I know what to avoid if I want to have beautiful, healthy hair: heat. As much as I do want to minimize the damage that is done to my hair weekly, I am not very good at it. I hate to admit it but some days my hair routine consists of blow drying, straightening and curling. Needless to say, I need the occasional hair rejuvenation.
With what feels like seven billion hair-restoring products on the market, it is an overwhelming choice to pick just one. Also, many products contain chemicals that further damage hair or leave residue. So instead, I usually make my own using only ingredients that I know are full of protein, vitamins and healthy fats. Here is a very simple hair mask that involves using only avocados, olive oil and yogurt.
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- ½ Cup of Greek yogurt
- 1 plastic hair wrap
The omega-3 content in avocados moisturizes each strand of hair, while the oils penetrate the hair cuticle, locking in moisture. Greek yogurt contains vitamin B and proteins that are excellent for hair health. To get shinier and smoother hair, apply olive oil; it has fatty acids that nourish and protect the hair.
First, crush the avocado in a bowl. Next add olive oil, and yogurt to it. Stir well to get a consistent paste. Work it over your strands evenly. After the strands are coated, wrap the hair with a plastic wrap. Let the mixture sit in your hair for about 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with shampoo.