The all natural ingredients found in this DIY beauty treatment, Avocado Banana Hair Mask, help to moisturize your hair and scalp, add shine and repair damage, all while strengthening hair and leaving it clean.
My Mom has beautiful hair. It is thick and full of volume and has a natural shine.
I remember being a kid and watching my Mom carefully care for her hair. Washing it every night. Rolling it hair curlers. Applying 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 looked 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, when 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 homemade beauty treatment, Avocado Banana 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, full of bounce and body and actually felt clean after using this all natural Avocado Banana Hair Mask!
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Use all natural ingredients to create a hair mask to moisturize your hair and scalp, add shine and repair damage, all while strengthening hair and leaving it clean.
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Combine water and vinegar in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup 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 normally with regular shampoo.
After shampooing rinse hair thoroughly and then pour vinegar/water mixture over hair. Let vinegar sit on hair for 1-2 minutes then rinse and condition as normal.
Note: Times listed don't include 20 minute wait time.
Recipe dapted from Avocados from Mexico