I’ve talked a lot about healthy eating
but what we put on our bodies is almost as important as what we’re
putting in our bodies. Our skin being our largest organ is a gateway for
toxins and can absorb 60-70% of any topical products we use. Before we run out to the store to buy that $30 bottle of lotion filled with unknown ingredients – we
can look in our kitchen cabinets for natural and simple beauty solutions. The great news
are that all the DIY recipes won’t require any cooking skills and it’s
super cost effective!
To kick-off the series, I will start with what needs most work on myself: my hair. Woah, my poor hair! I should have that shiny, to-die-for black silky Asian hair. Instead, I have more of a too-dyed-for(getable) hair. Between the curling iron, sun in Chelan, and hair dyes- I was in need of some serious hair recovery. If you didn’t know already our hair is comprised of protein, 80% Keratin to be exact. Which means that the best hair products should help maintain a healthy balance of moisture and protein. Unfortunately most store-bought products are filled with ingredients like alcohol and mineral oil which do the exact opposite. But this natural, homemade protein hair mask instantly made my hair shiny and softer. So what’s in this miraculous mask? It’s simple. Three ingredients: egg yolk, avocado, and olive oil. I love knowing exactly what goes into my hair. I’m not saying it made my hair grow miraculously but I think overtime I will get results. Hello Mermaid Hair!
YIELD: 1 treatment | PREP TIME: 5 minutes | TREATMENT TIME: 20 minutes
This treatment is effective enough that you should only do it 2 times each month.
Best to apply this in the shower as it will get a bit messy. Make sure you rinse off your tub to avoid nasty ‘leftover’ avocado paste 🙂
Vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss or hair to grow slowly. Avocado oil contains many proteins and vitamins, including A,D, E and B6
as well as magnesium, folic acid, amino acids, copper and iron, all of
which can help with both hair growth and nourishment.