Avocado and honey hair mask
As a young adult, we learn that the recipe for healthy hair, skin, and nails comes from what you put inside your body. Like healthy food and lots of water. However, who knew that some of your favorite foods can do good inside and outside your body, like avocado.
Benefits of avocado for hair
Due to the fatty acids contained in the avocado, the fruit is very moisturizing and nourishing to dry and dehydrated hair. It is rich in vitamins B, C, and nutrients your scalp and 4c hair need to grow strong and look healthy.
Additionally, avocado is a great source of biotin, potassium, and magnesium which seal cuticle cells and help protect your hair from breaking. 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.
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.
Avocado and honey hair mask recipe
Luckily, the ingredients needed for the avocado hair mask are very often already in your kitchen. The following recipe is not just easy to make at home but only takes a few minutes.
Ingredients to make an avocado hair mask:
- 1 Avocado
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
Steps to make an avocado hair mask
- Use a fork to mash the avocado in a bowl
- Add the oils and honey
- Mix all the ingredients
As you can see I did not provide any measurements for the ingredients of this avocado and honey hair mask. 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 which 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.
How to put avocado in your hair
The best way to use the avocado mask is on damp hair. You don’t want the hair to be too wet, as the water will otherwise repel the oil and won’t allow the mask to penetrate as deeply. Apply the mask starting at the tips of your hair and work your way up to the scalp. Massage it into your and onto your edges to promote blood flow. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes before rinsing it out with water (ideally cold).