Gross Hair Treatment

We had a couple of overly ripe avocados. Or at least I thought they were overripe — they were all brown instead of green on the inside.

I didn’t want to waste them though! So I smushed them up and added two teaspoons of olive oil and two teaspoons of jojoba oil.

Avocado   olive oil   jojoba oil

I think it would’ve worked better with a blender, but I didn’t want to bother. Then I wet my hair a little and slathered it all over. I suppose if I were smart and/or prepared I would’ve had a throw away shower cap to use, but I didn’t. It was super disgusting! Bits of oily avocado mush kept dripping off my head onto the tiles. Then after I was done working what I could through my hair, I stood around for like 20 minutes (with an iPad, thank goodness) in the shower. Then I showered and washed my hair as normal.

I gotta tell you, my hair isn’t amazingly extra soft and shiny, or easy to manage or whatever. Nope, none of that. It’s not bad, mind you, but nothing special. And certainly not worth the yucky clean up and brown greasy avocado chunks like so much vomit everywhere. Blech. So I am thumbs down on this one. I could get better results from judicious application of Fekkai Glossing Cream, which I do like, and as it turns out also contains olive oil. So there.

5 Comments

  1. Ugh. Thank you for sharing this fail. I learned from it. FWIW, I eat gross avocados. I know. Gross. But I don’t mind them too much up to a certain degree. (No moldy ones) That’s what the salsa’s for. It’s hard to food plan isn’t it? Sometimes you don’t have what you want when you want to make something, and sometimes you’re tossing food. I’m super ambitious about cooking when I’m at the grocery store. Not so much when there’s Grey’s Anatomy to watch. The perishability of produce combined with my not wanting to waste food actually drives me to cook more often. I know I could just as well not buy so much but I have a hard time not buying food. Also, it’s good we’re getting perishable foods. I think it’s healthier. Less processed and less preservatives.

  2. Oh and reality is, I toss plenty of food. It’s bad and I try not to, but it’s inevitable sometimes. We don’t always have the time or the energy to cook and no matter what you plan before going to the grocery store things change when we bring stuff home. Cooking shows are especially dangerous for me! They make it look so easy and they skip all the hard parts about cooking. The mise en place! The washing. The chopping. The cleaning.

  3. Next time (if you ever have a next time) just clip your hair up and wrap it in plastic wrap.

  4. Oh I waste food too, can’t seem to help it. But still if I don’t have to, I’d rather not. In this case, I tasted the avocados before I mushed them with oil — they were not delicious anymore!

    But still, there will be no next time! Actually, you know what works better for me? If I stick the oil (liquid!) in my hair for 15-30 minutes before I shower instead. No avocados involved, no chunky groadiness. Just greasy hair for however long.

  5. That’s a good idea oil minus chunks. I did coconut oil before. To be honest though I’m not sure how effective it was. If you do a light amount and leave it in as a styling tool vs. a conditioner you wash out, it seems to work better. Easier to comb, less frizzy, shiny.

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