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!
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?
Do you wash your hair before applying your avocado mask?
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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