Avocado oil is one of our favourite ingredients for hair care. It is extremely nourishing and moisturising for Afro hair. In this post, we share a simple avocado and honey hair mask recipe that conditions extremely dry hair. You can use it as a pre-conditioning treatment.
Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, lecithin, and phytosterols all of which have a nourishing effect on the body, inside and out.
They are a good source of vitamin E, which increases oxygen uptake, improving circulation to the scalp to promote healthy hair growth.
Avocados are a good source of biotin, which is necessary for healthy hair growth. Biotin strengthens your hair and prevents breakage. A deficiency in biotin can lead to dry, brittle hair.
Avocado oil is highly moisturising and revitalising for the hair and skin due to its high content of mono-unsaturated fatty acids. The oil absorbs quickly and easily into the hair without leaving a greasy residue. The cold-pressed organic version, which is more nutrient-dense has a heavy consistency and is perfect for afro hair.Print
Conditioning Avocado & Honey Hair Mask for Dry Hair
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 4 tablespoons avocado oil
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz into a smooth puree. Part your hair into medium sections, then apply the mask from roots to tips, making sure that you coat all of your strands evenly.
- Cover your hair with a plastic cap then wrap a warm towel over your hair. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes then rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water and wash with our cleansing milk.
Use all of this mask immediately as it contains fresh ingredients.