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DIY hair mask: Coconut oil + avocado oilThe one thing I can't live without is a great hair mask. Due to my addiction to curling irons, my ends are always brittle and in desperate need of moisture. In the past, I've always avoided natural oils because I thought they'd leave my hair too stringy. But after celebrity hairstylist Corey Powell of Sally Hershberger Los Angeles (her clients include Cameron Diaz and Hilary Swank) raves about the benefits of a DIY hot oil hair mask, I know I have to give it a shot.
I mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of avocado oil in a mug, nuke it for 30 seconds, and comb it through my dry hair. Yes, it's a bit messy; I find it easiest to apply in small sections, then comb through. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, then hop in the shower to wash it out.
After I blow dry my hair, I notice a big difference. My hair is markedly softer and shinier than before. And the best part? Because avocado oil doesn't have a scent, it just dilutes the coconut aroma and I'm left with a subtle tropical fragrance.
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