See, my hair is none of the above. And now, at the advanced age of almost 37, I need to come to grips with the likelihood that I will never have Julia Roberts’-style volume (or curl, but that’s a whole separate post). That certainly doesn’t stop me from trying every magical potion or concoction that promises thick, full hair.
My latest experiment was taken directly from the pages of Marie Claire's recent Beauty Master Class (I can’t remember which issue — I am constantly ripping out pages and stashing them away).
I mixed mashed avocado, egg yolk, honey and olive oil into a goopy paste and slathered it on my head. I wrapped my head in a towel to keep from getting my honey guac all over the furniture, since I had to wait to rinse 1-2 hours, or until the mask had hardened on my head.
It took two washes — really scrubbing — to get my hair even the least bit pliable. A thick coat of conditioner did little to make my hair even the slightest bit silky. I started to panic a wee bit and my mind started racing: What had I done to my hair? I wonder if Marie Claire tests these things before publishing? What did I do? I was talking myself off the ledge, too: All the ingredients are edible. How bad can it be?
Much to my surprise, it worked. Once dry, my hair was full and swingy with little of my usual coaxing. It felt fatter, and more bouncy too.
Would I do it again? Eh, maybe once every couple months. I may just stick to thickening products for the sheer ease of it all, though true natural-ness of the mask is very appealing.
If you’re going to try this at home, make sure to use very ripe avocados. The one I used wasn’t nearly ripe enough, so the mask was a bit lumpy. This is certainly not the time for chunky guac.