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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Coconut Oil Avocado & Honey Hair Mask

Hi Lemons, Avocados & the Bay readers! My name is Amanda, and I'm super excited to borrow Tammy's blog for a day while she is in Italy! That lucky, lucky girl...I can't wait to see all the great food she has been eating over there! I blog over at Amanda K. by the Bay (we coastal people are obviously very proud) where I share lots of recipes, everyday style, beauty stuff and some Pacific Northwest-y things. Come say hi, you can find me on Facebook and of course, Bloglovin!

Today I wanted to share with you a hair mask I whipped up a few weeks ago that left my hair feeling so soft, shiny, and smelling great! It includes three ingredients that you may already have laying around your kitchen: avocados, coconut oil and honey. Yeah, it may seem a strange to put all that stuff on your head but trust me, your hair will thank you! This recipe was just the right amount for my medium length, medium thickness hair. If you have very long, or thick hair I would recommend doubling the amount of ingredients. Likewise, if you're hair is very short you could probably cut it in half.
Coconut Oil Avocado & Honey Hair Mask
1/2 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1.) Place coconut oil in a microwavable bowl, and microwave for about 15-20 seconds until melted. Add honey and stir until mixture is somewhat combined. If honey is still thick, place mixture back into the microwave for about another 10 seconds. Mixture should be warm, be careful not to get the oil too hot.
2.) Add avocado and use a fork to mash and incorporate with the honey and oil. Continue to mash and stir until well combined and smooth (it's okay if they are still some small lumps of avocado). 3.) Comb through hair to detangle (hair should be dry). Starting with the ends, saturate hair with mixture. Once the ends of your hair are covered, part hair down the middle and place mask on the scalp, working it through the hair. Cover the hair around your hairline then work the mask all throughout your hair.
4.) Once all your hair is covered, pull hair up into a pony tail or bun. Let mask sit for about 30-60 minutes.
5.) Once you're ready to wash it out, place shampoo on hair and begin to lather before getting it wet. Water and oil don't mix well and getting it wet first will make it harder to remove. Lather shampoo through hair, then add water and rinse. Shampoo again to ensure all the oil has been removed. Follow with conditioner.

Thanks Amanda. Your blog posts always have a way of inspiring :)


Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

I love coconut oil as a hair mask and do it all the time! But I never thought to add Avocado! Def going to try it!!! =)

Joelle Duff said...

I did this recently, but with olive oil instead of coconut. It smelled strange, but did do wonders on my hair! I'll have to try this one soon ;)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Sounds so lovely!


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