Today I share with you a different kind of recipe. A natural, homemade hair and face mask that is good enough to eat, with each ingredient offering different benefits!
Avocado is an exotic fruit with many health benefits. It is ideal for dry, brittle, and damaged hair, leaving you with super nourished and shiny hair.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil is naturally high in healthy fatty acids with incredible health benefits. It’s rich in Vitamin E, a fat-soluble anti-oxidant, giving your hair and skin a healthy glow. It’s perfect for stressed hair. It is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and an essential in the pantry. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, it’s not just for the table and the kitchen!”
Yogurt is high in protein, which is important for hair strengthening. It is ideal for very dry hair and also fights dandruff. Yogurt aids in hair growth and moisturizes your hair leaving it with a silky softness and shine. For your face, it adds moisture and brightens your skin.
Probiotic powder. Not only is it good for your gut, but research shows that it’s also great for your skin and hair! Studies have shown that by adding probiotics to skin care products it can improve skin moisture by reducing hydration loss and it preserves the integrity between scalp, skin, and its ability to protect itself.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. Vitamin C straightens hair and also repairs damaged hair follicles. It also soothes your skin, and has
been shown to reduce puffiness, dark spots and fine lines, leaving your skin smoother and brighter.
Homemade Hair and Face Mask
1/2 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup organic whole milk yogurt
1 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
1 teaspoon vitamin c powder (optional)
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until until you have a creamy consistency.
Apply the mixture to hair (roots, length and ends) and gently massage the entire scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 45 minutes then apply mixture to neck and face and leave on an additional 15 minutes.
Rinse well, face and hair, then wash hair with a mild shampoo.
- For oily hair, substitute extra-virgin olive oil with honey and aloe vera gel. Combine plain yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey with a spoonful of aloe vera gel.
You can find traditional Italian recipes, turned to gluten-free alternatives on ‘Pasqualina’s table, Our Italian Family Traditions …The Gluten-Free Way’ available on Amazon 👉 here.