This is the first hair mask I used after my hair went through the big chop. So it’s really got a special place in my heart! (>3<) I practically cut off 1 foot of my hair because my hair was thinning at the ends and it did not look good at all. It was a huge decision for me as I had my waist long hair for more than two years. I kept having scary dumb thoughts of ‘if I cut it, will my hair ever grow back to this length again!’. Anyway, my hair is now at the mid-back length and is so much easier to wash and manage! In this post, I’ll be showing you how to make an avocado hair mask for hair growth with the right directions and tips to whip up a perfect, lump-free mask.
This avocado egg and olive oil hair mask has three super power ingredients that are extremely nourishing for the hair follicles. Let’s take a look at the benefits of avocado, egg and olive oil for hair!
Avocado is the main ingredient in this hair mask. Packed with healthy fats, avocado is a natural moisturizing and hair conditioning ingredient. Its moisture content will also help moisturize and plump up dry hair. The nutrients in avocado including vitamin E will help stimulate hair growth as well as prevent hair loss. The avocado in this hair mask will help make your locks silky, soft and shiny too!
Eggs are incredibly rich in protein. Protein is helps strengthen the hair follicles and shaft, making them so much less prone to breakage, damage as well as split ends. The protein in this hair mask will also make your hair thicker and shinier. Make sure you remember to use tepid/cold water to rinse off this avocado egg and olive oil hair mask. Never use hot water in any homemade hair mask with eggs as it will cook the eggs and leave tiny cooked bits of egg in your hair, which is totally gross and smelly, not to mention a PAIN to get rid of.
Rich in healthy fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acids, olive oil is really nutritious for the hair and scalp. It will help lubricate dry hair and regulate oil in normal hair. It contains vitamin E which is one of the best vitamins for hair growth. Olive oil also contains antioxidants that will fight off free radicals that are known to damage healthy cells and cause premature greying.
Note: The measurements I used below are for mid-back hair length. In case you have longer hair (waist long or more) please feel free to double/triple the ingredients. For shorter hair, you can use halve the ingredients I used. Ultimately, it all depends on your hair length and thickness.
How to make an avocado egg and olive oil hair mask
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Ingredients (for mid-back hair length)
1. Scrape out all the flesh from a ½ small avocado and put it in a small blender. Blend until smooth and lump-free
2. In the blender, crack in an egg and add 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
3. Blend the mixture till you get a smooth and thick consistency.
4. Transfer the contents of the blender into a clean bowl.
5. The avocado egg and olive oil hair mask is ready for application!
How to apply the avocado egg and olive oil hair mask
Applying a hair mask can be a bit tricky and messy but it doesn’t have to when you follow the correct steps. Here’s how I used this avocado hair mask:
1. Start with a clean scalp. I first washed my hair with a non-sulfate shampoo. This made my scalp squeaky clean, free of stale oils and excess dead cells. You’re going to want to apply the avocado hair mask onto a clean scalp. Here’s why: If you’re scalp is dirty and your hair follicles are clogged with stale oils, excess dead cells, dandruff, dirt, grime or pollution, it’ll be pointless to apply the hair mask because it’s not going to penetrate.
2. Now that your hair is clean and your scalp and hair are wet, scoop up the creamy avocado hair mask and start applying it onto your scalp. While applying, take some effort to gently massage the hair mask into your scalp. Once you’re done with your scalp, slather your locks with the hair mask. Apply a generous amount to your hair ends, as this is where the most damage occurs.
3. Tie your hair up with a crocodile clip/in a loose bun. While waiting for the hair mask to penetrate deep into your hair follicles, you can be washing the rest of your body.
4. When at least 5 minutes are up, rinse your hair thoroughly with tepid/cold water. Make sure you get your hair rinsed really well. Once I was done rinsing, there was absolutely no eggy-avocado smell at all.
5. Wring your hair and wrap in a fluffy towel. Leave it to air dry.
1. First blending the avocado alone is a very crucial step to get a smooth and lump-free hair mask that will totally rule out the possibility of getting small bits of avocado stuck to your hair.
2. You don’t need to use a free range egg for this avocado egg and olive oil hair mask. As you can see from the pictures above, I used a normal factory egg. As free range eggs can be quite expensive, I normally save them for my breakfast/baking. It’s totally fine to use factory eggs for your hair or face masks.
3. Please make sure you use extra virgin olive oil for this hair mask. Refrain from using the fake olive oils as they contain additives that may ruin your hair.
4. Sulphate/store-bought shampoos are an absolute no-no for me. But if you prefer, you can use shampoo to wash off after the mask.
5. There isn’t any need to use a conditioner after this hair mask as all the three ingredients: avocado, egg and olive oil, are perfect natural hair conditioners.
6. Your hair needn’t smell bland after using the avocado egg and olive oil hair mask! Once your hair is dry, put a drop of two of your favorite essential oil onto your brush and brush away. Your hair will smell absolutely amazing.
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