With more sun around (and hopefully a 3-month heat wave on the way, yes!) I’ve been thinking about ways to protect hair and help nourish its dry ends.

This homemade, all-natural conditioning mask is free from harsh chemicals and thanks to the avocado, is really rich and moisturising. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to prepare, uses a handful of ingredients and it smells great! Here’s how to make it…

Homemade avocado honey olive oil hair mask recipe

Avocado, Honey & Olive Oil Hair Mask

INGREDIENTS

½ a ripe avocado (pitted and scooped out)
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1-2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

Homemade avocado honey olive oil hair mask recipe

METHOD

1. Mash the avocado (the riper the better) using a spoon and mix in the olive oil and honey. Add a couple of drops of essential oil if you wish.

2. Brush into dry hair using a comb or pastry brush (concentrate mainly on the ends).

3. Tie your hair up or pop on a shower cap, being careful not to get the mask on your clothes.

4. Put your feet up and relax for 15-20 minutes.

5. Shampoo and condition your hair as normal.

Homemade avocado honey olive oil hair mask recipe

I’ve been using the avocado, honey and olive oil hair mask once a week as a deep hair treatment and I’m finding it leaves me with super soft hair that’s really easy to manage. If you have a bit more time to pamper yourself, why not try out our organic adzuki bean face mask too?

Are there any natural ingredients you already use as part of your beauty regime? Share them with us using #madewiththought – we’d love to hear from you.

Jo x