This scalp treatment was shared by NaturallyCurly’s co-founder Gretchen Heber. She uses is it as a soothing scalp treatment and a hair moisturizer for her Type 3b curls. The eggplant applicator is new to me, and certainly innovative. If you have any unusual but effective recipes of your own be sure to share them with the curly community here.


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 eggplant


  1. Blend all ingredients in the blender
  2. Apply mask to hair
  3. Cut a large cube of eggplant and massage mask into hair/scalp with eggplant
  4. Cover hair with shower cap for a half hour, then rinse with cold water

Let us know how this scalp treatment works for you, or if you made any adjustments to the recipe in the comments below!