Thursday, March 7, 2013

Avocado & Banana Hair Mask

As a vegan, it is difficult to find hair or face mask diys that do not contain animal products, such as honey, yogurt, or eggs. I was so excited when I found this avocado & banana hair mask on Aarean's blog, The Color Issue (I've also featured this on one of my Crafty Saturday posts). Her recipe called for 1 whole avocado and 1 whole banana, but I split the recipe in half because I ate the other half on the avocado when I made vegan tacos the other night. (Half was plenty for my hair and I have fairly think, medium/, curly hair). Here's my version of the hair mask recipe!


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 - 1 avocado
  • 1/2 - 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Directions:
  1. Mash up the banana, avocado, and olive oil together in a bowl.
  2. Apply to dry hair.
  3. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off in the shower!
Ta-da! Now your hair will be extra silky and soft! (Let me know if you try it out!)

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip!!

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  2. Hi Melissa! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today! ALSO- I'm so interested in this hair mask. MY hair could really use a deep condition right now. Maybe I'll give this one a try!

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  3. Ooh I will try this in a few days time! Looks very goodxx

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  4. My hair is so damaged, I could really use this. And I don't have to buy hair masks, which are so expensive. Thanks for the help! xx

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  5. It looks gross, but I've done one of these before and it works wonders! Good post!
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  6. oooh fun idea - i might have to try this out! thanks for stopping by my blog - following you now! :)
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  7. I've tried it before and it left so much chunks on my hair! Lol!! I had a hard time taking them out so whenever I have avocado, I will only use it on my face and not hair =P

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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  8. Oooh this sounds doable! May have to give it a try :)

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  9. This looks great! I've been using straight coconut oil on my girls which works great but you've got to get the exact right amount or it ends up greasy.
    We grow avocados so it's going to be nice and cheap too!
    Thanks for visiting my bog!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
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  10. Need to try this!

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    - Justine x

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  11. Oh, I would totally try this out if I didn't have dreads ;)

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  12. oh nice, new follower here!
    xo
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  13. SOOOOO GOING TO TRY THIS!!!!!

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  14. also I'm assuming you wash it out with shampoo right? -inexperienced hair mask person here-

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    1. I actually don't use shampoo so I just rinsed it out. it left a bit of a greasiness to it, but because my hair is so dry and curly, it was fine.

      xo Melissa

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  15. That sounds great. I wonder was it difficult to wash off? I know a good eco hair mask is hard to find if you´re allergic to soy like me :)

    xx

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    1. it wasn't hard to wash off, but it did clog up the drain a bit!

      xo Melissa

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  16. I love the idea of natural ingredient products i think its just better then anything you can buy. I'm going to try this out soon x

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  17. I could really use a hairmask!

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  18. Sounds good. Did it weigh your hair down at all?

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    1. not really at all! my hair still curled right up when I styled it!

      xo Melissa

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  19. I really want to try this. I never use products that have been tested on animals and I try to avoid products with animal products in them but it's difficult sometimes so I love finding new things like this that you can have fun with at home without the guilt of knowing that animals were harmed :(

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  20. Hey hun
    I just found your blog and I love it!
    really nice lay out!love the variety of posts
    and your nice images!
    Check my blog if you want and maybe follow if you like it
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  21. Wow, that looks and sounds good! I need to try it...I have been neglecting my hair as far as deep conditioning. I'm just afraid that the people in my house will eat it before I get a chance to use it!

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