Avocado Hair Mask For Extreme Hair Growth (3 DIY Recipes)

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Avocado Hair Mask

The great thing with DIY masks such as an avocado mask for hair is that you can be creative and combine a variety of other ingredients to make a powerful nutrient packed hair mask.

Avocado contains biotin, antioxidants, and vitamins all great for hair. No wonder it’s a popular ingredient in such DIYs.

In this article, we will share 3 different avocado hair mask recipes that you can easily prepare using readily available kitchen ingredients.

Avocado Hair Masks: 3 Easy DIY Recipes

1. Avocado and egg hair mask

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 egg yolk

Preparation

  • Use a fork to mash the avocado or blend the avocado. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg until it turns frothy. Mix the two paying attention that no lumps exist.
  • Alternatively, blend the avocado and egg to form a fine paste.

Application

  • First, wet your hair to get it damp. This eases the application process.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair beginning with the scalp. Pay extra attention to the tips as they are more prone to breakage and damage.
  • Rub the mixture into your hair for an average of 5 minutes. Let it sit for an average of 20 minutes.
  • Afterward, rinse your hair carefully to remove the mixture. Be careful to use cold water since warm or hot water will cook the egg making the mixture difficult to rinse off.
  • Shampoo and condition using your preferred hair products.

Eggs contain vitamins such as A and E, folic acid, as well as healthy fats as protein components that are beneficial to hair.

The protein component present in hair works to strengthen hair follicles reducing damage.

Folic acid on the other hand works to reduce frizz in hair while healthy fats increase the shine in hair. The vitamins present in the egg work to improve overall hair health.

2. Avocado Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole avocado

Preparation

  • Use a fork and bowl to mash the avocado to form a fine paste without lumps. Add the olive oil to the bowl and combine well.
  • Alternatively, blend the avocado and oil to form a fine mixture.

Application

  • First, wet your hair to get it damp. Apply the mixture to your hair from the roots paying extra attention to the tips.
  • Rub the mixture into your hair for an average of 5 minutes. Let it sit for up to 20 minutes. Consider sitting under the sun or dryer to add heat to the process which helps in the absorption of the minerals.
  • Afterward, rinse your hair carefully to remove the mixture then shampoo and condition your hair.

Olive oil contains elements such as vitamin E, oleic acid, and squalene which are beneficial for hair.

Vitamin E for instance is known to reduce frizz in hair while squalene works to increase the overall moisture and hydration content in hair.

Oleic acid in hair works to soften hair strands as well as provide extra hydration to hair.

3. Avocado Honey Hair Mask

Ingredient

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 whole avocado

Preparation

  • Use a fork and bowl to mash the avocado to form a fine paste without lumps. Add the honey to the bowl and combine thoroughly.
  • Alternatively, blend the avocado and honey to form a fine mixture.

Application

  • First, wet your hair to get it damp. Apply the mixture to your hair from the roots paying extra attention to the tips.
  • Rub the mixture into your hair for an average of 5 minutes. Let it sit for an average of 20 minutes. Consider sitting under the sun or dryer to add heat to the process which helps in the absorption of the minerals.
  • Afterward, rinse your hair carefully to remove the mixture
  • Shampoo and condition using your preferred hair products.

Honey contains several micronutrients, vitamins, proteins, and anti-inflammatory properties that make it very beneficial for hair.

The protein present in honey for instance works to strengthen hair strands and reduce breakage.

Additionally, honey contains anti-inflammatory properties that act as a barrier for both hair strands and the scalp. Honey also contains moisturizing properties that increase the hydration content in hair.

This ingredient is also commonly found in hair treatments owing to its properties that promote the growth of hair follicles and overall hair growth.

The beauty about these recipes is that they are made of ingredients that can easily be found in your kitchen. They can get a bit messy during application so you might want to look out for that.

Here is another popular DIY recipe by Holistichabits! This girl has such gorgeous hair, I wonder how much Avocadoes have got to do with it 🙂

Benefits of Avocado Mask For Hair

1. Hydrates the hair

The essential oils in avocado have moisturizing properties making it very beneficial in providing extra hydration to hair.

For this reason, avocado works best for coarse hair types that would benefit from the extra moisture. People with fine hair textures may find that the mixture may be too heavy for their hair.

2. Smoothens and increases shine

Avocado has been known to leave hair silky smooth owing to the hydrating factor that it carries. In the same way, the essential oils and fats increase the shine of hair.

Again for coarse hair types, avocado works to improve the hair texture and makes it easier to manage.

Related article: Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for growth

3. Strengthens hair hence may reduce hair loss

Three factors in avocado work to prevent hair loss. For one, avocado contains moisturizing properties that reduce drying which leads to breakage.

Working avocado into hair also works to unblock hair pores and increases absorption of healthy nutrients which strengthens hair.

Avocado also contains potassium which is a helpful mineral that controls fluid content in hair strands reducing hair breakage.

4. Protection from damage

 Avocado contains antioxidants that form a barrier preventing harmful elements existing in our immediate environment from accessing your scalp and hair strands.

There you have it! 3 easy DIY recipes for a nourishing avocado hair mask. Which of these will you give a try? Let us know in the comments.

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