Lately I’ve been into creating my own beauty products…not completely from scratch, but more like mixing different colored nail polishes to create my perfect shade and doing the same with lipsticks and glosses. I’ve also been mixing body scrubs with oils to create my own version of moisturizing body scrubs so it was only a matter of time before this obsession moved to my head. I am always obsessed with the condition of my hair and would love for it to always be strong, healthy and shiny, but it seems that lately my hair has been a bit challenged. I blame it on sunny Miami…my hair seems to be taking a beating from the sun and feels really dry and brittle, it needs help big time.
I decided to take advantage of our “Celeb Hair Guru” here at A Girl’s Gotta Spa!, Pearson Knight, and asked what would be a great at home deep condition treatment that would help (and that I could create myself) to improve the condition of my hair. Pearson recommended that I do “the olive oil/coconut oil/avocado treatment.” Basically this involves combining olive oil, coconut oil and avocados together to create a super moisturizing hair masque. I had the coconut oil and olive oil (as I mentioned earlier I have been into combining oils with other products to create ones that suit me perfectly…and sometimes I just use them as moisturizers by themselves), but I was missing an avocado so off to Publix I went. Of course the olive and coconut oil mixed together well…the avocado on the other hand….I should have gotten an avocado that was softer or should have blended everything in a blender (didn’t have one handy as we literally just moved into a new place.) Instead I mushed it with my hands…a fun process and I felt like a kid again. However, when I started applying the mixture to my hair, there were chunks of avocado stuck in my hair and every time I moved my head they would go flying all around the apartment…I spent all day today cleaning the floors.
I left the mixture in for about an hour then washed it in the shower (still had chunks of avocado all over the bathtub.) My hair must have been extremely thirsty because I swear it sucked up the mixture. After washing I used my regular conditioner, then blow dried. My hair looked a lot less damaged and shinier…usually after blow drying my hair is really frizzy, but not this time. I know that with the state my hair is in it will take a few more of these homemade deep conditioning treatments to get it to where I want to be, but the fact that after just one treatment I saw visible improvement makes me very hopeful. I will caution that if anyone decides to try this at home please be a lot more sensible than I was and use a blender…also don’t have something on the stove while you’re putting this in your hair or you might end up like me with healthier hair but a burnt dinner…
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Gail is at times a model, most of the time a blogger, but always a beauty junkie.