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How To: Frugal & Wholesome Hair Conditioner

My Dove Conditioner may have met its match. This stuff is relatively cheap, good-smelling, and easy to make. Here's how:
From the book Handmade Home by Readers' Digest

1/4 c. coconut milk (yes, that clear stuff is the 'milk' from a coconut!)
1/2 ripe avocado

Mash avacado into a bowl, add coconut milk to it until a gel forms. Use on clean hair--spread throughout and leave on for 10-15 min. Rinse.

See how easy that is? Now, of course, I didn't follow the directions, because I wanted to make a whole 'batch' at once, instead of wasting the leftovers. So I added a whole avacado to the milk and mixed.

Trial and error, my friends. What I Shoulda' done:
Take 2 avacadoes to the entire amount of c. milk, there was a lot of it and it was runny.
My opinion: 
Keep in mind, I haven't gone to salon, or gotten my hair cut in almost a year, so I have a lot of split ends! This stuff was....okay.  I didn't like that it wasn't pureed, so it left a bunch of avocado chunks sitting in my shower drain.  Although it did make my hair look darker and shinier, the already split ends became really brittle. Second, no no. I don't think I would use this again.
Because coconuts can be expensive (ours was on sale for I believe $1.98, we used the rest for coconut macroons) . Does anyone have good recipes for using coconut milk?
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Anonymous said…
How long can you keep it?
hmm, I think up to a week, mine is been in my fridge and starting to look a bit funky.

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