Avocado Oil


Avocado oil gives you the best of the fruit without having to deal with the oxidation that happens to the pulp if the avocado is left out in the open. Here in California, avocados are in season and readily available. But I asked myself, do I want avocados in my hair or in my belly? I chose to make guacamole and buy some avocado oil! Avocado oil is packed with vitamins and humectants, but it can be more expensive than other oils. (Natural Hair Rules.com) That is why I used it when I really needed it, in my Banana Coffee Deep Conditioner recipe. I wasn’t taking any chances on repairing my hair.

I purchased avocado oil through Amazon.com. If you are into comparative shopping, try a Google search of avocado oil and then click the “Shopping” tab. Let me know if you find this ingredient locally or for less $$$!

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I would love to know how you use this ingredient! ❤ Ally

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Banana Coffee Deep Conditioner Recipe


image_1 (1) Before pic, nice and dry (Scroll down for after pic!)

After spending all day in the intense sun yesterday at Santa Cruz, my hair was THIRSTY. I love my Oatmeal Water Conditioner (see under Recipe tab) but I needed to give it some deep conditioning power. There are many banana conditioner recipes out there, but I wanted to build on what I knew works for my hair. I thought of using coffee off the top of my head, did some research, and decided to try it with the banana. I LOVE the results!!!

Ingredients

Prepared Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe substituting avocado oil for olive oil (optional)

1/2 overripe banana

2 tablespoons coffee

Banana Coffee Deep Conditioner 1  Overripe bananas and coffee

 

I wanted to include a picture of how ripe my bananas were so you can visualize what I used (Just use 1/2 a banana!). The softness and gooeyness of overripe bananas are perfect for deep-conditioning.

 

To Make

Prepare Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe. Cut up the 1/2 of a banana into 1-inch pieces. Add the bananas and coffee to conditioner and use a stick blender to mix. Use immediately.

 

To Use

Apply after shampooing to saturate hair. Cover head with plastic cap and allow to sit for up to 1 hour. This conditioner can be used with a bonnet dryer for deep penetration. Rinse hair and scalp thoroughly until water is clear. Do not use as a leave-in.

 Banana Coffee Deep Conditioner 4

After pic…never thought my hair would blow in the wind 🙂

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally

Slippery Soft Hair Lotion Recipe


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

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Jasmine’s hair before using the Slippery Soft Hair Lotion (top left) and after (bottom right)

I was working on a Twist/Loc Gel and it did NOT turn out as I expected. So I moved on to another hopeful recipe and struck gold. I have heard so many great things about avocado oil, but when I tried it as a stand-alone product, it was just oily. As a lotion though, it is heavenly smooth and slippery.

3 Benefits to Using the Avocado Oil in a Lotion

1. The avocado oil is pre-measured into the lotion which avoids overuse of the oil.

2. Using avocado oil in lotion form assures more even distribution of the oil in the hair.

3. Application of avocado oil in a lotion decreases oil on clothing and pillowcases.

I used the lotion on Jasmine’s hair, which was really thirsty for moisture, and her hair was no longer lifeless. In the picture above, it shows that her hair is darker from the moisture and her curls clumped a lot better. Now that she has a product that she can depend on, Jasmine is looking forward to growing out her hair.

 

Ingredients

2 ½ teaspoons cetyl alcohol (trial-size available)

3/4 cup chamomile tea (see below for recipe)

3 ½ tablespoons avocado oil

1/2 teaspoon guar gum (trial-size available)


 

Chamomile Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons chamomile flowers

1 cup water

 

To Make

Use a ratio of 1 cup of water to 2 tbsp of the dried herb. Pour boiling water over herbs and allow to steep 2 hours in a closed container. Strain herbs and discard. Use remaining liquid.


 

Slippery Soft Hair Lotion Recipe

To Make

Make chamomile tea in a separate pot.  When the chamomile tea cools to warm, add guar gum slowly and stir. Mix avocado oil with the cetyl alcohol in another pot in a small double boiler. When the water in the bottom pot of the double boiler reaches the boiling point, the cetyl alcohol will dissolve in the avocado oil, about 5 minutes.  Immediately combine the warm chamomile tea with the hot avocado oil (If you do it the other way around you will lose oil) in a 2-cup capacity container and use a stick blender to blend 2-3 minutes. The mix should be the consistency of a lotion at this time. Allow the mix to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. Use immediately.

To Use

The lotion can be used on either damp or dry hair. To use on damp hair, after shampooing and conditioning, rub a small amount in hands and distribute throughout clean damp hair. Follow with normal styling routine. On dry hair, start with a small amount on the ends and work up the hair shaft as you smooth down the cuticle of the hair.

Caution

The liquids in the recipe are at scalding temperatures. Mixolo’G, Natural Hair Mixology is not responsible for the assumption of risk in the execution of this recipe.

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally