4 Avocado Hair Masks
After months of dry, hair-damaging weather, you are probably fighting breakage and bad hair days. These four avocado hair masks can help hydrate damaged dos and give your style a refreshing boost to get through the winter.
Green Goddess Balancing Volumizer
FOR THIN OR BRITTLE HAIR
Does your hair break easily or lack body? Does it stand up on end when you take off your winter hat? This volumizing avocado hair mask helps moisturize each strand.
1/2 Avocado From Mexico, mashed
1 Tb. honey
1 Tb. thick Greek yogurt
Almond, olive, or avocado oil, as needed
- Start by scooping out and mashing the avocado. Check out this videofor tips on slicing and dicing.
- Mix together avocado mash, honey, and yogurt until you have a thick paste.
- Slowly whisk in a thin stream of oil, allowing the paste to get fluffy, stopping before it becomes too thin. For added avocado benefits, use avo oil in this step.
- Apply to your hair starting from the roots. (Double the recipe for extra-long hair.) Gather up under a shower cap or plastic bag for 10-15 minutes. Wash out with cool or lukewarm water.
Conditioning Avo+Apple Degreaser
FOR WAXY OR OILY HAIR
1 part mashed Avocado From Mexico
1 part applesauce
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
water, as needed
- Scoop and mash your avocado.
- Use a blender to mix in the applesauce and cider vinegar. You want a creamy liquid consistency, so add a bit of water in until you get there.
- Apply to your hair in chunks, ensuring it soaks through, especially in tough spots like at the nape of your neck. Use your fingers to work it through, massaging into your scalp and the strands. Rinse out with warm water.
Hot Oil Peanut Butter Protein Mask
Try a 100% peanut butter hair mask, but keep in mind it can also require a lot of work and hot water to get out, ultimately causing more damage to the hair. This recipe helps mitigate that problem with a boost of avocado moisture.
1 part peanut butter
1 part mashed Avocado From Mexico
avocado oil, as needed
- Mash an avocado for added creamy texture. Make sure it is nice and ripe. This videois a great resource for figuring out if your avocado is ready to use (hint: it’s all about color and texture).
- Warm peanut butter in a microwave or on the stove, careful not to burn it.
- In a blender, mix peanut butter, avocado mash, and avocado or olive oil until the mix is liquid enough to apply easily to your hair without dripping.
- Apply the warm paste to your dry locks, careful not to mash them together so they don’t tangle. Keep on your hair for at least 20 minutes, wrapped in plastic, before washing out, one lock of hair at a time, with warm water.
- For extra benefits, keep the paste warm by blow-drying intermittently during the mask. Dry with an old t-shirt rather than a towel after.
911 Emergency Repair Mash
FOR DAMAGED OR TREATED HAIR
equal parts avocado and banana (1 medium banana, 1 medium avocado)
- Mash a very ripe Avocado From Mexico with a very ripe banana until you’ve formed a wet paste.
- Spread the paste on your hair, focusing especially on the ends, careful not to tangle it. Wrap in plastic for 30-45 minutes, then rinse out in warm water.
Whatever your hair type, the right avocado hair mask is sure to snap your strands out of their winter blues.
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