We’ve all heard of the tea bag trick, which is supposedly meant to banish puffy under eyes and putting egg whites on your face to tighten your skin. But how about putting mayonnaise on your hair as a hair mask?
Yes, this is now a thing. Many beauty bloggers on social media are applying mayonnaise as a hair mask claiming that it gives you super glossy soft hair.
What next? Vegemite face masks? As ridiculous as this latest beauty fad sounds, the mayo hair mask apparently actually works.
Here’s one of our favourite beauty bloggers trying out the mayo hair mask @farahdhukai.
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🌧HOW TO REPAIR DRY, DAMAGED BRITTLE HAIR! 🤕 😱is ur hair very dry? or damaged? or brittle and breaking? THIS is the hair mask for YOU and it costs less than $4 (ps. u can totally use this if ur hair isnt dry, brittle or damaged, its an amazing deep conditioner)💁🏾 ✅All you need for this is a tub of FULL FAT MAYONNAISE 🙅🏽(none of that low fat “healthy” stuff) 🔸apply the mayo to your hair and make sure you really saturate your hair from scalp to ends. Give yourself a head massage 🔸You can apply the mayo to dry hair or damp hair – i like putting it on dry hair because it gives the bessstttt deep condition ⏰Leave on for 30 minutes 🚿Wash out with your favourite shampoo! 😻 your hair will feel so soft, look incredibly healthy and shiny and moisturized 💣This is reverse hair washing – meaning you apply conditioner BEFORE you shampoo and its the secret to shiny healthy hair that has lots of volume! I rarely use a conditioner in the shower and have been deep conditioning before shampooing for my whole lifeeeee and believe me – its hair life changing! 💰WHY YOU NEED TO TRY THIS!💃🏽 -mayonnaise has all the ingredients you need for the perfect hair mask, and its already pre-made for you – eggs, vinegar, oil etc -contains proteins that will make your hair strong and prevent it from breaking -itll make your hair incredibly shiny with all the ingredients -vinegar in the mayo will help clean ur scalp and restore its ph balance -the oil will moisturize your dry hair and make it soft and shiny the benefits of this hair mask are endless – try it once and you will feel the difference in your hair right away 💡if your hair is extremely dry and brittle – do this twice a month (once every 2 weeks) if your hair is “normal" – do this once a month Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. I can not vouch for any substitute ingredients. This post is provided for information and educational purposes. It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well to the regimen.
Farah recommends putting the mayo straight onto dry hair so your hair soaks up more of the mayo, giving it a deeper condition.
Here’s another beauty blogger trying out the mayo hair mask, claiming that it left her with some glossy hair.
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▷BEAUTY HACK TESTED! MAYONNAISE HAIR TREATMENT ▷I spotted this beauty hack on @farahdhukai at first, and more. Also, I read about it. ▷ ▷ With my recent journey to lighter hair my hair has been dry. Plus I live and depend on heat for my hair. I needed major moisture! I DECIDED TO TEST THIS BEAUTY HACK OUT! ▷ ▷KEEP WATCHING TO SEE IF IT WORKS? ▷ ▷LET'S BE FRIENDS! ‣ BLOG ‣ http://www.runaazam.com FACEBOOK ‣ glambyruna SNAPCHAT ‣ GLAMBYRUNA #dressyourface #hudabeauty #brian_champagne #vegas_nay #wakeupandmakeup #anastasiabeverlyhills #melformakeup#1minutemakeup #makeupclips #glamvids #diy #undiscovered_muas #makeupporn #beautyhacks #fiercesociety #universalhairandmakeup #makeuplove #makeuptalk #makeupfanatic1 #makeupblogger #makeupslaves #allmodernmakeup #makeupartistsworldwide #inssta_makeup #hairmakeupdiary #talkthatmakeup #makeupvideo #makeupgeek #slave2beauty #makeupmafia @allmodernmakeup @hudabeauty @vegas_nay @brian_champagne @wakeupandmakeup
Given mayonnaise is made with mainly oil and eggs, which are full of protein, there is some method behind this madness that it will condition your hair. Note, however, it has to be full fat mayonnaise for the best results, unlike our bodies our hair actually wants to absorb the fatty oils.
However, the sound of a mayo hair mask probably doesn’t appeal to most of us because let’s face it, mayonnaise isn’t the most fragrant of condiments.
Try adding a few drops of vanilla extract to your mayo hair mask mixture before you slap it onto your head. If anything, it will make the whole experience more pleasant for you whilst you are waiting for the thirty minutes conditioning time.
We would much rather have the scent of vanilla filling our noses for half an hour than mayonnaise, or maybe just sit next to a scented candle.
Wash out thoroughly with your favourite smelling shampoo and dry, then run your fingers through your amazingly smooth and silky hair.
You don’t need to condition afterwards because the mayo hair mask is the conditioning treatment and according to many beauty experts the reverse hair washing process is the secret to super glossy hair. First intensely condition and then shampoo.
So there you have it, a conditioning hair mask that’s waiting for you to try in your kitchen.