Straightening and coloring simultaneously tortures our hair, like a lot. I made this mistake and has been left with dry hair for years. *crying* I’ve tried salon treatments to revive my brittle hair and they were okay but it’s not budget friendly. *crying again* That’s when I started to look for cheaper alternatives and the more natural, the better.
In this age when spas and expensive treatments rule the hair care industry, mayonnaise hair treatment is not only inexpensive but natural and safe too. Mayonnaise contains oils, eggs and other ingredients that nourish the hair. If your goal is softer, shinier, smoother feeling hair then mayonnaise might be a good match for you. Besides, Hollywood star Cameron Diaz swears by this!
How to make a Mayonnaise Hair Treatment:
1. Choose a regular, full-fat mayonnaise because it has all the ingredients that nourish your hair and make it soft plus silky. Avoid mayonnaise that contain extra flavoring of herbs and spices because it may do more harm than good to your hair. If you can, go for an all-natural, organic mayonnaise because this type typically contains olive oil. It’s available in any grocery store.
2. Use approximately 1/2 cup of mayo, more or less depending on the length of your hair. Don’t use more than needed because it might be difficult to wash it all out. Apply mayonnaise to freshly cleansed, damp hair as you would with any conditioner. Focus on the ends since it’s the oldest part of the hair. Avoid the roots if you have thin or fine hair (like myself). You may want to use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute the mayo onto your hair.
3. Let the mayo sit from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how much conditioning your hair needs or how much time that you have. I like to leave it overnight and wash it the following morning. Use a shower cap or any plastic bag to cover your hair; this will trap your body heat against your head and help the mayonnaise to get its work done of deep conditioning your hair.
4. Remove the cover and rinse your hair with warm water and a gentle shampoo (I use a baby shampoo). If you feel that there’s still some residue, you can cleanse again. Your hair should feel soft, not oily.
5. You can do this once a week or once a month. It all depends, again, on how much deep conditioning your hair needs.
No matter how healthy your hair is, we all need some timely caring and pampering for it.
Have you tried this Mayonnaise Hair Treatment? How is it for you?
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