I was in a hair mood last night and decided to deep condition my hair. So, I went to the kitchen and pulled out an Avocado so I can do something a little different. Avocado's are very moisturizing and contain lots of fatty acids which are good for you to eat. In order to get the full benefits of the EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids), minerals and vitamins of this super fruit you must eat it! Vitamins and minerals are absorbed in our bodies through the consumption of the things we eat and take. Rubbing an avocado on your skin will not help you absorb the protein or vitamin A that is found in Avocados.
So, I know your saying yeah yeah chick get to the recipe lol Well, here is what i used, you can adjust the oils in the recipe to accommodate what you have at home already. Enjoy this wonderful conditioner!!
Ingredients & Tools:
1 small mixing bowl
1 plastic shower cap or plastic grocery bag
1 avocado half
2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil
1 tablespoon of Amla oil or JBCO (these oils are heavier & don't require a lot)
The first thing you want to do is cut and peel the avocado. If you don't know how to cut or peel an avocado here is a link to Simply Recipes that will show you the best way to peel it. You will only use 1 half of the Avocado.
After peeling the half you will use for your hair place the meat of the fruit into the mixing bowl along with your oils. Start mashing the avocado with a fork or potato masher, this makes it easier to mix up without splashing green oily goo every where. Start mixing on the lowest setting on your hand mixer until you the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
When your mixture is smooth and creamy apply it to your hair and put your plastic cap on.Leave the mixture on for about 30-60mins for best results, wash it out and style your hair as normal. Remember to seal your natural or relaxed hair with an oil to lock in the moisture.
The other half of the avocado.... What should you do with it!
Cut and peel it from the skin place it in a bowl with some red onion, tomato, cilantro (if you have it), a little salt & pepper mash it up real quick grab a bag of tortillas and enjoy a snack while your hair is conditioning!