Creating a mayonnaise hair mask is something that everyone has the ability to do on their own but did you know that it can also add quite the glow to your dull and dry hair? Read on to learn more benefits about a mayonnaise hair mask and discover a few ways that you can make your own version right at home!
Benefits of a Mayonnaise Hair Mask
While there are several benefits to make your own DIY hair mask, here are some that need to be highlighted:
Moisturizing Properties: The ingredients used in mayonnaise such as lemon juice and vinegar can help your hair gain or even retain moisture.
Hair Growth: Egg yolks can help your hair grow more quickly than other ingredients and that’s a big component of mayonnaise.
Calms Frizz: The heaviness and moisturizing properties of the mayonnaise has been shown to help calm frizzy hair as well.
Mayonnaise Hair Mask
Now that you know that you might have a secret hair treatment waiting in your cabinet or fridge, are you excited about the thought of treating your hair with this type of method?
Even though you might have a jar of mayonnaise ready to use, making your very own homemade hair mask is always a lot of fun!
Here are some different mayonnaise hair mask recipes that you need to try.
Strawberry Mayonnaise Hair Mask
- 8 fresh Strawberries (you can add more if you want)
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
Add the strawberries and the mayonnaise to a blender and mix together really well. Once mixed, it’s time to start applying to your hair. If you need more, just repeat the recipe and add it onto your hair.
It’s a good idea to have your hair a bit wet before applying so do that first. Once ready, apply all over your hair and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. After that, rinse out well and enjoy the fruity scents. (source)
The combination of the mayonnaise and the strawberries are quite the powerhouse.
Together, the ingredients will help to hydrate your hair, give it a shine, soften your hair and make it all-around more manageable.
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 cup oil (coconut oil is great)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon mustard
Add your egg, your mustard, and your vinegar into a blender. Once mixed, start to add in your oil little by little to allow it to mix well. Continue until it’s all mixed. (source)
Once done, you can apply to your hair.
Creating your own homemade mayonnaise mixture has great benefits since you know exactly what is going into the recipe.
The lemon juice and oil create a great moisturizing property for your hair and the egg gives it that oomph for growth and shine.
Avocado and Mayonnaise Hair Mask
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 cup mayonnaise
All you have to do is add in 1 cup of mayonnaise and mix it with your smashed avocado until combined.
Once mixed, take and massage your mixture into the roots and in your hair. Leave in for 20 minutes then rinse it out with cold water. (source)
This hair mask mixture gives the same benefits as the others but the added avocado does give more nutrients and shine.
How often should I use hair mayonnaise?
This really all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. If your hair is really dry, you can easily do a hair treatment using mayonnaise once per week until you achieve the results that you’re going after.
Just know that if you do it too much, it might have an effect of giving your hair a greasy look which can happen if it doesn’t get all washed out.
How do you wash mayonnaise out of your hair?
It’s no secret that mayonnaise can be thick in the hair. If you’re worried that you’re not going to get it all out, it’s an easy problem to overcome.
All you need to do is give your hair a really good rinse with just water to get out the majority of the hair mask at first. Once you have that done, you can then shampoo and condition like normal to get your hair smelling a little less like mayo than it was.
Does Mayo make your hair smell?
Honestly, it can. And it makes sense as to why since the main ingredients are eggs and vinegar. If you’re worried about it smelling, this is when you could use coconut oil for a better smell if you’re making it on your own or simply invest in a good smelling shampoo and conditioner to use after your hair mask treatment.
Other homemade hair recipes
If you like this mayonnaise hair mask recipe, try some of these other great options:
I love learning how to create things from scratch, so I know what ingredients go into everything from homemade face scrubs to clean eating recipes. I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with other families so they can have a healthier home, too!