Protein Treatment for Hair: a Hair Mayonnaise Recipe

My hair's been shedding like crazy and I realized that I haven't done a protein treatment since before I BC'd. Wow! So, last week, I figured I needed to squeeze in some time (from hectic Fashion Week schedule) to have a lil protein in my hair's life and whipped up this simple recipe:

* approx 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
* approx 1 tbsp Olive oil
* approx 1 tbsp Castor oil
* approx 1 tbsp Grapeseed oil- this won't always be in the recipe, I'm just trying to use this up
* approx 1 tbsp Agave nectar or Honey

Note. You can add an egg to this mix if you like as well.

I didn't use exact measurements (I almost never do, I just eye ball things. Sorry guys. Just eye ball it till it looks right to you.) I mixed everything together and applied to my hair in (8) sections that I then braided up, as I always do, and left it on for about 15-20 minutes.

I then did my usual: detangled each braided section (I'm back to using my trusty ol shower comb for detangling. The detangling brushes just take out too much of my hair that I would like to keep on my head, thank you very much) and then braided it back up, hopped in the shower and continued on with my washing regimen: cleansing and following up with an ACV rinse.

My hair felt soft yet stronger and I saw a lot less hair in my comb. So I don't think I need to do protein treatments often, just when necessary: maybe like bi-monthly.

This was a very good and very inexpensive treatment. Give it a try and let me know what you think.


Nik said…
I have been thinking about going for a more homemade protien treatment once I use up my Aphogee 2 min treatment. I'm going to try this asap!
Milan said…
Let me know if it works out for you.
Unknown said…
OOOOO Milan! Are you going to tell us about Fashion Week, too? You must!
Milan said…
I did 2 updates already on Fashion Week. I have a wrap up post now that it's over coming up next week. =)
pulchri2dinous said…
A mayo protein treatment saved my hair over the summer. I never truly realized the value in doing them =)