You might have read our article on why you should be using mayo in your natural curls, and you're wondering just how to incorporate it into your curl care regime. Tons of curly haired woman have discovered how amazing mayo can be when used in their curly hair, so we're sharing a recipe to make your own mayo mask.
If you're looking for a way to add more protein to your hair, mayo isn't the answer. While it does contain egg, the particles are too large to effectively penetrate the cuticle of curly strands. However, if you're looking for a chemical free way to get shinier, healthier and all around happier curls, a mayo mask is for you. Mayo contains ingredients that are super healthy for your curls, such as vinegar, lemon juice and soybean oil, all of which will add shine to frizz prone curls. You can choose to use store bought mayo or you can create your own. You can also feel free to customize your mayo mask with other curl healthy ingredients like oils, avocado, strawberries or honey to create a unique curl care mask. For more tips, read here.
How to use mayo as a curl care treatment:
Apply: Wash your curls and squeezes out the excess water. Apply the mayonnaise throughout your curls like you would conditioner. Focus the mayo towards your ends, which is the oldest part of your curls and avoid the roots to keep your curls from being weighed down.
Let sit: Use a plastic shower cap, plastic wrap or a plastic bag to cover your mayo-soaked curls. Wrap your hair in a towel to retain the warmth from your scalp, which will help your curls absorb the mayo. Allow it to sit for 15-35 minutes.
Rinse: When you're ready to rinse out the mayo, use lukewarm water and gentle cleansing shampoo. If the first shampooing doesn't remove the mayo, cleanse once more.