Before we proceed, let’s get this one thing cleared - avocado is a fruit! They taste delicious when paired with toast, sushi and salad, BUT, do you know who else finds them yum? Your skin and hair, of course! Loaded with potassium, fibre and mono-saturated fatty acids, avocados for hair are heart-healthy, makes your skin radiant and your hair super strong! We’ll talk about the benefits of avocado with regard to your skin and heart some other time. Today’s focus is on avocado’s relationship with your hair (especially dry, dehydrated hair) Since avocados are packed with vitamins, they help to nourish the scalp and keep your locks shiny, moisturised and healthy. Let’s dig deeper, shall we?
Avocados are one fruit you can count on that mean well for both, your health and body. Here we have got you a list of 5 benefits of avocado for hair that you must know.
You know that your hair is nutrient-deficient when you start to lose hair and it starts to look dull and frizzy. This is where avocados come into the picture. Tiny, they may be, but their contribution to hair growth is abundant. The fruit is rich in vitamin B and E that helps to strengthen, nourish and protect hair that’s damaged and weak. In return, it helps to boost and promote hair growth at the same time.
Having been rich in mono-saturated fats, avocados strengthen and nourish hair follicles. This helps to give hair its shine and lustre back. The phytosterols and vitamin E in the avocado get absorbed into your hair shafts and scalp, repairing damaged hair and healing your inflamed scalp. Thus, using avocado for dry hair is the perfect pick.
All you curly-haired girls out there, we know how dependent your locks are on the weather. Humidity is probably your hair’s worst enemy and what you could do to tackle the situation is to make a hair mask using avocado pulp. Keep it on for 45 minutes and wash the mask off under lukewarm water. You can later follow it up with shampoo and conditioner.
One of the main reasons why your hair gets damaged is because you expose it to colour, hot tools and products that are loaded with chemicals. If you want your hair to bring your hair back to life, you’ve got to go on a detox. Get it some avocado love and watch how well your hair responds to this fruit. In a month’s time after religious use, the bounce will return, the hair fall stops and the shine comes back.
In order for your hair to stay healthy and strong, it needs something to protect it from environmental aggressors. Avocado is your superfood here! Thanks to avocado’s antioxidant-rich vitamins and minerals content, your hair gets protected from free radicals.
Even though avocados are available in most markets in India, they still are expensive compared to other fruits. However, if you can afford it, then, by all means, make the most of it! If you’re not going to eat it, then get ready to make a mask out of it! Trust us, you’d love these avocado hair mask recipes as they’re super easy to make at home.
The good thing about olive oil is that it does not weigh your hair down, it makes your hair soft and shiny. Honey, on the other hand, moisturises dry strands and keeps them smooth and healthy. Yoghurt does a fine job at reducing dandruff. When all three ingredients are mixed with honey, then you’ve made yourself a fantastic hair mask.
Step 1: In a bowl, add 1 cup of yoghurt
Step 2: 1 cup of avocado pulp
Step 3: Add 3 tbsp. of gooey honey.
Step 4: Drizzle olive oil all over the mix.
Step 5: Mix all three ingredients with a spoon and use your hands to apply the mask,
Step 6: Keep it on for 20-30 minutes.
Step 7: Wash it off with lukewarm water.
As you know, coconut oil helps make your hair grow longer, stronger and faster. Packed with vitamins and fatty acids, coconut oil helps to nourish your scalp and cleanses it from any sebum build-up.
Step 1: Cut open an aloe leaf and scoop out its pulp and empty it into a bowl.
Step 2: Add the flesh of 1 ripe avocado into a bowl.
Step 3: Drizzle 1 tbsp. of coconut oil and apply the mix all over your locks from root to tip
Step 4: Keep it on for 40 minutes.
Step 5: Wash it off with warm water.
A natural way to tackle a dry, infected scalp is to stick to oatmeal. It acts as a natural moisturiser and exfoliator that removes dandruff and product build-up on the scalp.
Step 1: In a bowl, add ½ cup of avocado pulp and oatmeal.
Step 2: Use your fingertips to blend the two ingredients together.
Step 3: Focus on applying the mask on your scalp first and using whatever remains on your hair.
Step 4: Leave it on for an hour.
Step 5: Head for a shower to wash your scalp. Don’t forget to follow it up with a conditioner and shampoo.
The good thing about bananas is that they’re good for health and for your hair. Due to their high silica content, it does an amazing job at adding shine and improving hair’s texture.
Step 1: Chop a banana into fine pieces and empty it into a bowl.
Step 2: Add ½ avocado pulp to it.
Step 3: Use the backhead of a spoon to mash and blend the two ingredients together.
Step 4: Apply religiously to your locks.
Step 5: Put a shower cap on and don’t remove it for an hour.
Step 6: You can later wash it off with regular water.
Ladies who are suffering from hair fall problems, they can definitely try making a mask that’s made from milk, almond oil and avocado pulp. When these three ingredients come together, they can repair damaged hair, nourish the scalp and make locks moisturised and hydrated.
Step 1: Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and toss it into a bowl.
Step 2: Use a thick wooden spoon to mash it up.
Step 3: Add ½ cup of milk and a tbsp. of rich almond oil.
Step 4: Give all the ingredients a good mix and apply it to your hair.
Step 5: Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Since eggs are rich in protein, they’ll do a fantastic job at strengthening hair and improving its existing texture. If your hair has previously been exposed to split ends and heat damage, then eggs will do a pretty decent job at protecting and healing them. Olive oil will coat each strand with goodness and protect it from environmental stress.
Step 1: Add the yolk of one egg into a bowl.
Step 2: Drizzle olive oil into the bowl and add the pulp of 1 ripe avocado.
Step 3: Use a fork to beat the egg and mix the other two ingredients.
Step 4: Use a spoon or your fingertips to apply the mask to your hair.
Step 5: Leave it on for a good 2 hours and then, use cold water to wash it off.
Since avocados contain vitamin B and E, they help to repair damaged hair, strengthen hair roots and moisturise your hair’s shaft. Thus, you can definitely use avocado for hair growth.
Yes, you can leave the avocado paste in my hair overnight. However, to avoid staining the sheets, make sure that you put on a shower cap.
Avocados are amazing for your hair as they help to moisturise and nourish extremely dry hair. They contain natural oils, mono-saturated fats and polyunsaturated fatty acids that help to add shine and hydration to your thirsty locks.
Whichever you get your hands on. Both avocado and olive oil contain an equal amount of saturated fat. They’re both made from oleic acid and contain mono-saturated Omega-9 fatty acid - which is amazing for your hair.
Apart from hair, it helps to improve heart health, reduces stress, improves brain health, promotes muscle recovery and improves the texture of your hair and skin.
This is all the proof you need to know that avocado means well for your hair and overall health of your body. Whether it’s hair fall or dry scalp, avocado is one fruit that can help make it right. Even the hair masks recommended don’t require fancy ingredients, they’re commonly found at local markets. So, which of these avocado hair masks are you going to try first?