5 Amazing Benefits of Mayonnaise Hair Treatment April 8, 2015

In this age when spas and expensive treatments rule the hair care industry, mayonnaise treatment is not only inexpensive but natural and safe too. It gives your hair the strength and goodness of eggs, increases hair density and makes hair shaft stronger. When most salon treatments do more harm than good, mayonnaise hair treatment comes as an easy solution for your hair care. No matter how healthy your hair is, we all need some timely caring and pampering. Mayonnaise is said to have a lot of oils and proteins that are needed for well-hydrated mane. It is an excellent way of moisturizing your hair.

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Few Benefits of Mayonnaise Hair Treatment: 

1. Moisturizes hair:

Mayonnaise contains oils which help nourish and moisturize your hair from deep within. It is considered very useful for dry and damaged hair.

2. Protects from sun:

It creates a coating on hair strands and hence protects it from the sun.

3. Protects from harmful styling products:

Mayonnaise treatments also help protect your hair from all the harmful effects of styling products. These products tend to dry our hair out. Mayonnaise helps replenish and repair damage.

4. Restores pH balance:

The vinegar, found in mayonnaise, helps restore the healthy pH balance to your otherwise damaged hair.

5. Helps stop breakage:

The protein found in mayonnaise helps fill the gap and clings on to the hair strands really well. This makes your hair look fuller and gives it an excellent shine.

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How to Use Mayonnaise as a Hair Treatment?

  • Dampen your hair
  • Take a cup full of mayonnaise and apply it starting from your scalp to ends.
  • Give yourself a good hair massage. Make sure you massage outwards from roots to end.
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes and thoroughly wash your hair thereafter.
  • Use a gentle moisturizing shampoo that cleanses your hair well without drying it too much.
  • This treatment should ideally be done monthly.

Alternately, this mayonnaise hair treatment can also be done on dry hair.

Mayonnaise Hair Treatment for Dry Hair

  • Every hair strand should be well-coated with mayonnaise.
  • Pile your hair up together and cover using a shower cap.
  • Use a warm towel and wrap up the cap with it.
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes and thoroughly wash your hair thereafter.
  • Use a gentle moisturizing shampoo that cleanses your hair well without drying it too much.
  • This treatment should ideally be done monthly.

You can also add other natural ingredients like olive oil, eggs and avocados for some extra nourishment. Add almond oil and some vinegar if you face lice problem.

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Make your own Mayonnaise at home: 

If you do not want to try readymade mayonnaise from the market, try making one at home. All you would need for this is some extra virgin olive oil and egg yolk.

  • In a mixing bowl, take the yolk and ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Now mix the two together, you can use a hand blender
  • Keep mixing until you see mayonnaise being formed.
  • Now use this mixture as a hair mask as mentioned in the steps above. 


  • Always opt for full-fat mayonnaise
  • Dilute your shampoo a little before washing your hair. Mayonnaise is greasy and might take some time to clean off completely from your hair. You do not want to rip off all the good that mayonnaise has done to your hair by using too much shampoo. So dilute it a little.
  • Some people always complain that mayonnaise hair treatment makes them smell like a salad. If you feel the same, add one tsp of vanilla extract before applying it to your hair.
  • Use up the leftover mayonnaise on your face. It will leave your face looking glowing and feeling soft. The leftover can also be used to treat your Crow’s Feet or wrinkles. 

This hair treatment is not meant for people allergic to olive oil or eggs.

So are you going to try this treatment soon? If you have already tried it, leave us a comment below and tell us how this treatment turned out for you.

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  • mahima shukla

    In mayonnaise there is a salt.I want to know that Salt can harm our hairs or not??

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Mahima, salt can damage hair by leaching off the water/ moisture out of your hair. Hence it is advisable to apply unsalted mayonnaise pack to your hair. Mayonnaise can be easily prepared at home. The procedure to make mayonnaise at home is given in the article above.

  • Kate

    This is by far the best treatment I have tried. I love mayo! My hair was dry and without life, but after this treatment, it was beautiful and so shiny! I am going to be repeating it, actually doing it today:)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Kate, we are glad that you liked our article and thanks for sharing your experience with us ! :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Alicia, Mayonnaise hair treatment is considered very useful for dry and damaged hair. But if you have an oily scalp you can avoid applying this pack to avoid greasy hairs. You can also check out our other hair care tips to get rid of greasy hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Denver, applying
    mayonnaise has wonderful benefits for the hair. The proteins found in the
    mayonnaise will help to stop hair breakage and moisturize them. Choose
    regular mayonnaise for best results. Avoid mayonnaise that contains extra
    flavoring, such as herbs or spices. Garlic is beneficial for hair growth and
    will not cause any harm to the hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks for sharing your experience of using mayonnaise hair treatment with us Diane !

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Anuradha, few tips for oily scalp are:
    1. Shampoo Everyday – If you are having oily hair, then the best way to get rid of excess oil in your hair is to shampoo your hair everyday. Opt for shampoos that are specifically designed for oily hair. If you do not have time to shampoo your hair every day, then invest in a good dry shampoo bottle that is suitable to your hair type.
    2. Apply aloe vera gel – You can mix the aloe vera gel with any shampoo to get rid of oily hair.
    3. ACV – Add two to three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar in a mug of water and mix it well. Rinse your oily hair with this mixture and wash it off after a few minutes. Repeat this process at least three times a week to get rid of oily hair problems.
    You can follow any of them and see the difference !

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shishiomg, if you do not wish to wash your hair with shampoo, then apply the mayonnaise to clean, damp hair. Put on a shower cap, leave it for 20-30 minutes. Rinse your hair to remove the mayonnaise. If you still find the residue in your hair then it is good to use a mild shampoo to gently cleanse your hair and scalp. This mayonnaise works like a hair conditioner. This treatment will add shine and make your hairs soft.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Anita, thanks for sharing your experience with us!!