8. Coconut Oil and Avocado
Coconut oil and avocado make a great hair treatment for several reasons. The mixture adds luster to your hair if it's dry, it gets rid of flaking and dandruff, and it keeps your hair safe from the sun, which can be just as damaging to your hair as it is to your skin.
Recipe: Gently heat the coconut oil for about 10 seconds (on the stove or with an essential oil burner, not in the microwave!), then massage one tablespoon of it into your hair from the roots to the tips. While it sets in, mash up an avocado, by hand or using the food processor; as with the banana, you want to end up with a smooth paste. Once it reaches the right consistency, massage the avocado into just the tips of your hair. Let the mixture set for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and shampoo as usual. Again, some users report that it's difficult to rinse out the avocado, but if you make sure the paste is very smooth, that helps – and don't forget to apply it to just the tips of your hair!
How Often: Try this treatment once a week for maximum results.
Where to Buy: You can find coconut oil at most drugstores, some grocery stores and retailers, and in most specialty organic stores. It's also available online from specialty shops and places like Amazon. You can get the avocado at the grocery store or the produce market!