What is Mayonnaise?
Mayonnaise is an emulsion derived by drizzling oil into egg yolks or whole eggs with seasoning and whisking until the blend thickens.
Mayo sometimes includes vinegar or lemon as a key ingredient because it increases the amount of oil the egg yolks can hold.
The pH of mayo varies depending on the ratio of eggs to vinegar. Commercial mayo is acidic with a pH ranging from 4.2 to 4.5. Healthy hair has a pH ranging from 4.0 to 5.5 so mayo lies within this range. Note, however, that the pH of mayo can at times fall below 4.
What is in egg yolks?
What's in egg whites?
The pH of egg yolks is c. 6.2 (weakly acidic)
The pH of egg whites is c. 9.3 (alkaline)
The pH of blended egg is c. 7.9 (weakly alkaline)
Benefits of Eggs and Mayonnaise on Hair
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