Saturday, August 4, 2012

DIY Moisturizing Hair Mask

Every woman wants to have long healthy hair. Some of us prefer to use certain hair products to achieve this goal but there are natural methods that we can use in order to achieve similar, if not better, results.

Most times we overlook the fact that there are certain fruits that are not only delicious to eat, but have certain properties to them that when used for beauty purposes, they lend to have good results.

For instance, let's consider the avocado. Avocados are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. Using avocados for our hair can help decrease hair loss, promote hair growth as well as moisturize the hair. This becomes very helpful especially during the hot-dry summer months.

There are two (2) ways that avocados can be used in our hair-care routines. The easiest is by simply taking one (1) ripe avocado, peeling it, placing the meat in a clean bowl and mashing it until it becomes a paste. If needed, add in little drops of water until it reaches a "conditioner" consistency. Then use it as a conditioner.

However, here is my personal favorite way to use fresh ripe avocados in my hair-care.

Avocado Hair Mask

1 small ripe avocado, mashed
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp coconut oil

In a medium bowl, mix ingredients together making sure they are completely combined. there may be little bits of avocado or banana but just make sure to mash these up before mixing them with egg and coconut oil)

On DRY hair, apply the mixture - massaging mask into hair. If you wish, you can also massage this into your roots.
Wrap hair in plastic wrap or a shower cap leaving mixture on hair for 10 min.
Rinse hair mask out with water until there is no residue left on hair, then proceed to wash hair as normal with your favorite shampoo.

A few side-notes:

  • For those with shorter length hair, just make half of this recipe.
  • If you do not have coconut oil, use olive oil.
  • Use mask once a week or more frequently if your hair is extremely dry.
  • For those who have oily scalp, do not apply the hair mask to roots. Only apply to two-thirds of your hair.
  • Hair mask can be left on hair longer than 10 min but do not use for more than 30min.

Now it's your turn: Have you ever used a DIY hair mask before? If so, what ingredients did you use? Have any suggestions on helping hair become healthier?

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  1. So easy and I bet it smells amazing too! Thanks =]

  2. so easy to make. I have never used a DIY Mask. But I will have to try this. Thanks

  3. I never made a hair mask before I'm def going to try this :) I have super thick hair so I"m wondering if I should make a little extra?

    1. Actually this recipe alone should be enough - Basically it all depends on the size of the avocado and banana. Hope that helps! ;)

  4. This sounds good, I wanna try it, thanks!

  5. Love this.... I have very dry curly hair!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Love this idea! Never thought of using avocado on my hair, so now i'm going to have to try this! Thanks for the recipe!