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#FroFriday: DIY Avocado Hair Mask

I see no lies.

Heeeey family! I hope you’re all doing well, and that you’re enjoying the last couple of days of this beautiful month.

After a month and a week of having this weave in, and later cutting it short for the last week/last stretch, I’m finally ready to remove it and take care of my natural crown. Though this hair has been convenient, I’ve missed the look and feel of my natural hair. Moreover, having a weave in doesn’t really allow me to take care of my hair the way I’d like to. Particularly my scalp, as it tends to get dry and itchy very quickly.

Since I’m removing my weave some time this coming weekend, I thought it’d be cool to share the DIY hair mask I’ll be using on my hair. I’m one of those people who’d much rather use an avocado than eat it. This is a great deep conditioning hair mask that restores hair moisture, strength and shine. It’s also a protein treatment, so for anyone whose hair is prone to breakage and tends to be dry, this one’s for you.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Avocados – medium sized (amount depends on how long and thick your hair is)
  • A banana
  • Olive Oil (half a cup)
  • An egg (your egg should be equivalent to your avo. So if you use 2 avos, use 2 eggs)
  • Honey (optional)
  • A blender

(If you do not have olive oil you can substitute it for coconut oil or sweet almond oil)

How to make the hair mask:

There’s literally only one step. Chuck everything into the blender, put the lid on, and blend!

It’s that easy!

If your mask is too thick, add in a bit more oil, instead of water.

Your Avocado Hair Mask Should Look Something Like This:

Make sure that everything is well blended and that there are no chunks left. You don’t want any chunks because once they get in your hair, it’s a pain to rinse them off. Particularly if you’ve got really kinky/coily hair. You’ll probably also get chunks if the avocados are not that ripe. So, the more ripe the avocados are, the better.

I promise, as much as it looks like it, this is NOT guacamole. If you’re an avo fanatic, please keep reminding yourself that  this is a deep conditioning hair mask so you don’t grab a bag of chips and have yourself a young snack.

Pour your avocado mask in a bowl, grab you a wide tooth comb and let’s get started

what to do:

Part your hair in 4, 6 or 8 sections to make it easier and faster to apply the  avocado hair mask throughout your hair. I recommend doing the hair mask after you’ve washed and shampoo’d your hair.

After applying, use a plastic shower cap to let the hair rest in the mask for about 30 minutes. If a plastic shower cap is nowhere to be found, you could always use a plastic bag, it gets the job done too.

When time is up make sure that you properly rinse it out of your hair with lukewarm or cold water and any conditioner of your choice. Do not use hot water. I repeat, NO HOT WATER, unless of course you want the eggs to scramble in your hair.

Thereafter, continue with your hair regimen as usual.

Easy as pie.

I hope you’ve found this post useful. If you’re keen on trying it, or if you’ve done it before, feel free to let me know in the comment section. Or, if there’s anything else you use as a protein treatment for your natural hair, please do comment down below. I’m open to trying out new suggestions.

Grace & Peace to you & yours
– Xo, Jo 🌺

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