Hair Dressing! DIY Egg & Mayonnaise Protein Treatment


Hey curls! 

So a few days ago I decided to give my hair a little TLC and do a much needed protein treatment. For the whole month of August, I haven't really done much to my hair. I rocked some really chunky box braids for about three weeks since I was going to Florida and didn't want to deal with my hair. I knew I would be in water almost every day, and I didn't want to have style and wash my hair every day. Who wants to worry about hair when on vacation? I certainly didn't, so the chunky box braids were perfect for vacation! Even though my hair was in braids, I did co-wash with the braids every time I got out the pool to prevent my hair from drying out.

Even after coming home from vacation, I wasn't really up for doing my hair! I took my braids out the same day I came home, but didn't get to deep condition as long as I should have. My version of deep conditioning that day was leaving some Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner in my hair for about five minutes while washing up in the shower. I should have mixed in some oils and left it in for about 30 minutes, but hey, we all have our lazy days sometimes when it comes to our hair, right? My hair still felt pretty moisturized after washing, but after being in chlorine every day for a week, I could have given my hair a little more TLC.

Back to the point, I decided it was time to give my hair time the love and attention it deserved. My hair felt didn't feel as strong as it could have been, and I had a little breakage, so I knew it was time for some protein. Besides, I had been using moisturizing conditioners on my hair prior to Wednesday's wash session, so it was time to balance that moisture out. 

The ingredients for this egg and mayonnaise protein treatment are as follows:
2 eggs (or one, depending on the thickness and length of your hair)
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1/4 teaspoon JBCO




This treatment was very loose and a little messy, but nothing too serious. My mom called this a hair dressing once she saw what I was putting into this concoction lol. 


I left this mixture on my hair for about twenty minutes and rinsed with cool water. I started to rinse with warm water, but I didn't want the egg that was in my hair to cook. You don't want pieces of egg stuck in your hair! It can be a pain to get out. 

 I followed up with Tressemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner for some moisture. Tressemme Naturals Conditioners have become a staple in my hair regimen.A blog post on my staple hair products is coming soon!

When all was done, my hair felt really good! It didn't feel dry at all. It felt stronger yet it was still moisturized. Next time I try this, I'll try just the egg and the mayonnaise without the oils to see what my results are. 

So, what are some of your favorite DIY hair treatments?  

No comments