DIY Hair Treatment

Do it Yourself Hair Treatment

My daughter had her hair colored by a non-professional; adding to that, she had severe damage due to climate and conditions where she lived. After having a professional re-color her hair and a good trim, her hair was much better, yet still very dry and damaged.    I found this home remedy on-line and after just 2 treatments, it looked like this – FABULOUS!  (I can’t find the original source; if you know it please send it to me asap so I can link to it)

DIY Hair Treatment

A while ago, I happened upon this inexpensive and incredibly easy recipe for a do it yourself hair treatment to add moisture to damaged, colored or dry hair. I don’t know where I found this recipe, and I apologize to the original source but a huge thank you for coming up with it.  It works wonderfully!  


1 cup of mayonnaise (not miracle whip)

2 Tbl. olive oil

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar  


In a bowl combine the ingredients and mix well.Hair treatment

To dry hair, generously apply one third to one half of the mixture and massage into the hair, paying special attention to dry, split ends. Hair treatment 1

Hair treatment 2             Leave as is, or put on a shower cap; allow this mixture to sit in hair for 20-30 minutes.Hair treatment 3Wash as normal.Hair treatment 4

*Moisture is restored to hair by the mayonnaise and olive oil. The apple cider vinegar gives shine. **With long hair, this mixture will provide enough to apply this two times.  Pour extra into a baggie or container and store in the refrigerator, then apply again 4-8 days later.Hair treatment 5

Hair treatment 6

Look how great her hair looks after this treatment!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. I totally could use something like this as I have been coloring my hair for years and definitely have some damage and dryness going on. But one question, does it smell bad? Not going to lie, I am not a huge mayo fan for my food (if it is mixed in well and can’t smell or taste it, I am Ok with it), so was wondering if it is smelly or not – sorry the thought sometimes makes me a bit queasy (guess it is just me).

  2. This sounds so great! I want to give this a try!

    Thanks for sharing this. We make nearly all of our own stuff, but hadn’t thought about this!

  3. I need to do this treatment a couple of times a month in the summer. My hair gets so dry. Thanks for sharing an inexpensive and more natural way to treat my hair.

  4. Carrie,

    Over the years I have tried just mayo and recently just Olive Oil. So, I bet this would work.

    I will be trying this soon and I will let you know.

    Diane Roark

    • Diane, As a teenager, I used to used Mayo to restore moisture to my hair and raw egg to add shine. I am definitely going to give this a try.

  5. We used to use mayonnaise as a hair conditioner when I was a teen. My hair was really really long and got some split ends as a result. This worked well!

    • Your comment was very helpful, thanks for sharing your experience!

      I will try the mayo/olive Oil/ Vinegar combination as well now. :]

      Have a great day!

  6. I just love homemade recipes of any kind! One of my daughter’s has hair that long, so I want to try this –thanks so much for sharing! :)

  7. I saw somewhere online a recipe that included castor oil and eggs that I wanted to try. It sounds similar to this one since mayonnaise is made from eggs!

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