Avocado and Henna Treatment

Monday, July 19th, 2010

So I made an Avocado and Henna concoction for my hair and well…I don’t know.

The avocado conditioner was great as usual. I forgot to purchase the avocados in advance to let them sit room temperature for a few days to avoid annoying lumps in the treatment. After blending the fruit in my new Kitchen Aid food processor the fear of avocado lumps was a thing of the past. This machine works nicely.

I left the avocado conditioner in my hair for 2 hours. This time it included fewer ingredients than before because I was just too lazy to jazz it up. It consisted of:

  •  2 avocados
  • 4 tablespoons of avocado oil

Then I made a Henna treatment to color my hair black. The recipe included:

  •  2 packs of Henna 2 oz each
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of African Formula’s Deep Conditioning Hot Oil Treatment
  • 2 drops of rosemary and peppermint essential oils
  • 4 tablespoons each of the dry herbs peppermint, rosemary and burdock root. I let the herbs steep for 2 hours and made 2 cups of tea.

I mixed all of the ingredients in a bowl, covered it with plastic wrap and let the Henna sit for 10 hours. Then I applied the treatment to my hair, covered my head with plastic wrap, donned a plastic shower cap and left it in for 5 hours.

I think I added too much stuff, not enough Henna and didn’t let the treatment stay in my hair long enough because the color did NOT take AT ALL! I don’t have a photo of the Henna after look because they all came out looking as if the color took but it didn’t.

This was my first time making a Henna treatment like this. Next time I will have to add more Henna, less liquid (It’s suppose to be like a thick paste. Mine’s was watery) and leave it in for at least 10 to 12 hours – maybe – it is hard to color my hair.

I also noticed that my hair became dry and a little brittle. Even after flat ironing it, my hair was still dry and brittle looking. I thought about what I did differently to cause it to act like this and realized that the Henna, apple cider vinegar or both combined, apparently, made my hair dry. 

I don’t know what to do about this.

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5 Responses to “Avocado and Henna Treatment”

  1. Laine says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Hi Staci!
    I love your recipe, I’ll give it a try!

    Much love,

  2. Permed to Natural says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Thanks Laine. Be careful with the apple cider vinegar.

  3. Camila Crumedy says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    yo dis article is dope fo realz

  4. Viki Moultrie says:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Thanks for the post.

  5. Khadijah says:
    September 28th, 2017 at 3:46 AM

    Im gonna try this mask! Thank you for this recipe!

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