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As if it weren't already the elixir of the gods when spread across toast and the key to a hydrated complexion from the inside out, it turns out that avocado boasts yet another superpower: giving a Kardashian's hair its token shine. Eldest sister Kourtney took to her app to reveal the recipe for an avo-centric hair smoothie she uses on the regular, containing nutrient-packed ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. (If you're surprised that Kardashian takes a DIY, wallet-friendly approach to her glossy tresses—all while having a glam squad at her beck and call—don't be: After all, sisters Kim and Kendall both swear by the same $4 drugstore shampoo.)
Courtesy of Kourtney's hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, say farewell to flyaways and dull strands with this simple recipe: Start by blending one and a half avocados with two tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons of manuka honey, and the juice of half a lemon (which works miracles for dandruff) for about 30 seconds. Next, comb the mixture through your hair and let it sit covered for 45 minutes to work its magic."It's a natural detangler," Fitzsimons remarks on Kourtney's website.
As a rich source of protein, healthy fats, amino acids, and vitamins, avocado does more than amplify shine—it helps boost hair growth, moisturizes the scalp, and strengthens strands to boot, making it a popular ingredient in many hair formulas on the market. With this in mind, if you'd rather save yourself some dishwashing, you might consider skipping the DIY and shopping one of the products below instead.
Avocado oil brings the moisture, while quinoa extract forms a protective barrier around the hair cuticle to lock it all in.
This pre-wash mask leaves hair soft and deeply moisturized, even after shampooing—sans any annoying residue.