This is a fantastic hair mask for those of you who have really dehydrated hair. Since mine is so long, I seem to go through a lot of conditioner, and most of the time it doesn't help in keeping my hair moisturized. I combined a few of nutrient rich ingredients to give my hair a quick boost without spending so much money on expensive hair products that may not do the job. Plus, this mask is natural and totally healthy!


Step 1: Ingredients

*Avocado is not only good to eat but is my number one ingredient for hair repair because it coats the hair and leaves it with a smooth effect. It's great for that moisture kick you need. Honey is also great because it gives your hair a nice shine (and it smells good, too). We all know that egg is essential for protein- it's also an amazing source of protein for your hair follicles. The best way is to use the whole egg. 
You'll Need:
*Medium bowl
*Paint brush (pastry brush)
*Half of an avocado (ripened) 
*1 tablespoon of honey
*1 large whole egg (yolk, eggwhites and all)
*Essential oil of your choice
*In a bowl, wisk the egg as if you are scrambling it. In a separate bowl, mash up the avocado as much as possible so theres no big chunks. Add the avocado, honey and essential oil. Mix well. Set aside or in refrigerator. 
NOTE: The essential oil I used is Lavender. I got a great starter package with a variety of oils because I wasn't sure what scents I would like. Lavender has a light, floral aroma that is refreshing to the hair. I do however occasionally switch out different scents such as sweet orange, and peppermint (peppermint gives a cool, tingling feeling). If you do choose to add essential to your hair mask just make sure its therapeutic grade, these are the purists. 
Hi, you apply it on a dry hair or wet ? How many minutes do you live it on your hair? <br> <br>thank you so much
<p>In step #2 it says to towel dry then apply the hair mask</p>
You apply it on wet hair after you shampoo and you live it on for 15 - 30 minutes.
Thank you I really wanted this step
<p>I'm making some DIY gifts and I'm trying to find a hair mask that I could jar...would you recommend this or would this need to be used right away?</p>
<p>cool.but what about frizzy hair.</p>
So I have hair that's been bleached so it's damaged but it's also dyed is your mask safe for dyes hair?
<p>Hi Little,</p><p>Yes, avocado oil is completely safe for hair, since it contains no chemicals to mess with dye in the your hair. Check out our Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Rosemary OIi - Organic Hair Mask. It is receiving great feedback for repairing dry, damaged hair. You can see it at: http://avivapurebeauty.com/collections/best-sellers/products/organic-hair-mask-avocado-coconut-rosemary </p>
I'm going to make this. I want to make it with peppermint, but don't have any essential oils. Could I use extract? Could I just leave it out completely?
<p>Here's where you can get the lavander oil</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=Lavender%20essential%20oil&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ALavender%20essential%20oil&tag=haibeaandhaid-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=HWLUQ5KVM5EHZTY6" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=Lavender%20essential%20oil&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ALavender%20essential%20oil&amp;tag=haibeaandhaid-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=HWLUQ5KVM5EHZTY6</a></p>
<p>Here's where you can get the lavender oil. </p><p>http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=Lavender%20essential%20oil&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ALavender%20essential%20oil&amp;tag=haibeaandhaid-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=HWLUQ5KVM5EHZTY6</p>
<p> To wash hair in a natural way hence using less shampoo, separate the white and yolk, beat the white to a meringue then use it to wash your hair. Full of albumine it is a great natural way to wash, without all the chemical. Use the yolk by beating it to a mayonnaise state then add as explained in this instructions. low cost and very efficient to wash and condition hair....I add sweet almond oil to the avocado-egg mix for perfect result, rinse out with white vinegar to add extra shine....(apple cidar vinegar is good too but leaves too much of a vinegar smell)</p>
Does it matter if you condition your hair when you shampoo it? My hair is very frizzy and curls easily so gets really knotty if I don't condition it <br>xx
this is awesome.. how ever i don't have avocado :(any alternatives?
Thank you :) yes, you can use banana. It's cheap and gives a similar consistency
Where did you get the oil from
I got this set from Amazon.
Nice write-up. <br> <br>It's very popular to talk about repairing damaged hair. Every commercial basically claims to repair hair damage. But what about avoiding damage in the first place? You mentioned that you should wash out the &quot;mask&quot; with warm-not-hot water, which made me think about the damage caused by frequent washing of hair. I guess here in the USA people think they should shower every day, including washing their hair. I wonder if all that washing is a problem. If nothing else, your mask treatment would last a lot longer with less frequent washing, right?
