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Avocado Egg Yolk Hair Mask for Volume, Growth, and Conditioning

Updated on November 11, 2015
Make a nourishing protein repair hair mask with avocado and egg yolk. Your hair will feel soft and voluminous for days!
Make a nourishing protein repair hair mask with avocado and egg yolk. Your hair will feel soft and voluminous for days! | Source

Looking for a hydrating and softening hair mask? Well, 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
Avocado
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.
Egg yolk
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.

How to Make an Avocado Egg Yolk Hair Mask

What you need:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
  • A fork for whisking
  • A small bowl

Directions:

1. Blend

If you're using a blender, puree the avocado and egg yolk until it forms a lump-free past. 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, and mix the two together.

Blend avocado, whip the egg yolk, and mix the two to make your hair mask.
Blend avocado, whip the egg yolk, and mix the two to make your hair mask. | Source

2. Apply

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.

This is what the final mixture should look like. Apply the hair mask with your fingers. Massage your scalp to stimulate blood flow.
This is what the final mixture should look like. Apply the hair mask with your fingers. Massage your scalp to stimulate blood flow. | Source

4. Rinse

Thoroughly wash your hair with cold water, rinsing as many times as possible to remove all traces of the mask.

5. Shampoo

Shampoo your hair (preferably with an organic shampoo). Then condition and rinse as usual.

The Best Natural Shampoo:

Morrocco Method Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo 6.8 oz
Morrocco Method Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo 6.8 oz

If you are going chemical-free on your hair, but want to save the time of making a homemade shampoo, this shampoo is a game-changer. It contains apple cider vinegar, which will restore your hair's natural pH, leaving it soft and shiny. This shampoo does not contain sulfates, so it will not lather the way you are used to, but you will quickly get used to it and notice the difference.

 

Top Tips

  • 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. I'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 to naturally dry (without using a hair dryer) to prevent damaged, frizzy hair.

Have a Little Leftover Avocado?

Got left over avocado? Don't throw it out! Try these amazing avocado face masks!
Got left over avocado? Don't throw it out! Try these amazing avocado face masks! | Source

Avocado is also great for skin

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      Angie B 2 years ago

      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.

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      Bridget b 2 years ago

      What if i can't get the recommanded shampoo? Will it harm to use other shampoo?

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      @Bridget B 2 years ago

      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.:)

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      Sara 2 years ago

      Nothing bad will happen if you use your regular shampoo...

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      Emma 2 years ago

      I never tried it yet I think it is going to work

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      nikki 2 years ago

      Can i make it an hour before applying?

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      felicity 15 months ago

      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!

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      AzzahNazeel. 14 months ago

      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 ...

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      Vivian 9 months ago

      How long should I take before washing

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      peace 2 months ago

      l love this mixture but can l use hair conditional and other hair treatment after washing my hair same day?

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      safiyat musa 4 weeks ago

      Pls, can I also had honey to the avocado and egg yolk mask.

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