Ready for the second installment of my Natural Body Care Series?
Last time I showed you how to make Homemade Body Wash.
This time we'll be making:
Avocado Lemon Hair Conditioner
I got the idea for it from this blog, but when I went to the website I didn't actually have any of the ingredients for a whole recipe of any of the conditioners. (There are like 10 recipes or something, if you need more conditioner ideas.)
I just combined a few of them into my own recipe!
Half an avocado (Or double the recipe and use a whole one)
Juice from half a lemon (make sure you don't skip this or your avocado will turn black and yucky.)
2 Tbsp olive oil or herb-infused oil (I used olive oil infused with lavender)
|(My avocado looks a little weird because it's been frozen and thawed.)|
Put them all in a blender, blend til smooth.
Try not to eat it.
( I might have tasted it. It might have been good. You could add some garlic and salt and have guacamole! )
When using the conditioner, you can either use it like regular conditioner-work it into your hair while taking a shower and leave it in for a few minutes, then rinse as usual.
OR, if you want more of a deep conditioning, leave it in your hair for 20 minutes with a shower cap over your head before you take a shower, then rinse it out and shampoo your hair as usual. Either way is fine.
Because there is lemon juice in this recipe, if you have dark hair it may lighten it up just a tad. But there isn't
that much lemon juice, so you might be fine. Just be aware that it might. I don't know if it does or not, I haven't noticed any change.
ALSO: Keep this in the fridge in a covered container when you're not using it to keep it from going bad.
Make sure to label it so no one eats it, thinking it's guacamole! Although if they do, since it's all food-based, you don't have to worry about them getting sick or anything. ;)
It keeps for at least a week.
Update: I found it is better for me if I use the conditioner before I wash my hair with shampoo.
If I shampoo first, then use the conditioner my hair comes out way too oily, but if I use a little bit of the conditioner first, then shampoo my hair is nice and wavy and not too frizzy afterwards.
Of course, depending on your hair texture it may work better another way for you.
My hair is impossibly thick, wavy and tends to be frizzy.
You can also use this as a face mask!
I tried it and my face felt so clean and moisturized afterwards.
I also took pictures but you couldn't really tell I had anything on my face, so you don't get to see any pictures. ;)
They are just of me making funny faces.
Okay, here's one- now that you're curious.
|See? You can't even tell I have this stuff on my face. I was kinda disappointed.|
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Have you ever made your own conditioner? I'd love to hear about it!
This post is shared at Natural Mother's Network Seasonal Celebration and Frugally Sustainable's
Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways. There are lots of cool natural tips and remedies at both places, so go check them out!