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Amazing uses for mayonnaise

Amazing uses for mayonnaise
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Don’t hold the mayo! It can be a great ingredient to have around: you can spread it on skin for an instant facial, slather it on your car to get it clean and more. Want to know what to do with mayo? Keep reading!

Condition your hair

Condition your hair
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Hold the mayo… and massage it into your hair and scalp just as you would any fine conditioner! Cover your head with a shower cap, wait several minutes, and shampoo. The mayonnaise will moisturise your hair and give it a lustrous sheen.

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Treat yourself to a homemade facial

Treat yourself to a homemade facial
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Why waste money on expensive creams when you can treat yourself to a soothing facial with whole-egg mayonnaise from your own refrigerator? Gently spread the mayonnaise over your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then wipe it off and rinse with cool water. Your face will feel clean and smooth.

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Strengthen your fingernails

Strengthen your fingernails
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To add some oomph to your fingernails, just plunge them into a bowl or mayonnaise every so often. Keep them bathed in the mayo for about five minutes and then wash with warm water.

Relieve sunburn pain

Relieve sunburn pain
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Did someone forget to put on sunscreen? To treat dry, sunburned skin, slather mayonnaise liberally over the affected area. The mayonnaise will relieve the pain and moisturise the skin.

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Remove dead skin

Remove dead skin
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Soften and remove dead skin from elbows and feet. Rub mayonnaise over the dry, rough tissue, leave it on for 10 minutes, and wipe it away with a damp cloth.

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Kill head lice

Kill head lice
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Many dermatologists now recommend using mayonnaise to kill and remove head lice from kids instead of toxic prescription drugs and over-the-counter preparations. What’s more, lice are becoming more resistant to such chemical treatments. To treat head lice with mayonnaise, massage a liberal amount of mayonnaise into the hair and scalp before bedtime. Cover with a shower cap to maximise the effect. Shampoo in the morning and then use a lice comb to remove any remaining lice and nits. To completely eradicate the infestation, repeat the treatment in seven to 10 days.

Give your plants some shine

Give your plants some shine
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Professional florists use this trick to keep houseplant leaves shiny and clean. You can do the same thing at home. Just rub a little mayonnaise on the leaves with a paper towel, and they will stay bright and shiny for weeks and even months at a time.

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Remove crayon marks

Remove crayon marks
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Did the kids leave crayon marks on your wood furniture? Here’s a simple way to remove them that requires hardly any elbow grease: Simply rub some mayonnaise on the crayon marks and let it soak in for several minutes. Then wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth.

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Clean piano keys

Clean piano keys
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If the keys to your piano are starting to yellow, just tickle the ivories with a little mayonnaise applied with a soft cloth. Wait a few minutes, wipe with a damp cloth, and buff. The piano keys will look like new.

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