If you happen to come here looking forward to a slew of pictures from the weekend, I hate to disappoint you, but I was a total bum this weekend. Well, not total, but pictures of the six loads of laundry, the grocery shopping, the weeding, the cleaning of the playroom … I’m thinking that they’re not nearly as fun as the usual spate of pictures. I hope you’ll forgive me. Especially if I offer you something else instead.
Avocados. No denying that avocados are a favorite fruit (yes, they really are a fruit) amongst the Sweetnicks readers, but how about an alternative use for them? Like as in a hair mask? I know. I know. It’s sounds completely disgusting. And it is. But hang with me for a bit. I swear it’s worth it.
Sometimes you have an avocado that just got too ripe too fast and now you can’t eat it. Such a pity to waste it. I abhor waste. What to do? I happened to be reading the latest issue of InStyle magazine when I spied my answer. A hair treatment!
After applying an astringent mix to your hair to strip out all the dirt and build-up, then you apply the avocado treatment. I second-guessed it from the moment I started, so I’m right there with you. Here’s how I got through it…
First. I did it after I came home from Saturday night plans, and I didn’t have anything going on for Sunday morning except my Zumba class, so if all my hair fell out or turned brilliant shades of green (worst case scenarios of course), I had time to fix it.
Second. I tried not to worry what the different ingredients would do to my hair. The first step includes mouthwash. I worried about using the right one. What if the “whitening” one I had on hand had something extra in it that I shouldn’t be putting on my hair? I also colored my hair recently (first time since an ill-fated decision to put a thick blonde streak in my hair in my early 20s) … what if this wasn’t for colored hair? So many questions. No answers.
Third. I tried to ignore the mess. Because eww. It’s messy. I did it all over the bathroom sink and I swear there are little bits of avocado in places that there shouldn’t be. It looked like an avocado massacre in the sink. And I will probably still be picking out little bits of avocado from my hair for the rest of the week. Well, no, I think I got it all, but it’s a few shades short of a disgusting process.
But all that being said … do it. My hair has seriously never been softer. Smoother. All for about 30 minutes of my time and with ingredients I mostly had on hand (only had to buy Witch Hazel and a shower cap). Of course, I will now have to find alternative uses for Witch Hazel since I have a lot of it left over (what the heck can you use it for?), but it’s cheap.
I will totally do this hair treatment again, probably monthly, avocado-massacre-in-my-sink be damned.
Trust me. I won’t steer you wrong….