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Avocado oil for hair
Avocado Oil Nutrients
Avocado oil has a number of nutrients that can benefit the growth and the health of all kinds of hair, especially dry hair and African-American hair. It contains essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins A, D, E and B6, magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids and folic acid, all of which is extremely essential for hair growth and nourishment. It is also a rich source of lecithin which gives it good penetrative qualities. It is also known to have natural sunscreen properties that can protect the hair and scalp from the damage caused by the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. This oils is quite effective in getting rid of dandruff. It works better when blended with other oils like almond oil or olive oil which are also very good for hair care.
How to Use Avocado Oil for Hair
You can use avocado oil that is either organic or pure. Both are equally penetrative, beneficial and are also easily available, but organic avocado oil has a longer shelf life. You can buy the oil from any grocery store, but make sure you check the manufacturing details thoroughly. To use it for hair growth or hair care, you can prepare hair masks, homemade shampoos and conditioners using avocado oil or you can use the oil for a scalp massage or a hot oil massage. Here are some avocado oil recipes for hair masks, shampoos and conditioners.
For Hot Oil Treatment
Requirements:
Avocado oil 1 tsp.
Olive oil 1 tsp.
Clean soft towel
Warm water
Method:
Blend the oils and heat slightly. Now, with the help of your fingertips, massage this oil blend into your hair and scalp. For those with an oily scalp, use this only on your hair. Gently massage your hair and scalp for around 15 minutes in a circular motion. This will help the oil to soak in well and will also improve blood circulation to the scalp. Then, soak a towel in warm water for a minute then remove and squeeze out all the water. Wrap this wet towel around your head and let it stay for around 10 minutes. Then, shampoo and condition as usual.
For Scalp Scrub
Requirements:
Avocado oil 1 tbsp.
Brown sugar 1 tbsp.
Method:
Mix oil and brown sugar. Wet your hair and apply the mixture to the scalp. Slowly massage the mixture on the scalp in a circular motion for 5-10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Shampoo and condition as usual. Brown sugar removes the dead tissues and other impurities and avocado oil helps in keeping the hair moisturized and make your hair strong and healthy.
For Hair Mask
Requirements:
Avocado oil 1 tbsp.
Olive oil 1 tbsp.
Honey ½ tbsp.
Egg (only the white part of one egg)
Method
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and then apply to wet, clean or shampooed hair. Let it remain for around 10 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

You can prepare a nourishing hair mask by mixing mayonnaise too. This pack works well for dry and damaged hair. To make the pack, take half cup of mayonnaise and add 3 tablespoons of avocado oil. You can add few drops of rosemary or any other essential oil to the pack. Then mix everything well, and apply the hair pack and cover all the hair. Let the pack sit for 20 minutes, then wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo.
For Hair Conditioner
Requirements:
Avocado Oil 1 tbsp.
Beer ½ glass
Method:
To prepare a hair conditioner, you will need a tablespoon of avocado oil and half a glass of beer. Mix them both together and after shampooing, apply this on your hair. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
As avocado oil is rich in beneficial fat, it can also be used as cooking oil. You can use it as dressing in salads, vegetable smoothies and other such things. This will not only nourish your hair but, will also help in proper functioning of the body. So now that you know about the benefits of avocado oil for hair, make it an essential ingredient in your hair care and skin care regime too, and flaunt healthy hair and skin.