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Is avocado good for your hair?

Can I put avocado on my hair? How? Does avocado help hair growth?

We already know avocado tastes good in Asian cuisine and salads. However, it has a range of healthy features not everyone is aware of: for example, using avocado for hair can greatly improve the look of your locks.

So, is avocado good for hair and how does it help? Are there any key tips on an avocado hair treatment one should know about? Let’s find out.

What Does Avocado Do for Your Hair?

First of all, avocado benefits for hair are explained by the fruit’s natural oils, “good fats” (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), and biotin – a profoundly helpful subtype of vitamin B. While the oils are primarily good for dehydrated and parched tresses, the vitamins it contains do a very good job of nourishing the scalp. Ergo, it is applicable for hair growth and regrowth, especially for dry hair, while featuring a nice moisturizing effect and averting hair loss.

Eating Avocado for Hair Growth

As avocado is a cradle of biotin, including this B-group vitamin in your daily meals can greatly assist on the way to great hair. It’s important to consume this fruit fresh, as B and C vitamins are lost during the extraction process due to their solubility in water.

Is Avocado Oil Good for Hair?

Avocado oil is squeezed from the flesh of the fruit, which is rich in fats and can contain up to 30% of the oil itself. It is a treasure trove of vitamins A, D, and E, as well as an excellent source of potassium and lecithin. Thus, you can really benefit from using avocado oil for hair growth. It is often found in products for skin and hair care thanks to its fast absorption as well. The oil strengthens, soothes, and protects while giving smoothness and elasticity. Although, despite the fact that avocado oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils, high in monounsaturated fat and oleic acid, we do not recommend using a COOKING avocado oil on your hair and scalp. It may cause irritation and clog pores. Use specially formulated HAIR oils to see the best results.

How to Make Avocado Hair Masks

A homemade avocado hair mask is a simple and efficient way to get your locks healthy and stunning. Here we gathered some of the most loved recipes for your hair care routine.

Avocado and egg hair mask. Blend half of an avocado, one raw egg, and one tablespoon of olive oil. This treatment has a moisturizing effect, and the egg yolk will supply your tresses with extra protein.

Avocado and banana hair mask. You’ll need one ripe banana and half of an avocado. Mash or blend the ingredients together, and anoint the damp locks from roots to tips. There is a high silica content in bananas, so it works to smooth your mane and enhance its gloss.

My hair is very dry and curly. It gets damaged easily from straightening it. I’ve used this mask so many times and my hair ends up so smooth and moisturized. It’s amazing for dry and damaged hair. Ingredients: > 1 small banana > 1/2 avocado > 2 table spoons of honey > 5 table spoons of coconut oil. @naryxbeauty

Avocado and honey hair mask. Take one cup of yogurt, ½ ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir the ingredients into a smoothie. This mask is applied to damp strands as well.

Avocado and Argan oil blend. Take half of an avocado, one tablespoon of Argan oil, and the same amount of olive oil to get a healing mixture.

AVOCADO ALMOND MILK MASK ——you know I love a good balanced all in one mask. This mask is good on the protein and the moisture. Ingredients are 1) AVOCADO. 2) ALMOND MILK. Good for deep conditioning the hair and is high in protein. 3) Teaspoon of HENNA. To build in fractures in split hair. 4) ALOE VERA. Moisture. Moisture. Moisture. 5) HONEY 6) SWEET ALMOND OIL 7) GRAPESEED OIL @crysincurls

Avocado and coconut oil hair mask. Use a whole avocado and 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix them and start putting the paste from the tips of your hair up to the roots. You may also substitute the second ingredient with castor oil.

Avocado and mayonnaise mask. Mix half of an avocado, 1 spoon of mayo, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 egg yolk. Massage into the scalp and comb through the hair, leave for 5-15 minutes, shampoo, and condition as usual.

How long should an avocado mask stay on hair? The most convenient length of the procedure is 20-30 minutes, but you can also leave the hair mask overnight. However, the expert community has doubts about the efficiency of leaving the mask on for more than half an hour, as by this point, the fruit is supposed to have given all the nutrients away.

How often should you do an avocado hair mask? This depends on your hair’s condition. If it’s finely hydrated, applying an avocado mask once a month should do the job. However, if your locks are dry or need more conditioning overall, the recommendation is to make the mask once a week.

How to preserve an avocado hair mask? To preserve the mask, you should cover it with foil or plastic wrap and store it in a refrigerator. Remember to use it within 4 days after making the blend.

Can you use a rotten avocado on your hair? If the avocado is rotten, it isn’t going to harm your hair. Some women even wait until avocados become rotten as they believe they become more useful for hair and wash out more easily. Anyway, I recommend trying both variants and choosing the one that works for you best.

Avocado Butter for Hair

The production of oil starts with a raw avocado being crushed in the expeller. After this, the oil is hydrogenated, and eventually, the process results in obtaining very soft, greenish, and mild-smelling butter.

Actually, avocado butter is a great pre-shampoo hair treatment. It provides an extra moisturizing effect on your skin and, in some way, prepares your scalp to be washed. Use it as a leave-in conditioner if you have thick wavy/curly hair.

How to Use Avocado Seed for Hair

Avocado seeds consist of many healthy microelements, just like almost any fruit seeds do. To take as much advantage of them as possible, you can produce avocado seed powder. Bake the pit in the oven for 2 hours, peel the skin and grate the pit. The powder is extremely useful in a DIY avocado hair conditioner. See the next chapter to get an insight into healthy avocado products.

Avocado Hair Products

To make a seed-based avocado hair conditioner, you ought to mix the seed powder and 3 tablespoons of any preferred oil (be it castor, coconut, olive, etc.). Rub the paste into your hair and scalp and let it sit overnight.

Don’t hesitate to make an avocado shampoo. Pour 6 cups of water into the powder made of one seed and boil it. Let it simmer for half an hour. After it is cooled, strain it into a bowl and mix 3 cups of the infusion and a ¼ cup of your shampoo.

Avocado oil is also an excellent option for those struggling with frizz: it is probably the best hair serum nature could create. While other oils rather stay unsoaked on the hair, this fruit oil actually penetrates it and makes curly hair straight.

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by Donna Sullivan
Donna is a hairstylist with 8 years of experience. Ask her about any hair-related problem (haircuts, hairstyles, colorings, hair care) and get a pro advice!