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Avocado treatment and unexpected results

Today is my off day from work and I decided to try an avocado treatment on my hair. I used 1 avocado and 2 tsps of EVOO. Blended it, and left it on for about an hour and a half. I didn't wash my hair but I did cleanse with ACV before hand.
Anyway I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.
I towel dried my hair which i don't usually do because it creates tons of frizz. But when I took of the towel I had hair that was similar to my first cherry lola treatment. Flat hair with zero frizz.
I was surprised, does anyone else use avocado in their hair? If so what were your results.
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Assuming you can release the avocado oil from the cell walls it should have a very similar effect to olive oil anyway, they are both rich in oleic acid. I get flat hair no frizz when I haven't washed all the oil out properly, usually that means greasy hair by day two but you might not notice that having a different curl pattern.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    Oh wow, my hair is wet in the pics above, but my hair isn't oily at all it's slightly dry. Kind of like I did a protein treatment which I didn't unless avocado has protein in it?? I'm not sure. Thanks for sharing your experience! :-) i've never heard of avocado oil. I use used an avocado. I'll have to look it up.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Oh wow, my hair is wet in the pics above, but my hair isn't oily at all it's slightly dry. Kind of like I did a protein treatment which I didn't unless avocado has protein in it?? I'm not sure. Thanks for sharing your experience! :-) i've never heard of avocado oil. I use used an avocado. I'll have to look it up.

    Avocado oil is just the oil extracted from the flesh because avocados are surprisingly fatty. You can get it in health food stores here in the UK and supermarkets in well off areas, but I haven't seen it in my city which is ordinary to deprived. But I can get red palm oil and coconut oil for cheap so not gonna complain! The fatty acid profile of avocado oil is similar to olive oil but the texture is lighter so some prefer it.

    There are tiny amounts of protein in whole avocados, but most of that will be locked up in the cell walls so I doubt you'd get protein overload. If your hair looks and feels good that is great!
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Avocados do have protein in them but I use to do those treatments all the time my hair loved them
  • CherylEvinsCherylEvins Posts: 7Registered Users
    Hair remedies using avocado can be used for various hair treatments like dry scalp, thinning hair, nourishing hair, it is rich with vitamins A, B, C, E, H and K.• It also contains some useful fatty acids such as Omega fatty acids, folic acids and amino acid as well.This is a one of the perfect solution anyone looking for.
  • anonymous_134725anonymous_134725 Posts: 22Registered Users
    I Have had good results with avocado. My hair responded very good to it. Shiny, soft and good curl formation. Will be doing that treatment soon again. My recipe was the same as yours but I also added honey. :)
    3a/b cherub curls, normal porosity, low/medium density. medium/fine width.
    CG since September 2012
    and curly-hairlover since forever.
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    Thank you a for responding!:-) After my hair was completely dry it felt great!. Also I did not use the honey because my hair doesn't seem to like it for some reason. I might try the honey and avocado as a facial mask with only .5 tsps of olive oil. I'm happy most of you have had good results.
    Next on my list to try is bentonite clay:-)
  • alslgirl2002alslgirl2002 Posts: 210Registered Users
    I may try this but with coconut oil. Thanks for posting!
    Type 2B - 3A
    Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

    CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

    Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
    CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
    RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
    Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
    DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

    Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    Ooo, I haven't used coconut oil in awhile. If you try it, i hope you have great results!:-)