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Old 02-11-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
 
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Check out this article I found on the web:

http://www.health.com/health/article...140786,00.html

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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?
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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

And leaving in clarifying shampoo for 7 minutes
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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

And leaving in clarifying shampoo for 7 minutes
Serious ew. Blech. I definitely couldn't sit there with mayo on my head.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:00 AM   #4
 
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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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Old 02-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #5
 
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Who's daring enough to try this?
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!
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:12 PM   #6
 
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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
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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!
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Okay, I bought the mayo. Maybe, just maybe, I'll try it... tonight?
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Okay, I bought the mayo. Maybe, just maybe, I'll try it... tonight?



Brave soul.

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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
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OH you tried it! Yay!!! Can't wait to see what your results are!
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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.
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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.
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