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):
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: