8 Amazing Benefits of Mayonnaise Hair Treatment January 31, 2017

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:

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Benefits Of Mayonnaise For Hair

Apart from the benefits listed in the infographic, 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.

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How To Use Mayonnaise As A Hair Treatment?

You Will Need

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Processing Time
  • 20 minutes

Process

1. 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.

How Often?
Once a week

Alternatively, you can use mayonnaise as a hair mask without rinsing your hair first by following the steps below:

  1. Evenly coat your hair and scalp with the mayonnaise
  2. pull your hair into a bun at the back of your head.
  3. Dampen a towel with hot water and use it to wrap your hair and scalp.
  4. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

While mayonnaise by itself can significantly improve the texture and health of your hair, you can combine it with other ingredients for added benefits. Following is a list of 8 mayonnaise hair masks.

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1. Mayonnaise And Egg Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 5 tbsp Mayonnaise

Processing Time
20 minutes

Process

  1. In a bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and eggs until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 20 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  4. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often

1-2 times a week.

How This Helps

Eggs are power-packed with proteins that help nourish your hair. They also improve your hair’s elasticity, minimizing breakage and damage.

2. Mayonnaise And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Processing Time
45 minutes

Process

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 30-45 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  4. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?

3-4 times a month.

How This Helps

Honey is a popular humectant that helps seal moisture into your hair shafts. This hair mask makes your hair soft and manageable while unclogging your pores and removing product buildup.

3. Mayonnaise And Olive Oil Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil

Processing Time
30 minutes

Process

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth, oily mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 30 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  4. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

How This Helps

This pack is for people with extremely dry hair. Olive oil works with mayonnaise to moisturize your hair and treat damage without weighing your hair down.

4. Mayonnaise And Avocado Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 a Ripe Avocado

Processing Time

20 minutes

Process

  1. In a bowl mash the avocado until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To the mashed avocado, add the mayo and mix until you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  4. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 20 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  5. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?

3-4 times a month.

How This Helps

Avocado is packed with antioxidants and fatty oils that work to maintain scalp health while conditioning and nourishing your hair.

5. Mayonnaise And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Processing Time
  • 30 minutes

Process

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth, oily mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 30 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  4. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

How This Helps

Coconut oil is one of the most penetrative hair oils that moisturizes hair from within the shafts. The mask helps tackle dryness and make hair lustrous.

6. Mayonnaise And Banana Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process

  • In a bowl mash the bananas until it is completely free of lumps.
  • To the mashed bananas, add the mayo and olive oil. Mix until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  • Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 45 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  • Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

How This Helps
Bananas soften your hair while improving its elasticity. This is one of the best masks you could use to revive dull and damaged hair.

7. Mayonnaise And Strawberry Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 8 Strawberries
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise

Processing Time
20 minutes

Process

  1. Blend the strawberries until you get a smooth paste.
  2. To the pureed strawberries, add the mayo and mix until you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  4. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 20 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  5. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

How This Helps
Strawberries are one of the best ingredients you could use for oily hair. This mask balances scalp pH and oil production, tackling greasiness and dandruff.

8. Mayonnaise And Lemon Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise

Processing Time
20 minutes

Process

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the hair mask in for 20 minutes. You can boost the efficiency of the mask by wrapping your hair in a hot towel.
  4. Wash the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

How This Helps
Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C which helps boost hair growth while also controlling oiliness. This is another wonderful hair mask that you could use for oily hair.

Tips

  • Since mayonnaise is considerably heavy, it is recommended to use it with ingredients such as strawberries or lemon juice for oily hair.
  • Always use a mild sulfate-free shampoo as regular shampoos dry out your scalp and hair.
  • Use cool/lukewarm water to rinse your hair as hot water can damage your hair cuticles.

You do not have to resort to commercial hair masks to get smooth, healthy hair. Using mayonnaise with other natural ingredients can go a long way in promoting hair health. Have you ever used mayonnaise for hair growth? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

 

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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!!