NOURISHING DIY HAIR MASKS
Avocado Honey Hair Mask
A hair mask that’s clean enough (and yummy enough) to eat!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 – 4 masks
1/2 tbsp Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp spirulina
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Apply the mask evenly throughout your hair, massaging into the scalp as well.
3. Cover with a shower cap and let it sit for at least 20 minutes (45 minutes – an hour is
4. Rinse off the mask with a natural shampoo.
Let’s get into it!!
In my attempt to make self-care a priority, I wanted to find an all natural hair mask! Anyone can make this at home – there’s no need to go buy an expensive one (plus this one is probably better than any that you’ll buy!) This mask contains nourishing whole food ingredients such as avocado, banana, Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey (I used Kfactor 16), coconut oil and spirulina. THAT’S IT! As you can see this mask is so clean you could literally eat it! I tasted it and it was actually really good!
Why add honey?
So, I discovered that the reason to add honey into the hair mask ingredients is because honey is an emollient which helps to regulate, retain and seal in moisture in your hair, which also reduces breakage. Honey is also known to strengthen hair follicles for healthy growth. Also, honey has rich antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties which prevent damage and infections keeping your scalp and hair healthy. It can also sooth conditions such as eczema, dandruff and psoriasis. Last but not least, putting honey in your hair is known to boost hair growth and also stimulates hair re-growth from dormant follicles.
Now lets talk about the rest of the ingredients!!!
Now that you know why honey is so awesome in a hair mask, this is why the other ingredients in the mask are also amazing for your hair: Avocado helps rejuvenate and moisturize the scalp and is a rich source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins. Avocado also helps soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair growth. Coconut oil is well-known for helping hair growth by moisturizing and conditioning the hair. Coconut oil contains a ton of vitamins and essential fatty acids that will nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. Bananas are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, making them great for your hair! Spirulina is a natural source of bioavailable iron, which promotes hair growth (hair loss is also the first sign of iron deficiency, so taking spirulina internally is very beneficial for hair health too).