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Has colour damaged your hair? Try this avocado and egg hair mask

Published on:5 September 2021, 08:00am IST
Exposing your tresses to chemicals in hair colours can be very damaging. Applying this avocado and egg mask can be extremely nourishing.
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Nourish your colour damaged hair with this easy-to-make hair mask! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We often find ourselves experimenting with our looks, and hair colour is a time-tested way to enhance your appeal, express yourself, and feel good about your appearance.

Haircare, on the other hand, is a time-intensive pursuit, which requires you to nourish your hair and protect against damage. Hair damage can have an adverse impact on your hair health, aesthetics, and self-esteem. This is where, using hair colour, could be a reason for worry, as chemical-based hair products are linked to hair damage.

The International Journal of Trichology, published a study, as per which chemical based hair colours are full of toxic chemicals, alkaline Ph levels, drying agents, and sulfates. This causes your hair to become dull, lose its shine and strength, and break, due to cuticle damage and hair fibre breakage.

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Colouring your hair can leave it damaged. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nourish your hair

To nourish your hair, a hair mask made of natural ingredients may just do the trick. This is because, you are free to customise it as per your requirements, without risking the damage caused by chemicals. To your rescue, the two ingredients that can help you get rid of dry and damaged hair, and are avocados and eggs.

Here’s how avocados and eggs can help nourish your hair

Eggs are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as selenium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, lecithin, and phosphorus. This powerful combination of nutrients helps in promoting hair growth and making your tresses silky and smooth. Eggs help strengthen the hair follicles and roots, thereby, fighting any damage caused to them.

Avocados are loaded with vitamin E, K and C, along with potassium, protein, oleic acid, and folate. These nutrients help prevent hair loss and act as a natural moisturizer. Using this fruit could help make your hair smooth, shiny, strong, and supple. This is a great ingredient to make the roots and shaft strong, and revitalise damaged hair ends.

So, are you ready to nourish your hair and protect it from damage?

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This avocado and egg hair mask will nourish colour damaged hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s what you need to make the avocados and eggs hair mask

-½ avocado
-1 egg
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-Small bowl

Here’s how to make and use the hair mask to fight damaged hair

Step 1: Break the egg and add it to a blender. Now, mix the avocado with the egg, and blend the ingredients together.

Step 2: Blend the ingredients, till it forms a lump-free paste.

Tip: You can also use a hand whisk for the eggs, and mash the avocado. Then mix the two ingredients to form a paste.

Step 3: Transfer the past to a small bowl, and add olive oil to it. Mix the ingredients, and ensure a smooth consistency is maintained. Your hair mask is ready to use!

Step 4: Apply the paste on your hair, from roots, scalp to tips.

Step 5: Gently massage your hair for 10-15 minutes using the paste.

Step 6: Keep the hair mask on for 2-3 hours, and then wash off with cold water. Follow it up with a shampoo.

So ladies, using this hair mask once or twice a week will help you nourish your hair, and prevent damage!

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