Does your hair break easily, feel dry, irritated? Maybe your hair is in need of moisture it has been missing! Deep conditioning hair every 1-2 weeks should help your hair feel healthier and more manageable. Here is an Avocado-Coconut Milk DIY deep conditioner which does not require much time or effort at all…
- 1 Avocado (close to ripe)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Honey
- In a blender, blend the Avocado into a soft paste before adding the coconut milk in
- After blending these two together, transfer the mixture into a glass jar/ a jar of your choice.
- In the jar proceed by adding your olive oil and tea tree essential oil
When should I apply this deep conditioner?
Listen to you hair! Whenever you feel it getting dry and it is getting close to you hair wash day then take this deep conditioner out of your fridge and apply it on.
Tip: You could steam your hair beforehand, to open up the pores on your scalp. You could do this using a tool or by rinsing your hair with warm water or if you do not want wet hair before applying the deep conditioner you could also create a ‘Hammam-like’ environment in your bathroom and allow the steam to open your pores up a little before application.
Incase you do not know what a Hammam is you can check out this blog post here.
How long should I keep the deep conditioner in my hair?
When it comes to moisturising hair I know that a lot of us tend to go over the time suggested because why not, right? On the other hand, if would like some guidance, you should aim to keep deep conditioner in for 20-30 minutes.
Why is avocado good for the hair?
Avocado is rich in Vitamin-B which plays an important role in the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. How great is that? You can make your own deep conditioner from everyday ingredients that are easily accessible!
Why is coconut milk good for our hair?
Coconut Oil is rich in many vitamins but most importantly vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B6 which our hair needs to stay nourished and healthy.
The Oils: Why are they good for hair?
- Olive oil- Different Oils work for different hair types. Personally I tried using coconut oil on my hair but it just was not working. I could feel how greasy and heavy it was on my hair because it was not being absorbed in. On the other hand, Olive oil worked beautifully with my hair, if you apply too much of it you hair can feel and will get greasy but if you apply a little bit of it in your hair conditioners or during your hairstyling routine, that little bit will go a long way.
Why? What does Olive contain in it that would benefit my hair?
Olive is rich in rich in Vitamin E which helps strengthen your hair. I have found that applying olive oil on the ends of my hair has helped keep them moisturised and less fragile. When I used to use coconut oil my hair would easily feel irritated and it did not feel nice, whereas with olive oil I can feel a huge difference. It does not feel dry or irritate my scalp, in fact it feels nourished and healthy.
Having researched a little about why this may be the health.com says “Olive Oil is rich in healthy Monounsaturated Fats”
The main fatty acid in olive oil is “a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content. Studies suggest that oleic acid reduces inflammation.”
2. Tea Tree Essential Oil- Essential Oils are powerfully potent and therefore need a ‘carrier oil’, such as olive oil to prevent irritation to the skin/scalp.Tea tree oil is said to unclog hair follicles which would help your hair absorb more moisture in. Like most essential oils and oils, it helps blood flow as well as prevents irritated scalps, dandruff/ flaking and oil accumulation.
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it can retain and preserve moisture in your hair as well as your skin. This is Good news if your hair tends to be dry or get dry quickly!
How long will the deep conditioner last?
If you deep condition every week then this Avocado-coconut milk deep conditioner should last you two weeks (best kept in the fridge). Ensure that the jar you store the deep conditioner in is well closed until your next use.