Every day new products reach the market promising to make your hair stronger, thicker and healthier. Some of these products work, and some don’t. However, there could well be a very simple solution to the woes of your hair. That solution is found in your refrigerator.
Raw eggs contain a significant concentration of essential proteins and nutrients. Because of the high protein content, eggs can be used to strengthen hair follicles. Likewise, the nutrients work much like conditioners to add volume, shine and texture.
Olive oil is good for your heart — and your dry, damaged hair. It’s packed with fatty acids that coat the hair shaft, cover up the damaged layers and protect the hair from further damage.
Mayonnaise isn’t likely the first thing you’d think of when it comes to healing dry, damaged hair, but this common sandwich spread is made with oil and eggs, so it will give your hair a much needed dose of TLC.
Mixing All Three
The benefits of olive oil, egg and mayonnaise for dry, damaged hair are plentiful on their own, but mixing all three together gives your hair a triple dose of healing power.
Make a homemade hair mask by combining 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of olive oil and three egg yolks. Apply it throughout your dry hair. Secure your hair on top of your head into a loose bun and put on a plastic shower cap or wrap your head in plastic wrap. Cover the plastic with a towel and wait 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse the mixture out well without shampooing your hair if you can. By not shampooing, you leave a little bit of oil in your hair that will continue to condition it until your next shampooing session.
I know we all have busy lives, so for some not shampooing is just not an option. My recommendation is that you try this hair mask on a day that you don’t have a lot to do. Take a “pamper me” day, relax, do your deep hair conditioning mask and a face mask while lounging around and reading a good book or watching a movie!
Ok, Ok, Ok, still too good to be true? What about this: Do it at night before you go to bed, put on a shower cap and sleep in it then wash your hair in the morning! To be completely honest this is what I do once a week. TIP: I also lay down a towel over my pillow case as a extra precaution because the mayo and oil are well, “oily” ! 🙂