Can mayo help my hair?

Mayonnaise is an excellent conditioner and is especially suited for people with normal or dry hair types. Readymade mayonnaise has several preservatives and alternate ingredients and so it is advisable to make your own mayo. This is a simple process and you can refrigerate and store any unused mayonnaise in a clean jar. Mayonnaise stored in this manner will keep for about 10 ten days.

You will need two large egg yolks, I cup of virgin olive oil and the freshly squeezed juice of one lemon. Add the egg yolks and the lemon juice to a clean bowl and whisk them together thoroughly. Add about a teaspoon of oil every 30 seconds or so while continuing to whisk the mixture. It is important to keep whisking while pouring in the oil so that the mixture emulsifies. Once you have poured all the oil into the mixture, give it a final whisk for about a minute or two and your mayo will be ready.

Instead of using 1 cup of olive oil you can use ½ cup along with ½ a cup of almond oil. You can also add 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil to your mayonnaise. Both almond oil and olive oil are rich in several fatty acids and vitamins. A mixture of both these oils provides a wider variety of nutrients that are essential for healthy hair. Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturizer. It is also very similar to sebum-which is the oil produced by the body and so it is easily absorbed by the skin and hair.

Wash your hair and rinse it well. Blot out the excess water with a towel and then add the mayo to your hair while it is still damp. Cover your hair with a tight shower cap and allow the mayo to soak into your hair for 30 minutes. After that, wash and rinse your hair well with cold or lukewarm water.

Mayonnaise is made up of egg yolk, oil and lemon juice. These three ingredients are frequently used in hair care products as they help to nourish and moisturize the hair. Egg yolk is rich in proteins and amino acids and helps to nourish the hair and make it manageable. Oil-especially olive oil or almond oil helps to moisturize the hair. This provides the hair with essential fatty acids to keep it smooth and prevent breakage. Lemon juice helps to keep your scalp free of dead skin cells and gives your hair a natural shine.

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