My mayonnaise hair treatment addiction

By on March 3, 2013

By: Lauren Brunetti
You can only imagine the look on my mother’s face when I grabbed the bottle of Hellmann’s mayonnaise from our fridge, squeezed out a handful and massaged it into my damp hair.

Who knew that one of my favourite condiments is now my go-to deep conditioning hair treatment.

Is your hair dry, brittle and full of split ends? Is the color dull? Forget expensive commercial products that can do more damage than good to your hair. Treat your hair yourself, with the help of the all-natural ingredients found in mayonnaise! (And no, this is not a joke…)

For the past two weeks, all I have done is complain about how dead my hair is – I am talking about the worst split ends I have ever seen! It lacked any type of natural shine and quite honestly, it looked terrible. The annoying part was, I really didn’t want to go get it cut. I have a long history of bad haircuts and hairdressers getting “scissor happy,” so I try to postpone a visit to the salon for as long as possible…pretty much out of fear!

I also abuse my hair to max – I mean it, I blow dry it and straighten it every single day. Not to mention washing it every morning in a steaming hot shower. So I began my search and thanks to Google, I came across this treatment! Turns out that the egg yolks and natural oil in mayonnaise helps to condition your hair and treat it deep down.

I urge every single one of you to give this a try! Post a comment afterwards and let me know what type of results you have :)

1. Wet hair to prepare it for deep conditioning. Use warm water and wrap your hair in a towel until ready to apply the mayonnaise.

2. Scoop out two or three tablespoons of mayonnaise into a bowl. How much you’ll need will depend on the length of your hair (I used about 3 tablespoons and I have hair that is well past my shoulders).

3. Apply the mayonnaise liberally to the end of your hair with your fingertips. Apply some further at the top, near your scalp if you wish.

4. Twist your hair into a bun at the top of your head and leave your hair like this overnight. Wash and style your hair as normal in the morning!


  1. Andrew

    September 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Great article Lauren. Did you know egg yolks can also help with acne??? I dont know why or how, but they helped me through some dark days as a teenager.


  2. Kait

    September 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Wow that is really great! Looking forward to trying it! I also have heard olive oil and avocado are great for your as well :) Would you recommend these?

    • redlipslonglashes

      September 30, 2011 at 1:37 am

      I personally haven’t tried these! I have heard they work though, but mayo seemed to be the cheapest route to take which made me even more surprised with the results!

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