Yes, commercials do always talk about that! I wash my hair twice or 3 times a week a most. Plus, I would go through way too much shampoo if I did that! I think people are already used to washing their hair everyday so it's just a common thing for them. I do have a couple friends that say they wash their hair everyday because it's thin and looks greasy if they don't, but everyone has different types of hair so it varies. It may last longer with less washing, It does well for me but I also take care of mine and don't blow dry it, flat iron, hair spray etc. unless for special occasions.
Hair varies and so do opinions. People with certain african genetic backgrounds do not produce much oil in their scalps and their hair is very different. Also hair shape makes a difference but my point is that hair is greasy and that's normal. If you don't want greasy hair, be prepared for the consequences. <br> <br>I appreciate (and use!) deodorant and soap but some people really take it to extremes.
I think it was the shampoo manufacturers that started the idea that you needed to wash your hair daily. The more product you use, the more you have to buy. Think about the actual word - sham - poo = fake - crap. Pretty sad when you think about it.
I love your instructions thank you, oh and you have beautiful hair&lt;3
Thanks so much!
Thanks so much!
Thanks! I look forward to trying this. My hair is thick, just a little shorter than the pictures. In winter, with the furnace running, my hair ends up looking like a big brown dandelion gone to seed -- serious frizz.
Awesome! I hope it works for you, mine gets super dry in the winter too.
Does this help with keeping hair from getting split ends? I don't do anything to my hair, blow dry, straight iron, nothing but it's curly &amp; long so it's dry (which is normal for curly hair) &amp; prone to broken &amp; split ends. I use sulfate free shampoo only twice a week, an all natural cleansing conditioner the other days and an intense conditioner afterward everyday. Then I let it air dry. I already have peppermint &amp; lavender essential oils and argon oil. So I will definitely try this recipe.
I would say if you consistently did it, it probably would help. You seem like you take good care of your hair. But still, you do want to get your hair trimmed every few months or so, this is just a maintenance thing for when you feel like your hair is getting dried out. I've heard argon oil is good so try that and see how it works for you!
I use argon oil daily on my face, as an anti-aging treatment. People hear oil &amp; can't imagine putting it on their face but it's not like regular oil. It only takes a couple drops. I actually have to wet my face first, so I can be able to spread the oil all over. Otherwise my face instantly soaks it up where I apply. I don't break out with acne anymore, the redness has gone down. I can't use it on my hair daily though, it would look too greasy. I have to use a mousse with silicone or dimethicone. The only &quot;bad&quot; things I put on my hair but that's all that will control my curl. Yes, I trim it every 3 months but I still tend to get some split, broken ends.
Thank you! This sounds so interesting and easy. I have curly hair that is a horror to keep hydrated. This will be worth a try.
It is worth a try, good luck!
Beautiful hair color!
Thank you :)
Thanks! I'm going to try this today.
Do you use the entire mix each time, or is there mix left? If some is left, how long does it keep?
Yes, I do because I have long, thick hair. I wouldn't keep it overnight because the avocado will start to oxidize and turn brown. I'd use it immediately. If you know it won't cover your entire hair, cut the recipe in half and that should be okay!
How often do you use this treatment? Every wash or just once a month?
Probably about once a week or so. I only wash my hair about 3 days a week otherwise it will get greasy so I wouldn't do it more than once a week, you don't need it that much.
Is this something that you do every day? Or something you do every now and then when your hair needs it?
I just do it every now and then. You know your hair and if it starts to feel dry or frizzy then i'd say go for it.
you should add some argon oil, its great for your hair.
Cool, I'll try that, I also like to use coconut oil sometimes
Wow! I'm definitely going to try this! you have beautiful hair :)
You're welcome!
Hello!! I just happen to come across this and it looks like a spectacular recipe!! I only have one question though, for the essential oil, how much of it should be used for the hair? How many spoons out of the ounces should I use, or use the half the bottle?? I'm aiming to try it this Thursday. :) Everything else has it's step and this one was a little vague, I just want to be sure :3 Thank you!

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