The process of hair coloring with all the chemicals can be stressful on the strands to steal moisture and overly dry it leaving the hair more vulnerable than ever. If you’re starting to notice that hair ugliness creeping in while confined to your home from this pandemic, I found this DIY deep-conditioning hair mask especially wonderful for giving colored hair a boost to recover and coax it back to life.
Depending on what I currently have on hand in my kitchen or pantry determines the type of homemade hair or skin care recipe I can experiment with. However, I still had an avocado so I thought use part of it for my hair and the rest in our salad. I used avocado in another hair treatment with the recipe my friend gave me with this DIY glossy hair mask, which contributed for a vast improvement in the shine.
By the way, the reason avocado is so beneficial to hair for shine is because it has biotin and minerals to reach deeply into the hair and seal hair cuticles. In addition, it also has the rich oils, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and amino acids to moisturize and nourish as it coats the hair shaft as well.
Olive oil is another topnotch ingredient in homemade beauty recipes. The reason it is superior to other cooking oils that you may have in your pantry is because it has the unique ability due to the size of its tiny molecules to penetrate thoroughly into hair cuticles and not rest on top. As far as the variety goes, extra virgin has most to offer your hair just as it does for your body with its increased amounts of vitamins, rich omega-3 and omega-6 oils, fatty acids like oleic acid, squalene, and minerals like magnesium left still left intact after processing to best protect the hair’s keratin.
Coconut oil is something else that has amazing beauty as well as health benefits. With all its fatty acids, vitamin E and lauric acid packed into the perfect size of molecules for delivery to hair follicles, it is another kitchen ingredient equipped to handle extreme dryness and provide assistance with hair strength.
Egg yolk is still another fantastic ingredient for this DIY Deep-Conditioning Hair Mask for Colored Hair with all the nourishing components it contains from amino acids, biotin, folate, fatty acids to vitamins such A and E.
To rev up this DIY Deep-Conditioning Hair Mask for Colored Hair, I added some mayonnaise that has a lot of the same ingredients that you’ll find in egg yolks. It also has vinegar to help with pH levels on the scalp and tame any excess oiliness from the recipe as a whole.
The last thing that I add to this mask recipe is lavender essential oil. You don’t have to include this, but when I’m sitting with this stuff on my head for those few hours, I would rather reap the aromatherapy smell of lavender and relax instead of inhaling salad ingredients.
Though you can mash your ripe avocado, I recommend taking out your blender or food processor to mix all the ingredients to avoid any chunks of avocado sticking to your hair.
If you also want to try some other fabulous homemade hair treatments, check out my banana hair mask and molasses deep-conditioner recipes. If you’re searching for a treatment to help your hair get stronger, I have another home fix that can help you out. I have other DIY hair rescues to address other issues so just search through my hair and DIY section.
DIY Deep-Conditioning Mask for Colored Hair
½ ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and mashed in your blender, a food processor or by hand
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 egg yolk
4 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
In a bowl, place the mashed avocado, oils, egg yolk, mayonnaise, and lavender oil together before mixing well.
Rub this mixture into your scalp and hair thoroughly.
Cover your head with some plastic wrap and wrap your covered heat with a towel or use a shower cap to keep this mask on for at least two to three hours before washing it out with shampoo as you normally would.