It's no secret. I process my hair... a lot (and boy do I love product)! This hair mask has been one of my "holy grails" when it comes to keeping my naturally coarse and overly-dyed hair soft, vibrant, shiny and breakage-free. It's super moisturizing and works wonders in the cold winter months when our tresses take a beating from the weather. Even if you don't "play" with your hair as much as I do, this mask is great to use once a month just to pop some life back into your damaged locks!
Avocado and banana are both full of nutrients and are great for reviving dry, damaged hair. Both are rich with proteins and vitamins which help hair regain its nutrition, elasticity, shine and body. Beer has amazing nourishing benefits. In addition to B vitamins, the proteins found in malt and hops repair damaged hair and boost overall body. Also, the maltose and sucrose sugars in beer tighten the hair's cuticles for enhanced shine. Coconut milk nourishes your hair, promoting growth. Since all of these ingredients are rich in protein, I suggest that you use this mask no more than once per month. Over using may in fact cause more breakage.
- 1 ripe Avocado
- 1 ripe Banana
- Coconut milk
- Malt beer (& spray bottle)
- 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil; lavender or almond oil may be substituted
- 1/2 tsp. olive oil; vegetable oil may be substituted
- Pour the malt beer in the spray bottle. Store in fridge.
- Grate the banana and avocado; combine in mixing bowl; set aside.
- Add the oils together and microwave until warm to touch (about 30 seconds).
- Combine oil and banana/avocado mixture.
- While mixing, slowly pour in coconut milk until desired consistency is reached. You want the mixture to be a tad bit thinner than conditioner. If it ends up to runny, add more fruit.
- Apply mixture to hair, finger-combing to spread evenly.
- Cover with shower cap or towel and let it process for 45 minutes.
- Rinse, shampoo and condition with cool water.
- After treatment is out, saturate your hair with the malt beer and let hair air dry (don't worry, the smell will go away as your hair dries).
- This recipe is good for damaged hair; dry or oily.
- Only use once every 4-6 weeks, preferably 1-2 weeks before you dye your hair.
- Mix fresh batches as needed; do not store.