My hair looks terrible at the moment. I choose to blame this turn of events entirely on the humidity (nothing to do with the highlights then). Blow dries may fix things temporarily – at Ghim Moh market they cost me just $16 (£8) which is not even guilt-inducing – but to stop looking like a frizz-head for longer, my latest find that actually seems to work is Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo. Slap it onto wet hair and do something for about 15 minutes before washing it as normal.
A DIY clingfilm wrap/plastic bag (I’m a classy girl) is, in hindsight, very much recommended to stop drips running down your back while it all sinks in and works its magic. It’s unfortunately a rather disgusting and potentially clothes-staining colour.
Key ingredients are avocado and olive oil. Before you say it, yes, I know…there are endless homemade haircare recipes using an avocado and various cooking oils. The thing is, if I do ever mash up a soft, ripe avocado I generally end up eating it. On toasted brown bread with a sprinkling of fleur de sel. For lunch. This tubed version is easier and US$8.99 (S$11/£5.80) for 123g, cheaper too.
Sephora carries a pretty good selection of Burt’s Bees products here in Singapore but the products stocked do change regularly (part of the stores ever-evolving beauty). In other words, it’s a Stateside secret…if you suffer from the same problem I do, get someone you know over there to send you some!
While updating this post when I migrated my content over to the new changmoh site, I spotted that amazon.com sell this and will deliver to SG
Avocado image courtesy of Big Oven