I have tried this and OMG...
So, I am all up for natural, homemade hair masks because I want to know exactly what I’m going to be slathering on my precious locks.
This avocado (my friends and family will tell you - I am obsessed!) & olive oil hair mask contains just the two ingredients that it’s supposed to contain – an avocado (yep, that good ol' overripe one that you were thinking of throwing in the bin) and 2-3 teaspoons of that olive oil.
If you hair is a little more on the oilier side, then just use 1 to 2 teaspoons of any of the oil but if you have dry, brittle, damaged hair, add an extra teaspoon of olive oil.
By the way, this recipe works for men and women, folks!
Are you ready?
1. Cut your avocado, pit and scoop it out into a blender.
2. Blend it for 1 minute.
3. Add a little water about 1 tbsp to ¼ cup, depending on the size of your avocado, and blend again until you reach a smooth consistency with no lumps whatsoever. You don't want lumps of avocado getting stuck onto your hair, right?
4. Pour this avocado puree into a bowl and add the teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.
5. Mix the ingredients in the bowl until well combined.
6. And it’s ready! Get ready to slather on this deep conditioning & nourishing olive oil and avocado hair mask!
HOW TO APPLY
1. You will need to collect some other hair mask equipment like a shower cap, a hair clip and a hair dryer. Take those into the bathroom with you, including the hair mask bowl.
2. Wet your hair in the sink/shower. Scoop the hair mask using clean hands and starting working it in your scalp. Section your hair so you can cover all areas effectively. Once you’re entire scalp is coated, move down onto your strands. Make sure you rub some on your hair ends.
3. Tie your hair up with the hair clip and cover with a shower cap. Heat using the hair dryer for at least 10 to 15 minutes. After this, leave the hair mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes. While waiting, you can either soak in the bath or shave or whatever needs to be done in the bathroom.
4. Once 20 minutes are done, start rinsing out the hair mask really well to get it all out. This is a very important part – if you don’t rinse well, you might have bits of avo start in your strands when you come out of the shower. It may take about 7 to 10 rinses to get it all off.
5. Wring your hair and wrap up in a fluffy towel. I recommend leaving your hair to air-dry.
Give it a go & leave a comment below - hope you love this green mix as much as I did!