Great Ways in Which You Can Use Mayonnaise for Hair Treatment

Who doesn’t love mayonnaise which magically enhances the taste of anything it is added to, including rolls, sandwiches and what not!

However, too much of mayonnaise is not considered good for health as it contains a lot of fat that can get accumulated in the body and lead to conditions like obesity.

Then again, if there is one part of the body that never tends to complain about too much mayonnaise, it is your hair.

Surprised? Well, don’t be, for a mayonnaise hair treatment is one treat your hair will thank you for eternity.

How does mayonnaise help your hair?

Mayonnaise is considered a wonder ingredient for all kinds of hair treatment (1). The reason for this happens to be the ingredients that go into making it, including oil, vinegar and eggs.

Each of these ingredients has its own way of making your hair look lustrous and voluminous again.

So imagine the effect all these ingredients will have on your hair when combined into one power packed mayonnaise treatment for your hair.

The Manifold Benefits of Mayonnaise for hair

In case you are still apprehensive about sporting a mayonnaise hair treated updo, take a look at some of the benefits you stand to enjoy by using this magic ingredient in your hair care routine.

It helps moisturize your hair: Mayonnaise contains a lot of oils that help moisturize and nourish your hair from root to tip.

Its nourishing and moisturizing properties are considered very beneficial for dry, damaged or chemically processed hair.

It protects hair from the sun’s UV rays: Mayonnaise forms a thin protective coating on the hair strands after application. This, in turn, helps protect the hair from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

It protects hair from styling products: Continuous styling can leave your hair dull, dry and damaged.

Mayonnaise for hairs helps replenish the lost nutrients in the scalp as well as the hair, thus ensuring that your hair remains beautiful no matter how many times you style it.

The protective coating offered by mayonnaise also protects the hair strands from continuous heat styling.

It helps prevent breakage: Mayonnaise can easily be considered as an all-in-one treatment for any kind of hair problems.

While the eggs and oils in it help nourish the hair from root to tip (3), the vinegar content helps restore the hair’s pH to healthy levels.

This, in turn, will stop hair fall while encouraging new growth right from the root.

It helps offer volume and shine to the hair: The rich protein content of mayonnaise helps to fill the gaps between the hair strands, thus making your hair look more voluminous.

It is this same protein content that also nourishes the hair strands from within to offer a smooth, excellent shine from root to tip.

Some DIY Hair Treatments using Mayonnaise

Now that you have understood the myriad benefits of mayonnaise for your hair, here are some ways in which you can start using it to treat your hair fall issues.

Method I: Basic Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Let’s start with nothing but the basic ingredient, mayonnaise. Here is a way you can use it in your hair on a weekly basis.

What you need:

  • Mayonnaise – 1 cup

What you need to do:

  • Dampen your hair slightly.
  • Apply the mayonnaise on the hair, covering it from root to tip. Start from the scalp and massage outwards in the direction of the roots. Coat the hair strands properly with mayonnaise, ensuring you use extra near the tips where the most damage is encountered.
  • Wrap your hair in a tight bun and cover your head tightly with cellophane wrap. Following this, wrap your head with a warm towel.
  • Wait for about 30 minutes, allowing the mayonnaise to set in nicely. Change towels frequently to maintain the warmth.
  • Remove the towel as well as the cellophane wrap from your hair. Rinse off the mayonnaise with cold water.
  • Apply a good quality shampoo on the hair and massage it in nicely. Rinse off the shampoo with cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy on a weekly basis for best results.

Note: Divide the hair into individual, small sections when applying the mayonnaise hair conditioner. This will allow the conditioner to penetrate further into the hair strands while ensuring that the entire scalp gets its fair share of mayonnaise.

  Also Read: How to Get Rid of Grey Hair

Method II: Mayonnaise, Honey, Olive Oil, Tea Tree Oil Deep Conditioner

While the mayonnaise will do an effective job of cleansing your scalp and nourishing the hair strands, the olive oil will help moisturize the scalp with its high Vitamin E content (2).

Honey helps moisturize a dry scalp in addition to removing dirt and grime from your hair. And tea tree oil provides a cooling effect for extremely sensitive scalps.

What you need:

  • Mayonnaise – 1 cup
  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Organic Honey – 1 tbsp.
  • Tea Tree Oil – 4 to 5 drops

What you need to do:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form a smooth paste.
  • Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and apply the paste evenly on the scalp as well as the hair strands.
  • Use a plastic shower cap to cover the scalp. Let the mayonnaise based conditioner sit on the scalp and hair for about 30 minutes.
  • Shampoo your hair afterwards and rinse properly with cold water to remove all traces of the mayonnaise from your hair.
  • Use this remedy thrice a week or so for best results.

