If you follow me on any social media, you’ve seen my love for avocados on my meals – I put it on eggs, smoothies, salads, as a dessert, etc. Buuuuut did you know you can also use it as a hair mask? (Okay, you probably did.) But have you ever used it?
I’m always on the look out for hair products that’ll add shine and silky-ness to my hair. Ever since I stopped using heat, my hair has been looking AMAZING! But of course it still gets dull every now and then (especially the ends).
I remember doing this when I was younger in the Philippines – except I didn’t know what I was doing and I was like, ten years old. Not that it was much different this time around… I knew avocados were good for your hair, but I didn’t want to to just slap on some avo. So, I added another ingredient that my grandma (we call her “Ma”) still puts on her hair today! Coconut oil! Both avocado + coconut oil have amazing nutrients for your hair and I always have them handy, so this has become a bit of a routine for me – I do it every month or whenever I feel my hair is lacking shine.
You will need:
- 1 ripe avocado
- Coconut oil (liquid) – just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds if yours is solid. But since it’s summer time, mine is very liquid these days.
And here’s step-by-step pics because I find them to be really helpful. (Tell me if you do, too!)
The amount of coconut oil will depend on how long or thick your hair is. Obviously the longer/thicker, the more you should use. I just eyeball mine and I have very long and thick hair.
Yours should look similar to this consistency. I like it a bit chunky.
I start from the bottom because that’s where my hair needs this mask the most. I find that this also ensures I cover my whole head. No need to wear gloves because your skin loves this mixture. If there’s any leftovers, I massage it into my hands and my hands are super soft after this treatment, too!
Yeah, I don’t use shower caps so I just use a clean plastic bag (or saran wrap).
Rinse off the mask first, then shampoo + condition. I don’t use heat on my hair so this is how my hair is when it’s air dried. I purposely did not add any other products so I can show you guys how the mask worked.
I took a photo before I did the mask and then after. There’s definitely a difference! (Can you see?)
You’ll feel it the most because your hair will be super soft :)
Hope you enjoyed this! Let me know if you’ve ever tried something like this. Or maybe you have some tips you’ve inherited from your grandma? :)