Now that winter is upon us, the cold and wind make my eyes water and my skin hurt. I have noticed that my hair is getting dry and frizzy, as there is more static electricity in the air. Now is the perfect time to figure out some soothing and moisturizing beauty treatments. An avocado hair mask is a great place to start.
You will need:
- 1 ripe avocado, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, apply to hair from roots to tips, and massage vigorously into the scalp. Leave the mask to set for 20 minutes, then rinse clean . Follow by a light shampoo and rinse to remove any remaining oil.
The avocado will provide nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. Think about how healthy avocados are nutritionally; they can also provide benefits to the outside of our bodies, in this case our scalp and our hair. Eggs work well as a natural conditioner, as they contain vitamins A, D, and E, plus fatty acids and protein. Honey acts as a natural emollient, to smooth and soften hair, and to restore a healthy shine. Finally, the olive oil is a natural conditioner, drawing moisture into the hair shaft to smooth fly-away strands, as well as moisturizing the scalp.
Try this avocado hair mask to restore your hair’s brilliance and tame the frizz that cold weather can bring.