DIY Avocado Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Recipe

Avocado Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

Give your hair an extra special treat of moisture

This recipe works on the same principle as hot oil treatments or any deep conditioner in general. Start with damp hair clean hair and here’s what you’ll need;

1 small jar of real mayonnaise
1 ripe avocado

➤ Put the avocado in a bowl and mash with a fork.  Add the jar or mayonnaise and mix together until light green in colour. Smooth into your hair and cover with a plastic cap.

➤ Sit under a dryer or steamer for 20 minutes to allow for penetration. See the article on how to steam your hair without a steamer.

➤ As the mayonnaise is mostly oil you may want to lightly shampoo your hair afterwards with a moisturizing shampoo but it’s not necessary. If you do decide to shampoo, remember to use a good creamy leave in conditioner afterwards. Your locks will be left very soft with improved moisture retention.

Easy but effective!



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  1. 1
    Michelle says:

    Do you have to use all of it or can you save it for another deep condition?

    • 2

      I would not reccomend keeping this mixture due to avocados tendancy to oxidise and turn black. If your hair is natural or thick then you will find that this amount is only for one treatment anyway! Otherwise just halve the amounts.

  2. 3
    Michelle says:

    Oh ok. Thanks!

  3. 4

    How often to deep condition. Is that a heavy protein treatment

    • 5

      It’s got a bit of protein from the egg and protein but I would say this is more moisturising coz of the amount of oil in it.

  4. 6

    I do the avocado as a pre poo every week for the pas 4 months and my hair has grown tremendously from neck length to almost bra strap length.

    • 7

      what happens if you deep condition fir 2 hrs with avocado and olive oil and coconut milk after shampooing and conditioning? My hair feels really soft and usually my hair is so hard to pull through after a wash but I had NO PROBLEMS at all. Is it ok to deep condition after pooing?

      • 8

        That’s fine, the purpose of the treatment is to deep condition so it can be done after pooing. I just feel panicky if I think that I may have left some bits of avocado in my hair!

  5. 9
    Yhaayhaah says:

    Thank you. This is a quick and easy recipe. I just whipped one up into a creamy delight using bf’s mayo- O.O & a hand held blender :). I have really strong nails and I’m pretty sure i’ve become protein sensitive or have too much protein. My hair has been really hard for a while now- almost a year. it used to be well moisturised with perfect coils. Now it’s stretched to almost straight. I keep having straight ends. Mind you, I use to henna a lot and now I haven’t been able to. Well, i’m ready to dc this Monday night :). I’ll let you know. thanks!

  6. 10
    Yhaayhaah says:

    Update: I just got done with the avocado treatment. Thank you. My experience:
    1) I just realised it’s a protein treatment
    2) my hair felt really coarse and stripped/ strawy
    3) granted I’m extremely protein sensitive, I’m not the best candidate for this treatment [by itself]
    4) gratefully, I had some Jessicurl weekly deep treatment and I have that in now.
    5) fortunately, my hair absorbed it well, it seemed, while i was applying it and it became more flexible.
    6) Overall, I think i have a good balance now. I strengthened and then followed up with moisture.

    Now i’m off to detangle while I still have Conditioner in my hair.

    Thanks again!

  7. 11
    Yhaayhaah says:

    My results after deep condition- soft moisturised hair. I couldn’t be happier although it came after a hefty price to pay. My hair was clumped in tangles all over- the hair loss was a bit on the high side- just from combing in sheer frustration. All said, I’m happier for several good reasons- my hair feels new, it curls at the ends and is full and bouncy and SOFT! Thanks again. I think by clarifying (giovanni tea tree shampoo) and then performing your avocado treatment- it allowed my hair to absorb moisture (jessicurl) effectively.

    • 12

      An avocado has about 4g protein and 29g of fat so for most people it will be a moisturizing treatment rather than protein. Having said that, depending on how much egg was in the mayo, it will bump up the protein count a bit more so for this treatment may be troublesome for the protein sensitive. I’m not surprised that your ends curled back up though because protein treatments tend to ‘heal’ heat damaged hair to some extent.

      Glad to hear it worked out though, all’s well that ends well!

  8. 13

    I tried this today and, like after all protein treatments my hair was tangled and extremely coarse.I had to condition after to get it to a more manageable state,is it that I am protein sensitive and what exactly is protein sensitive.What I don’t understand though is if protein is supposed to be good for your hair how can your hair be sensitive to it?

    • 14

      Hi Shelly, you hair being tangled does not necessarily mean that you are protein sensitive. Read this article here to see if you are likely to be or if it’s just some treatments in particular that your hair doesn’t agree with:

  9. 15

    Is an avocado conditioner with a mixture of castor oils, shea butter, and vitamin E considered a protein conditioner? I’m doing this for a deep conditioner for moisture and not for a protein conditioner.

  10. 17

    Hi…i use avacado, banana, honey, evoo, and coconut milk and my.fave conditioner…I’m.not sure if this is a protein or moisturizing conditioner? but I used it twice over two wks and my hair felt great…can you tell me if its heavier in moisture or protein please?

  11. 19

    Thank you for the quick reply that’sgreat so I can use this every wk and get a little protein with moisture…il be makin another batch this wkend…your site is awsome btw xx I forgot to say its a cleansing conditioner..

  12. 21

    Hi i wanted to know if this would be good deep conditoning to use after the aphogee two step protein treatment ? would this conditioner give me protien overload ?

  13. 23

    Hi, my daughters hair is extremely dry and frizzy. Combing her hair is a battle each and every time. I wanted to try the oil rinse and the Avocado Moisturizing Deep Conditioner in the same wash routine. Would that be too much oil?

  14. 28

    Instead of using mayonnaise can I use an egg?

  15. 30
    Dequita Childress says:

    Can you recommend a good do it yourself deep conditioner with avocado oil and/or argan oil?

  16. 31

    How often should u do the avocado treatment everyday once a week. I’m trying to grow my daughters hair when she was younger she had since long shiny hair now I don’t do her hair anymore she does it herself it’s breaking at a rapid rate. What can I do.

  17. 32

    Going to try

  18. 33

    Add honey coconut milk… It’s awesome

  19. 35

    How about just eating the avocado instead. Along with natural foods. WORK WONDERS

  20. 36

    I might try it…salt n pepper taste better

  21. 37

    It’s for your hair

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