Oh, how I love this mask for lazy mornings. If you have time, some coffee, and good magazine to read, I definitely recommend lazily hanging out with the sound of rain, and the sweet smell of honey and avocado all over your hair. It's funny to think about hair masks and the way they taste, but this one is delicious and would make a great sub for any spread on a sandwich. But today, I'm using it on my hair.
I've heard this particular avocado potion works even on swimmer's hair, which is a feat with all that chlorine, and this particularly entertaining Allure article gives it a pretty massive thumbs up. The recipe used in Allure is slightly different, but same effect essentially. Honey and avocado both act as a humectant, which means whether you're using them on your hair or skin, it helps to lock in moisture and can be especially helpful in winter months when skin is dryer due to the elements. I say 'elements' like I know, I live in California. Aside from using this as a spread for your sandwich and a hair mask, you can also use it as a face mask. Honey is moisturizing, anti-bacterial and has trace amounts of naturally occurring peroxide so it's safe on acne prone skin.
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1/2 an avocado
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- note: if you have longer or thicker hair double this recipe
- I start by applying this to dry hair working up from my ends, if I don't have enough for the roots I'm mostly fine with it. I have oily roots anyway. I like to work it well into the ends, and the bottom half of my hair which gets mysteriously dryer than the top.
- Leave on for 30-45 minutes,
- Optional use a shower cap to insulate heat to get the most benefit out of it.