I love discovering and sharing DIY beauty tips, especially all-natural solutions that you can easily make at home.
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.
|Ingredient||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.
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.
© 2014 healthmunsta
Margaret on July 19, 2020:
the hair treatment for how day or months can this be done
lisa on August 01, 2019:
For how long should i wait to rinse the hair
esharoy on July 02, 2019:
ah thnks for the teachng and i realy like ths method i ill try it
Onapito Ellasamuel on May 18, 2019:
So lovely but how long does it go bad when i want it to take some period
Vivianna on October 29, 2018:
After applying how long should I wait for me to rinse?
Peris on November 03, 2017:
For how should i wait before i rinse it off
Marzetta on October 28, 2017:
Thanks for the natural conditioners for hair and skin. They work great.
Lucky one on September 22, 2017:
Thanks for this but how often should one apply this mask.
I cannot wait to start with this mask because i have lost half of the hair already.
safiyat musa on June 16, 2017:
Pls, can I also had honey to the avocado and egg yolk mask.
peace on May 17, 2017:
l love this mixture but can l use hair conditional and other hair treatment after washing my hair same day?
Vivian on September 29, 2016:
How long should I take before washing
AzzahNazeel. on May 13, 2016:
I dont have sulfate-free shampoo ?
what could i do #felicity ?,
please i need reply so fast as posible dear .. cant wait for it for long time ...
felicity on April 10, 2016:
You can use raw avocados in your hair:
Mash a ripe avocado (pit removed) with one egg, then apply this home remedy to wet hair. Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. If you are not up for all the dirty mashing in the kitchen, you can also use the Shielo Intensive Mask, which has Avocado and other oils in it. Both work well!
nikki on February 24, 2015:
Can i make it an hour before applying?
Emma on January 13, 2015:
I never tried it yet I think it is going to work
Sara on January 09, 2015:
Nothing bad will happen if you use your regular shampoo...
@Bridget B on December 29, 2014:
Hi, Bridget B! It is recommended that you use a sulfate-free or organic shampoo because sulfates will just strip all of the moisture out. That's why you may sometimes feel that your hair is "squeaky clean."
Thanks For Asking.:)
Bridget b on November 17, 2014:
What if i can't get the recommanded shampoo? Will it harm to use other shampoo?
Angie B on November 08, 2014:
I love this mixture. It left my hair feeling moisturized & voluminous. I am an African American, with shoulder length 4a & b hair. I didn't use a blender & the bits were a PAIN to eliminate, for I'm also transitioning from relaxer to natural. However the results from my air dried roller set were amazing. It lasted a long time. I read somewhere that this treatment should only be done monthly. The egg protein can damage hair. What a shame. Thank u for this recipe.