Banana Avocado Hair Mask
Most days I hate my hair. It’s curly, hard to manage, sometimes frizzy, I have to straighten it, and then it just gets wavy with the slightest bit of moisture near me. Harsh weather, wind, dry air, putting it up a lot, and straightening my hair gives me some spilt ends dry hair. (Although it isn’t in as bad condition as I make it seem!) I am trying to grow it long so I straighten my hair a lot less to give it a break and gain some strength which has been working! I also condition like crazy. It is always soft and nice but every now and then I like to do hair masks to give it a little extra love.
I’ve done a couple of store bought masks but I am trying to stay away from crazy chemicals and products, so I made a hair mask out of things you can find in your kitchen. I couldn’t find any vegan hair mask recipes that did not contain egg or honey and was getting irritated, so I combined a bunch of ideas from numerous recipes I saw. Its natural and way cheaper…which to be honest is probably my real motivation here.
What you will need:
- 1 Ripe banana
- ½ Ripe Avocado
- 1 Teaspoon olive oil
- 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
Pour hair mask into a bowl or cup for easy use.
I put a towel underneath me during application to catch any of the mask I may drop on the floor for easy clean up. I just started applying it to my hair and my sister later told me it would be easier if I divided my hair into sections (my hair got a little tangled..oops!) so I definitely suggest doing sections of hair at a time.
Divide hair into sections. Dip comb or fingers into mask and apply to hair, starting at ends and working up to scalp. Pay extra attention to ends. Use a wide tooth comb to comb through hair after to make sure all hair is evenly coated.
My hair mask made enough for 2 uses. My sister did not want to try it with me so I put the rest in a ziplock bag and kept it in the fridge. It should last up to a week.