by Kurlybella of K is for Kinky
This tropical conditioner is all natural and will leave your hair feeling very soft.
1 peeled and mashed avocado
1 cup coconut milk or cream
I suggest using Chaokoh Coconut Milk for a few reasons. First, it’s super cheap at around $1 a can and it’s much thicker than most brands and has a uniform creamy texture — what most kinky girls like in their deep conditioners, thus you get a milk and “cream” in one!
Combine mashed avocado with some coconut milk in a small bowl. Heat in microwave for approx. 45 seconds. Stir. Test temperature. Massage mixture into hair. Wrap hair in a hot towel or cover with shower cap for 20 to 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse out.
For deeper conditioning put a hot, damp towel around your head over the shower cap (which you can use saran wrap in place of).
The deep treatment should be applied from root to end for normal hair and half-way through hair for oily hair. Tor normal hair, once the treatment is applied, it should be separated into sections and massaged into the scalp.
In earlier times, avocado pulp was used as a hair pomade to stimulate hair growth. Its oil is still used today in several hair and cosmetic products. Avocado oil penetrates hair follicles with emollient oils, nourishing vitamins, protein and amino acids to promote healthy sheen and fuller, stronger hair. The mask offers a hydrating effect that is perfect for warding off the effects of summer heat.
Why coconut milk?
Coconut milk contains proteins, which strengthen hair and can help to minimize breakage. It also has properties which protect hair and scalp from UV rays.
Using coconut milk for improving hair growth is another simple home remedy for hair loss that some claim to offer results. It serves to nourish the hair and promote the growth of new hair. In addition, it keeps the existing hair in a healthy condition.
If you can’t get your hands on coconut milk, you can substitute the natural coconut for one of the coconut based conditioners below (it’s highly recommenced that you do try this mask with pure coconut milk).
I LOVED this! I've been taking horrible care of my hair, but after this my hair is so moisturized! Got out the shower and my guy even noticed a difference in my curls!
I followed the recipe, but added a couple drops of apricot oil and some honey bc I love what both do for my hair. I clarified before and let dry a bit and co-washed with my "amped" up conditioned (cheapie mixed with oil and honey) after. It took a couple of times for all the stringy parts to get out of my hair tho, prob bc I didn't use a blender :-/ However my hair is soooo soft!
I'll try this on my daughters hair…I love non-chemical ways of caring for her crown of hair!
2 get rid of the clumps throw avacods in the food processor or blender first
I will give this formula a try this week-end and update with my findings. thanks for sharing
Alas, I shall be skipping this one. I discovered the seriousness of an allergy to avocado when the simple application to one section of hair felt like a colony of fire ants camped in my skull! NOT a great feeling.
Will shampooing after take away from the conditioning?
I used this conditioner but I add a little shea butter with wonderful results. I didn't use a microwave, just softened the butter by placing the container in hot water.
I use coconut milk and lime juice condition my daughter's hair. It help loosen the curl pattern over time.
Hey, I don't own a microwave. Is there an alternate method I can use?
I have used avocado mash as a conditioner and it left dozens of strands of pulp in my hair. Do you have any suggestions to eliminate that?
Interesting, I may have to try this. I love coconut milk, I use it in one of my homemade leave ins.
hey I've seen different advice about protein. ive seen articles that say avoid it and the others advise it. can you please tell me what is the differenece?
do you use this on wet or dry hair?
I love using coconut milk and avocado in my hair. I prefer using avocado oil and one or 2 of my indian herbs and my curls love me for it everytime!