It’s wintertime. Your natural hair is probably dry. Who are you fooling? Your natural hair is REAL dry. In an effort to relieve #theThirst, you turn to the internet for an all natural, natural hair deep conditioner recipe. Good for you…being all proactive and stuff. Well, that was until you found that avocado and banana deep conditioning recipe and it went all down hill. But Sug, what are you talking about? Well, if you missed the video, here it is.
For those who are reading this blog post at work and your job has some firewall situation set up and you’re unable to view the video, allow me to explain. Last year, I decided to try a homemade deep conditioner recipe. I was all excited. I had my avocado, banana, olive oil and coconut oil also known as, “banacadoil.”
I “mixed” the ingredients together, applied it to my shampooed hair, sat under a hooded dryer and proceeded to bake the banacadoil in my hair. It wasn’t until I tried to rinse out the banacadoil that I realized that I was in trouble.
I spent HOURS trying to remove the stuff from my hair. I shampooed several times. I tried conditioner. I even used up all of the hot water. I was so overwhelmed that I became dizzy. That thing was terrible.
But Sug, how did you get it out of your hair? Well, I called my friend Taz.
(That’s Taz! She blogs at www.PalatableJazz.com)
She came over and from the hours of around 11pm to 2:30am, she went through each section of my hair with a fine toothed comb and an olive oil slash mayonnaise concoction (yes, I used more food to remove the food from my hair). She was able to remove about 95% of the banacadoil from my hair.
I blew my hair out to remove the remaining 5%. That thing was terrible…but my hair looked amazing!
My hair was soooo soft and moisturized!
I put in several flat twists to achieve this look.
Here is what I learned.
- Not every natural hair recipe that you read online is the good for you. Nor is it guaranteed to work. I’ve heard of people putting eggs in their hair and ending up with scrambled eggs! #iRefuse
- I should have blended up the avocado.
- I should have purred the banana or used baby food.
I hope my tomfoolery serves as a warning to others who want to try this natural hair deep conditioner recipe. That’s it. Thanks for listening. :D