Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Feeding My Hair

Today I tried a new recipe. It was a very simple recipe and I am still awaiting the results. I am still baking. Yes, I said I am still baking.

While we await the finish of my recipe, allow me to entertain you with the history of my hair.
Riveting, I know. You are all on the edge of your seats.

I was born with a blessing disguised as a curse. AKA curly hair. Actually we just thought it was naturally frizzy until I got a perm in the 7th grade. My wonderful Young Women teacher came over, permed my already (unbeknownst to me) curly hair and taught me how to fix it. That was the key. I just didn't know how to fix it up to that point. She introduced me to my new best friend. Hair gel.

Regardless of the lessons I was given, I still disguised my hair. In high school I would wake up every other morning at 5 just so I could straighten my curls. I hated them. I dreaded the rain, or too much heat (sweat) or even humid days because the curls would just pop out of their carefully straightened uniforms. I was so embarrassed on curly days. What monstrous hair I thought I had.

After graduation I moved to CO to live with my sister. I got lazy. I quit straightening my hair. Possibly because it snowed nearly every day, but also because I was tired of getting up so early and relished my sleep. Those were the days I learned the fine arts of curly. The beauty of only having to spend 30 seconds on the hair before it was ready for the day. The glory of having elegant up dos in under 10 minutes.

And now I love the curl. I regret those many (6) years of hiding my hair.

And just to show my hair how much I love it, I decided to give it a treat.

It is reported to be very moisturizing and soothing to frayed and tired ends.

What you need:

1 ripe avocado
8-10 drops of sweet almond oil
2-3 tsp honey

What to do:

Mash the avocado into a mush. Add the oil and honey. Apply to wet hair, focusing on the ends. Wrap in a towel or shower cap, or plastic wrap and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.

I am in the sitting stage right now. The baking, if you will. I will let you know how it goes, and if I plan to do it again.

Truth be told, I just had an avocado that was needing to be used, and was a little too bruised up to eat. If you can't eat it, stick it in your hair, right? If it works well, I may have to start buying the extra cheap because they are bruised avocados. I can eat guacamole and nourish my hair at the same time! Hey!

And the results are in. I LOVE it! The curl is a lot tighter and bouncier, my hair is shinier, and even Jeffrey noticed a difference with it. I am most definitely going to have to do this often. As in possibly once a month often. It is wonderful! I can't rave about it enough. You should try it. Seriously. Even if you have straight hair, I am sure it will have miraculous effects for you too! Try it and let me know how it worked out for you.

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