Did you ever know that mayonnaise can be so versatile? Other than spiking up the taste of a dish and making it more delectable than ever, Mayo can be used to make your hair softer, shinier, and smoother. Here, we will talk about the benefits of the Mayo hair treatment and then will come to the usage.
Benefits of Mayonnaise hair treatment
Mayonnaise is a rich source of hair healthy ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar, egg, and soy oil which contain fatty acids and vitamins, that boosts the shine and the moisture in the hair. Here is why mayo is the best thing for your hair:
- Mayo contains L-cysteine, an amino acid, that nourishes the hair scalp promoting a healthy hair growth.
- Clouding your hair with mayo helps kill hair lice
- Mayo can straighten your hair after a regular use.
- Mayo contains nourishing oils and hence is a natural conditioner
- It removes dryness and frizz
- It fights against dandruff
How to do a mayonnaise hair treatment at home
Mayo is easy to use at home. This is what you need to do:
Buy a Full fat Mayonnaise: Use a full-fat mayonnaise rather than a low fat or diet mayonnaise as the former contains the nutritional ingredients like olive oil that will nourish your hair more and make it soft and shiny. Do take care to use a non-flavored one as any flavoring of herbs or spices may smell odd and these ingredients may not be healthy for your hair. If you can use a natural and organic mayonnaise, nothing like it.
Take out the measured quantity in a bowl: You can use about half a cup of mayonnaise in one go. You can increase or decrease the quantity depending on the length of your hair. The mayonnaise should be able to entirely cover your hair. Using less won’t suffice and using more will give you a tough time at the time you will rinse your hair.
Put it out for some time: We generally store Mayo in the refrigerator. But for the hair treatment, Mayo needs to be at the room temperature. Thus, take out the mayo at least an hour before you begin to apply so that it becomes normal. Mayo at room temperature also allows the follicles of your hair to absorb the essential fats and oils of the mayonnaise better.
Wash your hair with water: Time to hydrate your hair! Use warm water to wet your hair. You can also use a hairspray. Do not use shampoo or condition on your hair, all you need to do is to wash the hair with warm water. Warm water opens the hair follicles and lets the mayonnaise enter into your hair smoothly.
Apply Mayonnaise to your hair: Now comes the real action! Cover your hair root to tip with Mayo. For the best application, use a comb as it will help distribute the mayo all through the hair. If the Mayo is becoming too foggy and thick, you can use some warm water to make it slightly liquid.
Massage the Mayo in your hair: Gently massage the mayo in your hair in a circular direction to allow mayo enter well into the hair.
Leave it for an hour: Allow the mayo to rest in your hair for about half an hour to an hour. You can cover your hair with a shower cap to allow the deep conditioning.
Rinse and shampoo your hair: Now that you are done, rinse your hair with warm water. Now apply shampoo to remove the mayo. You will feel that your hair has become soft and silky.