So there was this one time, when I thought it would be cool to do one of those au naturel deep conditioning masks using avocados. Let’s just say I won’t be doing that again any time soon.
I still have nightmares about the hours I spent picking stringy bits of avocado out of my hair. Actually, days later I was still finding random pieces of fibrous bits stuck in my curls. It was messy. It was gross. It was not something I care to repeat. I’m sure I somehow did the mask wrong. I AM a walking talking Pinterest fail just waiting to happen, but I know I’m not alone. So those of you who have the desire to get those rich fatty acids into your hair without the mess, I’ve got something for you.
A friend and I were chatting (as much as you can “chat” over Marco Polo) and I had asked her what she used in her hair. Her twist outs are always on point and I was more than a little bit jealous. She told me about this new brand called AVOCURL. She used the conditioning butter; which, in hindsight, I should’ve just listened to her. However, I’m hard headed and have to try things out for myself. When I went to the website I was excited to see that it was black owned. I’m not trying to be offensive, but I love to see a black woman doing her thing. Ms. Jasmine started mixing these products in her kitchen while at Cornell University (Yaaasss!!!) The line of hair care is all natural and made with supposedly edible ingredients. I say supposedly because the conditioning butter has essential oils, which I DO NOT recommend people ingest under any circumstances. But that’s just me. The biggest surprise however was that the conditioning butter was $20 for 8oz. Now my friend had told me it was a little pricey, but I was not expecting $20 pricey (plus $10 s+h). Naturally I was not going to invest $30 into a product that I didn’t even know if I’d like. Especially when I had been told that it had peppermint and I’m not a huge fan of peppermint. (Side Note: Why are they putting peppermint in everything these days?) So, I went the cheaper route. I purchased the sample set of all 3 products for $10. And of course I did it just so I could test them out and tell you all about it.
Long story short…
For those of you who are wondering, I’m getting the conditioning butter it’s worth every penny. But sit tight. Let me tell you all about it. First to give you a heads up, I tried this on 3 different styles of my hair. The first was in a protective style of twists, then on just my regular curls, and lastly on my regular curls but after a major cut.
First up, the Avocado Oil Ingredients: Avocado Oil. Yep. That’s it. I’m not sure why I thought this would have something extra, but it doesn’t. A quick peek at the ingredients on the site would’ve told me that, but clearly I’m lazy as well as cheap. Though, good news, the avocado oil can also be used on the face and body, but it is a comedogenic oil. If your face usually tolerates oil then go for it. If not, I’d stay away. It did a good job of keeping my hair moisturized but I did start breaking out along my hairline. I’m assuming this has no hidden surprises (like preservatives) since AVOCURL doesn’t have chemicals.
Daily Moisturizer This has the avocado oil mixed with some other goodies like avocado butter and jasmine butter <——heading to Google now to figure out exactly what that is. When I was only using this I did not break out so the diluted oil probably helps with the pore clogging issue. I started using this on my twists and it didn’t work out quite as well. The instructions say it’s best used on damp hair and you should definitely stick with that. I don’t know how each ingredient works, but I’m assuming this is more of a moisture sealant that pure moisturizer and it’s gonna need that extra water to do it’s job. It worked so much better when it was just the curls that I typically just do a wash and go with. It did feel a little greasy to me, but as far as I’m concerned that means my hair is moisturized.
Conditioning Butter This was my favorite product. It was the only one with an intentional scent and it smells amazing.😍 UUHHHH-MAZING!!! Clearly I have expensive taste as this is the most expensive product in the line. Yet, I think it’s worth every penny, mostly because it smells so good. It took me about a month to get through the 1 oz sample, though I didn’t use it every day. That’s another thing. As the containers will tell you, a little goes a long way, these products do last! All of them! You’ll be tempted to use more (because of the scent), but when it says a little goes a long, they mean it. Using too much of this one can create build up, and it also can add some stiffness to your curls. The container says it can be used as a leave in or you can rinse it out, but the guide on the site only mentions using it as a rinse out conditioner. I haven’t used it as a co-wash or rinse out conditioner since I only had a small amount. Though, once I get the full size container, I probably will since I’ve been looking for a good natural co-wash with good slip. I’m hoping this might be it, because it smells amazing. Have I mentioned that yet? 😁
If you didn’t catch the link above you can check out AVOCURL here —-> https://avocurl.com/
Or go directly to the Conditioning Butter here —> https://avocurl.com/collections/frontpage/products/avocurl-conditioning-butter
Try not to be jealous when you see Jasmine’s hair.