Tip Tuesday: Repair that hair!

I’ve been testing different ingredient mixtures for a homemade mask to make your hair it’s healthiest for a while now and I finally came up with the perfect mix.Incredible easy-to-make treatment for damaged hair!

I know, it kind of looks like an uncooked omelet.
It really does belong on your hair though. I promise.

The Recipe:

1 Egg {for the protein -& the natural moisture)
1 Avocado {this guy is a hair power house it’s oils are light and moist and full of nutrients that will moisturize an smooth out your tresses}
3 TBS Olive oil {for shine & strength}
1 TBS Honey {Which is a natural humectant – which means it attracts and locks in moisture and helps seal split ends!}

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients together until its fairly smooth. Starting with the ends, massage the goop (cause trust me it is goopy and it does feel a little like your having a food fight with yourself at first) into your hair right on up to the scalp (my scalp had seen a little too much sun and this soothed it so nicely!)
Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse and wash (preferably with Wen:)

When I got out of the shower after using this I was kind of surprised because my hair didn’t feel much different but once it started drying HOLY WOW! Such softness and shine. It air dried frizz free as well….and made me wonder why I pay so much for intense deep conditioners when this is just sitting in my kitchen.

If you try it I gotta hear about your results!
Oh and don’t forget to send me those Glamour Shot for the contest. You guys are gonna die when you see the submissions I’ve already got. They are magnificent.

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71 thoughts on “Tip Tuesday: Repair that hair!

  1. Third trimester pregnancy symptom: I read this and immediately wanted to eat an avocado. Maybe I’ll use half an avocado on my hair and eat the other half?

    My hair could really use this. This winter has been so brutal on my skin and hair.
    (I will say that in my part of the country buying a drugstore deep conditioner would be cheaper. Avocados are pricey at this time of year.)

    • I’m 30 weeks preggo and had the same thought: how could I do this mask without eating the avocado? I really sat here thinking about it: “well, I could spread just a little avocado on toast and use the rest for the mask…”

      And Cara–how could you stand the raw egg while dealing with morning sickness?

    • I also don’t like Wen, so don’t worry!! :) I have long, thick, curly hair and it was just too much for it. I had a hard time rinsing it out of my hair. :( I did like the way my hair felt at first, but it just got to be too much.

  2. Are there any ingredients in this mixture that could damage or change my color treated hair? I had recently heard about washing your hair with a baking soda vinegar mix by someone who didn’t color their hair but thankfully I learned it would strip my color before I used it!!! Thanks!

    • When you mix baking soda (base) and vinegar (acid) it just makes salt and water. I wish people would stop mixing these and expecting amazing things. Now, individually, these probably work a lot better. Well, unless salt water does something for you. Hope that helps!

  3. Instead of using the whole avocado, what about using avocado oil. I use this in a blend on my face at night and it seems a whole lot less messy than the whole avocado.

  4. I use this all the time on my hair with all the ingrediens mentioned minus the avocado. Another difference is that I leave it overnight by covering my tresses with a showercap & a satin bonnet on top of that. At first I expected the mixture to smell really bad but surprisingly it doesn’t. Guaranteed moisturized hair :)

  5. It is amazing how we think so much alike. I just did and Beauty 101: How do I get my hair to grow? article on my post last Friday. It had using an avocado hair mask as one of the tips. I hope you are feeling better. It is good to see your blog active again. If you while you are resting have time hope you will come by my blog again. Anyone else is welcome also. Just click on my name to get there.

  6. question about the wen: how many pumps do you use? I have long hair, similar in length to yours and I felt like I needed to use a 1/4 of the bottle each time, so I gave up b.c that is waaaay too expensive. I wanted to like it but I felt like I was doing it wrong.

    • I use about 10 pumps, but I focus it in my roots and then wash it out through my ends. I also buy the BIG containers cause I feel like I save a lot of money doing it that way! It is SO expensive though, I’ve been working on a DIY for it for a while. When I come up with the right mix it’s going to be a good day for my wallet! haha

  7. Be careful with the avocado when mixing it!! I would recommend blending it! I did this once, but only tried mashing it with a fork. Tiny avocado pieces got stuck in my hair and it took FOREVER to pick it out with my fingers in the shower! Even after I got out, I still found some stray pieces! The result is great as long as you blend everything well. :)

  8. Does it matter what kind of honey you use? Meaning, can it be grocery store bought or should it be natural/organic…..

    Also, in regards to Wen, I stumbled upon a comparable product when researching Wen a while back. Hair One, which I found at Sally Beauty Supply, is about $11 I believe, and is said to be the same as Wen.

  9. Personal experience – honey makes my hair get dandruff! I applied it into different home masks and realized that it’s the honey that’s the issue. Between, if you’d rather eat the avocado at one point, just the egg does amazing work as well!

