Raise your hand if you like dry brittle hair? Didn’t think so. The good news is I’m coming at you today with one to restore moisture to your tired locks and even give your hair a shine boost. I call it my DIY Deep Conditioner Avocado Hair Mask.
I put together this recipe after trying a similar one from Burt’s Bees. But it’s way more fun to make your own, plus cheaper too. Oh, and for other hair issues, you might want to try Epsom salts to purify and add volume to your hair or a DIY highlighting hair rinse to remove hair product and add shine.
DIY Deep Conditioner Avocado Hair Mask
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What You Will Need:
- 1/2 of a ripe avocado OR 3 TBS avocado butter
- 1 TBS castor oil
- 2 teaspoons almond oil
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 10-15 drops rosemary essential oil.
Benefits of Each Ingredient:
Avocado: Since it is one of a small number of plant oils that contain protein it can help rebuild your hair. It also delivers moisture without an oily residue.
Rosemary essential oil – adds shine to your hair, promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, treats dandruff, itchiness, scalp irritation, and oily skin.
Castor Oil: soothes the scalp and promotes healthy strong hair
Almond Oil: Helps promote hair growth
Steps to make DIY Deep Conditioner Avocado Hair Mask
**These steps are if you are using the avocado butter. If using a FRESH AVOCADO just mash all the ingredients together**
1.) Put all the ingredients except the essential oils into either a microwavable dish or in a melting dish on top of a pot of hot water. If using the microwave, heat in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
2.) Add essential oil.
3.) Transfer mixture to mixing bowl.
Note: I used a plastic one that I use for all my beauty DIYs because the oil ingredients tend to ruin my good ones.
4.) Get out your blender and blend that baby until nice and creamy. It will thicken up slightly but mostly turn into a nice thick, greenish cream.
How to Use the Mask
1.) Shampoo hair
2.) Start with a quarter-sized about of cream and rub into ends first, working your way up. I’d suggest not going higher than your ears to prevent getting a greasy scalp.
3.) Leave on while you do everything else in the shower.
4.) Shampoo AGAIN. This mixture is extra conditioning so it needs to be washed out to prevent your hair from getting greasy.
If you used a real avocado you will need to use the entire batch up right away. Otherwise, you’re hair mask made with the avocado butter should last several months.
Please try out on a weekend where you are not going somewhere important first. Everyone’s hair is different. For some people, this may wash out easily, but for others, it may take several shampoos in the shower to not look greasy afterward.
PIN FOR LATER! –>DIY Deep Conditioner Avocado Hair Mask
And if you’re looking for a lighter alternative you might want to try my DIY Washed Ghee.