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Back at it again. Lets talk about Avocado and Egg conditioner, Sulfates and YOUR hair.

In African American Hair Care, For Everybody, Hair Care, Hair Growth on September 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm

hey peoples. hope all is good out there in hair land. so sorry for the delay… had some family business we had to wrap up and handle.

so in my last blog, i talked alot about monistat and shedding, and how i got the shedding and breakage to stop for me. one of the best things for me to use on my own hair is a made at home conditioner thats easy for anyone to make. its really simple… half an avocado… and an egg.

i know, i know.  wtf is up with all this weird stuff you put in your hair sometimes? lol. i know. but let me explain the logic behind it for you really fast. avocado is REALLY high in natural vitamin e oils… one of the best oils you can use for your hair. especially for african american hair. as for the egg… it is high in natural proteins and biotin which are both great for strengthening weak hair, or hair prone to breakage. i only like to use it once in a while… when i feel like my hair is kinda weak, and whatever products im using at the time just arent cutting it.
so let me know break down how you want to use this and how to do this, if youre interested. its not that hard, really. all you want to do is break out your blender, get an avocado, half it, and drop it into the blender. follow suit with ONE egg… crack and drop into the blender. blend together slowly until well mixed together. pour it into a cup and let it sit while you go get your hair wash on. some people like to add something extra to it… i like to add a bit of Doo Gro or Palmers olive oil to it for extra moisturizing… or like a friend i know, who likes to add a bit of beer to hers, for extra strenthening (and yes ladies, the beer thing is true for your hair, and really good as well.) from there, apply the mix to your hair, and let it sit for no less than 15 to 30 minutes. i like to go for 45 sometimes. now heres the IMPORTANT part… when you rinse your hair, RINSE WITH COLD WATER ONLY. not warm, not hot. COLD WATER. why? well first of all, it closes the hair shaft, sealing in all the good nutrients that your hair just absorbed… and most important… if you rinse with warm water… the egg in your hair will LITERALLY COOK and leave little bits of scrambled egg in your hair that youll be rinsing and picking out for DAYS. COLD WATER, hear me?

now, on to the next topic…
sulfates and your hair.
well, a lot of what im hearing lately in the hair blogosphere is that sulfates are horrid for hair. especially african american hair. something in the sulfates that make our hair weaker everytime we use it. and a LOT of sulfates can be found in our daily shampoos and conditioners. i checked a few bottles of old shampoo ive used in the past, and sure enough… sulfates all over the place.
so i was talking to a friend over at http://productjunkiediva.blogspot.com/, and she, being the queen of all hair products, suggested that i look into a natural hair care line called http://darcysbotanicals.com/. seems as if she has a wonderfun leave in hair conditioner that i should be trying… and i definitely will be getting to it. all her products are sulfate free… and use nothing but natural products for hair strengthening. thats what *IM* looking for.

so ill definitely keep you updated… im going to start using megatek on my little sisters hair… see what her results are, since we both have the same type of hair (4B! i found out! lol). ill be looking into making purchases from ovation and darcys botanicals… and seeing how that goes.

thanks for waiting… and reading. stay cool.

-E

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