What your Damaged Hair Actually Needs: Mayonnaise!
What your damaged hair really needs: There is a high probability that you may have noticed the increased number of hair products adding the tag “mayonnaise” to them.
These are deep conditioning treatments that aim to restore your hair’s moisture, repair the damage and strengthen it…at a cost! The good news is that you can actually reap the benefits of mayonnaise from your everyday sandwich spread mayonnaise!
The “Science” Behind it
The two vital building block that make mayonnaise among the best conditioners are fat and protein. Genuine mayonnaise is made from pure vegetable oils and eggs. The form in which the oils are is perfect for moisturizing dry hair and the egg protein play the role of rebuilding damaged strands while strengthening them. (Note: You are safer sticking with real mayonnaise as sandwich spreads like Miracle Whip may contain additional ingredients such as carrots bits and pickles which may not be what you need in your hair.)
Damaged Hair Actually Needs
This one of the easiest things you can ever do. Ensure that you are in clothes that you won’t mind if they got a little messy. Apply 2-3 tablespoons of real mayonnaise to dried hair, just enough to coat your hair strands once you have thoroughly worked on it. Do not apply too much of it as it is bound to create a mess once it starts dripping.
Let it sit in for 20-30 minutes as you go on with your house chores or sit under a warm dryer. The heat helps in opening your hair follicles, thereby letting the fats and proteins in.
Thoroughly rinse your hair in the kitchen sink-avoid the shower because the slippery nature of mayonnaise might cause you to slip, not forgetting the smell. You can then gently shampoo your hair to get rid of any residue and style as you please. Your hair should have acquired a healthy, shiny look that will make the heads turn!