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Did you know mayonnaise can repair your dry and damaged hair? Read on to know more

Mayonnaise has been a popular hair treatment for generations. That’s because it is rich in protein and vitamins, and can tackle your hair problems effectively.
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Treat your hair with a mayonnaise hair mask for its several hair benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 6 Jun 2021, 12:00 pm IST
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You might think we’ve gone out of our minds, right? After all, mayonnaise tastes great in sandwiches and burgers. How can it be used for your hair? Well ladies, you’re in for a surprise because this creamy dip can resolve various hair problems like hair fall and dandruff. Is there a particular reason for that?

Mayonnaise contains eggs, which are packed with protein. Besides, it also contains a mixture of vegetable oil and vinegar, and together these ingredients deeply nourish your scalp, helping in healthy hair growth, reducing hair fall and improving the hair texture. 

Read on to know its several hair benefits:

1. Helps in hair growth

Mayonnaise is known to contain an amino acid called L-cysteine that plays an important role in improving the growth of your hair. Besides, the egg present in mayonnaise is high in protein content, which helps to strengthen and thicken your hair follicles. 

2. Deep conditions your hair

Packed with amino acids and fatty acids, mayonnaise helps to hydrate your hair and keeps your hair healthy and fresh. It is a great conditioner that helps to soften the tresses, and acts as a great alternative to your chemical conditioners. 

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Mayo is the key to moisturize your hair! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Hydrates dry hair

Mayonnaise contains oil, specifically canola and soybean oil, along with egg yolk, vinegar, and lemon juice. All these ingredients come together to hydrate and nourish your hair and scalp.

4. Head lice treatment

Mayonnaise can kill lice, which makes it easier for a person to comb it out. Along with this, the nourishing and conditioning properties of mayonnaise keep the skin and scalp moisturised to keep lice at bay. It can also ease itching and scalp irritation that is caused by lice

5. Improves hair texture

If your goal is to get soft, shiny, and smooth hair, then mayonnaise is the answer. It contains protein, vitamins, and fatty acids, which can all give your hair a lustrous shine, while inhibiting premature greying. What’s more? The intense moisturising properties of mayonnaise can help to improve the overall texture of your hair. 

6. Treats dandruff

If you’re suffering from dandruff and an itchy scalp, mayonnaise is the tonic that will definitely work for you. This dip will help to get rid of all the bacteria on your scalp, thereby helping to reduce dandruff.

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Whether you have frizzy, dry or thin hair–you can nourish them with this effective mayonnaise. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to apply mayonnaise as a hair mask:
You’ll need:

1 cup mayonnaise

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  1. Wet your hair.
  2. Take mayonnaise and apply it to your hair like a conditioner, starting from your scalp to the ends.
  3. Massage your hair for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Use a wide-toothed comb to brush through, so mayonnaise is evenly spread.
  5. Put a shower cap to cover your hair.
  6. Let it sit for 20 minutes, before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo.

Use the mayonnaise mask once a week for better results. 

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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