DIY Avocado Hair Mask
Posted On Feb 29, 2016
Avocado toast, guacamole, green smoothies, you name it, avocados can do it. Now we can add one more thing to the lengthy avocado can-do list: avocado hair masks.
We spoke with beauty expert, Wendy Rose Gould of Latest-Hairstyles.com on how to create the ultimate avocado hair mask. Guess what the secret is… Fenugreek seeds!
Gould said, “Avocado acts as a shine-boosting, ultra-moisturizing hair treatment in and of itself. Today, however, we’re adding another ingredient to this mask: fenugreek seeds. If you haven’t heard of this ingredient, fenugreek is a spice that’s often used in curries to add a subtle hint of earthy sweetness. Fenugreek has also been heralded as a potent ingredient in hair treatments. Not only does it promote hair growth when used on the scalp, it strengthens the hair while simultaneously softening it. It’s a truly outstanding ingredient.”
Here is your Avocado Hair Mask How-To:
Step 1: Grind Fenugreek Seeds
This recipe calls for approximately 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. You can find these in the bulk section and most health food stores. Alternatively, try looking online or at establishments that sell Asian or Indian spices. Grind the seeds with either a mortar and pestle, or with a spice grinder.
Step Two: Combine with Avocado
Mash one soft, ripe avocado. Add the ground fenugreek and mix well.
Step Three: Apply to Hair
Apply the mashed avocado and fenugreek mixture to your hair. It may get a little messy, so do this in the bathroom, or even in the shower itself.
Step Four: Wait
Place a shower cap over your hair and let the mask set for 10 to 20 minutes. The longer it sets, the better. After the time has elapsed, rinse it out with shampoo and follow up with conditioner, per normal.
Step Five: Style
Style your hair as usual and note the difference in texture and shine. You can repeat once a week, or every other week, to maintain softness and shine, and to strengthen the hair shaft.
Happy avocado hair masking!
Photo Credit: Latest-Hairstyles.com and Wendy Rose Gould
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