I. Love. Avocados. Maybe it’s because I’m from Cali. I don’t know. But I do know that I consider guacamole to be the most perfect food. That is why I have such a hard time doing avocado hair treatments, I always end up making guac and eating it before it comes time to do a hair treatment. *sigh* Well this time I knew I was going to henna my hair and that I would NEED to do a good deep treatment afterward. So the day before henna day I made sure to buy a super over-ripe avocado; gross for eating but perfect for hair.
Avocados are little fruity (yep, they are a fruit) powerhouses of good fat, as well as vitamins B, E and K. They are a great way to add moisture to your tired brittle tresses. They will leave your hair feeling soft and well conditioned. Not to mention that you can pick one up for about $1 at any grocer throughout the year.
2 Tbsp agave nectar
1 Tbsp evoo
Take the pulp of one avocado and mash it with a fork until smooth. It helps if you use an over-ripened avocado as it will already be very soft. Next stir in agave nectar and oil, blend until smooth. Apply to hair, cover with plastic cap and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and style as usual.
You may encounter fibers from the avocado that get stuck in your hair. You can prevent this by putting the mix through a fine mesh strainer before applying to your hair. For me, after I rinsed out the hair guac, I used a leave-in condish and my tangle teezer to remove the fibers from my coils.
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