Avocados are a great source of nutrients for your hair, and they make for a key ingredient in hair masks. There are many different DIY avocado hair mask treatments that you can try, and they all have different benefits.
Whether you're looking to repair damage, address hair loss, or just nourish your hair, this list of 9 DIY avocado hair treatments has what you're looking for.
But before we dive into the homemade hair mask recipes, that's dig into hair masks a little more.
What is a Hair Mask?
We’re all pretty familiar with face masks, but you can also use a mask on your hair?
YES! Hair masks help deeply nourish and moisturize your hair.
Hair masks can also be used as deep conditioners or intensive hair treatments for dry hair.
They are made to help repair hair and restore luster and shine to damaged, brittle hair.
They also aren't going to break the bank because a hair mask made at home uses ingredients you can usually find in your kitchen!
So you can skip an expensive trip to the salon and create your own deep conditioning hair mask at home!
Avocado Hair Benefits
So why are we so excited about the benefits of avocadoes for hair?
Well, avocados are a favorite in most homes for snacks and cooking recipes, but they're also perfect for your hair!
So what can avocados do for your hair?
Here are a few benefits that you might see when adding avocado to your hair care routine:
- Added shine
- Boosts hair volume
- Stronger hair strands and hair follicles
- Less damage and breakage
- Supports hair growth
- Healthy hair
All in all, avocados are great to use in your hair; if your goal is healthier hair, using natural ingredients, then give avocados a try!
I have some easy-to-make hair mask recipes that use this superfood, avocado, as a base!
How to Make an Avocado Hair Mask
Avocado hair masks can be simple to make, and we always prefer simplicity!
Making most of the hair masks in the list below requires a few simple steps:
- Slice and mash a fresh avocado, removing the pit and skin (overripe avocados are great for hair masks)
- Gather and mix your ingredients together in a small bowl to achieve a consistent texture in your mask
- For best results, most masks will be applied to damp hair, but not be dripping wet hair.
- Wrap your hair in a towel or shower cap; it is important to determine if you need to apply heat when making your mask. Some masks should not be heated, but others work better when wrapped in a warm towel.
- Leave your hair mask on for 15-30 minutes; for some masks, less is more!
Now that you know the general steps, let's get to the recipes!
9 DIY Avocado Hair Mask Treatments
Avocado and Yogurt Hair Mask
This hair mask can double as a skin mask as well! It is full of nourishing proteins and amino acids that help fortify and strengthen your hair. Lactic acids in the yogurt help gently exfoliate your scalp to clear away debris and dead skin cells to leave your skin, hair, and scalp refreshed and ready for the day!
With only the following four ingredients, this hair mask is simple to make quickly and easily!
- Olive Oil
Hair Mask with Olive Oil & Honey
This hair mask delivers salon-quality hydration right at home. With this hair mask, you’ll be able to give your hair back its natural shine and hydrate your locks.
The key to unlocking all this hair mask has to offer is heat; when making this mask keep that in mind.
The ingredients in this mask recipe are easy to find and help to cleanse your hair and scalp so you can start with refreshed and happy hair!
You simply need:
- Olive Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
You can use this mask up to every couple of weeks to keep your hair healthy & smooth.
Coconut Oil & Avocado Hair Mask
We all want longer, stronger hair. That’s exactly what this mask will help you achieve! This mask will help soften even the most brittle hair and restore the vibrancy that your hair has lost over time.
If your hair is looking stripped, dry, or damaged, then this mask might be just what it needs to start looking healthy again.
With coconut oil and avocados, this mask is deeply hydrating and will help lock in moisture so that your hair can withstand whatever the day throws at it.
Mayo and Avocado Hair Mask
Mayo? For your hair? Yep, that’s right! Mayonaisse is a popular ingredient to use in hair care treatments because it helps moisturize, restore, and detangle hair.
This mask is quick and easy to whip up, and you can use it on a regular basis to repair your hair.
You will need:
- Egg Yolk
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This recipe is great for anyone who struggles with stubborn, tangled, and frizzy hair to help smooth it out and reduce tangling.
Avocado and Egg Hair Mask
This mask is full of all things good for your hair! Avocado has healthy fats, eggs contain lots of protein, and the olive oil is packed with fatty acids your hair needs. That makes this the go-to mask for anyone who wants to grow longer hair!
