Eggs & Mayonnaise DON’T Work As A Natural Protein Treatment

Happy New Year Loves!

Many women know and love the egg and mayonnaise treatment because it’s easy, affordable, and it’s a way to get a quick dose of protein. But did you know that the protein in your eggs and mayo don’t work like that?“The protein in eggs are too large to fit into the hair shaft.”

The protein in eggs has amino acids that are too large to fit into the hair shaft and bond properly. Mayonnaise possesses a lot of lubricating oils so if you’ve tried this treatment you’ve probably experienced softer hair, but the benefits of the eggs in mayonnaise are lost on your hair as they too have not been hydrolized. Proteins must by hydrolyzed or broken down so that the amino acids will be small enough to fit, bond, and provide the hair with strength through temporarily repairing the hair.

What is Hydrolysis?

Hydrolysis is the decomposition that changes a compound into other smaller compounds by taking up the elements of water. In other words, the compound has undergone a chemical breakdown due to a reaction with water, which is conducted by cosmetic chemist in a lab. By hydrolyzing the protein it becomes small enough to fill into the cracks of your hair’s shaft.


90% of your hair is keratin protein. The protein we consume aids in creating keratin protein for your skin and hair, and once the hair emerges from its follicle what you consume no longer affects its appearance. Here’s where we see the damage as a result of our manipulation from styling, maintenance, heat usage, sun exposure, weather elements, and dyes. We can temporarily replace that chipped away keratin using hair products containing the smaller, hydrolyzed proteins that absorb into the hair’s cortex and fills in those chipped spaces.

Keratin is the strongest protein found in hair products and it will strengthen all layers of the hair in the cuticle, cortex, and medulla. Hydrolyzed protein is important because it penetrates the hair shaft and reduces the breakage. Due to the moisture binding capabilities of hydrolyzed keratin protein, your hair’s moisture content increases and restores your hair’s body, luster, and manageability.
Common hydrolyzed proteins:

  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein (most popular in hair products)
  • Hydrolyzed oat protein
  • Hydrolyzed silk protein
  • Hydrolyzed soy protein
  • Hydrolyzed quinoa
  • Hydrolyzed collagen

A lot of these hydrolyzed proteins are found in protein treatments and deep conditioners. Although they are great for your hair, you don’t want to use them too often as too much protein can make your hair brittle and break. Products with hydrolyzed protein can be incorporated into your regimen about once a month (or less if you don’t do a lot of damage to your tresses).

Some Products with Hydrolyzed Proteins: 

  1. Aphogee 2 minute Reconstructor
  2. Aphogee Curlific Texture Treatment
  3. Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment
  4. The Manechoice Green Tea & Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restore Mask Treatment
  5. Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein Deep Moisturizing Treatment
  6. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein PackDo you use protein treatment? Which ones and how often do you use them?


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16 responses to “Eggs & Mayonnaise DON’T Work As A Natural Protein Treatment

  1. Now I finally understand hydrolyzed protein. I had read about it. But couldn’t fully grasp what they were trying to explain. Thanks a lot


  2. Ola

    Thank you so much. This is really informative. I’ve always been sceptical about adding eggs to my hair, more like scared actually.


  3. Hmm… So I’ve been wasting eggs and Mayonnaise all this time. Thanks for the information. Please out of the aphogee products you mentioned, can I purchase one of these and still use my Cantu shampoo and conditioner along side with it?


  4. oluwaseun

    Which is the best out of aphogee two minutes constructor and two step protein treatment nd pls explain the different btw the two


    • They both have different functions.
      1. ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment (ATSPT) is a serious treatment for seriously damaged hair. It rebuilds broken damaged hair. ATSPT is a unique treatment formulated with magnesium and modified proteins which fuse into the hair with the application of heat. The result is that breakage is drastically reduced. ATSPT is a salon service product unlike any product available for at-home use. During the process, ApHogee treatment hardens into the hair, dramatic evidence that something special is occurring, and requires an additional step, ApHogee Moisturizer, to soften and balance the hair. You may also want to follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner. When using this conditioner you do not want to comb or brush the hair as it sets (this can cause damage). Also, heat is recommended but do not cover your hair with a processing cap.

      ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor(AKTMR) provides a weekly regimen to treat brittle hair with cuticle damage and moderate breakage. AKTMR is a concentrated blend of keratin amino acids, botanical oils, and vitamins that does wonders to restore strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment. Recommended for use on tinted, bleached or relaxed hair. AKTMR helps repair damage caused by chlorine and hard water. Soothes irritated scalp and may be applied following each shampooing until the healthy condition of the hair is restored.

      AKTMR is a quick protein deep conditioning treatment. It will not harden your like ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment. It does not require an additional step; it’s fine to use by itself following each shampoo. It’s ok to use occasionally, weekly or as needed even for the protein sensitive


  5. Thank you for this very necessary break down. More people need to hear this. It is the most common protein treatment combo, and it just doesn’t strengthen, Even when we eat protein, the body needs to break it down first, before it can be absorbed into the blood stream.


  6. Wow, this is eye opening. Thank you 👏


  7. wow, i never knew this,thanks for sharing this info,mostly i do use moringa in my protein dc


  8. Just when I was about getting on the egg and mayo wagon! Thanks for clarifying this.


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