Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kitchen Sink Beauty: Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Mask

     I put my hair through a beating pretty much everyday. I color it, load it with product, and turn it to straw with blow dryers and curling irons. I'm currently depriving my hair of a trim because I want my bangs to grow out before I dive into another new style. This means that my ends are breaking like crazy, and I look a lot like a Sanderson Sister a la Hocus Pocus. I stumbled upon a DIY hair mask made from two ingredients that are kitchen staples in my house: avocados and olive oil. Both foods are full of healthy fats that are ultra-nourishing to your body, but also do wonders for your hair! 
 Slice up one ripened avocado and put it in a mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of olive oil; double the recipe if you have extra long hair. Break down the avocado with a whisk until smooth. After the majority of the pieces are broken down, whisk until you have a creamy, mousse-like consistency. (Avoid adding lime juice and cilantro at this step. Har, har, har.)
     This is what your mask should look like! Set your bowl beside the shower, and shampoo your hair. Once your hair is clean, grab your bowl and evenly distribute your mixture as best you can. Once your hair is covered, twist or clip your hair to the top of your head to let it soak in as you finish up your other showering routines. The heat from the shower will help the mask set in. Once your done with washing up, rinse the mixture out thoroughly. Once it's out, condition your hair just like you normally would. That's it!
     These pictures were taken just after a quick blow dry with a rounded brush. I didn't use any other product or heating tools just to show that the results from this mask are out of this world. My hair was super soft and shiny, and was rid of it's usual frizz. My ends were noticeably repaired, too.
There you have it, folks. The answer to healthier hair is just a couple ingredients away. What other natural remedies for dry hair do you guys use?

(Adapted from here)


  1. I always put olive oil on my hair before I wash it, and I've heard the benefits of avocado, so I'll definitely be trying this out and be attempting to make it a weekly thing- my hair needs it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    1. I'm so glad to have discovered it! I'd love to hear about your results, Alice. Thanks :)


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