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August 18, 2017 3 min read

 By Toia Barry

Avocado has been used for years for skin, hair, and overall health. But what benefits does avocado offer for your natural curls, coils, and kinks? We discuss a few in today’s blog post!

Why is Avocado Good for Hair?

The natural oils and vitamins in avocado make it a great natural ingredient due to the moisturizing qualities and nourishing qualities of oils and vitamins. Oftentimes, we hear that avocados have “good” fats for eating, but they also have “good” fats for hair. Whether you are applying a hair mask, or using hair oils, one ingredient you can start to keep an eye out for is avocado. Avocado is especially great for people with dry or damaged hair.

Avocado Benefits for Hair

Due to the nourishing qualities of the vitamins and natural oils in avocado, there are many avocado benefits for hair. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Avocado is a natural moisturizer
  • Avocado can prevent hair loss & promote hair growth
  • Avocado helps to strengthen hair
  • Avocado acts as a natural sunscreen for hair to help protect hair in the sun

1. Avocado is a Natural Moisturizer

As a curly girl, you may have issues with dry hair. Due to the curls and coils, the natural oil produced by the scalp (sebum) takes longer to travel down the length of our strands. For that reason, we need a little help to add moisture to our hair. High levels of monounsaturated fatty acids – aka, the good fats – make avocados great as a natural moisturizer for our hair.

Weather extremes like overexposure to heat from the sun or the cold of winter can cause hair to become dry, as well as using too much heat in the form of styling tools. If we’re not careful, this can ultimately lead to split ends and breakage. Avocado and avocado-rich products can give our dry hair just the moisturizing it needs.

When hair is well-moisturized, breakage is less likely to occur, and you retain more length! Our Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk has you covered by hydrating hair that’s yearning for moisture. But there’s even more to gain from avocado!

2. Avocado Can Prevent Hair Loss & Promote Hair Growth

The reparative properties of Vitamin E are responsible for the healing benefits of avocado, which is proven to be super beneficial for overall hair and scalp health.

As you may know, healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp. Damage to the scalp can slow down or prevent hair growth. Vitamin E can repair this damage to promote scalp health, which ultimately leads to healthy hair growth. Its antioxidant properties can help keep hair follicles unclogged to allow nutrients in and encourage growth.

3. Avocado Strengthens Hair

Avocados are rich in protein as well as Vitamin B, which is an essential vitamin for optimal hair health. These, along with those good fats and Vitamin E, make the hair strong, healthy, soft and shiny.

4. Avocado Protects Hair

The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado help to increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals by the hair and scalp, and they also makes avocado oil a natural sunscreen, helping to protect the hair from weather extremes.

Avocado oil also has a high smoke point, making it great as a heat protectant when straightening or doing a blow-out. Our Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk can be used to protect the hair prior to blow drying to help prevent heat damage.

What is Avocado Oil?

To make avocado oil, the green part (or the flesh) of a cold avocado is pressed, extracting the oil from the fruit. Avocado oil is what is typically used in various cosmetic or hair products due to the rich nutrients in avocados. Organic avocado oil is the ingredient that is found in our Avocado Moisturizing Hair Milk.

How to Use Avocado for Hair

Whether you are looking for shampoo for natural hair that has avocado as an ingredient or you want to make your own homemade avocado hair mask, avocado is a wonderful natural ingredient that can benefit you in more ways than one. Of course, you can also work from the inside out by eating avocado. It’s a tasty and nutritious way to get all those benefits right into the bloodstream for a healthy body, skin, and hair!

How have you used avocado for your natural hair and how has your hair improved? Let us know in the comments!

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