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Simple Avocado DIY Mask

By Diana Dias
Posted On Jun 20, 2014

DIY Hair Mask

 

Over exposure to the summer sun and frequent visits to the beach are generally unkind to hair health. This fact combined with my hair type, which is naturally curly and prone to drying means I must pay close attention to strengthening my tresses. I believe that natural and inexpensive solutions are always best, so I utilize a go-to recipe to create an effective DIY hair mask that softens and protects my hair.  Here is what you will need:

 

DIY Moisturizing Hair Mask

  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • Blender

 

How To:

Mix all ingredients thoroughly until smooth. Then add mixture to your hair from roots to tips. I recommend applying the mixture in sections as you part your hair. Massage the scalp for five to 10 minutes. Place a shower cap over your hair and let it sit for an additional 10 minutes, then rinse the mixture out of your hair with a conditioner—skip the shampoo. I recommend using Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner. Style or dry as usual and enjoy the added moisture and nutrients!

 

Benefits:

  • Banana is rich in potassium carbohydrates and vitamins that enhance manageability, shine, elasticity and hair growth.
  • Avocado is high in vitamins B and E, which help strengthen the hair. Its fat content adds moisture and it also promotes normal hair growth.
  • Mayonnaise is packed with protein due to its high egg content, which strengthens and rebuilds the outer hair cuticle.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the few oils that can penetrate the hair shaft.  Packed with vitamins A and E, extra virgin olive oil strengthens the hair shaft, moisturizes, and promotes hair growth.
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil strengthens the hair, adds shine, and prevents split ends and breakage.
  • Raw Honey adds shine or luster and allows the hair to retain moisture despite the sun and pool’s determination to deplete your locks of this.

 

Pros:  Extra moisture and nutrients with the natural ingredients.

Cons:  You need time to make the mixture.

 

-Diana Dias; Cruzan Native, desperately seeking a naturally fuller head of hair