LIza loves finding natural health and beauty products and sharing her discoveries.
How I Rescued My Dry and Damaged Hair
Following my move to the United States, I noticed my scalp started getting very dry, and my hair would fall out during the wintertime. Obviously, moving to a seasonal country was not great for my hair.
I grew up in a tropical climate but ended up moving to Utah as an adult. After spending a few years in the dry and deserty climate, I was facing some hair issues. I was losing hair, and my hair was getting visibly thinner. In my head, I was screaming, "This can't be happening to me!" Ever since I was a little girl, I've had thick and dark hair just like my mother.
I tried numerous products to treat my scalp and hair, but none of them were working. Therefore, I determined to try an inexpensive home remedy, and it worked!
Hair Products Testing
Last year was the pinnacle when I felt I must do something immediately. So, I went to multiple stores to find a solution to my dry scalp and hair. I purchased several types of hair products, including shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil to treat my hair, and I tossed the previous shampoo and conditioner I had been using. Quickly, I switched to the new products and waited patiently for the results. Zilch. Nothing worked for me.
Avocado Is a Hair Superfood
I decided to do some research on the internet. I gathered as much as I could about at-home hair remedies. I determined to ditch the hair products from the store and turn to a natural remedy instead. I saw many people sharing how wonderful avocado was for their hair. Avocado has become increasingly popular among health-conscious individuals, and it is often referred to as a superfood, so I wanted to try and see if it would be a superfood for my hair.
Here are some of the nutrients in a single 3.5-ounce (100-gram) avocado.
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous, and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin).
For the past 3–4 months, I have been using the avocado hair mask, and the result was astonishing. My scalp feels soothed, less itchy, and my hair slowly stopped falling out. Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased with the ingredients used in the process of making the hair mask. It's inexpensive, natural, and most importantly, it works! I wish the best of luck to everyone out there who wants to try this recipe; the result may vary for certain people.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 3–4 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1–2 drops lemon essential oil (You can leave out the lemon essential oil if you don't have it at home or if it irritates your skin).
- Cut the avocado in half. Using a knife, slice through the avocado lengthwise until you feel the knife hit the pit.
- Remove the pit.
- Use a spoon or spatula to scoop the flesh out and transfer it to a blender.
- Add the honey, olive oil, coconut milk, and lemon essential oil.
- Blend the mixture until it reaches a smooth texture and has the consistency of a thick paste.
- Scrape the mixture into a clean jar.
- Apply it right away to your hair. (Make sure to massage the mask thoroughly into your hair and scalp).
- Cover your hair with a shower cap or clean cloth for 20–25 minutes.
- Rinse well with lukewarm water.
- Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as per your usual routine.
- If you have leftovers, cover the jar with a cling wrap, close with a lid, and keep it in the fridge. (I recommended using all of the mask the day you make it since the avocado tends to darken.)
© 2020 Liza
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Liza (author) from USA on September 04, 2020:
I was looking for nonchemical products for my hair treatment after trying various store products. I found that avocado is good for hair, and quickly give it a try. The result was amazing. The smell of coconut and avocado was so wonderful. Aah yea, Utah has many amazing outdoor places/parks to visit. I still have a lot to visit :) Thank you for stopping and commenting, Peggy.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 04, 2020:
We love eating avocados but never thought to use them for a hair mask. I am glad that it worked for you and that you saw results. By-the-way, I loved our vacation trip to Utah many years ago. We visited all of the national parks plus some of the state parks. That state is amazing!
Liza (author) from USA on May 27, 2020:
Hi Zulekha, the smell of this avocado mask was amazing! Give it a few times and see if you've got an improvement from the first try. Best of luck!
Zulekha Huseni from Dubai on May 26, 2020:
The ingredients in the mask make me want to eat it! haha But it's interesting because I've never come across a hair mask using avocados. I'm definitely giving that a try after reading your success story. Thanks for sharing.
Liza (author) from USA on February 06, 2020:
I never used a hair mask before this too, Linda. As I'm getting older and the environment where I'm living right now it's quite a challenge. I'm still learning about how I can improve the way of life in this type of climate. So, with the problem that occurred to my hair, it's essential to use non-chemical or non-toxic products. Right now, I'm so happy with the result.
Liza (author) from USA on February 06, 2020:
Thanks Liz. I think it's good to change to non-chemical products. I have had quite improvements since using this homemade avocado mask. So, I'm very happy.
Liz Westwood from UK on February 06, 2020:
You have goven a very detailed and helpful guide on how to make this. The natural ingredients appeal to me.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 05, 2020:
This sounds interesting. I've never used a hair mask before. If I try one, I'd like it to contain natural ingredients, as in your recipe. The creamy texture in your photos makes the product look very enticing. I'm glad it helped your hair.