I know, mayonnaise in your hair sounds pretty weird; but, mayo is made from eggs, and the protein in those eggs help to keep your hair strong and healthy (same concept as those pricey Keratin Treatments). I cannot remember where I heard of this home remedy, but it is very budget-friendly, and helps restore moisture, shine, and softness to my locks. Depending on your hair length and thickness...you will need:
- 3 Tablespoons plain mayo (any brand will do)
- 2 Teaspoons olive oil ("extra virgin" is best because it is purest.)
Mix both ingredients into a small bowl. After mixing, begin slathering it on your hair. I like to section off the top and bottom portions of my hair, apply on the bottom section first, then work my way up. If your roots tend to get greasy, avoid the roots and focus on the ends. When you have evenly coated your hair, place a shower cap over your head for about 30 mins- 1 hour. I like to put one of those Twisty-Turbies over the shower cap for extra snugness. Then, I will usually go about cleaning my house, or paint my nails while I allow the mayo-olive-oil treatment to work its magic. After 1 hour, jump in the shower and shampoo and condition as usual.
I try to do this treatment about once a month. Try it out and let me know what you think!