Ingredients for my hair conditioner:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of light mayo
Granted those curls are naturally looser than my other curls, but they sure as heck aren't almost straight. I started to panic because the top of my hair was like that too! Basically the looser sections with 3b/3c hair seemed to have loosened up to the point of looking like I had heat damage or something! Yet, the 4a sections looked the basically normal lol! I then jumped in the shower and rinsed out the conditioner hoping my hair would revert. After rinsing it out, the curls came back, but still seemed looser than before! And the texture of my hair felt different. It was soft, yet hard. I know that sounds weird, but that is exactly what it felt like. Now, I think that might be because of the honey, because I've had the texture feel like that before when I have used honey in other deep conditioners. However, this time it felt more textured than other times. So then I thought it was time to do a moisturizing deep condition to perhaps correct the issue. I then did a DC with Giovanni's Smooth as Silk, and it felt better.
Once I got out of the shower, I rushed over to the mirror to find that my hair was almost back to normal, but still looked a little off! I decided to just style it as normal, and roll with the flow. However, within just a few hours I started noticing tons of light brown stick looking things in my hair! It almost looks like little pieces of whole grain wheat or something!They were everywhere!
|What it looks like against white paper!|
As it turns out, the avocado was STILL in my hair! This stuff must be pretty hardcore because I rinsed my hair for like 15 minutes in the shower AND did a deep conditioner after that! I even rinsed it out in sections while in there so something like this wouldn't happen! I have been trying to pick out what I can, before washing it again today. As a result of all of the picking, friction and what not, my hair now looks a mess. My curls have no definition, and it keeps getting frizzier by the second. My hair is super thick as well, so it seems like no matter how much I pick it out, there are still tons of pieces in there.
I'm the kind of person that gets grossed out by things like this very easily. So even though it is just an avocado, I feel like it is nasty or something. Anywho, I am going to do an intense co-wash today and see if that helps me get this stuff out of my hair. I'll be back with an update for you guys later! I've seen the rants and raves about using a homemade avocado conditioning treatment, but it just didn't work out for me. :(