Translate

3.11.2012

Shiny Hair Now! Avocado Deep Conditioning Mix

As you all may know by now, I'm a natural hair buff. I love taking care of my curls with simple and natural products and mixtures.  Mixing simple products together is an easy way to save money and make the most out of what you have.  This morning, I woke up and was craving some avocado and cassava for breakfast. #Haitian.  One of the avocados was a little too ripe so I said..."Why not put this in my hair?". While mixing my little concoction, I thought I'd blog about it to share this lovely mix.  I'll do an in depth post about each of the ingredients in the mixture because I use them all allot and in different ways.
In short, avocados are rich in vitamins, good fat (mono-saturated), and other amazing nutrients, which help promote healthy and shiny hair above all.  Extra virgin olive oil, as discussed here, is also rich in vitamins (especially vitamin E) and good fat as well. Jojoba oil is stellar because it resembles the oil naturally produced by our hair and skin (sebum) and has allot of vitamin E as well. #teamvitaminE.  Lavender oil is an essential oil (particularly great for aromatherapy), and is excellent for nourishing and moisturizing the scalp.  The types of oils I use in the mix vary depending on my goal.  Sometimes I substitute one of the oils for coconut oil or coconut milk when I want more of a protein mix to strengthen my hair, and sometimes I use a different essential oil for a different smell or purpose. Today I wanted extra moisture so I used moisturizing ingredients.


What you'll need (amounts may vary depending on the length and thickness of your hair):
1/2 avocado
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
2 tablespoons of conditioner (optional)
few drops of lavender oil as a preservative (optional)
*Note: I listed the amounts for those of you who might be very particular when it comes to measuring. Surprisingly, I'm anti-measuring.  I just pour and mix and pour and mix, and stop when my heart desires.


What I did:
1. Part my hair into four sections
2. Spritz section with water until damp
3. Apply mix and distribute evenly throughout strands
4. Repeat on each section
5. Put on a plastic cap (with an optional heating cap on top) and wait at least 20 minutes
6. Rinse mixture out and proceed to shampooing and/or conditioning

Hair with mixture:


Hair after rinse:

What do you use to get shiny hair?

Stay Engaged,

N




Follow Naïka on Twitter



4 comments:

  1. Wow who would've thought an avocado could make your hair shiny! I want to try this. I just went natural and I can use any tips. What products do you use? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes avocado is amazing! let me know how you like it when you try! Congrats on going natural. It's awesome to be natural. Stay tuned on this blog for more and more tips. I have a post called "Staple Products". Feel free to check it out! N

      Delete
  2. I just tried a variation of your conditioner, I am under the dryer now!! Thank you! (whole avocado minus the few bits I ate lol, 1 tbsp jojoba (all I had), 2 tbsp Olive oil, 1 tea. JBCO, 2 big squirts of Herbal Essences, half of a banana. I threw it all in my mini bullet and it whipped up nicely!! Thank you again! Z

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hi there zina. i'm so glad you tried this! i'm hoping your hair is all fly and silky smooth now :)
      stay engaged,N.

      Delete