How to Make a DIY Avocado Hair Smoothie Like Kourtney Kardashian
Kourt's hair stylist reveals the secret to uber-shiny locks.
If you're lucky enough to be Kourtney Kardashian, you have a hair stylist to do your hair for you "pretty much every day." But, thanks to a new video on her website with stylist and hair genius Andrew Fitzsimonns, we at least have the secret to her shiny locks. And no, it isn't taking blue gummy supplements like the rest of the Kardashian sisters. It's a DIY 'hair smoothie.'
Fitzsimonns explains that he was inspired to create a 'hair smoothie' after seeing Kourt make her daily avocado smoothies. (She's also a fan of avocado pudding, according to her post on what she eats before and after her morning workouts.) Good news: His recipe requires no ghee or other hard-to-source ingredients. The 'hair smoothie' (aka hair mask) requires a ton of avocado, which Fitzsimons describes as a natural detangler because it coats the hair with a fine oil making it easier to comb through, while also moisturizing and healing a dry scalp. It also calls for lemon, which he explains is antibacterial and a remedy for dandruff. The olive oil serves as a natural conditioner that's great for overprocessed hair and actually protects the hair from the heat if you're using a curling iron or straightener every day, he says. Lastly, the recipe calls for honey which is said to strengthen the hair follicle (it can also be used as a hair lightener and natural hairspray) and some essential oil so you don't "smell like a cobb salad." (FYI: you can also turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into DIY beauty treatments.)
Here's the recipe:
- 1 1/2 avocados
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 lemon, squeezed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Lavender or orange essential oil
Blend for 10-30 seconds until smooth, then apply to hair from root to tip. Leave in for 45 mins covered with a shower cap, then rinse out and voila: super-shiny locks. (Feeling adventurous? Here are more DIY beauty products you can make at home, using kitchen ingredients like apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and oatmeal.)