1. Protein Conditioner
Mix a dollop of mayonnaise (protein and conditioning) with an egg (protein) and apply to hair. Twist hair up on head and put on a shower cap so the heat speeds up the penetration. Leave on as long as desired, then rinse in cool or tepid water. Hot water will cook the egg, making it nearly impossible to get out!
**I really like this. I left it on for almost an hour one day, and it worked great! I had to shampoo my hair gently to get rid of the greasy mayonnaise, and then conditioned with my regular conditioner. It revitalized my hair, added softness, and shine! Big improvement!**
2. Honey Hair Shine
Stir 1 teaspoon liquid honey into 4 cups of warm water. After shampooing, pour mixture thru hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as usual.
**This one is supposed to add great softness and shine to hair.**
3. Spray-On Conditioner
Here is a quick way to make spray-on conditioner and it works just as well as store-bought brands. Simply mix 1 part of your favorite conditioner with five parts water in an empty spray bottle. Shake before using to mix. Tangles are gone and so is the frizz!
**I like this and use it nearly every day. I especially like to spray it in after washing my hair before I even attempt to comb it. This really helps eliminate tangles so you don’t break wet hair as you comb.
4. Variations to protein deep conditioner
I ran out of mayonnaise just when I wanted to use that deep conditioner. So instead I used olive oil mixed with an egg. I found it worked even better than the mayonnaise! For those of you with jojoba or other oil, you may want to try that with the egg for protein. I use two eggs for my hair, and mix them well before adding the mayonnaise or olive oil. Something I want to try next time is a small amount of liquid honey for softness and shine. It’s sticky, but I’ve heard it works wonders in a deep conditioning treatment. I haven’t tried this yet, but after rinsing out the deep conditioner, following with a rinse of apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon to a litre of water) is supposed to seal in the conditioning and add softness and shine!
5. A build-up remover
Use your regular shampoo, and mix 2-3 table spoons of it with the same amount of baking soda. Use more for longer hair, but keep the balance even. Mix in a small bowl, apply like regular shampoo and rinse.
**I use this whenever I had a build up of too much stying product, or when my hair got really dirty. Use this gently, and the baking soda is abrasive. Don’t rub too hard! I followed with conditioner, letting the conditioner soak into my hair under a shower cap for a bit before rinsing.**