I decided that I was going to do a protein treatment. I found this recipe from Agrlcanmac a few months ago and decided to try it out. I didn’t know if my hair neede any extra protein — it seemed to be thriving , but I read that it is important to protect and strengthen your hair with protein treatments every so often.
A Friday night, I decided to do it. I got all of my ingredients and whipped them up in the kitchen:
- a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise
- a dollop of honey
- some oils including castor oil and olive oil
You can see that I’m not really one for exact measurements when I make some of these mixtures. I mixed everything up and took it upstairs to the bathroom to apply it to my hair in sections and then braided it. The mix was a bit watery, so it was getting everywhere: running down my face and back, on the floor, in the sink, on the mirror, etc. I finally got it all on my hair and I covered it up with two plastic caps.
I smelled like a Subway sub — I was not impressed, but if it’s good for my hair, I’ll do it. I was trapped in my bathroom because the mixture was so watery, I was scared to wander too far and hear the Hubby fret that I was leaking mayonnaise around the house.
After about 30 minutes, I went to detangle and wash it out. It felt like there was a film on my hair — I’m wondering if it’s not from my hair products mixing with the treatment. Detangling wasn’t as easy as it normally is, but my hair did feel a bit stronger. I co-washed, did the routine and styled.
My twist-out came out well — a little dull in colour and it felt filmy to me. I’m not sure, but I think I still smelled a little like Subway…
Would I do it again? Definitely, it did make my hair feel stronger. I think I’ll redo this next weekend before I get my braids in. I’ll add some more oils to help me detangle and I’ll wash with my castile shampoo after to remove any residue. Now that I have my heat cap, I’ll deep condition after. I’m sure that will make a difference in the outcome.
What about you, readers? Have you tried any mayo protein treatments? Did you like, not like them?