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Nowadays, hair care is as important as skin care and most of the beauty treatment regimen for hair involve hair masks, as an important part. As these commercial hair masks may cost you a fortune, you may resort to some effective and healthy ones, that can be made at home, with natural ingredients. As far as natural hair mask ingredients are concerned, there are a numerous options like, eggs, yogurt, olive oil, avocados, bananas, coconut cream, almonds and milk. While hair masks are primarily used for conditioning, some of them are also useful in getting rid of dandruff. However, choose the right ingredients for your hair type and requirement. Avocado hair mask is found to be great for almost all types of hair.

Benefits

As we all know, avocado is one of the nutritious fruits with numerous health benefits. This fruit contains many of the essential nutrients like, protein, vitamins A, D, E and K, B vitamins, magnesium, copper, iron, folate, potassium and amino acids. The natural oils in avocado repairs the hair, especially the split ends. This is the reason why avocado oil is used for hair care. The proteins, vitamin B and E in avocado increase the strength and elasticity of hair. It also gives a soft, glossy texture to the hair. In short, avocado has many essential nutrients, that are required for the skin as well as hair care. While consumption of avocado is said to be good for achieving a healthy skin and hair, it is also found to be effective as facial and hair masks. Hair masks with avocado are found to be good for all hair types.

Recipe

In order to prepare this hair mask, you need one ripe avocado, one egg and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. All you have to do is to puree the flesh of avocado without any lumps and add the egg and olive oil. Some people discard the egg white and use the yolk only. Once you mix the ingredients to a smooth paste, apply it on the scalp and hair (you may also use the mask on wet hair). Apply the mask generously from the roots to the tips of the hair and cover with a plastic wrap. Keep the mask for at least 20 to 30 minutes before washing. Rinse the hair with lukewarm water and remove the mask completely. You may also use a mild shampoo for this purpose. Make sure to use cold water for the last rinse. It will be better to avoid hair dryer after applying this hair mask. This is an excellent avocado hair mask for dry hair, as it contains olive oil too. In case of oily hair, you may replace olive oil and egg with one tablespoon of yogurt and half tablespoon honey. If you are a person with an oily scalp, you may avoid application of this mask on the scalp or apply it in very small amounts.

This is one of the easiest and effective methods to maintain the health and looks of your tresses. So, try this recipe to reap the benefits of avocado for hair.