Monday, July 22, 2013

Easy Avocado Hair Mask

Once a week, one of my favorite things to do is give myself a deep conditioning hair mask! It's a weekly treat that my hair looks forward to and the benefits are endless.  Quite often, I am pretty busy and when I don't have the time or I'm too tired to do a fancy hair mask- I always rely on this easy avocado mask to get the job done.  It's my favorite mask, it's easy, and it's effective!

What you need:

1 ripe Avocado (or 2 depending on your hair length and thickness)
2 tbsp of Olive Oil
1 tbsp of Honey

Instructions:

1. Blend together ingredients.
2. Apply to hair.
3. Put a shower cap over your hair.
4. Leave in for 30-45 minutes. 
5. Rinse hair.

Benefits:

This mixture will take your dull and dry hair and give it life, shine, and softness!   Avocados are rich in potassium, Vitamin E, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin K,  fiber, folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, copper and protein and have been used in treating many skin and hair ailments. Olive Oil can help cure dandruff problems, adds shine, and it adds moisture which improves manageability.. Honey serves as an excellent conditioner for hair, has anti-bacterial properties for a healthy scalp, and acts as a humectant preventing hair loss by preventing loss of moisture.

My Take:

Mix together all the ingredients in a blender (preferably), a hand mixer or simply hand mixing will work, however- The smoother the mixture, the more effective the results and easier the rinsing will be. For the smoothest results, I find using a blender to be the best route.  Once you have all the ingredients mixed, apply it to your hair.  There are several ways to apply it. Ultimately, you will have to find what works best for you, but I tend to section my hair into 4 parts and work the avocado mixture into my hair and scalp. Then I twist my hair up and pull it back and under a shower cap for about 45 minutes. The shower cap is necessary in order to create heat.  Heat helps to open the hair follicle so that it can better absorb the nutrients from the mask.

You can apply this mask to dry hair, damp hair, or shampooed hair. I have tried it all 3 ways and I personally like to apply it to my damp hair before shampooing. It works well for me that way, but you may find that doing this deep condition after shampoo works more to your liking. It's your hair so of course you want to find what works best for you.  Let me know how it works out for you!

xxo

2 comments:

Chand Dr said...

still i dont know this much help that avacados do

Chand Dr said...

thank you for this post

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