I’ve mentioned that I’ve been swimming quite a bit lately, and in combination with the cold, dry winter air, my hair has been suffering! I decided to try a homemade deep conditioning treatment from the book Ecobeauty.
It’s a fairly simple recipe; whip some up and take a few moments to indulge in some relaxation while you let it work its magic on your hair.
Avocado deep conditioner
1 small avocado, mashed
2-3 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Combine ingredients and massage into dry hair from scalp to roots. Cover hair with shower cap or wrap in a towel and leave in for twenty minutes. Soak in the tub or relax with a book and a cup of hot tea while you wait. Then shampoo as usual.
At first, I thought this treatment made my hair too greasy — I have very fine hair that dries out quickly but is weighed down very easily with too much oil or product. But, after one extra washing, I was kind of amazed with the results — my hair was much softer and more manageable. Next time, however, I think I’ll just apply to the ends.
It’s nice to know I don’t need to pay high-end prices for effective haircare!