Big shampoo companies might tell you that you need to spend lots of money on expensive hair products to see thicker, healthier hair and less thinning. But some of the best remedies for breakage, balding and hair health can be found right in your kitchen. You might think, for example, that mayo only belongs on a sandwich and not on your scalp, but once you read our rationale, you’ll want to think again!
1. Amazing Mayo Mask
Before you cock a curious eyebrow, let us explain exactly why mayo is so incredible for your hair.
First, mayonnaise is made with vinegar and egg yolks. This means it’s high in the amino acid called l-cysteine, an amino acid, which helps promote hair growth and regrowth.
It’s also rich in oils that help to nourish your scalp surface and moisturize and condition your hair.
Finally, the acid in mayo can help to balance your scalp’s pH levels, so your hair follicles are healthier and happier and able to grow vigorous, healthier hair.
To use mayonnaise as a hair mask, simply rinse your hair with warm water and pat it dry. Then, massage enough mayonnaise into your hair to coat your scalp and your hair from end to end. Let it sit in your hair for half an hour, then rinse it out with warm water.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Using too many hair products can throw your scalp’s pH balance out of whack, which can cause slow hair growth or even breakage and hair loss. Apple cider vinegar helps restore your skin’s natural pH balance to rejuvenate your hair.
The acid in vinegar also helps close and seal your hair cuticles, meaning your hair looks smoother and shinier and is at a lower risk of thinning due to breakage.
Simply mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts warm water and rinse your hair with it twice a week.