You don't need to spend a fortune on professional salon treatments, or even pay the high prices at the drug store to get soft, silky, shiny hair. Mix a few simple ingredients that you currently have in your kitchen to repair damaged hair, or to prevent breakage and split ends in healthy hair. The mayo hair mask can even help repair severely damaged hair, but it may take a few additional treatments.
Depending on the current condition of your hair, you may need to apply the mask anywhere from once a week to once a month. However, you will notice a difference in the condition of your hair the very first time you use this mayo conditioning mask. Mix in the optional essential oil for an even more intense deep conditioner. This conditioning mask costs only a few cents to make and works better than many of the expensive hair treatments.
Mayonnaise Hair Conditioner Recipe
1 cup mayonnaise
1 to 2 teaspoons oil (olive, coconut, almond, jojoba, etc.) optional
Additional Items You Will Need for the Mayo Hair Mask
Mixing bowl and spoon
Allow the mayo and the egg to reach room temperature and then beat them together. Add the oil and stir until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Choose any hair-healthy oil you like. Some essential oils are easier to find than others, so make it easy on yourself. I have even used baby oil with amazing results. Use an extra teaspoon of oil if your hair is damaged. If you are anxious to use the recipe, and have no oil in your kitchen, omit the oil completely. The conditioning mask will still work wonders for your hair.
Wet your hair with warm water and towel dry. Your hair should feel wet and warm, but not dripping. Generously apply the conditioner to your hair, paying special attention to fully coat the ends of your hair. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover your head with a shower cap. The shower cap seals in the heat from your hair allowing the conditioner to seep into the hair. Wrap a warm towel (just put it in the dryer for a few minutes to heat it up) over the shower cap and relax for an hour or two.
Rinse the conditioner out of the hair with warm water. Wash your hair if you must, but it is best if you can wait until the following day to shampoo. The only drawback to using this mayo conditioning mask is the smell, so shampoo immediately if you must, and you may need to shampoo twice.
Experiment with a variety of homemade hair conditioning ingredients to create a recipe just for you.