I remember being a kid and watching my Mom carefully care for her hair. Washing it every night. Rolling it hair curlers. Appling hair treatments.
It was mesmerizing to watch her.
I seriously thought she was a hair model because her hair was so long and thick and look like every commercial and magazine ad for Suave, Vo5, or L’Oreal.
Fortunately this is a trait that I inherited from her. I always loved when I was a kid, teenager, and heck even now, and people compliment me on my lovely locks. (I do/did not love when complete strangers think that they can touch my hair, just because it is so thick. Ugh. Eww.) These compliments always make me think of my Mom because without her I wouldn’t have the hair that I do! ; )
My Mom’s hard work to keep her beautiful mane looking top notch always inspired me. Granted I fry my hair on a regular biases with a flat iron, I still try and keep it conditioned and nourished.
Today’s recipe is for an avocado hair mask. It may look good but sound gross at the same time. Here are the facts: avocado is known for its ability to moisturize hair, add shine and body. Bananas repair damage and soothe hair. Eggs add essential protein to strengthen hair and the oil conditions and shines. The vinegar strips residue, leaving hair light and clean.
With that, I slathered this on my hair, spent some time alone (because no one is very attractive in a shower cap) and let these super foods do their thang! And what I noticed was that after all was said and done my hair was soft and smooth and full of bounce and body and actually felt clean!
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Avocado Banana Hair Mask
Prep Time: 10 minutes Wait Time: 20 minutes Makes 2 masks
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup vinegar
1 cup water
Combine water and vinegar and set aside.
Combine avocado, banana, egg, and oil in blender or food processor. Puree until no clumps are present.
Massage prepared mask into scalp and comb through hair with fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Cover hair with shower cap and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse hair with cool water and wash with shampoo.
After shampooing rinse hair and then pour vinegar/water mixture over hair. Let vinegar sit on hair for 1-2 minutes then rinse and condition as normal.
Adapted from Avocados from Mexico