Avocados are vegetables that yield many beneficial results for dry hair and damaged skin and you’ll see avocados have many other health benefits as well. Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K and nutrients such as protein, iron, copper, magnesium, amino acids, and potassium. And, to think! Access to all these amazing minerals and nutrients for your hair likes as far as the nearest grocery store or your pantry. Depending on the cost of avocados in your area, this should cost you much less than a prepackaged homemade hair treatment like Neutrogena’s triple moisture hair mask, for example. This is an inexpensive and fast natural home remedy for hair that will leave your hair feeling extremely smooth.
This DIY avocado homemade hair mask is one of the best homemade masks out there for dry hair as avocados are saturated with good fat which coats your hair and helps protect it against free radicals in the air and every day styling abuse such as blow drying and straightening your hair. The harsh winter months and hot summer months can also wreak havoc on our locks, making our hair dry, brittle and susceptible to breakage and split ends. I have used yogurt and olive oil hair mask treatment, and while I absolutely swear by that hair treatment as wonderful for replenishing hair moisture, this homemade hair mask takes that one step further with its excellent hair moisturizing properties due to all the nutrients in avocados mentioned above.
Believe it or not, having dry, brittle hair can wreak havoc on self-esteem. For those of us who look at our dry limp and lifeless hair in the mirror every morning, we know how it feels when we just end up tying our hair in a pony rather than deal with it. But, there is hope for healthy hair! Homemade hair treatment masks are a great way to get started since they don’t cost much and are easy to make. It’s a great excuse to take some time out for your selves (men and women alike!) and just relax while the avocado hair mask does its job on your scalp and hair.
So, how do you create an avocado homemade hair mask? Easy.
What do you need?
2 Egg whites
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Follow these directions:
To create the moisturizing avocado hair mask treatment at home takes about 5 minutes from start to finish. You will need to use the flesh of 1 avocado, 2 egg whites, 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using a fork, mash the flesh of the avocado. Transfer to a bowl (if you didn’t start out in one), and add the egg whites and olive oil to the avocado and continue to mix well. After a couple of minutes of mashing all the ingredients together, you can start to apply the mask to your hair.
Make sure your hair is dry when you apply this mask.
Using your fingertips, scoop out some of the mask and apply to your head, starting at the scalp and root of your hair to the tips of your hair. Separate your hair into several partings so that the Avocado Hair Mask is easy to apply.
Leave the avocado hair mask treatment on your scalp for about 15-30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and shampoo and condition as usual. It may take a little longer to wash out, but don’t worry about that because once you are done with the hair treatment, your hair will look and feel much better! An alternative to this avocado hair mask treatment recipe would be to remove the olive oil, and just use a whole egg and the avocado flesh in the same manner as described above. This may eliminate the need to rigorously wash your hair after the mask as the olive oil is the tricky part to get out.