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DIY Avocado Conditioner

This DIY will be particularly appreciated by ombre enthusiastics, who like myself, destroyed the tip of their hair trying fun colors over the past months. The concoction is easy, fast and cheap (less than $5) to make and will bring those damaged ends back to life! I didn’t come up with this recipe, David Suzuki’s Queen of Green recently published a very useful pdf with all kinds of other DIY haircare home recipes (it even includes a dog shampoo!) All recipes are eco-friendly, free of all kinds of parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances. I don’t know about you, but this makes me want to open up my cupboards and start experimenting!

What you need:

  • 1 avocado (the softer the better)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or coconut milk

*Shelf life: up to 1 week in fridge.

Mash avocado and mix with mayonnaise or coconut milk to make a paste. I chose coconut milk for the scent (it makes your hair smell so good afterwards!)

Comb paste through hair and once done cover your head with a towel.

Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and rinse again ..and enjoy your new healthy hair!

For those into natural products, I also found interesting facts about the benefits of some natural ingredients in homemade cosmetics:

  • Avocado: packed with protein and natural oils rich in Vitamins A and B
  • Aloe juice or gel: excellent moisturizer that enhances and accelerates skin cell growth
  • Chai, Black, or Peppermint tea: enhance hair colour in herbal tea shampoos (for brunettes)
  • Chamomile or Calendula tea: enhance hair colour in herbal tea shampoos (for blondes)
  • Coconut Oil: Skin moisturizer, hair conditioner and styling aid. Great barrier preventing loss of moisture from the skin or hair.
  • Lemon juice: natural astringent that opens pores and restores the pH balance of oily skin
  • Lavender: antiseptic toner (great for oily skin)
  • Nettle: stimulates hair growth
  • Sweet Almond Oil: Easily absorbed body and facial moisturizer. Revives skin, will not clog pores and promotes healthy skin.
  • Witch hazel: natural astringent and toner

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7 Comments

  1. Hi! I did the tutorial with my hair dry but I’m sure either way works. It’s definitely less messy if you do it while in the shower, I can tell you that!

  2. Oh and as for which order to follow, you can just use it in the same order as a regular conditioner, so after your regular shampoo. You need to use shampoo again just to make sure you rinse off all the avocado out of your hair. Hope that helps :)

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