improve overall health and shine.
- Protein. Eggs are a fantastic natural source of protein. Each standard egg you eat provides 12% of the protein your body needs daily. Like muscles, your hair needs protein in order to grow. When you feed your muscles protein, they become stronger and thicker. The same thing happens when you feed hair with protein, so be sure to put plenty in your body.
- Acids. Egg protein strengthens hair, but it’s also rich in something else your tresses need. It’s packed with amino acids, which you’ve got to have to build new cells. Amino acids help to promote new hair growth.
- Biotin. A B Vitamin, biotin promotes hair growth naturally. Eggs are a rich, natural source of this much-needed hair-growing vitamin.
Eggs are a must-have addition at any breakfast bar and one of the first items people buy when the forecast is for snow– but no matter how versatile, eggs aren’t perfect. Biotin, that important hair-growing vitamin, is neutralized in eggs when it binds to the protein. If you want your hair to benefit from this vitamin, you have to cook the egg completely (all the way through) and consume it. You can take advantage of the rich protein in eggs simply by slathering them on your scalp or drinking them raw, but unless they’re cooked the eggs can’t provide you with biotin and protein at the same time.
Thinning hair remedies are all well and good, but there is some hair loss no egg can hope to overcome. Only some female hair thinning is treatable and reversible, but the battle is not yet lost. A good haircut and styling tricks can hide thinning hair. Women can use short layers to give their hair the appearance of volume, even when they wear longer hairstyles.
Find more thinning hair tricks in our free report, Expert Solutions for Thinning Hair and Female Hair Loss Treatments for Women Over 50.