When it comes to beauty DIYs, the easier, the better I always say. While I love having control over the ingredients that I put on my face, hair and body, I don't necessarily have the bandwidth to spend hours whipping DIY beauty products up. So, the fewer the products and the less time it takes to make, the happier this girl is!
I recently made a DIY lemon and avocado hair mask, for instance, that only requires three ingredients...lemon, avocado and extra virgin olive oil! You may remember the other DIY hair mask that I posted a few months ago that. The main ingredient was also avocado in that one, but instead of lemon and olive oil, I used yogurt.
This mask has a different consistency...It's not as thick...But it's super moisturizing just the same. The fat from the avocado and the oil in the olive oil coat your hair delivering hydration and smoothing properties, resulting in soft, shiny tresses. While the lemon juice works miracles on oily roots. So, if you're one of those girls that feels like she has to wash her hair every day, this mask is for you! But us it sparingly. Although, the other ingredients are moisturizing, too much lemon juice can be drying. Over use can result in lightening as well, so if you don't want lighter hair, make this mask an every once and a while kind of thing.
1 small avocado or 1/2 of a medium to large one
2 tbs. of extra virgin olive oil
1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado.
2. Squeeze half a lemon juice over the avocado.
3. Add the olive oil.
4. Mash and mix with a fork.
5. Apply to hair and put a shower cap or plastic wrap (It's messy!), leave on for 15 minutes or so and wash.