Thursday, April 8, 2010

How to Fix a Bad Hair Day

I don't remember the last time I got a decent haircut. There was the time a few years ago when I had a boyfriend saw off the ends ("just cut straight across, you can't mess it up" I remember saying). At Thanksgiving, a good friend gave me a trim. And I think I had a real haircut in Williamsburg sometime last spring. Or was it the year before? I know for a fact I've had at least two haircuts in the past four years, which doesn't seem too bad.

But it could be better. I decided to give my frizzy wires a break and treat them to a deep conditioned hair mask- made entirely from the contents of my fridge.

There are lots of homemade hair mask recipes you can find online using yogurt, eggs, honey, mayonnaise, oil, and just about every other ingredient under the sun. My hair is really dry, so I needed a sure thing. Mayonnaise it is!

Was it a good idea or just another "hair-brained" scheme?

Throw a half a cup in your own hair (dry, not wet), let it set for 15 minutes, wash as normal and see for yourself. Maybe wash it a second time, just to be sure.


  1. My mom used to do this all the time! And then sometimes she'd do "egg and olive oil" and wrap her head in saran wrap. You always have gorgeous hair though. Even the first two look fabulous!

  2. Egg and olive oil, I'll have to try that! I just have to rinse in cooler water when I wash it out. I'm used to taking very, very hot showers, but the last thing my beauty regimen needs is scrambled eggs in my hair.

    Thanks for another pantry version of the V05 hot oil treatment!