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
RELATED: Top 3 Ways To Use Castor Oil For Hair Growth, Dandruff And Hair loss
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 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.
And when you’re done, give this DIY hair mist for shiny hair a try!
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.
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With a toddler and a preschooler I am huge fan of dry shampoo! And I cannot wait to try this avacado hair mask
This sounds so great! I’m definitely trying this during nap time today!
Sarah Arrow says
Wow, I bet this smells absolutely gorgeous. I’ve never heard of pre-shampoo before, and I appreciate the tip about the coconut oil. Thanks for sharing this recipe for pre-shampoo with us.
I love avocado! I’m going to try this soon!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Good for inside and out. 🙂
Amy | Confessions of a Daydreamer says
Ohh, pinned to try for later! Thanks for sharing!
This looks so cool! Hair masks are my saving grace for keeping my long hair healthy. Can’t wait to try this one out!
Ooh what is one of your favorites?
Perla Jacobs says
Looks like a complicated hair mask for me, however I’d like to try to make it at least once see if my hair looks better after that. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
You could always just do avocados alone!
I’m loving the sound of this hair mask, with all of these wonderful ingredients, I can see it being very effective at moisturizing and smoothing my hair. I’m definitely going to pick up the ingredients I don’t have on hand and give it a try!
Let me know how it goes!
Hair masks are so beneficial and so is avocado! I can’t wait to give this a try!
Kristen Jones says
I love hair masks. This sounds amazing!
I love the idea of making this. I’m always looking for natural ingredients when I’m buying which I’m discovering is harder than I’d like, so I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks!
Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle says
Love this DIY idea! I will absolutely be trying it 🙂 Thanks so much!
xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)
Being in college, I am a firm believer in dry shampoo! I will have to try this easy and affordable way.
I’ve often thought about trying something like this. This seems like a simple recipe I already use rosemary essential oil in my hair… it makes such a difference.
OOh I love to hear someone else has had success with the Rosemary. Even adding it to shampoo can give a boost.
Ahhh this sounds amazing! I will definitely be trying this soon 🙂
I’ve heard a lot of good things about caster oil not just for hair but skin too! I’m a major fan of oils for hair and skin…..I’ve been using jojoba oil over the years now and it has done wonders for my skin! 🙂
I love love love jojoba oil for my skin!
Lois Alter Mark says
I am so trying this! My hair has gotten so dry, especially with this summer heat, and this sounds like a great solution.
I need to try this out! I’ve never heard of a pre shampoo but I will try anything to tame my hair! The ingredients sound like they would be so nourishing too.
That’s the perfect word for the ingredients – nourishing!
I’m going to try this out! I have very thick, often dry hair. This sounds like it would definitely be helpful
It took me a loooooooonnnnnggggg time to read this post. I kept getting lost following links 😉 This sounds super. I read a recipe for a avocado and egg mask. I forget what was in it, but my friend and I laughed because it sounded more like something you would eat! Thanks for all the directions.
I once did an egg mask but accidentally used hot water to rinse it out and made scrambled eggs in my hair. TRUE STORY hahaha
I will have to try this out! It looks great!
OOOH I’ve never heard of avocado hair masks but that totally makes sense as they’re so rich so they must give a lot of moisture to your hair. I’m just afraid that I’d be tempted to eat the avocado haha, it’s my fave snack food!
My hair seems so dry lately. This sounds like something I need to try.
Adriana Lopez says
This recipe reminds me of hair recipes from the old times. My aunts were used to apply natural hair treatments using whatever was on the pantry. I need to try yours =)
Great! I love avocado too! Need to try this one. Thanks for sharing!
Terri Beavers says
My hair needs some serious help right now and I believe this mask is just what I need. I love making my own hair and skin products because that way I know what’s in them.
Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy says
This sounds like a great hair mask! I love all the DIY beauty products!
David Elliott says
This is the first time that I have ever heard of a hair mask. It’s an interesting concept. and I know Avocado is good for all kinds of things. I didn’t know putting it in hair was one of them.
I’ve never tried pre-shampoo before, but this definitely makes sense. I’m absolutely going to give it a try, because the ingredients and effects sound amazing! Great suggestions!
Erica @ Coming up Roses says
This sounds like a great mask! I’ll have to try it out!
Candy Rachelle says
I am bookmarking this page. I plan on trying this out. I love that it’s all natural ingredients and can be whipped up at home!
Yay! Let me know how it works for you since everyone’s hair is different!
Lux G. says
I love anything organic, natural and effective.
I will have to try this.
Oooh!! This looks so great! I have been looking for a DIY hair mask and this just seems perfect!
Woohoo! I hope it makes your hair gorgeous!
vanessa ann merriman says
i like avodoes shampoo
This recipe looks great! Yes, I love that idea! Cool recipe! Thank you for sharing it!
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