Tips and Precautions
- It is always recommended to carry out a simple patch test on the skin with avocado paste/oil to make sure you aren’t allergic to it.
- Make sure the avocado pulp is lump-free and smooth in consistency before applying it on the hair. If the avocado bits are difficult to wash off once the application dries up, use a wide-toothed comb to remove the bits patiently.
- Applying hair masks to damp hair makes the mixture spread more evenly on the hair strands and the scalp.
- For best results, wash off the hair masks with cool water instead of warm or hot water, which strips off the moisture in hair, leaving it dry and lifeless.
- If you have dry hair but an oily scalp, avoid direct application of avocado on hair roots. Start from 1-2 inches above the hair roots and apply till the tips of the hair strands.
- If your hair is thin or limp, avoid using the deep conditioning hair masks, because they tend to weigh the hair down.
- Letting the hair air-dry after any natural avocado hair mask treatment is recommended. Using hair dryers can lead to further damaged, dry and frizzy hair. If you are in a hurry, switch off the warm option on the hair dryer and then dry your hair keeping the dryer at a distance of at least 15 centimeters away.
- Avocado can stain clothes. Always use an old t-shirt and a shower cap to prevent straining.
- Always choose a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free or surfactant-free. They might not produce too much of a lather, but are gentle cleansers of the hair and scalp.
- Instead of a rough towel, use a soft cotton cloth to squeeze out the excess water. Vigorous rubbing leads to damaged hair and split ends.
Say goodbye to dry, damaged and rough hair with any one of these natural combinations of avocado hair masks that suit you.