So, I started off some years back not particularly caring for Avocados. Can you believe that? I know!
But, one day I went on a date with this handsome brilliant man, with great taste, and he ordered guacamole. I kindly declined to eat it. He insisted. I eventually gave in, and reluctantly tasted the green blob in the center of the table.
When I tell you my taste buds had the best party, I mean that! It was almost an “A Ha” moment! I wasn’t sure how I had navigated through the dull existence of food before this yummy superfood entered my life. From that point on, I have been all about that Avocado Life!
Oh, and that handsome brilliant man, with great taste, I married him. Duh!
Avocados are LIFE! I would eat guacamole at every meal if I could. And to think I almost missed out on all the yumminess.
I also love to use Avocado for my Hair and Skin. All curly girls need moisture for their tresses, and this is the perfect fruit. Soo nutrient dense and creamy, how could your hair resist?
Check out my Avocado tips:
For Frizzy Hair
2Tbs Avocado Oil
Have you noticed how poppin your curls would be if you could just eliminate frizz? Mash up half of an avocado (or use blender), add 2Tbs avocado oil and massage it into your scalp and through your hair. If you have corse, frizzy hair, warm up a couple of drops of avocado oil between your hands and apply to the ends of your hair for added conditioning. This treatment will help fight split ends and add shine, taking your hair from frizzy to defined.
Leave on hair at least 15min, then shampoo.
Not only can you use Avocado to treat dry hair, you can use them to treat a dry and itchy scalp. Say What! Just mash up some Avocado and massage it into your scalp. The amino acids and proteins will penetrate your scalp and help to heal, nourish and improve the overall condition of your scalp and hair.
Hair Loss Treatment
1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp Raw Organic Honey
1 Tsp Aquafaba (egg white substitute)
Mix all these yummy ingredients in a bowl. Apply to wet hair after shampooing. Let sit for at least 10min. Rinse with warm water and either apply conditioner, or style as usual.
Reviving Dehydrated Skin
Has your skin reminded you of the Sahara lately? Do this routine at night and notice the difference in a few days.
Wash and dry your hands, leaving a small amount of moisture. Warm up a couple of drops of avocado oil between your hands. You will notice your skin will become soft, hydrated and glowing!
Hot Oil Treatment
3/4 cup avocado oil
1/8 cup of safflower oil
1/8 cup sweet almond oil
8 drops of lavender oil
6 drops of lemongrass oil
6 drops of rosemary oil
4 drops of geranium oil
Mix the first three oils in a non-reactive bowl, preferably clear glass. Heat for 40 seconds in microwave. Then, drop essential oils in order, and swirl to mix. (Make sure the temperature isn’t too hot by testing it on the back of your hand or wrist.) Divide hair into small sections and secure with bobby pins or clips. Apply the mixture to scalp, then work towards the ends of the hair. Massage it in well. Put on a shower cap or wrap with plastic wrap and let sit for 45 minutes. Sit under Dryer or Steamer. (If you don’t have a dryer, wrap a towel securely on top to create additional heat. You can also create a steamer by turning shower on hot, and sitting in closed bathroom)
Rinse with warm water. Shampoo and style as usual. Store excess mixture in an airtight jar. (For longer hair, double ingredients in this recipe.)
1 cup Avocado
2 Tbsp Olive oil
3 Tbsp Raw Organic Honey
10-15 drops Lavender oil
Place Avocado, honey and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth paste forms. Empty paste into a mixing bowl and add drops of lavender oil. Mix well. Section hair and apply mask liberally to damp hair. Make sure entire scalp is well penetrated, and concentrate on the ends (This is where heat damage is more severe.) Massage into hair for 1-2 minutes once applied. Cover the hair with a shower cap and leave on for 30 to 40 minutes.
Rinse the hair mask thoroughly with water and follow up with shampoo and conditioner if required. Repeat every 2 weeks or as needed for healthy and shiny tresses.
3 Avocado Seeds
Everyone hates a dry itchy scalp! Why not use a natural remedy to treat it? The seeds of the fruit can be ground and used as a natural dandruff treatment.
Wash and dry your seeds. (I kept the seeds on the kitchen shelf until I had 3.) Grate the seeds. The colour of the grated seed will be white but will turn orange. Put 6 cups of water into a pot and place grated seed in. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 30 mins. Strain into a bowl. Cool. Combine three cups with 2 oz. of shampoo.
Store the rest of the water in the fridge, and mix with shampoo as needed.
1 ripe avocado (should be soft to the touch)
1 tsp. coconut oil
At night, slice the avocado and remove the pit. Mix coconut oil with avocado in a bowl. Apply to clean, dry face and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukwarm water.
The oleic acid (a healthy fat) in avocados, helps reduce inflammation, lowering redness and fighting wrinkles. Making this a nightly routine might help you awaken looking more youthful everyday!