Avocado hair mask for 4c hair
Ever since I started this blog and my big chop a few months ago, I have been taking my natural hair journey very seriously. And I mean so seriously that I’m willing to try out a ton of DIY hair mask recipes to help my 4c hair flourish.
And my newest discovery are avocado hair masks!
This homemade hair mask is a vitamin-rich treatment that can be used on any hair type. It’s very easy to make at home and I’ve been seeing great results on my own hair ever since including it into my 4c hair care routine, usually after I use shampoo on my natural hair.
This is why I’m excited to share the benefits of an avocado hair mask for 4c hair.
What hair masks are good for 4c hair?
Before I get into the specific avocado mask, I figured I’ll explain what you should look for when it comes to hair masks for 4c hair.
When choosing ingredients for a DIY hair mask you want to look for household foods that include natural oils like mayonnaise, lock in moisture like aloe vera, or are full of essential fatty acids like avocado.
Of course, the best DIY hair masks contain a little bit of everything. But an avocado hair mask is very effective when it comes to healthy hair growth.
Is avocado good for 4c hair?
The simple answer is yes. Avocado is very good for 4c hair because it is very rich in protein, amino acids, and vitamin e and vitamin b. These ingredients are known to nourish and moisturize your hair strands and scalp.
In addition, avocado contains monounsaturated facts, so-called healthy fats, which help restore brittle hair.
The benefits of avocado on 4c hair are endless but you can’t forget that the fruit is a great source of biotin, potassium, and magnesium which seal cuticle cells and help protect your hair from breaking. And because it is rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, the oil of the fruit can penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize the hair very well.
So whether you have frizzy hair, suffer from constant hair breakage, or are simply looking to add more natural ingredients to your 4c hair care regimen. You can’t go wrong with a DIY avocado hair mask.
To get all the benefits of the fruit, it is wise to use the avocado in its raw and fresh form by doing an avocado mask. After using an avocado oil hair mask your natural hair will feel and look noticeably smooth, shiny, and strong.
How do you make a 4c avocado mask?
Now to the most important part. The exact recipe and steps for how to make a homemade avocado hair mask.
The best thing about an avocado hair mask for 4c hair is that all ingredients are readily available in your kitchen. As a matter of fact, the only item you’ll need to get from the grocery store is most likely the avocado itself.
And since getting into avocado hair treatments, I’ve tried three recipes I’ll share below.
1) Avocado + Olive Oil + Honey
The first recipe is my personal favorite. It’s a straightforward but powerful DIY mask for natural hair growth that only consists of three ingredients.
The reason why this mask is perfect for deep conditioning is thanks to the honey which is filled with vitamins and minerals that treat split ends and olive oil which helps soften your hair.
Instructions: Use a fork to mash the avocado in a bowl and add the oils and honey to it. Then simply mix all the ingredients together until it’s a smooth paste.
2) Avocado + Coconut Oil + Egg Yolk
The second recipe is for the girls experiencing hair damage or have dry hair.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 raw egg (egg yolk only)
Instructions: To make the hair mask, whisk the egg until it’s frothing, then stir in the coconut oil, and add the mashed avocado. Carefully mix it all together.
Using this avocado hair mask for 4c hair will add hydration thanks to the moisturizing properties is coconut oil and nourish your hair strands thanks to the eggs which are rich in protein.
3) Avocado + Banana
Lastly, we have a very easy recipe for girls that want to revive their hair.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
Instructions: Mash or blend the banana and avocado together and apply the mixture to your hair.
Thanks to the silica in bananas, this homemade mix is perfect for damage repair. Coupled with the oleic acid in avocado, it helps strengthen your hair but also adds some smoothness and shine, to otherwise unhealthy hair
How to apply an avocado hair mask to 4c hair
Note that I did not provide any measurements for the ingredients of these avocado masks. That’s because you should choose the proportions depending on the thickness and length of your hair.
If you have short natural 4c hair you might get away with only 3/4 of an avocado and a teaspoon of each oil and the honey. But if you have thick medium-length 4c hair, you easily need 1 1/2 avocados and a tablespoon of each and the honey.
Check out this YouTube video for a tutorial on a DIY avocado mask.
Moreover, when choosing from the above three homemade masks, remember that you will get better results when applying the avocado hair treatment to damp hair and using a plastic cap to cover hair after applying the mask.
If needed, you can always use other natural oils, such as castor oil or tea tree oil. Both are great stimulators. Last but not least, I suggest you always use warm water to open up the hair follicles when rinsing the avocado hair mask out of your 4c hair.
Do you wash your hair before the avocado mask?
An avocado mask can be used as a regular conditioner or even a pre-poo treatment. Therefore, you can shampoo wash your 4c hair before applying the mask on wash days. However, if you are only co-washing your hair then you only want to dampen your hair prior to the treatment.
All in all, the positive effects of avocado on 4c hair are undeniable. The fruit contains so many natural hair care ingredients that it is a great addition to your 4c hair care routine.