I just had to share this awesome home remedy-type deep conditioner I came up with and love. Iíve used it twice now with amazing results each time.
In a blender, mix together:
1 whole avocado
Ĺ c. olive oil
1 whole raw egg
1-2 Tbs. honey
a few drops of lavender essential oil
Blend until creamy, thick and smooth, pausing to scrape sides and bottom as needed. Add more oil a small amount at a time until desired consistency is reached. I liked it best when it was the consistency of pudding, it spread in my hair easily.
I dampened my hair so it was wet but not soaking, then applied about half the mixture through my hair, concentrating on the ends. (I have a lot of hair, so I used more, you can use less depending on the length, thickness and texture of your hair). Wrap hair up in a bun, or cover with a shower cap, and let sit for 30 minutes (or longer, I let it sit for like an hour and it didnít hurt my hair any). Rinse out and shampoo as usual.
I washed my hair with dairy whip, and then used an ACV before my rinse out (I use One C), letting the ACV sit in my hair for about 5 minutes before scrubbing my scalp and rinsing out.
I got the best curl of my life! Iím on the 3rd day now and it looks just as good as it did Saturday. I have 3B, Botticelli curls usually, but they were more like corkscrew, I had so much nice, soft curl. My curls are beautifully defined, chunky, and super soft.
For styling products, I followed my usual routine Ė a light coating of Deva Set It Free
on wet hair, a bit of clear gel on the ends, and MOP-C Curl Defining Cream
all over, but mostly on the ends. Plopped with a microfiber tee-shirt, then diffused with a standard bowl diffuser (no scrunching). Finished with a bit of texturizing paste (I use BedHead Manipulator, though Iíve also used Deva Set Me Up!) but I actually didnít feel I really needed it, and for my 2nd and 3rd day hair, I didnít use it at all. Just spritzed with Awe-Inpiraling Spray to refresh, shook out my curls, and that was it!
The first time I made this deep conditioner, I used a banana as well, and needed more oil to form it into a pudding. I omitted the banana (because I didnít have any) and decided I liked it better without, the consistency was nicer and the avocado with the olive oil worked great on my usually very, very dry hair. I may try to make another DC with banana and a different oil some day, I know banana is very good for the hair.
I freeze whatever I have left and use it later. It freezes well, and will thaw overnight in the fridge.
I donít know if the results wouldíve been the same if I hadnít used an ACV, but I love ACVs, so I did. ☺
I get the avocados free from a neighbor who has a tree. Iím going to make a big big batch and freeze most of it for when avocados go out of season, lol. The lavender I add for scent, mostly, though I know lavender has nice cleansing properties.
Let me know how you like this if you decide to try it! Its easy, cheap, and works great.