Today I’m coming at you with a 2-in-1 avocado mask for both your face and your hair. Usually when I scoop out an avocado for a face mask it’s way too much for my face. I guess you can store it in the fridge for another day but avocado rots soooo quickly that I like to just use it all up at once. Unfortunatley I’m not a fan of eating them. However I love avocado for beauty treatments.

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What you will need:

  • 1 Avocado
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Egg (Optional for hair mask)

What to do:

  1.  To make your avocado mask scoop out the contents of the avocado and discard the stone and the skin.

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      2.  Add a healthy tablespoon of olive oil (I add another tablespoon just before I apply this to my hair).

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      3.  Add a tablespoon of honey and stir.

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       4.  Optional; after applying the avocado mask to my face, I usually crack an egg and mix it in. Then I      apply the mixture to my hair.

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5.  I like to keep the mask on from anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Most of the time I get lazy and keep it on for about an hour whilst I continue doing whatever it was that I was doing.

So what are the benefits of Avocado?

  • It contains Vitamin E! Vitamin E is a great skin antioxidant; it prevents free radical damage which can lead to aging.
  • It contains Vitamin C? Yes that’s right, surprisingly Avocados are a good source of Vitamin C. It has strong antioxidant properties, helps to promote elastin and collagen, which helps keep the skin supple and plump.
  • Avocados keep skin and hair hydrated and moisturized. This is the main reason I use avocados. The high oleic acid content help lock in moisture so it’s great for dry skin and hair.
  • It can also be used to treat a dry and itchy scalp. All the goodness in avocado can really help to heal, nourish and improve the health of your scalp. A healthy scalp means your hair will also be happier and healthier.
  • Buh-bye damaged and frizzy hair. Applying a avocado mask into your scalp and hair can tame unruly hair. Avacado oil is also great for smoothing over brittle and frizzy hair.
  • The oils of avocado almost imitate the natural oils in your skin so it’s great for treating skin conditions.

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Overall, this super food is packed with nutrients, vitamins and various. The health benefits of avocado are endless which is why you’ll see people often using it as baby food. What’s really interesting is that avocado grows naturally in areas of South America and in these areas there is no famine. I love avocado as a treatment and I love avocado oil. It leaves my hair really silky and soft and my face supple and pumped with hydration. It’s just a shame that I hate eating them!

Aliya xoxo

 

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