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A Natural and Edible Deep Conditioner| Natural Hair Diary

posted on: August 20, 2014


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! 


11 comments:

  1. I have very straight, very greasy European hair. I have to wash it daily! Basically the reverse of your hair. I am so jealous of your hair; it's incredibly beautiful! I don't usually use conditioner at all because it makes my hair produce too much oil, but I tried your conditioning mask today as I had a leftover avocado and then gently washed my hair with shampoo and it's made my hair feel very healthy and soft! Thank you so so much!

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    1. This made me so happy! So glad you like it!
      xo

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  2. I love this deep conditioner for my hair too but hate finding chunks in my curls- so I've taken to blending and then putting it through a thin sieve first and the result is so creamy and silky. Wonderful. Also love banana, yogurt and coconut milk deep conditioners. Love your blog!

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    1. Ajira,
      I'll have to try it! Thank you!

      xo

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  3. Do you use avocado or coconut oil in your skin care regimen? Needless to say, your skin is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Kiara,
      I've been using coconut oils since I could remember. Also, I don't use soap.

      xo

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    2. I had a biiiig rash on my forehead and all around my face.
      Just the face area do you think its because of too much grease?
      I used a lot of Olive Oil and creams because my hair was too dry and it ran into my face and i got this allergy type of rash :S

      Because i wonder how is your skin so perfect! hehe
      I have 25 years old and i feel like i'm a teenager with my skin.
      i WILL stop using my condicioner and shampoo to see if this type of reactions stops.

      So I bought Tea Tree Oil , shea moisture cream , and coconut oil.
      But i have no idea how to use it all.
      The order of the products. Do you use regualr shampoo after?

      Sorry but i have no one else to aks this kind of questions and youtube has a million of different anwers.
      I asked to one girl on Instagram too, so i will see if you can help out.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

      My hair is 4b/c.

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  4. now i understand what is "deep conditioning" meant..i have this superb dry and frizzy hair that i can't control much even i used conditioning hair mask daily.no products can help me much yet.i guess i may try using natural ingredients..your recipes. :) thanks for sharing xo

    josephine c.
    www.joselovincolors.com

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  5. I just tried your conditioner..it's amazing! I just started reading your blogs I can really relate to it I'm a mama of 2 boy will be 2 next month and a girl that's 2 months

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  6. I just followed step by step process and made the natural hair conditioner. I'm using it and getting a wonderful result. I want to say thank you for the post. Now I'm free from tension.

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