Spring has sprung and with it, the ‘fros’ are coming out. I’m often sceptical about having my hair out, with the frizz and detangling afterwards it always seemed to be a lot more hassle than it was worth. I can never seem to get the curl definition just right after a wash day, apart from packing on a tonne of different hair products for the desired effect.
So on my self-perpetuating journey of curl definition, I began to revisit some of my old DIY hair recipes and stumbled across an avocado treatment I used to do using banana, almond and olive oil. I tweaked a few of the ingredients this year and I’ve been loving the results. I love this recipe because of the curl definition I get and also how soft and moisturised my hair feels afterwards. Now I’ve used quite a few hair deep treatments and masks, but the way my hair responds to homemade remedies is on another level. So I do wonder!! if it wasn’t for the ‘shelf life’ issue, which would be more cost-effective? Conventional hair treatments or home-made remedies? Anyone up for an experimental study?…
Well, so far, I’ve found this Avocado hair mask recipe to be cost effective and it can be modified to be as simple or as complex, as you’d like it to be. You only need a few ingredients, most of which can be found in your pantry. I like to use this mask straight after I’ve washed and conditioned my hair for best results.
1. One small ripe Avocado.
2. 1 tbs Olive Oil.
3. 1 generous tbs of Raw Coconut oil.
4. Half a cup of water.
5. 1 Egg yolk.
- Blend the avocado until smooth adding water gradually until you get a thick but runny consistency- not too runny-
- Combine the olive and coconut oil together in a separate dish and gently heat up until the coconut oil is in liquid form – I like to put mine in the microwave for a few seconds-
- Add the oils into the avocado and blend until combined, remove from the blender and sieve into a bowl.
- Separate the egg white from the yolk and beat the yolk until it’s runny.
- Stir in the egg yolk with the rest of the avocado mixture.
And viola!! you have your very own homemade Avocado hair mask.
Avocado is great for your hair, skin and health and ‘om-nom-nom’ does it taste yummy. It’s rich in nutrients such as protein and has fatty acids that help with restoring moisture to hair, treating itchy scalps while adding a shine and lustre to your hair.
Coconut oil also has a wealth of benefits. It promotes hair growth and is a great hair softener and detangler, also adding shine while moisturising hair. It’s great for those who are not protein sensitive, I’d test this on a small part of your skin first before plastering it on the rest of your scalp and hair.
Olive oil is a good light oil for sealing in moisture and also promotes a healthy scalp.
Egg yolk is geat for strengthening and treating damaged hair because of its nutrients. It also binds to excess oil and dirt as you rinse your hair further helping with clarifying your hair. I know!! I didn’t believe it myself but apparently, you use egg as a shampoo. It’s been used for decades as a hair cleanser in form of an egg rinse…google it..
#TIP : Apply the mask in the shower, it can be quite messy, and leave on for 15-30 min. Rinse your hair thoroughly afterwards, be mindful that you might find a few white specs in your hair, this is from any egg white that escaped into your mixture. They are harmless and are easily rinsed off, they bind to and help get rid of excess product.
I hope you find this recipe helpful in your quest for luscious, well-defined curls. I’d love to hear how you get on with this recipe, please leave a comment below 🙂
With Luv xx