You will simply need:
- Olive Oil
This mask also helps moisturize your hair and keep it healthy as it grows.
Avocado Banana Hair Mask
This fruit-filled mask doesn’t just smell great; it works great too! This mask will not only repair damaged hair, but it will help protect it from even the harshest conditions.
It has a thick and rich texture that will leave your hair thick, bouncy, and full of body.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Olive oil
This mask can be used on a variety of hair types and is a good hair mask for anyone who is looking to add more volume to finer or thinner hair.
Avocado Oil Hair Mask (7 Recipes!)
This site gives you a list of 7 avocado hair product recipes that you can try, from basic avocado masks to ones that combine several hair-boosting ingredients.
If you are new to the world of hair masks and aren’t sure what you need in a mask, then check out this list and find the recipe that’s right for you and your hair!
DIY Lemon Avocado Hair Mask
This mask is the embodiment of a simple recipe that gets you results. This mask has a thinner consistency than many masks on this list, but it helps refresh your hair.
The lemon juice helps strip your hair of excess natural oils and sebum build-up, while the avocado and olive oil helps hydrate your hair.
All you need to make this hair mask is:
- Olive Oil
This mask is excellent for people who struggle with oily roots that need an occasional deep cleanse!
Coconut Milk Avocado Hair Mask
Need a mask to help with hair growth? Why not give this one a try! The jojoba oil in this recipe helps encourage the growth of hair while the avocado moisturizes and restores. Adding in coconut milk will also help detangle your hair and reduce frizz!
You will need the following ingredients:
- Coconut Milk
- Jojoba Oil (Argan oil is also great for hair!)
This is a mask that almost anyone can use!
Avocado Hair Mask FAQs
As you can see, avocados can be used in so many ways to help boost your hair. It doesn't matter if you have curly hair, straight hair, long hair, thinning hair, short hair… avocado might just become your secret weapon. 😉
We know we've covered a lot, so let's dig into a few FAQs we've received about using the almighty avocado in hair care.
Is avocado good for a hair mask?
Avocados make for a great ingredient in hair masks; not only are avocados nourishing to hair, but they have the perfect texture for creating a base for a thick and rich hair mask.
Do you wash your hair before applying your avocado mask?
You should always wash your hair before applying a hair mask. Your shampoo will help break down residue, oils, and build-up so that your hair mask can penetrate your hair shaft and do its job!
How often should you apply an avocado hair mask?
How often you use a hair mask depends on the ingredients used. If your mask ingredients strip hair, then you don’t want to use it too often, or it may dry out your hair. You can also overuse masks that are too moisturizing and cause roots that are too oily, leading to excess buildup. Most masks can be used up to once or twice per month.
Do avocados make your hair grow?
Avocados can do many things for your hair, including helping support hair growth! It also helps restore your hair, keeping it healthier. This helps reduce breakage so that you can grow your hair longer.
Is avocado or coconut oil better for your hair?
Both avocado and coconut oil are great for your hair. They both help hydrate and nourish hair to support hair growth, luster and shine. The biggest differences are seen in texture and how it impacts the hair.
Coconut oil tends to be heavier; if you struggle with naturally oily hair, then you may want to choose to use avocados instead!
How do you preserve an avocado hair mask?
We all know how avocados can go bad in the blink of an eye, so how can you make your hair masks last without making them one at a time? Freeze them!
That’s right; you can freeze many of the recipes in this list in single treatment batches so you can thaw them out for use wherever you are ready.
You can also mash your avocado and freeze it by itself and make a new mask each time you need one!
Can you leave a hair mask on too long?
The answer is yes! Many times in hair care, less is more. The same is true for hair masks! Unless it is specified, you shouldn’t leave a mask on your hair for more than 30 minutes before rinsing. This reduces the chance of it clogging pores and leaving too much residue on your hair.
Wrapping Things Up
I hope you've enjoyed learning all about avocado hair masks and their many benefits!
Avocados are packed with nutrients that can help improve the health and appearance of your hair. Not only do they help promote hair growth, but they also restore shine and luster, reduce frizz, and detangle hair.
Plus, most of these recipes are easy to make and can be frozen so you have them on hand whenever you need them.
I think it's time you go ahead and try out one of these delicious avocado masks today!
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