Avocado hair mask for Dry & Damaged hair/Split Ends

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hey ladies, 

So this weekend I experimented with some avocado and other ingredients for a hair mask that will nourish my hair after applying heat to it since school started. Before the hair mask, my hair felt very dry. You can practically see my split ends from a distance. I didn't want to just hurry up and cut away the split ends before trying to repair them. My mother bought an avocado, that I know she wasn't going to eat, so I used it for the mask. I was looking around for some recipes to use with the avocado, and I saw one from a website I can't remember. I tweaked it around a bit for my hair. Since it's long, thick, and curly. So here's the recipe that I used. 

  • Half of an Avocado (mines was already large so it was enough)
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 Egg yolk
To start off, I just used a bigger sized bowl since my avocado was fairly large. I was going to use the whole avocado only because my hair is really thick, but the half was just perfect. You can save the other half in a container for your next hair mask or just eat it on some toast or a sandwich. Then I just added the rest of the ingredients. 2 tablespoons of EVOO, 1 tablespoon of Honey, and 1 Egg yolk. Now in order for me to separate the egg white from the egg yolk, I took an egg and with a fork I punctured a hole in the bottom. I then watched it carefully as all the egg white came out so that the egg yolk wouldn't come out with it. After that, I just put the egg yolk with the rest. Using a fork, I mashed all the ingredients together until there wasn't really any clumps left over. 

This is what it should look like 
 Now it's time for application. What I felt was best to do, was to actually apply it in the shower. Not while taking a shower, but in the tub so that if there's any mess (which there was) I can easily wash it down the drain. Another way that I made this easier was to first split my hair in half and then apply it. It wasn't really thick, so do expect a bit of a mess. It also depends on how much of each ingredient you actually put into it. I started from my ends first and worked my way to my roots making sure to cover all of my hair and use up all of the product. After you put it all in, just tied it up in a bun or clip it up for 20 minutes. 

This is what it looked like after putting it in my hair 
After 20 minutes, you want to rinse it out of your hair. Since I put 2 tablespoons of EVOO in my mask, it felt a bit oily when I was washing it out. After, you just want to make sure to shampoo before conditioning just to get any extra out of your hair. I let my hair rest for a while at its natural state (curly), then I went ahead and straightened my hair. 

When I straightened it, I noticed how sleek and shiny it looked. It was really soft and most of my split ends seemed to disappear. It was easier to work with and just a whole lot better. I was definitely satisfied with the results. I highly recommend this if your hair is feeling dry and damaged. Also if you have some split ends. I will definitely be doing this hair mask every 2 weeks or so to condition my hair since I will be using heat for the rest of the year. What hair masks have you ladies been using to condition your hair? Leave a comment below and I'll try it out! From one beauty lover to another, see you soon!

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