DIY Avocado Masks for Silky Skin and Hair

Avocado masks are the perfect way to hydrate your skin and hair. Avocados contain essential fatty acids, biotin, and vitamins B, C, and E, which soften and strengthen your hair and skin. For skin, avocados slow aging, prevent UV damage, reduce breakouts, and calm inflammation, some research says. This super fruit also contains potassium and magnesium, which seal the hair cuticle to make your hair shine. In fact, there isn’t much that the avocado doesn’t do.

Watch the videos below to learn how to make avocado masks for your skin and hair. With regular use, your skin and hair will look smoother, younger, and more radiant.

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Five DIY Avocado Face Masks

This first video shows you how to make five avocado masks to achieve different results. Skip to the designated location in the video to learn how to make each type of mask.

1:08: Natural Exfoliation—1/2 avocado + 4 tablespoons oatmeal

1:48 Natural Glow—1/2 avocado + 1 tablespoon honey

2:21 Regenerating Mask—1/2 avocado + 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

2:54 Brightening Mask—1/2 avocado + ½ lemon

3:20 Hydrating Mask—1/2 avocado + 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

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Avocado Hair Mask

Now, it’s time to treat your hair. This video guides you through the steps to make avocado hair masks to revive your locks.

Combine the following ingredients into a blender until the mixture is creamy like a conditioner. Avoid simply mashing the avocado with a fork, or you’ll wind up with a head full of green chunks.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice (olive, coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/8 cup canned coconut milk (or as much as necessary to achieve the desired consistency)
  • (Optional) 7 drops lavender oil and 4 drops rosemary oil

Customize by adding essential oils of your choice. Apply the mixture to hair, leave on for an hour, and then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

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