Egg masks for growth?

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I've seen a lot of youtube videos lately that have these clickbait type titles. Like grow your hair overnight etc. One I came across today I clicked mainly out of boredom lol. So it said the recipe for this overnight growth was 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons of a growth oil of your choosing (such as olive oil, grapeseed etc.) You leave this in for 1 hour after applying it to your hair, shampoo it out, then massage coconut oil into your scalp and leave it on overnight. I dont really believe this will grow hair overnight but it does sound like it might have some benefits to healthy hair by adding maybe shine or softness or something. Curious what everyone else thinks about these egg based hair masks. Have you tried any form of them? How's it worked for you? Is it worth the effort because I hear it can be hard to wash out egg and I know cold water is a necessity for the process to not cook the egg. I know some will experience growth from these kind of things and others won't. However if you did experience growth from these kinds of treatments how much was it and how long did it take to see this growth? Would you contribute the growth to the masks or to something else in your routine? I've done the inversion method many times over the years and I did get growth from it so I know some methods do promote growth. (I for one think its more about the massaging of the scalp and stimulating the blood flow as that seems to be the most common thing between all these different methods). Overall I'm just curious what everyone else out there thinks and what's your opinion? Sorry for the long post and endless questions lol.
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Goal: Hip length curly/Classic length straight
Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012

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Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
I always thought egg masks were for protein to repair damaged hair, rather than promoting growth per se. But then preventing breakage is also associated with promoting growth, since it helps keep length.

I have never done egg masks, or any food mask mostly because it seems messy and gross.But I have been thinking about doing yogurt masks or possibly using my freshly sour milk for a hair mask instead of pouring it down the drain.
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Yes I've always thought it as messy and gross as well especially with my OCD lol sticky stuff really gets to me. I forgot egg masks were used as protein treatments. Makes me wonder then if someone who didnt need protein treatments could actually mess up the balance of their hair by doing a mask. If i remember right too much protein makes the hair too elastic and curls dont bounce back in place and low proteins can cause breakage. And I think too much moisture makes the hair mushy and too little results in dryness. Hmm now I wonder if protein treatments like the egg mask are beneficial for someone with already good balance. I imagine a one time treatment wouldn't do much harm though. Guess it depends on hair type/sensitivity.
3B, Thick, High Porosity, High Density
Length: Waist Length curly
Goal: Hip length curly/Classic length straight
Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012

Shampoo: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo
Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
I used to do egg/mayo masks religiously, i dont think they ever did much, and it's probably because the general consensus is that egg protein is too big to penetrate the hair shaft, and most(all?) protein has to be hydrolyzed to be able to enter.

Most likely hair probably just felt a little better from all of the oil in the mayo.

What I dont like about the "grow your hair overnight" stuff is that it's literally impossible to gain like 2 inches in a night. Our hair is always growing, we just need to make sure we're retaining the length.
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I'm starting to believe in the length retention idea myself. My hair is a few inches shy of hip length straight and maybe 5 inches tops from classic length. I'm having a few struggles however.

After going curly for years I've been sick of my curly hair for about the last year. It's a job to keep it nice more than a day or two after washing, and because my hair is thick if theres product in my hair it takes forever to dry. The upkeep is too much for me to bother with and I find myself straightening more often (did it a couple times before summer) just because its easier to brush and fix up daily. I always use heat protectant if I plan to use any heat and I never straighten my hair in summer because I know I'll sweat lol and dont get me started on how curly products eat my pocket up over time. My hair needs a lot of product to look nice curly im guessing due to length, thickness and its coarse quality (?).

Lately ive been washing my hair then using a bonnet dryer with some heat protectant and using Shea Moisture curl and style milk to do simple braids and keep them up off my neck. Braids take a lot of time so I leave them in a few weeks depending on how my hair looks and feels. When I dont do that I find myself washing my hair drying it on low heat apply hair milk and putting it up in a bun completely out of my way. Ive had more issues with length retention the last few years bc I'm not as invested in maintenance like I used to be. When I get trims I end up getting the same amount as I've grown cut off. So I've started focusing on caring for my ends and keeping them moisturized and tucked away.

Unfortunately I'm not skilled enough to do most protective styles on my hair not to mention my hair not liking a ton of manipulation to get said styles. But maybe there are other ways I can retain length to get these last few inches I want. Like you said Pumpkinbreath its definitely not going to be an overnight thing its going to take time. Think I just need to get motivated to do better in the realm of hair care. My hair doesnt grow well if I ignore it like a lot of ppl I know. My hair seems to grow faster and be healthier when I put the work in to take care of it. Are there any methods or things anyone does out there for length retention that doesn't require challenging protective styling?
3B, Thick, High Porosity, High Density
Length: Waist Length curly
Goal: Hip length curly/Classic length straight
Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012

Shampoo: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo
Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash

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