My original intention with this mask was to add something to my hair and scalp that wouldn't be too hard to wash off, as it usually takes a couple washes when I put oils in my hair, so I thought what could I use that technically is not an oil. And that was when I decided to use an avocado, but boy was I incorrect in thinking this would be lighter on my hair. Although in its solid form you can't really see the oils in this fruit, don't be fooled they are in there and they are just as nourishing and effective as olive oil or coconut oil.
Disclaimer: Since I am not a professional, please make sure to do your own research, and test this out on a small amount of skin to make sure you do not get any bad reactions.
Ingredients (enough for medium length hair):
- 1/2 an avocado (helps moisturize hair and scalp promoting healthy hair growth)
- 1 tbsp vinegar (helps remove product buildup allowing nutrients to get directly to the hair and scalp, also treats dandruff)
- 2 tbsp organic honey (helps absorb and retain moisture)
- 1 tsp organic coconut oil (helps condition dry hair, strengthening your hair and assisting in preventing breakage)
With an immersion blender, or fork mash up the avocado, and the coconut oil to a soft creamy texture. Next mix in the honey, and then slowly add in the vinegar. If you feel the mixtures consistency get too soft, maybe stop adding vinegar unless you do not mind having a bit of the mixture run down your neck as it sits on your head.
Work the ingredients into your scalp giving your head a little massage, and then through the rest of your hair especially the ends. Tie your hair up , and wrap it in a bag or with plastic wrap just to keep the heat locked in and get the ingredients absorbed by your scalp and hair. I kept this on my hair for about 2.5 hours, you can leave it on for as long as you feel comfortable.
With this mask, I washed my hair with water until it felt like all the mask was out, and then I needed 2 washes to get it all out, I was unaware how much my hair actually soaked up the avocado oils until I was trying to shampoo it out. After this mask my hair looked much thicker/fuller.
If you try this mask out, let me know how you like it.