How to Make Your Hair Soft With Mayo & Eggs

Condition hair to achieve a soft, tangle-free look.

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Blanketing your frazzled hair with an egg or mayo concoction might seem over the top until you discover the softening qualities of the breakfast staple and the jiggly condiment. Egg yolks contain protein while mayo incorporates fatty emollients into the hair shaft. Alternating the natural conditioners provides your tresses with the shine and softness your mane deserves. Cease with those chemical rinses and crack an egg or spoon a dollop of mayo atop your crown.

Egg Treatment


Crack two eggs and save the yolks in a bowl, disposing of the egg whites.


Cut a lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the yolks. Hold your hand under the lemon to catch any seeds as the juice trickles through. Stir the juice and lemon together briskly with a fork or whisk.


Pour 1 tsp. olive oil into the mixture as you whisk it. Continue pouring 1 tsp. of oil at a time every 20 to 30 seconds until you've completely combined and used the entire cup of oil. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Shampoo hair and towel dry. Hold your head over a sink and pour the mixture over your head. Work the egg solution into the hair shaft and down the strands. Wrap your head in plastic wrap. Leave the wrap on for 30 minutes.


Rinse the egg mixture from your hair with cool water. Style your hair normally.

Mayo Treatment


Shampoo hair and towel it dry.


Spoon out 1/2 cup of regular mayo. Apply the mayo to your damp hair. Rub the mayo into the hair with your fingers ensuring it reaches all areas of your hair. Gently rub the mayo into your scalp if it tends to be dry or flaky.


Wrap your head with a towel or place a plastic bag over your hair. Leave the covering on for 15 minutes.


Rinse the mayo from your hair with lukewarm water. Towel dry your hair and style as usual.

Things You'll Need


1.2 eggs

3.1 lemon



9.Plastic bag


4.1 cup olive oil

6.Plastic wrap



Tips & Tricks


Use the egg or mayo treatment once a week or twice a month for a deep conditioning treatment for your hair.


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