Dry hair is a result of either too little conditioning, or over styling with heated tools. It could also be a result of using the wrong shampoo as per your hair type. If you’ve got dry hair, you need to use shampoos which have natural oils or added oils, so that the shampoo doesn’t strip off your hair of its natural inbuilt moisture and in the end leaving your hair dry which could further make it brittle ,causing it to break and fall. You must also know that your diet plays a major role in nourishing your hair. Also, remember that stress can be a major hamper causing agent to your hair. Besides conditioning your hair each time you wash it, here is a DIY Avocado hair mask that I’m sharing with you guys in this post. Avocado is great for hair growth as well as its deep conditioning properties. Avocados are rich in Vitamins B and E which are highly essential to protect your hair right from the follicle to the tip.
What you need:
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp. olive/coconut oil
What you need to do:
Mash the avocado until it’s in the form of a paste. Now mix the olive oil and egg yolk in it. Section your hair neatly and apply this mix from the root right up to the tip of the hair nicely covering the shaft properly in the avocado paste. Do this until you have covered all over your hair. Tie your hair in a neat updo and wear a shower cap so that the paste stays in place and doesn’t stain your clothes in any way. I use this as a pre-poo treatment. You could let this Avocado hair mask rest on your hair for a good 30-45 minutes and then rinse it off with water. In case your hair feels oily, use a light organic shampoo or a sulfate free shampoo which is meant especially for dry hair i.e. if your hair is dry. If not, carry on with any regular sulfate free shampoo. Let your hair air dry rather than running it over with a blow dryer just after the treatment.
You could also include 1 tbsp of honey to add that extra sheen and softness to your hair.
If you have your own DIY hair mask with an avocado, do share it with me in the comments section!
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