Wash your hair thoroughly with a moisturizing shampoo. Mancha suggests a shampoo enriched with vitamin E, which has the best ability to infuse moisture into a dry hair cuticle.
Massage mayonnaise into your hair, starting from the scalp and working it down the hair shaft. Use a dime-sized amount for short hair, a tablespoon full for medium-length hair and 2 tablespoons for long hair. Extra-thick hair may require as much as 4 tablespoons to cover sufficiently. Natural ingredients in mayonnaise like olive oil and egg whites work overtime to moisturize the hair, says Mancha.
Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to distribute the mayonnaise.
Don a shower cap, ensuring that all of your hair is tucked inside. For a less extensive mayonnaise treatment, leave it on your hair for 30 to 60 minutes with a shower cap, then remove the shower cap for an additional five to 10 minutes before washing. For a more profound treatment, sleep with the mayonnaise in your hair and the shower cap on.
Rinse out the mayonnaise and shampoo your hair.
Mancha recommends an all-natural hair vitamin supplement. His preference is Viviscal, made with vitamin C and AminoMar C -- a marine protein complex which has been shown to
nourish the hair follicles and to make hair look more vibrant. “It adds incredible moisture to the hair and improves hair growth allowing my African-American clients to wear their hair down more often, which prevents further breakage,” he says.
Don’t skip the wide-toothed comb – it’s gentler on brittle, dry hair than a narrower variety.
Allow your hair to air dry, since the heat associated with a blow dryer can wick away