( Also Read: Best Foods for Hair Growth )

Method III: Mayonnaise, Egg Hair Mask

Using eggs along with mayonnaise can provide you with a fail proof recipe for silky soft hair in no time at all.

Plus you get to enjoy the benefits of hair that suddenly wants to do nothing but grow, grow and grow!

What you need:

  • Mayonnaise – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 5

What you need to do:

  • Mix all the ingredients nicely. Whisk the eggs properly until they blend with the mayonnaise completely.
  • Moisten your hair a little bit with warm water to open the pores up.
  • Divide your hair into small partitions and apply the mayonnaise hair mask on the scalp and hair.
  • Cover the hair with a plastic shower cap and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with a small amount of diluted shampoo until the leftover mayonnaise is washed out completely.
  • Follow this remedy once every week or so for normal hair and twice a week for dry hair for desirable results.

Note: Follow this remedy only once a month if you tend to have oily hair.

Method IV: Mayonnaise, Vanilla Extract Hair Mask

This mayonnaise hair treatment will come to your rescue if you prefer mayonnaise in hair, but not the smell that comes with it.

What you need:

  • Mayonnaise – 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp.

What you need to do:

  • Mix the mayonnaise and vanilla extract to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste evenly on dry, unwashed hair.
  • Cover the hair with a warm towel for about 20 minutes.
  • Apply a good dollop of shampoo on the hair and massage it onto the scalp nicely. (Don’t wet the hair beforehand).
  • Wait for about 10 minutes and rinse off the shampoo and the mayonnaise hair mask with cold water. Dry your hair with a soft towel.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a week to get smooth, glossy hair quickly.

 ( Also Read: Natural Remedies of Vitamins for Hair Growth )

Method V: Vinegar, Lemon Juice Hair Mask

Don’t prefer store bought mayonnaise? This all natural mayonnaise hair mask has all the vital ingredients needed to prevent hair fall and promote hair growth considerably.

What’s more important here is that you can use these ingredients to make your own mayonnaise at home. Check out the procedure.

What you need:

  • Egg – 1
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp.
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp.
  • Canola Oil – ½ cup

What you need to do:

  • Mix the egg, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl.
  • Add the canola oil to the mix and whisk nicely and slowly until you get the consistency of mayonnaise.
  • Dampen your hair slightly and apply this homemade mayonnaise on your scalp and hair.
  • Wait for an hour and use shampoo and cold water to rinse off the excess mayonnaise. Repeat this remedy twice a week to get long, lustrous and shiny hair.

Method VI: Mayonnaise, Milk, Honey Hair Mask

If you prefer mayonnaise for hair, consider this nourishing hair mask that not only features mayonnaise, but also other ingredients like honey and milk.

All the three ingredients are natural moisturizers that nourish and moisturize your hair from deep within the roots to make it look soft, silky and incredibly smooth.

This remedy would be great for those with dry scalp.

What you need:

  • Mayonnaise – ½ cup
  • Honey – 1 tbsp.
  • Milk – 1 tbsp.

What you need to do:

  • Mix the ingredients nicely to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste evenly on your hair and cover it with a shower cap.
  • Wait for an hour or so and shampoo of the excess mayonnaise. Rinse off with cold water.
  • Follow this remedy once a week for normal hair and twice a week for extremely dry hair.

Method VII: Mayonnaise, Egg, Olive Oil Hair Mask

An earlier method saw us using mayonnaise and egg for a DIY hair treatment mask. Here we prefer to add one more ingredient, olive oil.

In addition to nourishing your hair, olive oil will work along with mayonnaise to ensure that your hair remains glossy smooth for days afterwards.

What you need:

  • Mayonnaise – 1 cup
  • Olive Oil – ½ cup
  • Eggs – 3

What you need to do:

  • Whisk the eggs in the mayonnaise nicely.
  • Add the olive oil to the mix and blend nicely.
  • Partition your hair and apply the mix evenly on the scalp. Cover the hair strands from root to tip as well.
  • Tie your hair up in a loose bun and cover your head with a shower cap. Wrap a warm towel over the shower cap and wait for 30 minutes or so.
  • Rinse your hair with cold water afterwards. Do this repeatedly until the excess mayonnaise has been washed off completely.

Note: There is no need to shampoo your hair after applying the mayonnaise hair mask. This will allow your hair to retain some of the olive oil after the shower, thus allowing your hair to remain moisturized and lustrous for long hours afterwards.

