Hair care can be tricky. With so many options in hair care treatments and the availability of so many different commercial hair masks, it is hard to decide on what we should put in our hair. While commercial products are easily available and get the job done, with a little bit of research and a couple of natural ingredients, you can get the same results at a fraction of the price. Mayonnaise is one such ingredient that is commonly used in natural hair care treatments. Here’s why mayo can be one of the best things you can put in your hair:
Benefits Of Mayonnaise For Hair
Apart from the benefits listed in the info graphic, mayonnaise can help your hair in the following ways:
1. Hair Growth
Mayonnaise contains egg yolks, vinegar, and oils that work together to nourish and moisturize your hair. The presence of L-cysteine, an amino acid, in mayonnaise helps it nourish your scalp to promote healthy hair growth.
2. Removes Hair Lice
Mayonnaise is one of the most popular treatments when it comes to dealing with hair lice. Covering your scalp and hair with large quantities of mayo helps suffocate and kill lice.
3. Hair Straightening
Mayonnaise cannot break the bonds in curly hair to straighten it like with a rebonding treatment. But with regular use, it can definitely smoothen frizzy hair and make it appear more straight.
4. Conditioning Treatment
Because of its rich content of amino acids and nourishing oils, mayonnaise is one of the best ingredients you could use to condition your hair.
5. Defines Curly Hair
Any girl with curly hair will tell you that managing curls is no joke. A lot of effort goes into defining curls and to keep the hair from looking like a frizzy mess. Using mayo helps define curls by treating dryness and frizz.
6. Protects Colored Hair
Colored and processed hair often tends to have damaged cuticles. Cuticles that are damaged and not sealed shut tends to bleed out the color a lot quicker than healthy cuticles. Mayonnaise helps smooth the cuticles and seal in color.
7. Treats Dandruff
Mayonnaise contains vinegar which is an effective ingredient for balancing the scalp’s pH levels and oil production. Excessive oil production is one of the leading causes for dandruff. Using mayonnaise soothes the scalp while unclogging and tightening the follicles. This helps curb dandruff.
8. Calms Frizzy Hair
As I mentioned before, mayonnaise helps seal the hair’s cuticle shut which keeps moisture from the atmosphere from sneaking into your hair shaft. This keeps your hair calm and smooth.
How To Use Mayonnaise As A Hair Treatment?
You Will Need
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Processing Time
- 20 minutes
- Dampen your hair
2. Take one cup of mayonnaise and apply it starting from your scalp to ends.
3. Give yourself a good hair massage. Make sure you massage outwards from roots to end.
4. Let it sit for 20 minutes and thoroughly wash your hair after that.
5. Use a gentle moisturizing shampoo that cleanses your hair well without drying it out.
Once a week