Unknown to many, the avocado is a wonder fruit. It has Vitamin A, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties, and moisturizing benefits. This is why avocado is used to improve many skin conditions. But apart from this, avocado also nourishes the hair, making it stronger, shiny, healthy, and bouncy. So to maximize the different hair benefits of avocado, start making your own avocado hair conditioner. Here’s how.
- Gather your materials and ingredients. You need to have a knife, a blender, a bowl, and a disposable stirrer. Make sure to gather all your materials ahead of time and clean them well. Next, prepare your ingredients. Aside from avocado, you will need three tablespoons of honey, two tablespoons of virgin oil, two teaspoons of water, and five drops of essential oil of your choice.
- Prepare the avocado. Make sure to choose the best avocado. The general rule is, the brighter the color, the better. Ripe avocado is best for homemade conditioner. But be sure not to pick one that is nearly rotten. Wash the avocado and cut it in half. Take out the seed afterwards. Next, peel and slice the avocado into small pieces, then puree the sliced pieces in a blender. You can also mash it manually. Once you are sure there are no more lumps, pour the avocado paste into a mixing bowl.
- Mix the ingredients. Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl with the avocado puree. Stir the ingredients well until smooth. If the desired texture is achieved, the conditioner is ready for application. Store it in a clean jar.
- Apply the avocado conditioner. Take time to wash your hair before the application. Towel it dry, then massage the avocado conditioner to your hair and scalp. Let it sit for about 30 minutes to allow the conditioner to work on your hair and scalp. Wear a shower cap or wrap your hair with a bath towel to lock in the conditioner. After 30 minutes, rinse your hair and dry.
- Use other ingredients. If you prefer, you can use other ingredients to make an avocado conditioner. What’s good about avocado is that it can go well with any ingredient that has moisturizing qualities. You can, for instance, combine it with mayonnaise, banana, milk, or essential oils such as lavender and rose petals. Combining avocado with just water also makes an effective conditioner. Feel free to experiment on the ingredients. Only make sure that the main components react well with those of avocado.
For best results, use avocado conditioner at least thrice a week after your favorite shampoo. Notice that avocado conditioner feels different in your hair compared to the commercial products. This is normal. After you wash your hair, you will see that avocado conditioner works as good as, if not better than, the commercial products. The only drawback is that you have to prepare your conditioner again and again. You can refrigerate your avocado conditioner up to seven days, though. After that timeframe, however, it will turn rancid and should be immediately thrown out.