Fresh Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

September 18, 2016 by Seymone Brutus

My husband brought home a avocado for the first time a couple of months ago and to my surprise it did not have a distinctive taste or odor. I've heard him recollect childhood memories about his father preparing avocado for him and his siblings daily for breakfast, the same way I prepare grits or oatmeal. One of the first things I noticed after it was cut open, was how soft and moist it appeared. It appeared to have its own oil, with a smooth gloss finish across its seed and surrounding flesh.

I was positive that a rich vegetable, scratch that, fruit -- (did you know that?) had direct health benefits to hair. And I was right! According to Kay Berger, "avocados contain 11 vitamins, 17% minerals, 16% natural oil, and 73% moisture. Good for you to eat. But also, we learned from dermatologists, good for smoothing and nourishing dry skin and hair." It includes Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium. It is also rich in Protein, Antioxidants, Oleic AcidBeta Sitosterol and Vitamin E!

So what to do with this magnificent fruit on wash night? Deep condition your hair for the ultimate treatment. You are truly giving yourself a premium hair treatment at home. There is nothing better than pure ingredients, without added fragrances, alcohol, chemicals for bubbles and unlimited shelf life.

So here's what you do:

1. Cut open avocado.
2. Scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl.
3. Add olive oil, or your favorite organic oil or leave as is. (add oil or more avocado so you will have enough to saturate your hair) 
4. Massage into hair after shampooing and conditioning.
5. Place a shower cap over hair.
6. Let stand for at least 30 min or wear it overnight if you're a super ninja mom that sleeps exceptionally pretty.
7. Rinse
8. And share your results below!

Ps. I highly recommend avocados for expecting and postpartum mothers. It is rich in fiber at 68% of the daily value. I had to take medicine to aid my digestive system and was in frantic search of fiber rich foods after suffering the consequences of a poor fiber diet. Let's make it a wash night and snack time! Yum-Yum!

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Berger, K. (1973). Avocado marketing problem. Calif Avocado Soc Yearbook.

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