Throughout my journey I have tried to use mostly natural products on my hair, I have found myself standing in the hair isle going through the list of ingredients looking for baddies like mineral oil and chemicals which I can’t even pronounce and yet I never thought to actually put avocado, bananas or eggs in my hair, I always found it a bit weird I mean I’d rather eat the avocado, banana and what not than have it stuck in my hair right? Well this had been my thinking until I actually tried this DIY avocado hair mask, so until you’ve tried something you just won’t know, it may just work for you and save you some money in the process.
So I am finally trying out the avocado mask and I always enjoy mixing up something in my kitchen that will benefit my hair. The wonderful thing about diy is that there are so many resources online to help you find something that will work for you and you can always change up the ingredients to suit your own hair. Not to mention that a hair mask can serve as a face mask too. Isn’t that great! As some ingredients might not agree with your face you might just have to drop an ingredient or two and you have a face mask. But enough of that back to the hair.
Avocados are rich in vitamins and healthy fats. They add moisture to hair strands and also soothe the scalp. The healing and moisturising oils add shine to hair.
Olive oil can reduce dandruff and add moisture to the scalp and hair, making hair shinier, soft and vibrant. It also serves to strengthen the hair strands.
Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids and vitamins to strengthen the hair, they can renew the hair roots and follicles. They can improve the lustre and texture of the hair leaving you with smoother hair.
Honey is a natural humectant which draws moisture from the air into the hair strands. It can leave hair strands smoother and also adds lustre to hair
FYI do look for avocados without many fibres inside, I’ve read that some natural ladies had problems with the avocado fibres in their hair.
What you will need
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Take the avocado, cut it in half and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
Add the egg yolk, honey and olive oil
Mix ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture
You can use a whisk or hand held electric mixture as well. Which ever one is easier for you.
A QUICK TIP: You can put the mixture through a strainer/sift to remove the avocado fibres. I only learn’t that after I had done mine.
Now apply the mask on freshly washed hair. Simply part your hair into sections and apply from root to ends until your entire head is covered with the avocado mask. Put a shower cap on and leave on for 30 minutes or for even an hour if you would like to. Once your time is up rinse your hair with warm water and voila, hello to super soft, moisturised and manageable hair.
Let me know how it turned out for you.