Beauty DIY: Hair Mask

I have always had incredibly curly, sometimes unruly hair. See below for evidence of me cheesing as a little curly-haired kid:

While it’s grown more manageable with age (and products), it still gets dry very easily and f-r-i-z-z-y to the max. I’ve found the trick to keeping it under control is using a hydrating hair mask. Problem is, I have yet to find any commercial masks that don’t leave my hair feeling filmy and greasy (it’s a fine line!). This DIY hair mask really gets the job done. The avocado and coconut oil are super moisturizing–avocados even (sort of) once saved a lovely friend in an over-zealous fried-ends dye-job situation. Add the olive oil for shine and you’ve got yourself a winning combo.

You’ll need:

  • 1 ripe avocado (mashed into oblivion)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Combine the ingredients until they form a thick past and apply to (preferably dry) hair. Leave on for at least thirty minutes (or even longer, if you have the time), then rinse clean. A shower cap comes in really handy with this–it keeps all the goop in one place (and off of your couch) while making you look suuuuuper stylish. That’s what I like to call a win/win!

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  1. Shizuma974 says

    I’m currently trying it but with cocnut oil instead of coconut milk. I made a mistake when I purchase it lol
    Hope it will work too :)

      • Shizuma974 says

        I’m not sure if it worked fine. My hair seems to be still frizzy :(
        I will do another one soon to be sure :)

    • alongobucco says

      I used it approx. once a month or after I feel like I’ve seriously damaged my hair (color treatment etc.)!

  2. Hanabanana says

    MY favourite treatments are brown sugar and olive oil scrub and vinegar and carbonated water for extremely shiny hair.

  3. Sophie says

    Thank you so much for this remedy. I tried it the other day and my normally frizzy unruly curls look glossy and in control.


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