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Mayonnaise Split-End Repair Hair Treatment

- July 5, 2012

This recipe gave me some trouble the first time around. Although I have heard of people using mayo to help split-ends for years, I had not tried it until I read about it in Mother Nature’s Beauty Cupboard. The book warns that using too much will result in your hair becoming “quite oily, needing several shampoos and rinses.” to get back to normal. So I followed the book’s recommendation, and used a mere teaspoon. Here is the proof:

Unfortunately, this was still a bit too much for my slightly longer than shoulder length hair. I should have been warier, since the book says fine hair is more susceptible to becoming greasy. My hair is extremely fine, which might be where I had the trouble. The next time I tried it I used 1/2 a teaspoon which worked well. If you want to try it, it’s super easy and I noticed a definite drop in the amount of frizzy, split-ends that I had. On freshly shampooed hair, work the mayo through the length of the hair, with special attention to the ends, and minimal attention to the scalp. Leave the mayonnaise on for 1 hour, and rinse out. If you try it out, let everyone know how it went by leaving a comment.

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8 responses

  1. Ashley says:

    I suppose no one had tried this… I was thinking about trying it, until I seen “leave in for one hour” that seems like too much time.

    1. You could always try a 30 min treatment. I like to wrap my hair up, and then watch a show or read while the mayo sinks in.


  2. Jennifer Watson says:

    I would love to try this Hair mask.. I have 6-inches-longer-than-shoulder-length hair, and I really want to grow it out long… Should I do this every week, or every other week? You did say it made your hair slightly greasy… Would adding any other ingredients, (such as eggs) be overkill and make my hair super greasy?

  3. Jennifer Watson says:

    Oh! And does your hair have to be wet, or dry?

  4. karina says:

    I used this recipie online. All i did was double it so i’d habe more just in case. (For original recipe, just half the amonut of it all). I used 2 tbsp of mayo with 1 cup of olive oil and 2 egg yolks. Its the first time i put the mask in my hair. I worked it through all of my hair and off first time use, my hair truly doesnt feel any different. The smell was gross though. I had left over from the mixture so i’ll continue to use it at least once a week. My hair is thick but due to bleaching (i went through a bad phase) its a bit brittle and dry. But I’ll start applying it once a week for the remaining of this first mixture, than once every two weeks and see how it goes.

  5. Ruby Otto says:

    I just read your recipe for mayo for split ends, I had heard about it before and tried it. The treatment made all the difference in my hair for the better. I used more than you said and I put it all over my scalp and hair, it left my hair oily, but I did a small shampoo after I rinsed the mayo out and it turned out beautifully.

  6. Davina says:

    Is it better to use this on wet or dry hair?

    1. zoundsdesigns says:

      I think it’s best to use it on towel dried hair. Good luck!

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