The lockdown period gave an opportunity to many people to indulge in self care with the help of several DIYs. People made use of everything that they had at home. Be it honey, eggs, yoghurt fenugreek, everything was used for skin and hair care. But one of the ingredients that stood out was mayonnaise. The ingredient is usually used as a spread for sandwiches and burgers but is known to be an excellent ingredient for the hair. Here are a few benefits of applying mayonnaise on hair.
1. Helps to get rid of frizz – Many people often complain about the frizz due to lack of moisture. It makes the hair look dull and untidy. This happens to people, especially office goers, who spend most of the time in rooms with air conditioners. Applying mayonnaise to the hair helps to maintain the humidity in the hair and deals with the dryness.
2. Good for hair growth – Applying masks made out of mayonnaise promotes growth of hair as it contains an amino acid which is known as L-cysteine which helps in promoting hair growth.
3. Helps to get rid of lice – People who have the problem of lice, can apply mayo on the hair and the scalp to get rid of them. It is the thickness of the ingredient that suffocates the hair lice and kills them.
4. Hydrates the hair – Mayo works as a great moisturizer for the hair as it contains some of the simple ingredients like oil, eggs, vinegar and lemon juice.
How to apply it to the hair
You just need a wide tooth comb and mayonnaise enough to cover your hair. Apply it with a brush from the scalp to the tip of the hair and evenly all over. While applying it, keep making a bun with every strand of the hair and tie it secure with a shower cap. Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water and a mild shampoo.
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