Avocado Beauty (Best Homemade Conditioners)
Avocados are exotic, delicious and nutritious. But, did you know that the benefits of avocados are much more far-reaching? In fact, they have been used for centuries as a highly therapeutic beauty and health aid.
The avocado is native to Central America and considered by many to be an almost perfect food, full of potassium, Vitamin A and rich in antioxidants. Add to that anti-fungal and antibiotic properties and you've got yourself one glorious fruit with talents galore. So, it's no wonder that people from all over the world, have had remarkable success in using these magical properties. Problems such as digestive and circulatory disorders, difficulty in softening rough itchy skin and the sometimes annoying painful rashes are all added bonuses when soothed properly with avocado. The amazing avocado is therefore, exceptionally moisturizing and luxuriously effective when used in scalp treatments.
When choosing the best avocados, opt for the the ones that are brighter in color, which translates into the highest beta-carotene. The avocado is an exceptional natural emollient and one of the best ingredients you can utilize when creating the perfect homemade hair mask.
Here are 5 recipes to try.
1. DEEP LUXURIOUS CONDITIONING
Mayonnaise (real not miracle whip)
½ ripe avocado
In a small bowl, mash ripe avocado and mix thoroughly with ½ cup of mayonnaise. Gently massage into clean damp hair. Leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
2. STRENGTHENING MASK
8 tablespoons of olive oil (extra virgin)
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup of plain yogurt
favorite shampoo and conditioner
Beat egg well. Combine frothy egg mixture with olive oil, avocado, yogurt. Massage into dry hair. Leave for about 20-25 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water (too warm and you'll end up with "hair ala scrambled egg". Shampoo and condition as usual.
3. JUST THE YOLK PLEASE
1 egg yolk mixed well with a mashed ripe avocado.
Combine mixture and apply to damp clean hair. Extremely moisturizing and feels really good.
4. AVOCADO/CASTOR OIL MASK
8 tablespoons of Castor oil mixed well with a ripe avocado. Apply to dry hair for 15-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo and condition as usual.
5. COCONUT/AVOCADO COMBO
4 ounces Coconut Milk mixed with ripe avocado. Apply to damp clean hair and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with luke warm water.