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Winter Hair DT

Check out this article I found on the web:

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If winter's wrath robbed your locks of their usual luster, rejuvenate them with this homemade hair conditioning treatment from Christopher Mackin of Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Salon & Spa in Manhattan. You'll need a clarifying shampoo, mayonnaise (use the real stuff; this is going on your hair, not your hips), vanilla extract, and an egg.

1. Depending on the length of your hair, mix a half to a full cup of mayo in a bowl with three teaspoons of vanilla. Vanilla cuts the smell and thickens the mixture, while the fats from the mayo infuse hair with moisture. Add an egg to lend hair some shine.

2. Lather your hair with a clarifying shampoo (any brand will do) to rid locks of buildup. Let the shampoo sit on your hair for 7 minutes, then rinse.

3. Apply mayo mixture to wet hair, beginning at the roots and working your way down, concentrating on the ends. After a few strokes with a wide-tooth comb, cover your hair with a shower cap or aluminum foil. This will lock in heat and allow the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft. Let the goo sit for 30 minutes. Use a regular shampoo to wash away residue.

Who's daring enough to try this? :D
3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.

Comments

  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    I use/have used olive oil, honey, and vinegar in my hair; back in the day when I was a teenager, I once did a treatment with an egg yolk. However, I WILL NOT put mayonnaise in my hair. I am gagging just thinking about the smell of sitting around with wet mayonnaise in my hair for half an hour :lol:

    And leaving in clarifying shampoo for 7 minutes :shock:
  • sfisher323sfisher323 Posts: 537Registered Users
    CurlyGina2 wrote:
    However, I WILL NOT put mayonnaise in my hair. I am gagging just thinking about the smell of sitting around with wet mayonnaise in my hair for half an hour :lol:

    And leaving in clarifying shampoo for 7 minutes :shock:

    Serious ew. Blech. I definitely couldn't sit there with mayo on my head.
    embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
    2b/3a (I think?)
    color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
    PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
  • pitgirlpitgirl Posts: 162Registered Users
    In desperation, I have used mayo, when my hair was overprocessed and really dry.
    It was gross, I did feel yuk, I didn't leave the bathroom.

    But it did really work. Only reason I haven't used it since.... I haven't let my hair get that out of shape again.
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  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users

    Who's daring enough to try this? :D

    I don't know, I just might! My hair hasn't been too good lately, I was thinking I need a DT, so why not try something with cheap and available ingredients?

    Thanks for the link!
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    All I have is light mayo and I don't think that's gonna cut it. I'm wishing I had some papaya around the house though, that sounds like it would work well. If it tenderizes meat surely it would work on my hair
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    I would try it but I never have time to sit down, whip it up, clarify and then put it in my hair, let it sit there, then go through my regular wash routine...I need to take a vacation JUST so I can DT!
    :lol:
    3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    Okay, I bought the mayo. Maybe, just maybe, I'll try it... tonight?
  • sfisher323sfisher323 Posts: 537Registered Users
    mopsy wrote:
    Okay, I bought the mayo. Maybe, just maybe, I'll try it... tonight?


    :shock:

    Brave soul.

    Keep us posted.
    embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
    2b/3a (I think?)
    color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
    PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    I did it! What fun! The vanilla definitely creates a pleasant smell. I wasn't sure what to do when I was done, so I just followed a normal routine with a little shampoo, and then conditioner and styler. I used my regular stuff so I wouldn't add any variables to the experiment.

    My hair is still drying, but so far, so good :D
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    OH you tried it! Yay!!! Can't wait to see what your results are!
    3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    My hair feels soft (trying..not...to...touch...) and looks shiny. There's a little more curl/wave than there has been lately. It had really been suffering this winter (and I, trying to deal with it) and I think this helped! I still have half of the mixture left over and I wish I could freeze it or something.

    There's no leftover smell at all.
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    mopsy wrote:
    My hair feels soft (trying..not...to...touch...) and looks shiny. There's a little more curl/wave than there has been lately. It had really been suffering this winter (and I, trying to deal with it) and I think this helped! I still have half of the mixture left over and I wish I could freeze it or something.

    There's no leftover smell at all.

    Sounds good! May have to try this real soon.
    3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.