Monday, 6 January 2014

D.I.Y: Avocado, Vinegar and Honey Hair mask

So I had to wash my hair the other day and thought why not apply a mask before the shower.
My original intention with this mask was to add something to my hair and scalp that wouldn't be too hard to wash off, as it usually takes a couple washes when I put oils in my hair, so I thought what could I use that technically is not an oil. And that was when I decided to use an avocado, but boy was I incorrect in thinking this would be lighter on my hair. Although in its solid form you can't really see the oils in this fruit, don't be fooled they are in there and they are just as nourishing and effective as olive oil or coconut oil.
Disclaimer: Since I am not a professional, please make sure to do your own research, and test this out on a small amount of skin to make sure you do not get any bad reactions.


Ingredients (enough for medium length hair):
  • 1/2 an avocado (helps moisturize hair and scalp promoting healthy hair growth)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (helps remove product buildup allowing nutrients to get directly to the hair and scalp, also treats dandruff)
  • 2 tbsp organic honey (helps absorb and retain moisture)
  • 1 tsp organic coconut oil (helps condition dry hair, strengthening your hair and assisting in preventing breakage)
With an immersion blender, or fork mash up the avocado, and the coconut oil to a soft creamy texture. Next mix in the honey, and then slowly add in the vinegar. If you feel the mixtures consistency get too soft, maybe stop adding vinegar unless you do not mind having a bit of the mixture run down your neck as it sits on your head.

Work the ingredients into your scalp giving your head a little massage, and then through the rest of your hair especially the ends. Tie your hair up , and wrap it in a bag or with plastic wrap just to keep the heat locked in and get the ingredients absorbed by your scalp and hair. I kept this on my hair for about 2.5 hours, you can leave it on for as long as you feel comfortable. 
With this mask, I washed my hair with water until it felt like all the mask was out, and then I needed 2 washes to get it all out, I was unaware how much my hair actually soaked up the avocado oils until I was trying to shampoo it out. After this mask my hair looked much thicker/fuller.

If you try this mask out, let me know how you like it.
Lulu :)

7 comments:

  1. I love DIY cosmetics and this hair mask sounds just perfect!
    Great post!

    xx

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    1. Hey Larissa, I am glad you enjoy them as much as I do. I really hope you like this mask, as I said though it will be heavy on your hair (in the sense that your hair might look oily) if you don't wash it, but you will definitely/hopefully see a difference when you hair is washed.

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  2. I sometimes put olive oil or linseed oil in my hair, so I know what its like to have this really oily hair but I just love what my hair looks like (and feels like) after I washed the oil out again.
    Also I agree with your last comment- honey is just perfect for everything! Nothing better than I simple honey-face mask:)
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. this looks awesome! thanks for sharing!
    i first thought it was something to eat haha because it looks so delicious haha.

    lots of love xx
    Nee from ROSECANDLE11

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    1. Hahah :) Thats awesome. It actually doesn't look too bad for food, should try it next time maybe it tastes good :p

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  5. 3 Studies REVEAL Why Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by consuming coconut fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from major medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

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