Want a nourishing, moisturizing and strengthening hair mask all in one? An avocado hair mask will give you all these benefits and more. Sure you could find a prepackaged, one on the shelf but why not try a DIY avocado hair mask? Sure it’s a bit more mess, but it’s fresh, unprocessed, and you get the full benefit of each raw ingredient rather than a refined final product.
Avocado Hair Mask Ingredients (medium to long hair) (consider using less if your hair is shorter):
1 whole Avocado (mashed)
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil ( If you have fine/thin hair coconut oil may help strengthen it. But if your hair is thicker/coarse, coconut oil may make your hair more brittle and loead to damage. ) If coconut oil does more harm than good for your hair, leave it out completely or replace with another oil of your choice.
1 tablespoon Honey ( I use raw honey)
Stir all ingredients avocado hair mask until they are smooth. Apply to washed (towel/t-shirt dried hair) then cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes to an hour. I like to wrap a towel around my shower capped head for added heat/ penetration of the treatment into my hair.
The egg in this DIY avocado hair mask provides protein. The avocado also provides some protein, smoothes, moisturizes and coats hair with its natural oils. The honey in the recipe acts as a humectant, sealing in moisture. Coconut oil has vitamins and fatty acids that can be good for your hair, depending on your hair type.
I like to do a protein treatment for my hair about once a month …especially before and after a protective style that I may leave in for weeks at a time. This avocado hair mask combines the benefit of added strength and deep conditioning. Its a perfect combo for stronger, more moisturized hair.
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