This sunday morning was rainy and grey. Autumn is definitely around the corner, so the perfect time for some wellness time I say! Candles, music, and a natural homemade hair & face mask to feel good and boost your hair after the summer sun and salty water, what's not to like! I made an avocado hair mask with natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Nothing beats homemade beauty products. It's so much healthier, cheaper, smells better, fun to make it yourself, and better for the planet as well. "If you can't eat, don't put it on your skin". I'm trying to apply this saying as often as I can and changing little by little my products. The skin is the body's largest organ and everything you put on your skin is absorbed in your body, so that means all the chemicals found in your lotion, shampoo, face cream, and make up. Yep! Not very glamorous, right?!
Avocados are not only delicious & healthy but also rich in nutrients that nourish and hydrate your skin and hair. They contain monounsaturated fat that makes your hair shine and provide vitamin C and E. They help against pollution and strengthen damaged hair. Pretty much the same for olive oil, where the omega 6 helps grow hair.
Honey is a moisturizer and egg yolk is full of protein that helps build and grow your hair.
Coconut oil has so many health benefits and is also the perfect moisturizer for your skin. That's what I use mainly on my body as lotion. It doesn't leave your skin oily at all and it smells delicious- island smell! It's been used for years in the tropics as a skin and hair product. It repairs and strengthen damaged hair and helps your hair grow thanks to the vitamin E and lauric acid.
Avocado Hair Mask:
All you need:
- 1 avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil (for those of you who have highlights, its better to use almond or jojoba oil as the olive oil lightens your hair)
Mix all the ingredients together to have a smooth consistence like a hair conditioner. Apply the mask on your hair (easier when wet) and make sure to massage your scalp. Try not to splash your bathroom walls with greens! ;) Leave it for 30 minutes. Put a shower cap on. Rinse well with cold water and then apply your usual shampoo. It works wonders and makes super smooth soft shiny hair.
Don't throw away your egg white! You can use it for a face mask. That's what I love with fresh real food, every ingredient has a healthy purpose! ;) Egg whites are good for blackheads and to tighten the skin.
Do you have any homemade beauty recipe?
Happy Wellness Day!