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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Hair: The AvoCocos Home-Made Treatment

So yeah...it's been quite a while since I last posted...am sorry...really really am.

Been super busy lately! And whenever I promised myself to write a blogpost at night when I got home, I usually reach home  SO tired that I can't even move my pinky finger.
But I've tried something here...and I thought it would be interesting to share with you guys.

I've been natural for 4 years now, and I'm still smitten! Aha, with my hair that is. One thing I love is, trying out new hair products to see how my hair responds. So I might still take a detour from my normal hair routines to try something totally new (to me).
My hair is naturally very dry, and I constantly find myself applying loads of oil moisturizing creams. Which tends to leave my hair completely grimy and nasty to the touch
Last weekend I decided upon a homemade treatment to try and aid in this whole moisture process.

I call it the AvoCocos Home-Made Treatment...and yes...it's plain avocado and coconut oil.
I chose an overripe avocado since it's easier when preparing the paste.

Hair benefits of both ingredients are countless. Here, just a few:

Avocado:

  • helps moisturizing the hair
  • Packed with healthy oils
  • Vitamin E powerhouse
  • Repairs damaged hair
  • Strengthens brittle hair
  • Aids in Hair Growth
  • Helps treating dandruff
Coconut Oil:
  • Known as one of the best hair nutritions out there since it penetrates right in the hair itself and not just supperficially shines
  • Aids in a healthy hair growth
  • Gives a shiny complexion
  • Reduces protein loss
  • Is an EXCELLENT conditioner
  • Helps re-growth of damaged hair and nourishes them
  • Treats dandruff, lice and lice eggs
  • Gives protection against hygral fatique
Of course there are more benefits...but these are just a few.

So here's what I did. First I washed my hair to get rid of all the built-up products. (and YES i washed it with shampoo. Beautiful textures for the matter). Next I towel dried my hair and grinded the fruit of one avocado with the coconut oil until it has the concistency of a fine greeny paste. (Note: it depends on the length and amount of your hair how much of the paste yoú'll have to make and how much avocado and coconut oil you'll have to use)

I then parted my hear in four sections and applied this paste generously to each section meaking sure each strand of hair is totally covered.
Since I did the whole treatment by night, I tuck it all in a shower cap and wrapped my head in a shawl while letting the treatment work overnite.

In the morning I rinsed the treatment out and co-washed my hair. All I needed to do thereafter is apply a leave-in and I was ready to rock.
Did the treatment on Friday night and up until today it hasn't been necessary to apply one drop of oil moisturizer. I only re-apply the leave-in in the morning and leave the house.
My hair has been quite shiny to my opinion. All without the grimmy feels when I touch it.
I only need now one ingredient to help soften the hair a bit more, since the coconut oil "dries"my hair just a little bit and makes it feel rough to the touch.
Thought about using coconut milk or coconut cream next time instead of the oil...I'm only afraid I'd loose all the nutrients in a can.
But all by all...I love the AvoCocos and would definitely try it again..

Here's the paste...


A lump of damp hair before the application of the treatment



After the application (the next day and two days after)





So, what's your go-to home-made treatment? I'd love to try out more things and just see which one's a love at first application for my hair.

See you around lovebugs,


X's n'O's

Dazzled

Sy

2 comments:

Marisha Wick said...

I really want to try this now, looks nice!Thanks for your nice post.


By
Marisha Wick
Jamaican Black Castor

hellodazzling.blogspot.com said...

And? have you tried it Marisha? how did it go? :)

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