Avocado and Egg Yolk Hair Mask for Growth and Conditioning
Looking for a hydrating and softening hair mask? Chances are, you have the perfect ingredients right in your kitchen! Avocado and egg yolk are both excellent for softening, hydrating, and conditioning hair naturally.
What makes them both so good for hair? Let's find out the benefits below.
Benefit in Hair Mask
Contains many potent phytochemicals, antioxidants like vitamin A, E, D, and B6, amino acids, and minerals like potassium, copper, iron, and magnesium. Promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. Adds shine and lustre to dull locks. Tames wild, frizzy hair. Locks moisture into hair cells. Nourishes hair cells and strengthens hair roots, shaft, and strands. Heals damaged hair ends.
Contains nutrients, including B-vitamins, vitamin A, zinc, and protein. All these provide necessary nourishment to the hair roots and locks. Promotes hair growth. Strengthens hair follicles and roots with protein and lecithin. Hydrates and moisturizes hair cells. Has sulphur and vitamin B12, which increase hair volume. Is rich in sulfur, relieving itchy scalp and dandruff. Promotes silky and shiny hair.
DIY Avocado and Egg Yolk Hair Mask
What you need:
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- A fork for whisking
- A small bowl
Step 1: Blend the Ingredients
If you're using a blender, puree the avocado and egg yolk until it forms a lump-free paste. If you're making the mixture by hand, whisk the egg yolk until it turns into a frothy liquid, mash the avocado until it is lump-free, then mix the two together.
2. Apply Mask to Hair
Wet your hair in the shower. Then apply the hair mask mixture starting from your scalp and working all the way down to your hair ends. Gently massage the mixture into your scalp for five minutes.
4. Rinse Hair Thoroughly
Thoroughly wash your hair with cold water, rinsing as many times as possible to remove all traces of the mask.
5. Shampoo and Condition as Usual
Shampoo your hair (preferably with an organic shampoo). Then condition and rinse as usual.
- When blending or mashing the avocado, you must mash thoroughly to a lump-free paste. If there are small lumps, you might have difficulty washing the avocado out entirely. If this happens, don't worry. Just use a comb to remove the bits. It's a tedious process, but it gets the job done.
- Do not use hot or warm water to wash your hair. This will cook the eggs in the hair mask, and you'll be stuck with tiny egg bits in your hair.
- Work a healthy amount of the mask into the ends of your hair, because that is where your hair is most damaged.
- Let your hair dry naturally (without using a hairdryer) to prevent damaged, frizzy hair.
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Have a little leftover avocado? It's also great for skin! Learn how to use it in a face mask.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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