When my mother used to put mayonnaise in my hair, my father would tease me and say my hair smelled like potato salad. I hadn't used mayonnaise in my hair in years, but I decided to try it this weekend. I've been feeling like I need more protein, and since I'm afraid to try strong protein treatments, I went with the old faithful mayo.
I planned to sleep with it on overnight as a pre-poo, but I didn't think I could stand the smell while I slept. That's the one bad thing I remember when I was a child- that nasty smell seeping through my scarf! Instead, I put it on Sunday morning before my weekly walk with my girlfriends in the park. I left it on for about 5 hours and then washed my hair. I felt like it took some work washing it all out, because after shampooing twice, my hair still felt heavy and oily. I shampooed once with KeraCare and twice with Creme of Nature. I deep conditioned with ORS Replenishing and rollerset my hair as usual. This morning, when I combed down my wrap, I noticed my hair felt thicker and looked shinier. My hair is usually pretty shiny, but it is really shiny today. The thickness and shine is even more surprising since I'm weaning my hair off the jet black rinse. I thought it would look dull and flat without fresh color, but not even close. I'll be doing the mayo pre-poo at least once a month from now on.