Avocado oil is known for being very lightweight and rich in vitamins A & E, as well as the property to provide and lock in moisturizer. Let’s have a closer look on how these factors can help your hair.
Benefits Of Avocado For Hair
Because of its lightweight property, avocado oil is easily absorbed into scalp when applied, and this brings a lot of different benefits for hair including those listed below. But before going into any deep information, we need to clarify some misunderstanding about this oil. Even though avocado is full of protein and lots of different vitamins such as C, but avocado oil does not contain any of these despite the thoughts of so many people. The oil making process is to remove any protein in the products itself, and some vitamins also evaporated in the mean time.
As mention above, the oil can easily travel through your scalp and raise essential nutrients that are necessary for preventing breakage. Unlike some others, avocado oils can go pass the cortex of hair strands easily, which can help penetrate hair from inside out. It also has a potential to support its fellow moisturizers and maximize their properties.
It is called foundation oil because of the ability of not to clog the pores like some other thick and heavy oils such as coconut or olive, therefore, this is used to be the foundation to mix with different types of oil to bring out the most in each of them. Besides, this oil does not weigh your hair down nor make it looks stiff and lifeless.
Knots can be very disturbing for women, and as natural reaction, we tend to have a habit of using our fingers to comb through tangled hair. It might seem like a solution at the moment but in fact you might be breaking your hair structure and its natural form. Avocado can be your answer to this problem since it has the perfect consistency to lubricate your hair without making it looks greasy (as it will quickly absorb into the shaft). Just a few drops before you start running your fingers through your hair, it will help reduce breakage during detangling process.
Many deep conditioning products are lack of natural lubricants making it very hard to apply evenly over your hair, which you might end up wasting a lot of it,yet some spots will still be missed. Besides, Premium avocado oil has a lot of lecithin, a substance that will create a protecting layer over your hair shaft from losing moisture, which is why this is usually used together or alone as a deep conditioner.
Prevent Hair Loss And Improve Hair Growth
If your hair is suffering from constant styling, coloring or even weather elements, it might cause hair loss in the end. Plus, this could be the result of lacking necessary vitamins and minerals that help strengthen your scalp. With the amount of vitamins it possesses, this oil can help your scalp and strands to gain back its strength and health. Avocado oil will help create an “anchor” in your scalp as well, for your strands to have something to hold on to during tough environment, which will decrease hair loss rate. Furthermore, this oil can provide the water needed in hair growing process as long with binding split ends together.
Create Shiny Hair
As mentioned above, avocado oil will replenish your hair with the essential vitamins it needs to keep it shiny and silky as much as possible. Vitamin E is the most important element that will rejuvenate your scalp, which determines the strength of your hair from the roots. Typically, brittle and dry hair tends to “fly-away” and never stays in place, this is where our “hero” oil comes in to help tame, bring frizzy hair back to where it should be as well as add a shiny coat to it.
If you want to know whether a product is good as sunscreen or not, you normally look at its SPF (Sun protection factor) number, which are relatively high in cosmetics and commercial sunscreen (range from 45 to 60, or even more). This brings up the concern among us to look for a non-chemical alternative for hair, as it could be very fragile. Well, look no more because avocado is your answer. Compare to some other oils, this is considered high and effective at the level of around 15 SPF while olive oil and coconut oil are range from 2 to 8.
Even though this is not officially clinical proven, but I still want to mention this benefit of avocado oil since a lot of people do say that it helps lessen dandruff over time. Not only that, some other also claimed that it even helps with their eczema and psoriasis (not to severe cases) as it nourishes the scalp and treats blemishes on it.
5 Common Ways To Use Avocado Oil
One reason why some people tend to switch from coconut oil to avocado oil in some cases: their consistency. Even though both of them seem to have similar properties that are useful in hair care, avocado is still usually picked rather than coconut. We know that coconut oil often comes in solid form and even though we heat it up before use, it will solidify and leave chunks stick to your hair while avocado oil does not. If possible, try to use Premium Avocado Oil in all these homemade recipes for hair.
1. Make avocado shampoo
For this method, you will need the following ingredients: ¼ cup of Castile soap, ¼ of aloe vera, 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin and ½ teaspoon of avocado oil.
- Put everything in a bottle with its cap on; shake well to mix all ingredients together.
- Use all of this for 1 dose; pour all of it into your hair.
- Massage in a circular motion and leave on for at least 5 minutes.
- Rinse well with cool water.
2. Avocado conditioner
For this recipe, you will need: 2 tablespoons of avocado oil, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of plain unsweetened yogurt.
- Mix until everything is well blended.
- Apply on damp hair (after shampooing preferably).
- Incubate with a shower cap for about 20 minutes.
- Wash off any excess thoroughly.
3. Avocado hot oil treatment
This method is better when combing different kinds of oil depends on your reference, but the base should consist of 2 main ingredients equally: avocado oil and extra virgin coconut (or olive) oil.
- Heat the mixture to a lukewarm temperature.
- Add in a few drops of any essential oils of your choice (optional).
- Apply onto wet hair and start massaging in a circular motion.
- Cover with a shower cap or hot towel and let it sit for at least 20 minutes.
- Wash out as normal. You will not need any extra conditioner after this.
4. Avocado hair mask
You need to wet your hair before applying this recipe, which includes 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ½ tablespoon of honey and 1 egg white. You should pick the freshest egg and raw honey for this method.
- Mix the ingredients in to a paste.
- Apply this to you damp hair (make sure it is cleaned or shampooed).
- Cover with a warm towel and leave on for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse off any excess.
5. Apply Directly
Last but not least, the simplest and cheapest method: applying only premium avocado oil directly to your hair.
- Heat up a small amount of avocado oil.
- Apply directly into your hair, focusing on the ends to cure splits.
- Massage deeply on the scalp to enhance blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.
- Cover your hair and leave on for at least 2 hours.
- Rinse thoroughly.
Above is some general information you should know before choosing to use avocado oil for hair growth. It does have some competitive advantages over others. There will be an article about benefits of avocado oil for skin care in the near future. Stay tuned!