One of the weirder at-home hair treatments we’ve come across is something you’ve probably never thought of putting on your hair before – mayonnaise. Even Blake Lively has admitted to slathering her hair in the condiment before washing it to tackle dryness (and if it’s good enough for Blake, right?). So, we wanted to find out if there’s really any truth to this.
Not surprisingly, this isn’t something we’ve tested in the R&D lab. But that’s not to say it isn’t true or false…
Mayonnaise is said to contain amino acids that make up the protein in our hair. Adding amino acids back into your hair can help with strength and is the reason why you might see these added to hair products such as conditioners.
But as far as using mayo straight from the fridge to get these benefits, well, that is down to you. Try it at your own risk!
The Best Shiny Hair Products
Don’t fancy covering your hair in mayo? Try one of our editors’ shine-boosting product recommendations instead…
TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask
Damaged hair is more likely to look dull and lacklustre, so work on improving the condition of your strands by adding a deep conditioning treatment like the TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask into your routine.
You can read more about the entire new and updated TONI&GUY Damage Repair range.
TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive Mask
VO5 Tame & Shine Spray