When women suffer from dry, damaged hair they usually purchase high end products thinking this is their best and only solution. Unfortunately, it’s the excess use of these products, plus environmental factors, such as sun, wind and cold temperatures that have compromised the hair. Shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products contain many harsh ingredients that strip the hair strand of its natural oils resulting in dull hair that is prone to breakage. If you are suffering from dry hair, step away from the products and go directly to your refrigerator.
What your hair needs is regular deep conditioning treatments and a more gentle hair care regimen. Years of daily shampooing, high heat styling and harsh products, takes a tool on our hair. I recommend using natural conditioning treatments along with natural shampoos and conditioners instead of store bought. This way you have complete control over what you put on your hair. One of my favorites is a Mayonnaise Deep Conditioning Treatment.
Mayonnaise effectively combats many hair care issues. It’s thick consistency and moisturizing ingredients such as oil, egg and vinegar, forms a protective barrier repairing and smoothing damaged cuticles. It prevents split ends, breakage and reduces frizz while adding shine, smoothness and a fuller hair texture.
I recommend making your own mayonnaise. Not only does your hair not smell like store bought mayo, but your homemade version won’t contain all of the preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients.
Using Homemade Mayonnaise
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
- Lightly beat (using a hand mixer) an egg yolk in large mixing bowl
- Add ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Whip together until you have reached a light foamy texture
- Apply to clean, DRY hair
- Comb through, starting at your roots, to work the mayo all the way down to the ends, making sure every strand is coated
- Cover with plastic
- Leave in for 20 minutes – 1 hour
- Gently shampoo & condition
- Style as usual
- Use the same process for store bought mayo
I can almost guarantee that you are going to love the way your hair feels and styles after you preform one of these deep conditioning treatments. Keep applying them, for a speedy recovery.