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

1. Peel banana and cut avocado.  Dump all ingredients in a blender; blend until it forms a paste-like consistency.

2. Pour hair mask into a bowl or cup for easy use.

3. I put a towel underneath me during application to catch any of the mask I may drop on the floor for easy cleanup.  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.

4. Divide hair into sections. Dip comb or fingers into mask and apply to hair, starting at ends and working up to the scalp. Pay extra attention to ends. Use a wide-tooth comb to comb through hair after to make sure all hair is evenly coated. 

5. Put hair in a bun, secure with a clip, or cover with a shower cap.  Leave in for 15 – 30 minutes and wash off in the shower with shampoo and conditioner like normal washing.

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.

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