( Also Read: Homemade Avocado Hair Mask Benefits )

General Tips to Follow for Mayonnaise for Hair

Using mayonnaise for hair treatment is a great option if your hair is prone to dryness, dullness and damage.

Here are some general tips that will come in handy when using mayonnaise for your hair.

Use only real mayonnaise: Always ensure to use real mayonnaise and not any substitute.

Also make sure that you choose the full fat mayonnaise instead of the fat free one which will not have any effect on your hair except making it look greasy.

Choose mayonnaise amount accordingly: The amount of conditioner needed for hair has always been a subject of debate among women.

Generally, it is preferred that one chooses the amount of conditioner as per the thickness and length of the hair.

The same rules apply for mayonnaise hair treatments as well. Make it a point to use only that amount of mayonnaise that is needed for your hair (in relation to its length and thickness).

While choosing too little will not have the desired effect on your hair, choosing too much will leave behind a greasy look that would be hard to wash off for days.

Allow mayonnaise to come to room temperature: Most of us tend to keep mayonnaise in the refrigerator.

It is best to allow the mayonnaise to come to room temperature before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients for a hair mask.

Doing so will prevent lumps in the mix in addition to ensuring that the mayonnaise penetrates the hair follicles properly when applied.

Therefore, take out the mayonnaise from the refrigerator at least an hour beforehand, allowing it to warm up nicely before you start using it.

Dampen your hair: Some hair treatments may need you to rinse your hair. And some may require you to apply the mayonnaise on dry hair.

If no instructions are given though, make it a point to dampen your hair just a little bit before applying the mayonnaise.

This will make it easier for the mayonnaise to stick to the hair follicles.

Trap heat to open pores: You would have read about wrapping your head with a towel after applying the mayonnaise in some of the treatments mentioned in this post.

This is done to help the mayonnaise penetrate the hair strands faster.

Trapping the heat inside the hair with the help of a warm towel can therefore, help you get the best results out of the mayonnaise hair treatment.

Use hotter towel for intense treatment: Prefer a shorter treatment than the one that takes 30 minutes to an hour? Consider wrapping your mayonnaise covered scalp and hair with a hot towel instead.

This will offer a more intense treatment for your hair, leaving you with shiny hair in a lesser time interval.

Of course, we don’t recommend you opt for the hot towel treatment too much as it can damage your hair in the long run.

Leave overnight for better conditioning: It is recommended that you leave the mayonnaise in your hair overnight for best results.

This will condition your hair deeply, making it look smooth and shiny for many days afterwards.

Use diluted shampoo: You may be required to use a shampoo to rinse off the mayonnaise from your hair. Beware though; too much shampoo can remove all the benefits of the mayonnaise. So use sparse amounts of shampoo for the rinsing process.

Of course, if you really need to use more shampoo, dilute it with some water beforehand. This will allow you to shampoo more than once to remove the mayonnaise without worrying about damaging your hair in the process.

Use leftover mayonnaise on face: Have some leftover mayonnaise from the treatment? Here’s a tip.

Apply it all over your face. Wait for 15 – 20 minutes afterwards and wash off the mayonnaise with cold water.

You will notice your face become softer with regular use. Your face will also start glowing beautifully with repeated use of mayonnaise.

So there you have it. These are some of the really great ways in which you can use mayonnaise to treat your hair problems and make your hair grow long, lustrous and shiny again.

Don’t forget to read How to take care of Hair Care in Routine life

Don’t forget to follow the general tips for these treatments as well. Slap on some mayonnaise on your hair and you will never think of using it for any other purpose afterwards, even eating!


  1. Yes you can suggest Mayonnaise, Egg, Olive Oil Hair Mask remedy which is detailed in above article

  2. I want to ask garlic flavour mayonaise is used for hair is good or bad.plz tell me…

    • Instead of Garlic flavor use plain mayonaise its more effective

  3. I am vegetarian,i am using veg Mayonnaise which is available in market. I want to know will it give good result or egg mayonnaise give good result,if yes please suggest me some other remedy.

    • Hi Darcy,
      You can use veg mayaonnaise it will give you same result

  4. I am using Mayonnaise from 6 months which have given best results.
    I am using Mayonnaise, Milk, Honey Hair Remedy as i got good result which have been lead to black and long hair.My hair is Oily hair but my sister’s hair dry hair,I the want to know whether shall i suggest my sister the same remedy or else suggest be the best remedy for dry hair

    • Yes you can suggest Mayonnaise, Egg, Olive Oil Hair Mask remedy for your sister which is detailed explained in above article