DIY Avocado Conditioner for Natural Hair
In addition to being delicious to eat, avocados have plenty of beauty uses and makes an DIY Avocado Conditioner for Natural Hair! I love avocados and I even love avocado oil due to the fact that it is non greasy yet very moisturizing!
Hair Uses for Avocado/Avocado oil
Avocado hair Mask for shinier hair
For shinier hair you can mash one ripe avocado together with an egg yolk and 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Once the consistency is to your liking, massage the mixture into your hair and scalp and cover with a plastic cap for 20 minutes then shampoo and condition, I know a lot us natural girls aren’t into shampoo but I suggest definitely cleansing with shampoo after using this mixture. This hair mask will soften delicate and dry hair while adding luster and shine.
Did you know that the natural oils and nutrients of avocado can help control frizz? For a quick and easy frizz solution, blend together an avocado and two table spoons of avocado oil (can be found in any grocery store) and massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave the mixture on for about 15 minutes before rinsing out with your shampoo or co wash. Your hair will be more manageable and the frizz will be gone!
Add Slip to your deep conditioner
Some conditioners don’t have that natural slip that use naturals tend to prefer but you can fix this by adding a little avocado oil.
When taking down your braid outs and twist outs down rub avocado oil on your ends to control frizz and reduce breakage.
Fun Fact: No avocados? You can use bananas as a substitute 🙂
DIY Avocado Deep Conditioner
What you will need:
1 avocado (use a ripe avocado because it will be easier to mash and get the creamy texture you need)
2 TBS of honey
1 tsp of coconut or olive oil ( I prefer coconut)
1 TSP of fresh squeezed lemon juice
¼ cup of Aloe Vera juice
Bowl for mixing
In the bowl, add the avocado, honey and lemon juice and blend for about 2 minutes or until you reach the consistency you want.
Slowly pour in the Aloe Vera juice (I suggest doing this slowly so that you don’t make the mixture too thin)
Lastly, add you oil of choice
Part your hair into 4 large sections. Apply the deep conditioner starting from your roots and working down to the ends of your hair. Place a plastic cap on hair for 30-45 minutes before rinsing hair.
My Normally dry and unmanageable hair was soft and my curls were moisturized after using this conditioner !
Do you have your own special DIY Avocado Conditioner for Natural Hair recipe? I’d love to hear about it.