Avocado Oil Benefits For Hair: What To Expect & How To Use It

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Avocado Oil Benefits For Hair: What To Expect & How To Use It

There are various ways to reap the benefits of avocado oil and promote hair growth. Here is everything you need to know before introducing this fruit into your hair care regimen.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Hair: What to Expect & How to Use It

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The health benefits of eating avocado are well-known; it supports healthy aging as well as your heart and digestive health. You can also use avocado oil for cooking or in salad dressing. But little do people know that it’s also a haircare game-changer. Hair loss, dry hair, tangled hair, split ends and breakage; avocado oil has the power to help you fix many of these common hair problems. Skin specialist Dr. Ujala walks us through the working of avocado oil on hair and how to add it to your hair care regimen. 

Benefits of Avocado Oil for Hair 

Avocado oil is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, biotin, minerals, and vitamins A, B-5, and E. According to Dr Ujala, Vitamins A helps regulate hair follicle stem cells, vitamin B5 strengthens and nourishes the hair follicle, and vitamin E has natural antioxidant properties that reduce the free radicals that cause the hair follicle cells in a person’s scalp to break down. 

  • Reduces Dandruff. If the skin is dry or flaky, you may experience dandruff. Avocado oil helps alleviate this problem by hydrating your scalp. Avocado oil contains monounsaturated oils which are able to penetrate the hair easily, hence preventing damage at the base of the hair.  

  • Prevents Breakage. Dry and brittle hair tends to break more easily than moisturised hair, especially while brushing or tying them up. Using avocado oil may not reverse severe hair breakage, but it can prevent some of it by lubricating the hair strands.

  • Minimises Hair Damage. External stressors to the hair such as sun damage, pollution, seawater, and chlorine can make your hair dry and brittle, causing easy breakage. Applying a thin layer of avocado oil to hair before sunbathing or swimming in the sea or a pool, can prevent the hair shafts from drying out. 

To sum up, if you are using avocado oil hair treatments, they can help soothe the scalp, protect strands from sun damage and environmental pollutants, as well as repair the hair shaft. 

Best Ways to Use Avocado Oil for Hair

Among all the various ways you can reap the benefits of avocado oil for hair growth and shine, the following methods are easiest to follow. These include: 

  • Avocado Hair mask

Hair masks are one of the best ways to rejuvenate the scalp’s moisture and bring back the lost shine of your hair. For a protein-rich hair mask, follow these instructions:

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 banana

  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp. honey

Preparation Method

  • Remove the seed. Then peel the avocado, and mash half in a bowl

  • Next, add 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of honey

  • Blend the ingredients in a mixer or blender and your hair mask is ready 

  • Now apply the avocado hair mask to clean, damp hair and leave for 30 minutes. 

  • Finally, rinse your hair thoroughly and dry. 

You can also use an avocado hair mask once a fortnight as a hair treatment, and with regular use, your hair will look more shiny and healthy. 

Avocado hot oil treatment

If your hair complaints include split ends and breakage, then this avocado hot oil treatment is perfect for treating a dry, flaky scalp. Here’s how to get started:

Ingredients You Need

  • 3-5 tbsp. avocado oil

  • 3-5 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil 

  • Warm towel

  • Glass jar

  • Saucepan

Preparation Method

Boil water in a saucepan 

  • Use equal parts avocado oil and extra virgin coconut oil, depending on the length of your hair, and combine in a glass jar. You may also add a few drops of essential oil such as rosemary or lavender for an extra boost

  • Warm the oil in a bowl, either in a jug of hot water or microwave for just a few seconds 

  • Goes without saying, but make sure to test the oil’s temperature on your wrist before applying it to your scalp 

  • Gently massage the scalp using small, circular motions with the fingertips, before wrapping it with a warm towel for up to 20 minutes

  • Lastly, rinse the oil out using warm water 

Those struggling with dandruff stand to gain several benefits from this treatment as avocado oil helps stimulate blood flow and unclog blocked follicles. 

Key Takeaway

Hair is made of dead cells, which is why practising good hygiene is crucial to keeping your hair smooth and strong. Listed above are all the ways you can incorporate avocado oil into your hair care regimen. With the help of Dr Ujala, we’ve also tried to illustrate exactly how the benefits of using avocado oil work on the scalp and hair. Overall, avocado is safe to use up to two times a day, morning and night. However, if you spot any allergic reaction to avocados or avocado oil, check with your doctor right away. 

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