Hi guys! I often receive questions about my hair, my routine, upkeep etc and I thought it would be great to share a bit more of me in that regard here. My natural hair is something I am so proud of, it was a not-so huge deal cutting all of my hair off, but as it's grown, and I've continued to cut it, only for it to grow back stronger and faster, I'm learning that it is a big deal. The whole concept of natural hair, putting great things in it, as well as in your body so all of you can be healthy, is truly amazing.
I hardly ever wash my hair with shampoo, I mostly co-wash it. Co-washing your hair is a fancy term for simply only washing it with conditioner. Shampoo strips your hair of a lot of nutrients and it's hard to get them all back. Co-washing keeps those nutrients, cleans your hair, and keeps your hair moisturized, which is a huge thing with natural hair. Moisture, moisture, moisture. I deep condition my hair about once a month. I use many deep conditioners, but this one in particular helps with dry and brittle hair. I call this my summer time conditioner. The heat can leave your body and your hair dehydrated, and this is a great way to get some of that back.
Step One| Cut your avocado. Make sure your avocado is soft and fresh.
Step Two| Put a heaping tablespoon of raw coconut oil in a jar. (I use a mason jar that also has a top, just in case I have extra that I want to refrigerate.)
Step Three| Scoop your avocado. I only ever use one side and it seems to be enough. River usually has the other for a snack while I'm applying, win.
Step Four| Add a tablespoon of honey
Step Five| Mix and apply - I usually part my hair in four sections prior to applying. If you don't like your mix too watery, you can also refrigerate it for a tiny bit, to prevent it from running in your hair. Once you are finished applying, put on a shower cap or plastic bag on and let it sit for an hour. Rinse out with water and your normal conditioner.
A few days later and my hair is still very moisturized, this stuff works! Enjoy!