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Avocado Recipes for Skin and Hair Care

Avocado, rich in vitamins A, D, E, and essential fatty acids, offers numerous benefits for skin and hair care. Here’s how to incorporate this nutrient-packed fruit into your beauty regimen.

Avocado Hot Oil Treatment

  • Ingredients: 1 tablespoon avocado oil, 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Preparation:
    • Mix the oils and gently heat.
    • Massage into scalp and hair for 15 minutes, focusing on hair ends for those with an oily scalp.
    • Soak a towel in hot water, wring it, and wrap it around your head for 20 minutes.
    • Shampoo and condition as usual.

Hair Mask for Shine and Elasticity

  • Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Method:
    • Blend ingredients into a smooth paste.
    • Apply to damp hair, starting from the scalp and working down.
    • Cover with a shower cap and heat with a hair dryer for 20 minutes.
    • Rinse, shampoo, and condition.

Avocado Facial Cleanser/Mask

  • Ingredients: ½ ripe avocado, ½ cup milk, 1 egg yolk.
  • Preparation:
    • Beat the avocado, milk, and egg yolk to a lotion consistency.
    • Apply to the face and rinse thoroughly for cleansing and hydration.

Skin Soothing Avocado Mask

  • Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Application:
    • Puree the avocado and mix with olive oil.
    • Apply to the face and neck, leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
    • For eye puffiness, combine avocado slices with almond oil and apply around the eyes for 5 minutes.

Dry Scalp Mask

  • Ingredients: 1 mashed avocado, 4 tablespoons sour cream, 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Directions:
    • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
    • Apply to wet hair, massage the scalp, and comb through.
    • Cover with a shower cap or towel for 20 minutes.
    • Rinse well with warm water, then shampoo.

Additional Tips and Uses

  • Avocado Seed for Growth: Don't discard the seed; use it to grow a new avocado plant.
  • Leftover Pulp: Use it for hair and face masks, or compost it.
  • Nutrient Boost: Dry the pulp into a powder and add it to dishes for extra nutrients.
  • Refrigerate or Freeze: If not using immediately, freeze the paste for later use.
  • Hot Oil Massage: Avocado oil can be used for a relaxing scalp massage, promoting hair growth and nourishing the scalp.
  • Shelf Life: Organic avocado oil has a longer shelf life than pure avocado oil.


Avocado, with its plethora of skin and hair benefits, can be a wonderful, natural addition to your beauty routine. These homemade recipes offer nourishing, hydrating, and restorative properties, making them ideal for regular self-care practices.

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  • Danielle Lasit