  10. I was kinda disappointed with this one! I’m sure everything works different for everyone, but for some reason this just made my hair feel very damaged when wet and once it had air-dried: my hair was that stretchy mess you get when you use too much heat/bleach and it gets wet, and when it dried it was frizzy and tangled. I did see more shine though, so that’s one plus? I think the recipe was just too much protein for my hair-I used the egg and I also used plain Greek yogurt, and I think all that protein was just too much. So my advice: stick to Cara’s actual recipe and if you have very damaged hair be careful when using anything with protein! :) Oh and also, blending the avocado (as I think some other people commented above) works WAY better than trying to mash it up by hand!

    • Oh no!! It might be the case! I know that when I’ve put too much protein in my hair it makes it feel brittle and damaged :( I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you Madison!

  11. For all you wen lovers here is my trick I always save an old bottle and with my new I pour half in the old and then fill the rest with water shake and use like normal! Seriously works like a charm. they recommend to keep adding moisture anyways so this way you do and end up using less with the same results :)

  12. I tried this as soon as I saw it and it worked great! My hair was sooo soft and shiny! My hair is dry from color and using a curling iron and it made difference ! I also smeared it on my face and it made it incredibly soft too!

  13. Sounds like a lovely mask! My hair has been super dry due to the cold and long Canadian winters. But, I love eating avocados so much that I don’t know if I can give one half away for a hair mask!

    Definitely going to bookmark this hair mask recipe if I ever have overdue avocados to use!

    SusanLoves…

  14. So sad that people post hair treatments with egg in them. If anyone has actually tried this, ahem, me, you know that the egg actually cooks as you wash it out if you’re in a normal temp shower. Not pretty, not glamorous, and it doesn’t make your hair look better than before. In fact, you end up looking homeless and smell like it too. Just try pulling cooked egg chunks out of your hair for a week!

    I usually love your posts but it seems like you didn’t even test this out or you’d know the disaster that would be.

    • When repairing damage or even rinsing out conditioner, it’s always best to use lukewarm or cool water so that it closes the hair shaft and seals in the moisture. Water that cooks the egg is too hot for hair.

  15. This looks gross but I just might try it!
    Lately I’ve been obsessed with 1940’s hair styles but I just can’t figure out how they did it. Any tips?

  16. I actually tried this and was impressed. It does work. I didn’t use the honey because we were out. After blow drying my hair, it was soft and less frizzy. I will do this one again. Thanks!

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  20. Alright. Just read this post and litterally jumped up and put the ingredients in my foodprosessor and got in the shower. I don’t use Wen, so I shampooed first, got out of the shower. But a facemask on, and this in my hair. Sat in the sofa with a nice, ice cold glass of pepsi max for about half an hour. Got in the shower again, rinsed it out (really well!) and but conditioner in. Like someone have mentioned already my hair felt VERY stringy and when my ends started to dry I saw them frizz A LOT. But, here’s the twist: Half my hair (from about below my ears down) is chemically fried (a whim I got going brunette from semi-bleached blonde, back to blonde again within 6 months….), and the other half (from below my ears and up) is healthy virgin hair. Soooo, I put my regular hair oil in my ends because I saw the frizz, and just let it air dry completely. Now: As you can imagine I got mixed results. My damaged hair didn’t benefit from this treatment (all though I didn’t think so either, nothing really do except of highly expencive protein treatments and hair oil), but the other half that is healthy: WOOOOOW!!!! Suuuupersmooth, NO frizz, high shine without looking greasy.

  21. Just tried this and loved it. My hair isn’t much shinier but softer, which is saying something because my hair is naturally soft. Short of getting weird guacamole everywhere in my bathroom (that the dog licked up) I love this recipe and will definitely do again. Probably soon, I bought two avocados.

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  23. Tried this today with a friend! She has very long, thick hair and really struggled to get it all out. She still has a few pieces of leftover avocado stuck in her hair! However, it has made my processed, thin hair more soft and smooth and it isn’t even completely dry yet. It definitely helped and was fun to do with a friend!

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  25. OMG!!! This is super good!!! I have long hair and chemically treated hair and this was really good natural way of treating it. Wow wow and wo.w….. I am doing it every week!!!! Thank you!!!

  26. Avocado and honey. Now I’m hungry! Sounds like a great weekly hair mask and I’ve got all ingredients in my own kitchen. lol. I could perhaps add in a few drops of my favorite hair serum into the mix. I’ve got Pro Naturals Hair Repair System Argan Oil Serum and It really did wonders to my hair. It could add to the moisturizing effect. :)

  27. Tried this last night and my blonde, damaged, dry hair is silky soft and oh so shiny today!!!… it didn’t help much with frizz, but coconut oil did the trick ;) …Oh and it was actually much easier to wash out than I thought it would be. Thanks!!!

  28. Is there anything I could use instead of Wen?.. I’m from Venezuela and there’s nothing like Wen here :( and it’s way more expensive for us to buy it online :'(

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