Food Grade Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
This deep conditioning hair treatment really makes your hair soft and shiny!
Here is another wonderful natural hair recipe from my beautiful friend, Becky Ayers. This deep conditioning hair mask is AMAZING! I don’t use hair masks very often (OK, NEVER!) However, with this recipe, I SO WILL BE! I couldn’t keep my hands off my hair afterwards, for it was so soft, manageable and luxurious. It was a great opportunity to pet my head and send myself some self-Love!
Avocado is a great ingredient for a homemade deep conditioner. It can also be used for a quick softening, conditioning and moisturizing mask. Honey by itself isn’t sufficient enough to provide the conditioning necessary, but when combined with other products it can make your hair feel softer and provide smooth hair. Be careful, because honey will lighten hair (so it’s best suited for those with lighter colored hair). I opted to add black strap molasses to my recipe for my darker hair.
- 1 avocado (natural source of protein and fat)
- 1/4 cup EVOO (Extra-virgin olive oil) OR extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 TB. raw Honey (for light colored hair) OR 1 TB. black strap molasses (for darker hair) – (conditions and adds sheen)
- 1 banana
- 1 can organic coconut milk – full fat (rich moisturize—hydrates, conditions and defrizzes hair)
Blend all ingredients together to a thick consistency (cross between a smoothie and pudding), divide 4 ways (use the contents of one for hair NOW) and put the other 3 contents into a small plastic freezer bag and FREEZE. I like to wash/rinse hair and then apply to damp hair and put on a plastic cap. (*Tip: I purchased years ago one of those plastic caps for using henna applications (purchase at $ dollar store or Walmart) and RE-USE. I use it, rinse it out, dry and store for next time. I have had ONE for years – saves money and less waste on the environment.) Leave mixture on for an hour. Wash/rinse hair well to get all the oils out and style as usual. I love using my natural flax seed hair gel with my styling now.
Use one of these natural hair masks every week (one months supply). Thaw when you need it for next application. It is so economical and the results are beyond beautiful. Also, the recipe is edible and pretty tasty too! Be sure to keep a small cloth around while wearing this on your head. As your body temperature rises under the plastic baggy, the mixture will warm up and ooze down your neck. Just blot and wait for the hour to be up. It’s SO WORTH IT!