Simple two ingredient DIY natural hair mask for dry and damaged summer hair. Avocado and coconut leaves hair soft and moisturized. Easy to make and easy on the budget vegan hair mask deep conditioner.
Between hot yoga, the beach and salt water, my hair has taken a beating this summer. My ends were especially dried out and needed some extra moisturizing. I whipped up this very simple hair mask over the weekend and let my hair soak for about 30 minutes or so. Afterwards my ends didn't seem so parched and felt more soft. I will probably use this deep conditioner every week now that I'm consistently doing hot yoga again.
Why Use Avocado and Coconut Oil Together
For deep conditioning I think coconut oil is the best. First of all, it's easy on the budget, which is good because if you have long hair you will need quite a bit of it. Second, the texture of it is very silky so you're able to coat your hair very easily. Third, coconut oil really penetrates your hair, more so I've found than with other oils.
I like pairing it with the avocado because I have fine hair. So while I get the moisturizing benefits of the coconut oil, my hair is not totally weighed down by the coconut oil. Plus avocado has a ton of moisturizing benefits of its own.
Prior to this when I've just used coconut oil by itself as a deep conditioner I've had to wash my hair like a million times (well, at least it seemed like a million times) to get rid of that oily look. This time with the avocado oil I did my normal wash and repeat, and my hair didn't come out oily. That in itself is pretty awesome in my book of fine hair woes.
Note: I am a fan of argan oil as a light leave on conditioner and I know there are a ton of people out there that love it as a hair conditioner as well. Although I would love to use argan oil as a deep conditioner, it's pretty expensive and a small bottle would go pretty quick if I used it in a hair mask consistently. But if you're a fan of argan oil and the price doesn't affect you, by all means you could substitute argan oil for the coconut oil in this recipe.
Avocado and Coconut Oil Hair Mask Recipe
- 1/2 avocado
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Either mix ingredients in a bowl or blend them in a food processor or blender.
- Hop in the shower to wet your hair quickly and then gently towel dry so that your hair is damp before you apply the mask.
- I usually flip my hair over to apply this so that by the time I'm done and I can just twist it into a bun and let it sit on my head. It's best to separate your hair into sections depending on how long and thick it is. Coat each section of your hair thoroughly down to the tips.
- Let it soak in for about 30 minutes or so.
- Rinse out and then wash your hair as normal. I would recommend washing it twice if you don't normally do that, just to make sure there isn't an oily residue left over.
Note: This mask can get messy so it's best to apply it over a tile floor or towel so that it's easy to clean up if you get it on the floor. I also would wear a towel around your shoulders so that it doesn't get on your clothes.
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