Avocados are not only good for you when consumed internally, they are also highly beneficial when applied directly onto your hair.
Avocados are a rich source of essential oils, antioxidants, and nutrients that help nourish and improve the condition and strength of the hair leaving it silky smooth and more vibrant. Read on to discover just how beneficial avocados are for the treatment of a range of common hair related problems and how you can use them in your hair care routine.
Dry And Damaged HairAvocado contains natural moisturizing qualities and essential fatty acids to restore moisture in the hair. If applied on a regular basis it will help prevent hair from drying out and therefore will strengthen brittle hair to prevent further damage and breakage. The high levels of vitamins and healthy oils are vital in restoring the health of the scalp and treating dry roots. Further reading: The Top 5 Hair Masks For Dry & Damaged Hair Hair Growth Deficiencies in vitamins in the hair are directly related to scalp disease that result in hair loss as well as stunt the growth of hair. By using avocado base treatments on the hair you can replenish these much needed vitamins to promote healthy hair growth. Dandruff Because of the natural moisturizers present in avocado this beneficial ingredient can help maintain a healthy scalp by increasing moisture levels of skin cells. This will in turn help treat and prevent the effects of dandruff. By massaging avocado into the hair and scalp it helps to hydrate the scalp and retains moisture. It will noticeably strengthen hair and bring back its natural body and shine. The act of massage will also help stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and scalp to help promote healthy cell and hair growth. Further reading: The Best Home Remedies For Dandruff Try out these simple avocado hair treatment recipes you can create at home. Avocado Hair Mask Recipe 1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons of yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon of rosemary oil
1 tablespoon of jojoba oil Mix all ingredients together until creamy and smooth. Apply mixture to hair and scalp massaging in circular movements starting at the base of the neck up to the crown. Leave treatment in for approximately 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly then shampoo and condition as normal. Avocado Conditioning Treatment 1 avocado
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of pure aloe Mash avocado and mix in remaining ingredients into a paste. Comb mixture through your hair using fingertips. Cover with a shower cap or cling wrap, then cover with a towel. Leave treatment in for approximately 20-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly then shampoo as normal. Avocado Scalp Soother 1 egg
1/2 avocado (mashed)
2 tablespoons of wheat germ oil Beat egg in a blend until frothy. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Divide hair into sections, apply mixture to the scalp working outwards, gently massage along the hair shaft and scalp. Cover with a shower cap or cling wrap and leave in for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water then shampoo with a mild formula. If creating your own avocado hair masks using these recipes is not for you and you would instead prefer a ready made solution, then buy a bottle of this Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment from Burt’s Bees. Avocado hair masks are fantastic for transforming your hair from dull and lifeless to full of body and shine. For more tips, secrets and recipes for beautiful hair, have a read of these recent blog posts… How To Use Avocado Oil For Your Hair
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