Avocados are a MUST HAVE in this house hold. Who doesn’t love avocados? We just cut them open and eat straight out of the avocado skin…Mabel likes it best this way, so do I. I was planning on making shampoo bars and came across so many articles about avocado hair mask and how avocados benefits our scalps and strengthen our hair. With all this information I HAD to make an avocado shampoo bar! Everyone in my family uses the avocado shampoo bar. Yes, I wash Mabel’s hair using it too. This shampoo bar is made with all natural, palm free, vegan ingredients.
Avocados help rejuvenate and moisturize the scalp. This rich source of protein, amino acids and vitamins, helps soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair growth. I added apple cider vinegar to my shampoo recipe to add a natural conditioner. Originally, I was washing with a commercial shampoo and using apple cider vinegar as a conditioner. Although this helped, I decided to add apple cider vinegar into the actual shampoo bar, creating a 2 in 1 product. I was never one to use too much conditioner so now I do not use it at all. Most of my customers do not use a conditioner since this bar has it already built in.
Before switching to natural shampoo I had to wash my hair just about everyday. Otherwise, my hair looked greasy and gross and my scalp itched like crazy. With the avocado shampoo bar, I only have to wash my hair once every three days. My hair now stays clean and my scalp is no longer dry or greasy between washes. The problem with many store-bought liquid shampoos is that they use synthetic materials that strip hair of its natural serum. These shampoos then cover the hair with other artificial ingredients. This process confuses our hair and scalp and leads to an overproduction of hair serum. Often, the use of a chemical-filled liquid shampoo can lead to damaged hair and itchy scalp.
You might need to use the avocado shampoo bar for about 2 weeks before experiencing its full benefits. I went through a 2-week transition period. During my transition period, my hair was greasy and oily. I think it was because my hair did not know that my shampoo was no longer striping my hair of its natural serum. This led to an overproduction of hair serum. Also during this transition period, my hair was detoxing the chemicals left behind by store-bought liquid shampoos. Everything was fine after about 2 weeks...Be patient! You will have soft and moisturized hair after this transition period.
Here is a list of what I put into my shampoos bars and why.
Rhassoul clay: leaves hair soft and shiny.
Avocado: helps soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair growth.
Lavender essential oil: moisturizes the scalp and balances sebum production. It is ideal for people who have a mixed type of scalp, for example, oily near the forehead and at the back of the head, but dry at other parts. Its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial action makes it excellent for controlling dandruff and scalp acne complicated by fungal or bacterial infections. It can help heal minor injuries on the scalp caused by scratching, especially in children.
Rosemary essential oil: has anti-dandruff action, but it is best suited for people with oily hair. It tones down the action of sebum glands and clears up clogged pores that cause acne and itchy scalp.
Cedar wood essential oil: balances the oil secretion of the sebaceous glands; hence, it is equally beneficial for a dry or an oily scalp. The warm oil improves blood circulation and stimulates the hair follicles, resulting in vigorous hair growth. Its antiseptic action helps control bacterial and fungal problems, including dandruff.
Customers rave about this shampoo! It is one of my top sellers.
Don’t forget to stop by The Staten Island Mall February 24&25. I will be there with my avocado shampoo bars and more! If you can not make it check out instagram, Facebook, or website for updates. You can always shop online avaquinns.com
Hope to see you there!