This week I worked with a super talented hair stylist who has incredibly curly honey hued hair. Her hair is gorgeous so I inquired about my dry locks. She recommended I try an avocado treatment for maximum hydration on the cheap end. Familiar with the DIY mask, I personally never tried it. I didn't think it worked well on relaxed hair.
Her recipe is super easy: 1/2 ripe avocado blended with two dollops of mayonnaise.* The mixture is full of proteins, vitamins and oils that are essential for moisturization. I applied it to my freshly shampooed hair for twenty minutes. I washed my hair again to rid it of the concoction and followed with a creamy conditioner (yes, I'm obsessed with conditioner!). After blowing drying my hair, I immediately noticed the shine (sans my "go-to" products -- the ORGANIC Root Stimulator Olive Oil Cream or MIZANI Supreme Oil). My hair had body and looked like I had a salon visit (honest). I'm sure this will become a monthly treatment for my hair routine. If you try it or some other DIY hair mask, I'd love to hear about it.
* In place of mayonnaise, you can use coconut milk.