Avocado-Hair-Mask-Collage 2(Note: this blog post originally appeared on My Daily Bubble. You can check it out here along with other great parenting, cooking and healthy living tips!) 

Sometimes I not very good at using up things in my kitchen, and avocados go way past their prime. I hate to waste them since they are quite pricey so I came up with a quick hair conditioning treatment to use it instead.

Here’s how you do it. Mix:

  • 1/2 very ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. honey 

All together in a bowl. I let it sit for about 5 minutes or so to let the coconut oil start stiffening up again. Once its ready (it’ll be a thinner consistency, but still easily applied to your hair), work from the ends into the roots and apply the entire mixture to your head. If you have shorter hair, you may not need the whole thing to really cover your hair.

Let it sit on your hair for a good 30 to 60 minutes. I usually do a facemask at the same time or go read a book for a little bit to help pass the time. 

Once you feel like your hair has had a good chance to soak in all the wonderfulness from the mask, jump in the shower and start to lather up your hair with shampoo. DON’T get your hair wet first. If you shampoo first then rinse with water, it’ll help to rinse out the mask easier. I usually shampoo this out twice to make sure that its thoroughly rinsed out. I’ll then condition like normal.

This mask will leave your hair super manageable, shiny and soft – all things that are really hard to find in the winter! Note – get your avocado as ripe as possible so you make a super smooth paste (with no chunks!). Its going to make quite a mess in your shower, and the chunks will make it even harder to clean up.