I'm looking for something that is natural and contains no harmful ingredients, even if the finished product is not "thrifty". Mayonnaise isn't working very well for me and I've already tried olive and coconut oil. Any help would be appreciated.
By Bella S. from Forks, WA
You could also try Equate Body Oil. It is similar to the Neutrogena bath oil. Warm a little in the micro, rub thru wet hair. Take your shower, then shampoo as usual. Then after you towel dry your hair, rub a little more of the oil between your hands, and rub that through your hair. It is made of sesame oil. I am sure you could also try the sesame oil in the oriental food aisles, or in the cooking oil section. The Equate oil is not expensive, and if it doesn't work for your hair, you can always use it in or after the bath, for dry skin. I have found that it is using it both before shampooing, and then after that helps the most. And it has a wonderful light scent.
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Use like a shampoo; rinse out. Shampoo and condition as usual.
For a regular (can use every day) type of conditioner 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per 1 cup water is an excellent ph balancing conditioner. You can apply, let set a minute or two and rinse or you can leave it in. And, no, your hair won't smell like vinegar once it's dry ;-)
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Here's an economical way to bring life back into your hair using a homemade Organic Hair Conditioner: Mash one banana with 2 TBSP. of olive oil until smooth. Apply generously throughout your hair. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. Follow-up with a shampoo and rinse.
By Marnita from Cumming, GA
I am a cosmetologist. I never tried this remedy but I'm sure it will work. Banana has lots of benefits for skin too. (10/12/2007)
It does not work. I got banana all over my hair and couldn't get rid of it.
As a kid I had very long hair and my mother always used mayonnaise on my hair. Works good to detangle too. She would also rinse my hair with flat beer. Said it made my hair shine. (05/07/2008)
I tried the mayo one with low fat mayo, don't bother unless you're using the real deal, it's the fat that makes the hair shine. (08/14/2008)
My daughter and I use this on our natural hair. It's my grandmother's secret that kept everybody's hair very beautiful in my family.
Real mayonnaise (a good amount depending on hair length)1 tablespoon of pure olive oil, 1 tablespoon of pure honey, 2 eggs. Mix in a bowl then put on your hair from root to tip. Cover with shower cap for 30-45 minutes. Then rinse out and style. You will be amazed. (01/18/2009)
I have very long curly dry hair. I blend up a banana and avocado with a little olive oil. The key I think to getting it out is don't mash it puree it in a blender. (07/17/2009)
This also works for head lice. (10/22/2004)
What mayonnaise is used? the sweet or the salty one? (02/21/2006)