Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. This makes them brilliant for a moisturising mask. The elements in our Avocado mask are essential to having healthy hair.
In preventing or treating hair loss, using avocado pulp in a form of a mask helped me significantly. The vitamins, proteins and fatty acids worked wonders for my hair. One can either use the ‘cold steaming’ or the ‘hot steaming techniques’.
The avocado mask is super easy to make with ordinary household ingredients.
Just scoop out 1 whole avocado, 1 lime or half a lemon (lime is preferred), add the yolk from 2 eggs (egg white is less effective than the protein rich yolk), 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of concentrated whole milk or 1 tablespoon of double cream. Blend until smooth, then it is ready for use. Any amount of mask can be stored in the fridge and as long as it is used within 7 days, it stays fresh. Any more than a week turns the avocado dark brown, I believe its still great to use but the colour puts me off.
For cold steaming: Wash hair thoroughly with hot water, apply avocado mask generously throughout hair and scalp, keep on for 30 minutes and then wash off.
For hot steaming: Wash hair, apply generous amount of avocado mask, wear a shower cap and put on electric turban steamer, keep on for 20 minutes, remove steamer and shower cap, cool down hair and wash out with lukewarm water. DO NOT RINSE OUT WITH HOT WATER. When hot steaming the hair cuticle opens to absorb nutrients and as long as the hair is hot or being rinsed with hot water then the cuticle remains active and open until cooled down either naturally or with cold water.
Random fact: Due to the strong egg smell I would not recommend sleeping with it. A few friends slept with it and said it worked better overnight, but I have issues with the smell of raw eggs.
Use Boo’s infinity balm to moisturise after the steaming process every 10-14 days. I highly recommend using the balm as a regular moisturiser or at least something with a high content of shea butter.