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.