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Using Mayonnaise in Your Hair

December 30, 2008

Using Mayonnaise in Your HairI am looking for instructions to condition my hair with mayo.

Cindy from Spokane, WA

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December 30, 20080 found this helpful
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First, as with all conditioners, apply to the ends only of your hair, not the root. It will result in oily hair. Second, I have heard some people say that the mayo gives a nasty odor to your hair, so you may want to try other alternatives, like the olive oil. In response the the person that said it made their hair more brittle, this is entirely possible. Dry hair is usually lacking protein, but if you put too much protein back in it can have the same effect. Finally, buy a really good shampoo, and you won't even need deep conditioning. I have gone several years without using conditioner in my hair because I buy a quality shampoo. Although the bottle may initially cost more, it is still frugal because you use far less of the good stuff than you do of the cheap stuff. Good luck, hope you get shiny hair!

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P.S. What you eat comes out in your hair as well. Try eating a diet rich in "good" fats, like olives and nuts.

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By Crystal (Guest Post)
January 6, 20091 found this helpful
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My grandmother used to use mayonnaise on her hair. She would put it all over her hair and leave it in for awhile and then wash her hair with shampoo. I did try it once, but like someone else, took forever to get it out, but I used it as a conditioner not before shampooing. I have also used a mixture of olive oil, egg and a couple of drops of a scent, it was great.

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By Cathy from Townsville, QLD (Guest Post)
January 13, 20091 found this helpful
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I've used this technique several times, and my hair always feels soft after. Simply scoop some mayonnaise out (I keep a jar just for my hair, so your fingers is fine) and massage it through you hair until it is all damp. Cover with a plastic shower cap, and watch TV or do housework for 20 minutes. Then rinse it out in cold water only (very important, otherwise hot water will set the egg content) and wash and condition as normal.

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I don't know why the above posters said their hair was greasy - maybe they didn't wash it afterwards?
Good luck!

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July 27, 20091 found this helpful
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I have taken mayonaise out of my diet and put it into my hair. I have very coarse, dry, and unruly hair simply because I love flat irons and blow dryers. Mayo works! Wet your hair, towel dry and then put in a decent amount of conditioner roots to ends. (I use Organics White tea grape seed conditioner, you can pick up a bottle at Walgreens.) Once the conditioner sets for a couple of minutes add your mayonaise, (about a teaspoon) starting around your crown, not at the roots!

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Let the mayo and your conditoner set for about twenty minutes, rinse with cold water, use a very little of shampoo, then reconditon, and rinse. Towel dry and avoid putting any other products or heat on your hair until the next day. Do not over condition your hair, twenty minutes of anything is enough.

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May 5, 20142 found this helpful
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You can use mayo in your hair. I am 17 and I have long (use to be dry) natural hair. I did 2 eggs, 2 scoops of mayo, 2 tablespoons of honey and lavender essential oil (for the smell). Then I use apple cider vingear (diluted) then put the Mayo mix in (leave in for 20 mins.) Then wash out the mayo and shampoo and condition as usual.

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I also use DIY Shea butter to seal in the moisture. Works wonders and I do it every week to two works depending on my hair condition. To the person who said it made the dry hair worse, if you put too much protein back to your hair it makes it dry. Look up Naptural85 on YouTube for the recipes and good luck.

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January 7, 2010

I heard mayo and raw eggs mixed together and left on unwashed hair for 45-60 minutes will leave your hair healthy and shiny. Does this work?

By Suzy Irish from Ventura, CA

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January 24, 20100 found this helpful
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It is a great conditioner for hair but you don't need the eggs. They are already in the mayo. I used to use it every week when I had very long hair. I still use it several times a year. I have always been accused of using the new hair shiners on the market now, but I've never used them.

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I believe from my experiences that is helps cut down on split ends also. It has been a hair staple of mine for over 30 years. I swear by it.

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January 7, 2010

To get your hair the shiniest it's ever been and to get it to feel great, it is very good to put mayo on your hair and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes.

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October 28, 2009

To get your hair the shinest it's ever been and to get it to feel great, it is very good to put mayo on your hair and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes. But, you must completely rinse it all out! If you don't your hair will be more greasy than John Travolta's in 'Grease' and It will smell like my grandma's potato salad! So be careful and I hope my tip will help! By Jenny

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October 28, 2009

To get your hair the shiniest, it is very good to put mayo on your hair and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes. You must completely rinse it out! If you don't it will be more greasy than John Travolta's in 'Grease' and it will smell like my grandma's potato salad! By Jenny

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