In my quest to better understand and care for babygirl’s natural hair I did something I never thought I would do, watch YouTube tutorials!!!!! Not that I’ve ever had anything against YouTube tutorials, my sis’zin Erica who also happens to be my natural hair goddess and my sissy Kay swear by said hair tutorials as well as my sissy Shante who has picked up some pretty dope makeup tips from YouTube tutorials, it’s just that I couldn’t figure out where would you begin. Well it’s begun and I don’t know how to stop. It’s like an information super highway and like a kid in a candy store I wanna try everything now (in my best Veruca Salt voice). I came across a vlog that brags diy hair treatments with common items that most people have in their homes or can easily find in a store, from my previous posts you know that convenience in finding ingredients for cooking and now for hair treatments are very important to me so that’s kind of a big deal for me.
My first experiment was a deep conditioner which ingredients were as easy as they come, one whole avocado and extra virgin olive oil. That’s it! Note to readers: Moscato is not one of the ingredients. Extra note to readers get a ripe fairly soft avocado as it’s easier to “mash and mush”.
Where I went wrong is confusing this mix for something to eat instead of something to put in your hair and so I didn’t use a mixer to get it to a creamy texture. I kept thinking guacamole (fat girl problems). So with me mixing by hand instead of using a hand mixer (yes party people there is a difference lol) my mixture looked a lil something like guacamole.
I thought it was pretty creamy and good to go (again remember I’m thinking guacomole not conditioner) in retrospect I wish I would have used a hand mixer except I don’t own one of those. So I proceeded to apply to her hair root to tip chunks and all and put a cap on. The instructions said to leave on for 45 minutes to an hour.
Typically after a wash and conditioner babygirl’s hair shrinks and is so dry looking that it looks matted but after the avocado/evoo deep conditioner her hair shrinkage was only half of what it usually is and looked very shiny and hydrated, I mean hydrated to the point that I could see water beads lingering in her hair after it was all rinsed out. Even Mr. Grumps notified the difference.
The majority of the tutorials and vlogs that I viewed mentioned not to expect results the first time you try styling methods and products on your hair which isn’t a problem for me because I’m skeptical. But I must admit that the first time was a charm with this diy deep conditioner and I will be using this deep conditioner on a monthly basis (with a hand mixer of course).
Do you ever view YouTube tutorials and if so are they helpful to you? What are some of your go to hair treatments and methods?
No worries….I got this!