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Avocado Hair Mask

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mashed avocado

Use the flat edge of your knife or back of a spoon to mash the avocado flesh.

Avocado Hair Mask Recipe

An all-natural DIY hair mask using avocado and olive oil, perfect for dry hair and scalp. The mask do not keep well and it is recommended to use it within a day.


  • 1 ripe avocado pitted, peeled and mashed*
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil substitute with jojoba oil or sweet almond oil for colour-treated hair

You also need:

  • disposable shower cap
  • whisk

* To cut a ripe avocado, use a knife to halve the avocado lengthwise around the seed. Use one hand to grab the top half of the avocado and your other hand to grab the lower part, then twist the avocado to separate. Stab the seed with tip of the knife to remove. Place avocado flesh on a chopping board and use the flat edge of your knife or back of a spoon to mash the avocado.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk mashed avocado with olive oil until well combined.
  2. Apply hair mask on damp hair, including the scalp and hair ends. Tuck your hair in a shower cap.
  3. After 20 minutes, rinse off the hair mask while massaging the scalp. Shampoo as usual. Enjoy your silky soft hair!

Noob Cook Tips

  1. You can do variations to the hair mask by adding 1/2 tbsp honey or plain yoghurt to the above recipe.
  2. The shower cap is useful to reduce mess and aid absorbency (the heat seals in the hair mask).
  3. If you have colour-treated hair, substitute olive oil with jojoba oil or sweet almond oil, as olive oil may lighten hair highlights.
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37 comments on “Avocado Hair Mask”

  1. can we substitute the olive oil for vegetable oil?

  2. What is the shelf Life of this product and does it have to be refridgerated, if not being used immediately?

  3. I tried it for the first time today. Two weeks ago, I bid farewell to harsh chemicals. I did a lemon and honey mask for my face and it is absolutely fabulous – goodbye to endless oily face. The lemon is an astringent and honey, a moisturizer.
    As for the avocado hair mask, I mashed one ripened avocado, a tablespoon of honey and some Amla oil ( very popular with Indians ). I mixed all together and applied it on my dry hair, I thereafter massaged my hair thoroughly and covered with a shower cap for about 40 minutes. I washed it off with a shampoo after. I’m however confused, some sites recommend the hair mask on dry hair, while others on damp hair.
    I’m African by the way, female with very chemically damaged hair and unsightly receding hairline at 33 years and I’m hoping to regrow my hair back soonest using natural remedies.

  4. I read up on this while I was at work so i called to tesco on my way home n bought 2 advacados (for 2 pound may I add) I went home and followed the steps and within 2 hours I genuinely had beautiful hair!! It wasnt that gross i mushed it n mixed it slapped it in my hair n sat eating my tea and watching tv for a cpl of hours. I washed it out blow dryed it n hey presto im now laid in bed with the softest straightest hair ive had in a long time! Im just hoping it helps my hair repair and not just cover up the problem as my hair has been living abroad in the red hot sun for 2 years and been dyed numerous times and damaged even further once I returned to england

  5. Will this mask help my teenagers boys dry scalp?

  6. Awesome! Can’t wait to try this Avocado hair mask! I’ve previously used Coconut oil mixed with Olive oil. But feel that your recipe will probably work better for my hair. Thank you!

  7. Can’t wait to try this, my hair is super dry at the moment and needs some tlc! Thankyou. :)

  8. Okay so I have my debs (prom) on Friday, and I want my hair to be all shiny and nice. However I’m worried that if I do this mask on Friday morning, it might make my hair greasy for the event. Has anyone had any grease problems with the mask? Should I do it on Thursday to be safe? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

    • I think everyone’s hair reacts differently. If you can, try it out as early as possible, so that you can see for yourself how this mask works for you.

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