Well, I guess the title kind of says it all. I opened an avocado today, and it didn’t look so hot. So thrifty Hlo was all like, “Hey! You know what?? I’ll make a hair mask out of this bad boy.” So I googled “avocado hair masks” and found a recipe. You add 2 T of jojoba oil to a whole avocado, whip it up, put it on your wet hair, put a shower cap over that mess, and let it sit for 20 minutes.
Well, first of all, I wasn’t very diligent about whipping up the avocado. It was still pretty chunky after getting mixed with the oil. This had bad consequences. Namely, when you are putting this stuff on your hair, chucks of greenish/greyish/brownish greasiness are falling all around you – all over the sink, the mirror, your shirt, the floor, etc.
I finally got the majority of the mask on my head, put the shower cap on, and then proceeded to fight an persistent flow of greenish liquid seeping out from under the mask. I had to wrap a towel around my head over the mask to capture the ooze.
Then, it was cleanup time. The sink was a disaster. It literally looked as if someone ate 1/2 a batch of guacamole and then puked it up into the sink. I’ve puked up guacomole once, so I know. It’s not pretty. I figured that avocado is pretty soft, so down the sink it could go. Not a good idea. But I didn’t realize that until my mask time was up, and I went to hop in the shower. Avocado bits had floated back up into the tub. Our drainage system is from the 1940s. It can’t handle something as new age as avocado.
I wiped out the tub with a papertowel and hopped in. Of course, you know what happens next – avocado everywhere in the shower – wet, watered down, oily avocado. What a mess.
Was it worth it, you ask?? Hard to say. I used different hair stuff today, and it was rainy, So my hair was huge and frizzy. It’s tough to say if it was due to the mask or to the product or to the weather. We’ll see how it all shakes out tomorrow.