To be used in cases of extreme dry hair, frizzy hair, or as a weekly treatment (I would suggest every 3 days if dryness is a huge deal, but it is time consuming)
2 whole eggs (or 3) honestly you want to make sure theres enough for every. fibre. of your head.
I think about a cup of mayo (add more if your hair is long...mines a lot longer so about 1 and a half or 2 at most)
1/4 cup Olive oil (a little tip from a friend from Italy..yes women do that there)
mix incredibly well
brush it on when your hair is DRY, not when its wet, and then wrap either tin foil or plastic wrap around your head, or wear a bath cap
then after how many hours you can stand the smell (its not good) then wash with a VERY light soap- perferablly also a conditioning soap with Vitamin E in it. I personally think the longer you wait to wash, the better.- Baby soap is a good call for this actually. Just remember to rub it into your scap too! LIke an at home dye job almost...use a brush to put it on, get it on all our hair (special attention to the ends and roots)
When washing its ok if some of it is left over. However you have to remember the following
1. wash your face really well with something strong after you wash your hair. Im dead serious on this, the oils WILL make you break out otherwise. In fact use astringent, if you dont have it, buy it
2. You can also not wash your hair for a week but repeat number one almost daily
3. Add Vitamin E cream (or extract) to the mixture- in fact have it on hand for everything from burns to dry skin...its seriously a cureall
4. Try and let your hair air dry afterwards if you can- at least a little bit before blow drying. If you can let it air dry, I would suggest towel drying it slightly, and putting a light product in (I use Herbal Essenses http://www.herbalessences.com/en-US/hair-products/long-hair-care/split-ends ) -please excuse the horrible write up, it works, just use it sparringly.
5. Wash yourself (body) REALLY well...this mixture can cause breakouts otherwise. Make sure to Wash your hair well with the lighter Baby Shampoo the next day. Use Aforementioned conditioners if you feel your hair is still not nearly as soft as you like it. Beaware of making your hair too oily. I will add to this thread as I think up other stuff with my Hair.The basics are
Be careful of the products you use- use one good one thats strong, or several that are light- dont do both (aka oily)---if you do, make sure you use the strong one only on a weekly basis
Moisturize! As in life, this applies
Be kind to your hair..dont over do it with the blow drying and styling! Use heat protection when you are styling your hair! Be kind to it, and it will be kind to you
You dont need to blow dry every day. Let your hair air dry a few times in a week- there are products that can help you keep it in control- use when your hair is wet
You dont need the dryer…just let it sit for a while. She uses ALOT of natural essential oils, mines more like the poor man’s version of this…plus her hair type is different so, you probably wouldnt use all those oils..because it might overwhelm your hair. Mine’s for like average hair.
Hahahahaa I totally just did this tonight (before seeing the thread) — I wonder if home hair remedies are a West Coast thing? I’ve never tried mayo (what does it do exactly? I’m going to have to try it!), but I do the eggs and olive oil mix whenever I feel my hair is getting drab, and it makes a HUGE difference. A couple of treatments in a week, and I’m good for the next few months. (although my hair does NOT stay as glossy as bella’s — super jealous of your hair girl!)
A few differences/comments/questions :
1) I use a 1:1 ratio (1 egg to 1 tbsp olive oil); I don’t know what effect changing the ratios has? Should I be upping the olive oil?
2) I throw in some lemon juice in the spring/summer to lighten my hair, and it does work, for those who want a little natural-looking lightening effect.
3) i normally just wrap my hair up in a towel for convenience, but the plastic wrap would definitely seal it in better/increase the effectiveness. Do you tie your hair up first then? or how do you get the plastic wrap around your head w/out getting it stuck to itself? (disclaimer: these might seem like obvious questions, but i have issues with saran-wrapping leftovers; you’re going to have to dumb this one down for me haha)
4) Not sure what brush you use, but I’ve found pan-greasing brushes (the ones you use when buttering cake pans) work waay better for me than my usual brushes because they don’t drip as much and it’s easier to control how much goop you’re putting where!
5) For those of you with split ends (ie. me during midterm season), adding a tablespoon of honey reseals them, at least temporarily. Don’t put that mixture on your whole head though; it’s a pain to get out (it takes me two shampoo jobs to make my hair feel unsticky), so only put it where you’re going to benefit from it!
@MsAGD: I use more real mayo and oil because it has alot more of the essential fats/oils that are needed to make the hair silky- the proteins are there also, but thats more from the eggs than anything else. The recipe above also helps control the thickness of the mixture, which I find the thicker, usually the better in application, as well in effect- heating it up via microwave just to get it warm, or applying heat later (via blow dryer) also is better if the mixture is thicker, because it doesnt melt completely off your head, as it would if it was more liquid
I try to stay away from the aciditic components of most recipes (they call for lemon juice or even lime juice) because Im worried it would take away the effect of the protiens and fats I want to propregate on my head- its about deep conditioning and damage control, more than anything, which is why it takes longer than most mixtures/is thicker a mixture as well.
You can do one of two things…you can clip your hair back (know those clips at the hair salon, the ones with the long mouths? or even a banana clip) and then smear a layer of the mixture all over your head, and you can wrap it in saran wrap and then apply the bath cap and blow dry over the bath cap; or you can just use the bath cap by itself!- I find you have to change the way you seal it, based on the consistancy of the mixture itself. -you usually have to be careful with the wrap of course…might even use several layers- thats why I advocate a thicker mixture, and just the bath cap.
I use the kind of brush sets you get with colouring your hair…the little ones that allow you to go to the root
That could work for split ends, but I rather use an actual product for that because its risky a bit- also this mixture is designed to protect against and repair split ends and deep condition, which is why I keep out honey and other stuff.
Thanks for the questions! I hope I answered them all?
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