How To Use Avocado Oil For Your Hair


Avocado oil has become an extremely popular ingredient for use in skin care products and even more so for hair care.  This edible oil is derived from the pulp of the avocado and possesses a subtle nutty and sweet aroma, making it the perfect addition to various beauty products and treatments.

Its light texture allows it to be easily absorbed into the skin and scalp, yet another reason why this ingredient is so beneficial.  Avocado oil is extremely gentle and is suitable for all hair types and especially effective for dry, damaged, and chemical treated hair.  This powerful natural ingredient can also help with hair conditions such as hair loss, thinning, and dandruff. Avocado oil can also help to promote hair growth.

Avocado oil is a powerful source of beneficial properties that are all extremely important when it comes to maintaining well-nourished and healthy hair.  This powerful concoction consists of essential vitamins including vitamin A, essential for promoting healthy cell growth for hair follicles, vitamin B6 for maintaining color and shine of hair as well as helping prevent hair loss, and Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps to increase blood flow to the hair follicles and scalp to promote healthy hair growth.

Aside from these vitamins, avocado oil also contains a beneficial mix of nutrients, amino acids, and minerals such as magnesium, copper, and iron.  All of which are essential components playing an important role in hair growth and the overall condition of hair.

Avocado oil contains high levels of Lecithin, a fat-like substance responsible for the oils penetrative properties allowing easy absorption into the skin.  Avocado oil takes on the role of humectants, meaning it helps to increase and retain moisture levels in the hair as well as locking in the shine.  The essential fatty acids also present in avocado oil help keep hair nourished leaving it rehydrated and silky smooth.  The number one cause of dry and brittle hair is the lack of nutrients and moisture and for this reason avocado oil works wonders on weak and lifeless hair.  If that isn’t enough, this amazing natural remedy also acts as a natural sunscreen, providing a barrier to help protect the hair and scalp against harmful UV rays.

By regularly massaging the hair and scalp using avocado oil you will not only notice increased moisture content giving you beautiful healthy hair, but it will also help improve blood circulation of the scalp.  Avocado oil is more effective when mixed with other beneficial oils such as almond oil or olive oil.

Try out these simple, natural, and inexpensive hair care recipes you can make at home.

Avocado Oil Hot Oil Treatment

1 tablespoon of avocado oil
1 teaspoon of olive oil

Mix oils together and warm up slightly.  Massage with fingertips into scalp and hair for approximately 15 minutes.  Soak a towel in hot water, remove and squeeze out excess water.  Wrap your hair with towel and leave for 20 minutes.  Rinse and shampoo as normal.

Avocado Hair Mask Recipe

1 tablespoon of avocado oil
1 teaspoon of olive oil
½ tablespoon of honey (Manuka honey if possible)
1 egg

Mix together ingredients and cover hair completely.  Leave in for approximately 10 minutes then rinse.  Shampoo and condition as normal.

Avocado oil is fantastic for your hair so pick up a bottle on Amazon. Try this Now Foods Avocado Oil. Alternatively, if you don’t want to apply avocado oil directly onto your hair, then pick up an avocado enriched shampoo and conditioner to reap the benefits without adding another step to your hair care regimen.

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  1. I knew that avocado makes my hair soft and shiny but I had no idea it was so beneficial for the scalp and hairgrowth overall. Fab! Thanks for the info.

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