This One’s Not for Eating

I know what you’re thinking. Guacamole, right?

You’re on the right track, but heading in the wrong direction.

Although you could eat this lovely green concoction, it’s actually hair conditioner.

Sunday morning I decided it was time to give my hair a treatment, so, taking my ‘from scratch’ philosophy from the kitchen to the salon (so to speak), I thought it would make sense to try an all-natural, homemade treatment.

I’ve been reading There’s Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon, which has got me thinking about using natural beauty products, avoiding chemical additives. So, I thought I’d see if her “Honey and Avocado Revitalizer” could transform my dry hair.

Look how easy it is to make.

First, remove the seed from a medium-sized avocado and put the flesh in a bowl or small food processor. Next, add two tablespoons of honey.

That’s it, just two natural ingredients! Mash and stir with a fork or puree in the processor until smooth. Then transfer to a bowl.

Slather all over your hair, massaging it in. The book suggested leaving it on for 20 or 30 minutes, but I put my hair up on top of my head, wrapped plastic wrap around it and then cooked pancakes and enjoyed my breakfast before washing off the conditioner. It was on for about an hour. I’m sure the Culinary Enthusiast enjoyed the elegant sight of me at the table with alien green hair, but he gamely dug into his pancakes regardless.

The conditioner had a lovely and fresh fragrance, and smelled good enough to eat. (Perhaps this is not the treatment to try if there are ravenously hungry people in the vicinity.)

Finally, simply shower it off and wash your hair as you normally would. I was so impressed with the results! My hair feels softer than it has in a long time (spending weeks at the beach in the summer can be a little hard on the hair), and it’s shinier and easier to manage. I definitely will try this conditioner again! And, it’s much more cost effective than a treatment you would buy. It set me back no more than $1.50, if that.

I must say though, avocado on my head has given me guacamole on the brain. Hmmm, I sense another kitchen project and post coming on …..

 

5 comments

    • Oh, thank you! This ‘hair conditioner’ post is one of my earliest, so I’ve just gone back to take another look at it. Probably time for another hair treatment too! I appreciate your comment about my photography … I’ve been working at it, and have come a long way since the beginning of my blog when the photos were more or less an afterthought (there was a lot of brown and yellow food on here back then, lol).

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