Avocado Coconut Oil Hair Mask

by Susan on August 9, 2013

Avocado Coconut Hair Mask @Rawmazing.comMy darling daughter was recently in town for a visit. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to introduce her to my new home, the San Francisco Bay area. We had an amazing time and once again, I was reminded what a remarkable young woman she has grown into. I love that at 23, she is into healthy eating and skin care, creates a lot of her own recipes and is a wiz in the kitchen. We hiked, made food together, spent a day in the city and a day at the shore. It was a wonderful visit.

While she loved the heat without humidity, she was less impressed on the toll it had taken on my hair. “Mom, your hair looks a little dry and frizzy”, she informed me one afternoon. From the mouths of babes, right? I couldn’t disagree as I had been noticing the dryness myself. Off to the kitchen we went as I whipped up a great hair mask for both of us.

Honestly, I knew it would help, but I wasn’t prepared for the transformation these three simple ingredients created! Both Kaia (youngest daughter) and I ended up with hair that was shiny and silky. We both agreed that our hair hasn’t looked this good for months! I made an immediate promise to myself to use this mask at least once a month

Hair Mask www.Rawmazing.com

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Vanessa August 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

This sounds fabulous! I’ve lived by the beach for a year and a half now. And lately I’ve noticed my hair needs a little more love than it used to. Can’t wait to try this and treat my locks to some lusciousness. Thank you!


Alex Elle August 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I love this! Will be trying and sharing with my readers. <3


Aimee B. August 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm

This looks amazing! Does it REALLY wash out? I had a very bad experience with coconut oil. No many how many times I washed my hair it was bent on remaining, and I looked like Professor Snape’s sister for the longest time, lol!


Susan August 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm

It washes out easily. :-) You can always shampoo twice if you are worried.


Sue August 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Perfect timing!!!!!! My hair looks like straw at the present time 😀
Thanks so much!
Glad you and daughter had a great visit!!


Jan August 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm


OK – I want to try this.

Will it color my hair green – I have long white hair.




Susan August 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I honestly don’t know. I wouldn’t think so but if you are concerned, you may want to try it some where it won’t show first.


Sheila August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Where is the best place to purchase quality essential oils? I will definitely try the mask. Who doesn’t want beautiful silky hair?


Marilys August 10, 2013 at 1:49 am

hi should i wash the avocado mix firts with water then the shampoo? Or because the hair is kinda wet i apply shampoo with the avocado mix?


Susan August 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

Apply to dry hair. Then rinse out the avocado mask and shampoo.


Marilys August 10, 2013 at 1:50 am

Can this be use for curly hair, mens and kids hair?


Tiffany Andrea August 10, 2013 at 5:33 am

This sounds great, I’m definitely going to try!

Sheila, Native American Nutritionals is a wonderful company to get essentials oils from. I have yet to find better quality and price :)


Lou Whitcomb August 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

This sounds great, thank you for sharing.


Angela August 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

@ Marilys this is excellent for Curly hair, adds a lot of moisture and shine.


Allysia K August 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Pinned this – looks like a great idea! My hair tends to dry out really easily, so I’m going to have to try this out sometime soon. Thank you!


Susan August 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I have a lot of natural wave and it was wonderful.


Dianne August 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm

In answer to Jan’s question, not a good idea for blondes to use this. Asked my colourist. Also, the same applies for an oil like olive oil because of the green pigments. But…coconut oil is great and also Morrocan Oil finally is making theirs in a ‘light’ version for us blondes!


Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today August 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Than you for sharing this, my hair need it as well.


kimmythevegan August 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Hah – silly me thinking that avocado was only good for eating ;p
I will be trying this out as I have noticed lately my hair is getting dry and frizzy :/
I just recently started reading your blog, so I don’t know about many past posts – but I just recently (well, a year ago now…) moved to the Bay Area myself. Small world =)


Debbie August 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Thank you for sharing this! Sounds like a delicious hair treat that I am looking forward to trying! :-)


Candy August 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Great idea. I often buy Avocados that are 50-70% brown when I open them – such a nuisance and it seems such a waste to throw them away. Now I know what to use them for instead.


Shannon finley August 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I used this recipe in my hair and my husbands and it is seriously the BEST. I have recommended it to others and have shared it enthusiastically. It left our hair so incredibly soft, healthy and shiny. Truth be told.. I had a hard time using an avocado for my hair and not my tummy. :) But hey, small sacrifice for beauty. Thanks Susan.


Susan August 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm

@Shannon…I know! Crazy, isn’t it? I am starting to use avocados that are a little past their prime, as Candy suggested.


jackie September 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm

how often can you use this teartment?


Susan September 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I wouldn’t use it more than once a week.


Running Betty September 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

I wish you had before and after photos from the back of your heads. How do we know how well it worked?? one person’s rawmazing is not necessarily mine…


Susan September 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I guess you will just have to try it. Or not. :-)


Gillian November 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I recently colored my hair a dark coppery red after 30 years of being blonde. I’m such a fan of home made hair and skin treatments, but I’ve been so nervous about doing anything that might harm this new (and expensive) color. Any idea if this recipe is harmful to bottled color? I know to stay away from anything with citrus in it.
All I know is the ends of my hair are super dry and my poor scalp has been crazy flaky–something I’ve never had a problem with.


Susan November 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I wish I had an answer for you but I don’t know that science. Maybe ask your colorist?


Elizabeth Reveron February 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

I hace color treated hair in a reddish almost blonde and highlights and it works great
Doesn’t fade the color!!! Cause it doesn’t have chemicals!!!


Angelique Odom February 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Does this work for locs?


Susan February 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

I honestly have no experience with the care of locs. Sorry!


Nicole April 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Hi what can I use in place of the rosemary essential oil? I can’t seem to find it anywhere?


Dora Kecmer April 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I used this recipe except instead of an avcado I replaced with about 4 tablespoons of avacado oil. Like Susan, I could not believe the results. They were unbelievably gorgeous!


Lily May 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Stumbled upon this and while I am always wary to try things like this in my hair, I am just dying to try this. I have thin hair but a lot of it that’s slippery but getting dry from the sun. So, I ordered coconut oil! Thank you so much for this!


Megan July 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

What else could I use in place of the rosemary oil?


danyelle August 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Does it work good on African American hair


Susan August 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I haven’t tried it, Danyelle, but I don’t see why not. Let us know! Cheers!


Jen January 4, 2015 at 12:36 am

This was so lovely, glad I stumbled across this! My coarse thick hawaiian filipino hair is like silk! I had extra avocados today so I tried it after the beach. I actually put the leftovers on my face to moisturize my dried winter skin (yes even in Hawaii the air can get dry in the winter).


Estefania June 19, 2015 at 12:52 am

Can I use almond oil instead of the rosemary oil?


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