Put mayonnaise in your hair! This DIY mayo mask will make your tresses smooth & strong

Mayonnaise on hair?! Sure! This food ingredient turns out to be a perfect hair conditioner: it moisturizes, boosts shine, smoothes and strengthens the tresses. What makes it so effective? The secret is in its components. See the effect mayo has on hair and how to use it for the best results.

Mayonnaise. What makes it a game-changing hair enhancer?

Mayo makes an ideal protein-and-emollient hair mask whose secret lies in the composition. It’s mostly made up of rapeseed oil, egg yolk, vinegar and sugar, and each of them has an amazing effect on hair:

  • rapeseed oil lubricates the hair, aids in maintaining water inside the hair, boosts resilience.
  • egg yolk is a source of proteins that strengthen the hair shaft.
  • vinegar has an acidic pH so it seals the cuticles, smoothes and increases shine.
  • sugar is a humectant which is a perfect moisturizer.
  • starch makes the tresses silky-smooth.

What hair type is mayo best for?

Rapeseed oil – the base of mayonnaise – is a semi-penetrating oil, therefore, it works best on hair which has medium or high porosity. In other words, it remedies weak, frizzy, normal as well as dry, damaged, brittle tresses.

How to make use of mayo in hair care?

Before you take mayo out of the fridge, note that pure mayo works well for dry and damaged hair but it is likely to overburden healthy tresses. That is why it’s best to use the mayo mask before shampooing.

Mayo hair mask. Step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Dampen the hair using warm water and gently towel-dry the tresses to get rid of the excess water.

Step 2. Divide the hair into thin sections and rub mayo in each strand from the roots to the tips.

Step 3. Once you cover the hair with mayo, put hair in a bun, put on a shower cap and wrap a towel around the head.

Step 4. Let the mayo mask sit in for around 5-10 minutes. After that, take the towel and cap off and apply your favorite mask so that it’s easier to wash mayo out later on.

Step 5. After around 20 minutes, rinse the products and shampoo the hair thoroughly.

Step 6. Squeeze out the excess water and dry the hair as you like it.


If you like, you can simply mix mayo with your favorite hair mask. Use 2 spoons of the mask and 1 spoon of mayo. Apply the treatment to damp hair before washing. Leave it in as long as you usually let the mask sit in your hair (stick to the instructions on the packaging).

Mayo hair mask. What effects can you bargain for?

Hair is moisturized, smooth and filled with proteins, luminous, voluminous, frizz-free and manageable. If you desire long-lasting effect of nourishing, remember to do the mask at least once a week (if your hair is healthy, medium porosity) or twice a week (if the hair is highly-porous, damaged, dry and brittle). Please note that broken, split ends cannot be fixed – there is no mask that can bind them together. In this case you need trimming.