Cardi B. might be the most polarizing female rap artist of this day and time, but hate her or love her, one thing is true: she is a natural beauty. She often showcases herself on social media without makeup, wigs, and extensions and her natural hair is long, thick, and healthy-looking. After she shared her homemade avocado/mayo hair mask on Tik Tok/IG I wasn’t surprised when the post went viral, cause shawty got inches.
I’m always down to for a homemade beauty treatment, so here’s my approach to Cardi B.’s avocado mayo hair mask. My treatment differs from hers in that I didn’t use eggs and Jamaican Black Castor Oil with the avocado and mayo, just sweet almond oil, since that’s what I had in my cupboard. I applied this treatment before washing, straightening, and trimming my hair a few weeks ago and it helped to replenish my hair, which tends to shed more often during late summer heatwaves. I also found it to be soothing to my dry, itchy scalp. Thanks for the natural beauty tip, Cardi. 🙂
Avocado — moisturizes hair, repairs damage, soothes scalp inflammation and reduces breakage (source)
Sweet almond oil — softens and strengthens hair, conditions hair and scalp (source)
Mayonnaise — the eggs and oil in mayo add luster and shine, reduces frizz (source)
Sweet almond oil
I mixed the ingredients in a bowl until a smooth paste formed, using a whisk to achieve a pudding-like texture.
Then I put a towel around my neck and separated my dry hair into four sections. I applied the hair mask to each section, coating from root to tip.
I secured my hair and covered with a plastic cap for about 3 or 4 hours.
I rinsed thoroughly, then shampooed, conditioned, and styled my hair.