Avocado is a popular food item that is often seen as a side dish or a condiment for certain ethnic dishes. However there are many other health benefits this tasty food brings and not only is the avocado beneficial for skin and gut health, it also has many amazing and surprising benefits for your hair and scalp too! The avocado is a very oily fruit and the large seed contained in the middle is full of nutrients and oils that are easily absorbed in the hair and help with moisture retention, elasticity, growth, and overall health and appearance of the hair. The use of the avocado in this manner is far from new and it has been used on hair for thousands of years. You can take the fruit of the avocado – the green stuff people turn into guacamole – or the oils that are extracted from the large seed and use it on your hair. It nourishes as well as strengthens the hair. Read on to learn more about how this amazing food helps unlock your hair’s true health and beauty!
Conditions Hair: This fruit is very buttery and creamy and is high in oils and fats that helps rejuvenate cells and keeps hair calls plump and conditioned. Massage your hair with its creamy paste to get healthy and soft hair. If you have dry brittle hair or hair that has been damaged from dyes and other treatments avocado paste is the best thing to use!
Protects Hair: It works like a natural shield and is a good protectant against heat and chemicals. It locks in the good and protects the hair from the bad. If you spend a lot of time outside in the sun or are exposed to chemicals, smoke, and other pollutants on a regular basis this can help keep your hair protected and healthy.
Stimulates Hair Growth: Avocado keeps the hair you have looking great and it can also help stimulate new hair to grow. This gives you a fuller and thicker head of hair. Working as an effective moisturizer, it improves the hair condition to a great extent and makes it look healthier and more beautiful too.
Prevents Split Ends: This buttery fruit hydrates dry and brittle hair and is great at helping to limit the presence of split ends. Avocado can help with your hairs elasticity which makes it strong and less easy to break and split during brushing, combing, and styling.
Reveals Shiny Hair: Avocado has many wonderful oils and beneficial fats such as omega-3 fatty acids as well as many great vitamins that are vital for shiny, smooth and beautiful hair. Replenishing these weekly helps keep your hair healthy and shiny and smooth!
Heals and Stimulates the Scalp: Dry scalp is the number one complaint people have about the skin on the top of their heads and excessive dry skin can cause itching and other hair complications such as dandruff and even hair loss. The avocado hair mask or avocado oil can penetrate deep inside the skin layers and helps heal, repair and revitalize skin cells. When the scalp is healthy your hair will be healthy and you will have more of it too. Best of all, you get a moisturizer and great detangler all without any oily residue many conditioners leave behind.
Provides Vitamins B & E: Avocado oil has an effect on helping your hair to grow thicker. The reason for this is that avocado contains vitamin E as well as the power B vitamins, which is able to contribute to the health of your hair and skin. Avocado not only can help improve the look and feel of your hair and scalp but it will keep them clean and healthy and strong because of these powerful vitamins.
Hair Mask Recipes to Try:
Gather together bananas, avocado, and olive oil to try these two great recipes. For the first one, simply smash 1 ripe avocado and combine it to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and apply it on dry hair – focus on the ends and work up the length of the hair to the roots. The second recipe uses avocado and 2 ripe banana that are mashed and needed to form the mask paste. This mix can be applied to all hair length but does best on the ends and the roots. Note that the quantities of these ingredients needed will depend on how long your hair is, as obviously you might need more olive oil, or even another avocado to get enough mask paste to cover your hair. The benefits of olive oil and banana go well with avocado’s properties and help restore proper ph balance, replenishes nutrients and vitamins to the hair, can help treat conditions like dandruff and split ends, and many other common hair and scalp issues. And best of all, it is completely natural and safe for all hair types and skin sensitivities!
So what are you waiting for? Try a homemade avocado hair mask for yourself, see the amazing results and share them with me!
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