This is always my go-to when I’m running out of my store-bought finds, but desperately need to help my hair. I usually stir this one up when my hair is feeling brittle, dry, and crying for some love. Mayonnaise has an incredible amount of nutrients that may not be so good for your body, but absolutely amazing for your hair.
For starters, let’s look at the ingredients. You have oil. Do I have to say more? With all of its vitamins and minerals, it can induce hair growth, reduce scalp inflammation, strengthen hair follicles, and moisturize. Then you have the egg. Eggs contain vitamins A, E, D, biotin, and fatty acids, which aid to stimulate cell growth. The protein from eggs also induces hair growth and makes your strands so much stronger. (that’s why we want more!) Then you have the vinegar. Vinegar helps to balance the pH of your hair. Maintaining a low pH balance in your hair is vital for its health.
Just like down there, your hair needs to keep a healthy pH balance in order to thrive. The acidity from the vinegar counteracts the alkaline pH in order to lessen your chances of having an irritated scalp, cuticle damage, frizziness, and dryness. The rest of the ingredients do not have many purposes except to add flavor – if you would even call it that. So that’s the gist.
All in all, this mask is super beneficial and healthy for your precious locks. It is also super simple with little to no effort needed. All you need is olive oil, honey, eggs, and mayonnaise. Not too crazy, right?
Step 1. So you want to start with 1 cup of Mayonnaise. I am using Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, which contains more fat.
Step 2. Put in ¼ cup of Oil. I am using Two Olive Trees Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, but you can use any oil you have in your house. The internet claims there are more benefits in other oils such as Soybean, Coconut, Jojoba, however, this is supposed to be simple. So, let’s keep it that way.
Step 3. Put in ¼ cup of Honey. I used Nature’s Nate Natural 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey.
Step 4. Add 1 Egg
Step 5. If you would like you can add a tablespoon of Vanilla Extract to mask the smell of the mayonnaise.
Step 6. Put in refrigerator to cool for approximately an hour. This will help turn the mixture into a denser liquid that will not run down your face/neck/body and make your hair mask a living hell.
Step 7. Work well into hair and let sit for at least a half-hour. I like to put a plastic bag over my head. You can also wrap your hair with a warm towel.