Initially, the early Egyptians were the first to recognize avocado’s benefits for skin and hair, and now these benefits are well known. The Egyptians used this fruit to promote hair growth, prevent hair loss, add shine and luster to the hair.
Avocado is not only beneficial for skin and health, but this amazing fruit also has many benefits for hair that will surprise you. The oil of avocado is easily absorbed in the hair, therefore, it goes well with dry hair.
You can use raw fruit or avocado oil to get its rich vitamins and minerals. There are many natural avocado hair treatments to remedy different hair conditions. It works wonders when it is used as a hair mask. It nourishes as well as strengthens the hair.
Natural Beauty Tips
- While making an avocado or any fruit mask, blend or mash it thoroughly into a lump-free paste. If you have small fruit bits in your mask, it would be difficult to wash them out entirely. If you face such a situation, simply use a comb to remove the bits. It’s a tiresome process, but you will get the job done.
- If you have oily roots then don’t put the avocado mask onto the first inch or so of your hair. On the other hand, if your hair is dry or frizzy, spread the mask all over your hair and scalp. Pay special attention to the hair ends, as that is where your hair is mostly damaged.
- If your hair is thin or limp, skip the deep conditioning masks, as they tend to weigh your hair down.
- Always try to dry your hair naturally, without using a hairdryer, to avert damaged, frizzy hair.
Avocado Mask Recipes
Avocado and Honey Hair Mask With Olive Oil
Honey is a rich source of vitamins that strengthen scalp and hair. Further, it works as a humectant to make your hair strands retain moisture. Olive oil has excellent hydrating properties, so it protects your tresses from damage and is very useful for those who use lots of heat on their hair usually. You can also add in a few drops of lavender essential oil, which is a natural treatment for the scalp that helps get rid of dandruff and itchy skin. Moreover, it adds a feel-good smell to the mask. It’s one of the best hair masks for dry hair!
- 1 ripe avocado (pitted and scooped out)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- A few drops lavender essential oil (optional)
Mash the avocado until it forms a smooth paste without any lumps. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and blend them all together, until the mixture forms a smooth paste of uniform consistency.
Damp your hair with water and apply the mask onto your hair, paying extra attention to the hair ends. Massage the mixture a little bit. Clip your hair onto the top of your head and then cover with a shower cap. Allow the mixture to sit for about 40-45 minutes.
Remove the shower cap, rinse your hair thoroughly as many times it requires to remove the mask entirely, and then wash and condition your hair as you normally do.
Avocado and Banana Hair Mask
This provides a deep conditioning treatment for dry hair. This recipe can even maintain the gloss on your naturally curly hair.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- A few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, rose, sweet orange or jasmine (optional)
Blend the ripe banana and ripe avocado together, until they form a smooth paste without any lumps. Put the mixture in a mixing bowl; add in olive oil and 2-3 drops of essential oil. Stir all the ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture of uniform consistency.
Damp your hair with water, and apply the mask onto hair—including scalp if you want—paying extra attention to the hair ends. Massage the mixture a little bit. Clip your hair onto the top of your head, and then cover with a shower cap. Allow the mixture to sit for about 15 minutes, longer if you prefer.
Remove the shower cap, rinse your hair thoroughly as many times it requires removing the mask entirely and then wash and condition your hair as usual.
Avocado, Egg Yolk Hair Mask
This mask has a number of benefits for hair. Use this mask for volume, growth, and conditioning of your tresses. Avocado and egg yolk are also very effective for softening, hydrating, and conditioning hair naturally.
When using any mask containing egg, never use hot or warm water on your hair, as this will cook the egg and you will be stuck with egg bits in your hair.
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 egg yolk
You can use a blender to blend the avocado and egg yolk until they turn into a uniform paste without any lumps. Or you can whisk the egg yolk until it forms a frothy liquid, mash the avocado until it turns into a lump-free paste, and then mix the two together.
Damp your hair with water, and then apply the hair mask with your fingers starting from your scalp and working all the way until you reach hair ends. Massage the mask gently into your scalp for few minutes to stimulate blood flow. Let the mask sit for about 15-20 minutes, longer if you desire.
Rinse your hair thoroughly, as many times as needed to remove all the traces of the mask. Shampoo your hair, condition and rinse your hair as you normally do.
Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Treatment
If your hair is dry, damaged, and frizzy, use this soothing home remedy with olive oil and avocado as its two main ingredients. You can use this mix as an avocado deep hair conditioner to moisturize your mane and restore its lustrous shine. Both these ingredients have moisturizing qualities and will leave your hair looking shiny and feeling soft. Avocado has biotin, a vitamin that helps to strengthen your hair. Olive oil smooths frizz, nurses hair damage, and helps in removing tangles.
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup steel-cut or rolled oats
- ⅛ to ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 cup milk
Mash the avocado into a lump-free paste and mix it with the oats. Add in olive oil, using the larger amount if your hair is dry. Mix in milk and thoroughly stir all the ingredients together until the mixture turns into a smooth paste.
Apply the mask onto your hair, starting from the scalp till the hair ends. Wait for 30 minutes, and rinse the mask out with water, as many times as needed to remove all traces of the mask. You may then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.