For years, mayonnaise has been used to make sandwiches taste better. However, mayonnaise can be used as more than a condiment. In addition to flavoring your potato salad this creamy, white spread also has amazing benefits for your hair.
What is Mayonnaise?
Mayonnaise is a white to beige-colored, semi-solid combination of vegetable oil, egg yolk and vinegar or lemon juice. It is often seasoned with salt, sugar and other spices like paprika.
Mayonnaise and Hair Growth
Hair growth is a hormonal, genetic process. Although mayonnaise can be beneficial to the hair as a conditioner, the external application of mayonnaise will not cause it to grow.
Mayonnaise is Acidic
Mayonnaise is acidic (pH 3.8 to 4.1) because of the highly acidic vinegar and lemon juice it contain. Hair is also naturally acidic and responds well to products that help it maintain its natural acid mantle.
Mayonnaise contains lots of strengthening and conditioning ingredients. The egg content of mayo allows it to be a source of B vitamins, milk protein, amino acids and other proteins. Proteins help repair, reinforce and rebuild damage to the outer hair cuticle.
Commercial Hair Mayo Products
Several beauty product companies have manufactured mayonnaise-based products for the hair.