Lack of a babysitter cancelled my Friday night plans. So, what’s a girl to do? How about a nice deep conditioning with steam? That’s exactly what I did. I mixed up a banana-avocado deep conditioner. It is super moisturizing, nourishing and straight from my kitchen.
- 2 over ripe bananas
- 1 large over ripe avocado
- olive oil
- wheatgerm oil
- distilled water
Puree the bananas and avocado well, adding water to create a smooth, creamy consistency. It’s important to be sure that the bananas and avocados are smooth and that there are no pieces left or you’ll be picking pieces out of your hair for days.
To this, add molasses, olive oil and wheatgerm oil. Honey can be used as a substitute for molasses. Both are humectants and draw moisture into the hair but I use molasses because it is said to help stop prematuring grays. That sounds like a bonus to me.
This makes enough for about 3 treatments for me. So, I remove 1/3 of the mixture to use and freeze the remaining in ice trays, covering tightly with plastic wrap. When I’m ready for another moisturizing deep conditioning treatment, I’ll thaw out six cubes, with six more remaining.
When using a moisturizing deep conditioner, it is best to use steam to get the conditioner to penetrate. I use my steamer for 30 minutes. If you don’t have a steamer, cover your hair with a plastic cap and wrap with a hot towel or sit under a hooded dryer.
When rinsing out the deep conditioner, rinse well. I usually use a rinse out conditioner to help make sure that everything is rinsed out — especially when I’m deep conditioning in twists.
Straight from the shower, I lock in the moisture with my pre-poo & seal oil and a tonight I’m using Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter.
My hair is growing so long. I love feeling its length in the shower with my hair full of conditioner. Deep conditioning is a treat for more than my hair. I say tonight turned out pretty well.