So I'm currently transitioning my hair from being over processed and loaded with chemicals for the past 15 years. :o I know, way too long! Thanks to all of the beautiful naturalistas out there and their encouragement, I've been relaxer free for almost 7 months now. It would've been longer but I did relapse a while back! Never again!
During this natural hair journey, I've come to find out that the real texture of my hair is so much more softer and wavier verse how it was when I loaded it with chemicals and heat.
This past weekend I pretty much grabbed everything that you could make a salad with, don't laugh it's true and made a deep conditioner!
Here are the products that I used:
2 tbs of Olive Oil
1/4 cup of Organic Coconut Oil
2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbs Tea Tree Oil
1 tsp Organic Honey
1 pkg Olive Oil Replenishing deep conditioner (substitute for any deep conditioner of your choice)
1/2 of an Avocado
Mix all ingredients together in a food processor until they are blended evenly and free of any chunks of avocado (I used a blender - ultimate fail, I'll explain later lol)
I sectioned my hair into 4 parts and distributed the conditioner from my roots to ends. Next, I put a shower cap on and let the conditioner sit on my hair for about 3 hours. You do not need to leave it on this long I just chose to do so since my hair had been in braids for almost 3 months and I needed all of the conditioner I could get. ;)
The reason for mixing these in a food processor compared to a blender (Thank you Miss Ebony) is because the avocado does not break down properly in the blender as opposed to the food processor. I learned this the hard way for sure and probably still have a bit of avocado in my hair! LOL :)
So why in the world would I mix all of these ingredients together you ask? Well, over the past few years I've noticed that my hair is extremely dry and in need of extra moisture. Previously, I tried just honey and coconut oil as a deep conditioner but that only lasted for a few days and then my hair was dry and breaking once again. Avocados are amazing for adding extra moisture and shine to your hair. Combining all of these ingredients together have definitely made a difference in not only the moisture that is retained in my hair but it has also reduced my breakage which makes me one happy girl!
Please let me know if you do try this deep conditioner and how it works for you! I'd love to hear your feedback. :)
Thanks for reading!