Recipe for Egg, Olive Oil and Mayo Hair Treatment

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Recipe for Egg, Olive Oil and Mayo Hair Treatment
For great hair, just crack open some eggs. (Image by, courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt)

If you struggle with dry or frizzy hair, this once-a-week homemade treatment might be for you. All you need is mayonnaise, egg yolks, olive oil and some optional lemon juice.


Mayonnaise already contains egg yolks, olive oil and lemon juice, so even if mayonnaise is all you have in the refrigerator, this hair treatment can still work. For best results you should have all ingredients handy.

Olive Oil

Stir 1 tbsp of olive oil in with enough mayonnaise to cover your hair. The fatty acids and vitamins in olive oil will boost the health of your hair. Olive oil effectively moisturises hair and reduces breakage. Alternatives to olive oil are almond oil or jojoba oil.

Egg Yolks

Egg yolks contain protein and amino acids. These nutrients will keep your hair smooth and manageable. Whisk 1 egg yolk thoroughly before adding it to your mixture.

Lemon Juice

Adding a spoonful of lemon juice to your concoction is optional, but the juice will bring out a natural shine in your hair and rid your scalp of dead skin.

How to Use it

Apply the mixture to freshly washed damp hair. Gather all your hair under a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes. Wash the treatment out of your hair with cold or lukewarm water, then rinse thoroughly.

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