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DIY Deep-Conditioning Hair Mask

July 20, 2016

I’m not gonna pretend like I have this whole perfect hair thing figured out. If you follow me on Snapchat then you know my hair can be a bit of a rat’s nest when I don’t take care of it.

Want silky, voluminous and nourished hair? Here are my tips to taking the best care of your hair and come along for my Healthy Haircare Routine.I’m not someone who was blessed with the perfect natural wave even after a night of tossing and turning on it. I have thick, dry, curly hair than is kind of a bitch to deal with.

I’m working on getting more comfortable with wearing it curly (I’m sure you guys have seen a few pics every now and then), but if I’m going out into public it’s almost always straight or curled with a curling wand.

After years of dying it blonde and straightening it far too often, my hair entered it’s mid-20s in a bit of a crisis. I’ve spent the last 2-3 years trying to help it recover. My hair is now healthier, more nourished and just all-around less dead looking.

Here’s what I’ve done to establish my healthy haircare routine:

HAIR MASK

I swear that a once-a-month hair mask is what totally saved my hair. I used to do it every other week but these days it doesn’t need such an intensive intervention. I’ve tried every hair mask under the sun, but they either made my hair too greasy (I’m looking at you coconut oil), too dirty (defeats the purpose of a hair mask when you have to wash it 3 times to get the egg out…) or just didn’t work at all. That is until I discovered the avocado + banana hair mask that has totally changed the game.

Watch this video to learn how I make it and the benefits of avocado and banana for your hair!

ONCE A WEEK WASH

I know this might sound gross or unattainable to some of you, but I only wash my hair once a week. Unless I have a super sweaty workout, I’m pretty consistent about sticking to this. It took me about a year to train my hair to last this long, but if you’re committed to the process you will both save time, money and your hair sticking to this method.

Start slow by washing it every other day, then every three days, five days etc…In time your hair won’t be nearly as greasy as it used to be, and the natural oils will actually help nourish your hair!

USE A NATURAL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Some people swear by the “no-poo” method, but I found it dried my hair out. Instead I use a natural shampoo and conditioner from my favorite local company, Sudsatorium. They’re made without sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, DEA, TEA or parabens. They’re all-natural, made from organic, vegan, cruelty-free ingredients that are cleansing and nourishing for your hair. When shopping for S & C, lookout for the ingredients I listed above.

SudsatoriumMINIMIZE HEAT

I used to straighten my hair everyday. No joke. My hair was completely fried at the ends and everytime I went to get it cut they would tell me they needed to take off like 6 inches. I would cry. It was a mess.

Now that I wash my hair once a week, I ONLY use heat once a week. Unless I have a random fancy event, I wont’ even go near the hot tools for the rest of the week. It’s challenging to not iron that one rogue strand or curl that one straight piece, but I found that once I started I suddenly was ironing or curling my whole head. The heat from your tools can be so damaging so try to use them as little as possible.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Want shiny, long, voluminous hair? Then eat a healthy diet rich with leafy greens, nourishing fats and LOTS of water. It’s not just what you do on the outside, but what you do on the inside. Some foods that are especially rich for your hair include:

-avocados!!!
-nuts, seeds, oils
-salmon and other omega fatty fish
-eggs
-lentils
-spinach and dark leafy greens

Many of these foods are rich in biotin and keratin, which help promote healthy hair growth along with iron, folate and a whole slew of other vitamins that help support cell regeneration. Don’t forget to load up on water to keep your hair hydrated!

toronto - lifestyle - photographer -branded - content - creation - bettina bogar - toronto - photographerThere are lots of other ways you can support your hair, like removing dead-ends, hair rinses, and oils but these are the few I’ve found to be the most helpful.

I’d love to hear your healthy hair tips so feel free to drop them in the comments below!


avos_logoDisclaimer: This post is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico – Canada. I’m so excited to continue our collaboration in 2016 as a Canadian Ambassador. Looking forward to bringing you more avotastic posts!


 

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    Laurence
    January 14, 2021 at 11:23 am

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    kate
    March 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Thanks for your sharing

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    Amelia Clayton
    December 1, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Thanks for your valuable suggestion about deep conditioning avocado hair mask.

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    Amelia Clayton
    November 3, 2018 at 2:22 am

    WOW!!! This article helpful for me about Deep Conditioning Avocado Hair Mask and Healthy Haircare Routine. I worried about hair care. Now my confusion has cleared by your review and videos. I have gotten much information from your article. But I have a little question that, how many days later will I use shampoo for hair quickly grow and strong in a week alongside with best foods? Could you please suggest me? Then I will be benefited by your valuable consultancy.

    Thanks Davida and Keep it up……………………

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    Belady
    September 3, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I often have some bad habits to ruin my hair. Haizz I have to fix it, Thank you for the article extremely useful

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    Women Beauty Hub
    May 1, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Amazing Tips! Thanks for sharing great info about Avocado

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