There are many benefits of avocado for hair. When applied externally, some of these avocado benefits can be obtained immediately. The natural oils begin to work immediately in nourishing and protecting your hair. Taking avocado internally will take longer for the benefits to surface, however, adding avocado to your daily diet will help to nourish and protect your hair from the inside out.
Avocados are easy to add into a daily diet. They can be chopped up and used as a salad topping, blended into salad dressings or smoothies. They also go great in wraps and sandwiches, soups, and guacamoles and other chip dips.
To apply externally, simply mash up a ripe avocado and massage it into your wet hair and scalp. Wrap your hair up and leave it on at least 10 minutes. You can leave it on longer, even for the night, if desired. Then wash your hair as normal making sure to get all the avocado out. The last thing you want is anything foul breeding on your head.
Avocados alone will do the trick, but you can also mix it with milk, egg yolks, yogurt, bananas, lemons and essential oils if you like.
For very problematic or damaged hair, you can apply the avocado hair mask once a week. Otherwise you can get away with every several weeks or even monthly or bi-monthly.
One of the benefits of avocado is that it has the ability to moisturize your hair naturally. This is due to all the healthy oils and vitamins that are in the avocados. These oils are able to strengthen and repair your hair if you have a lot of damage. It basically helps to reverse frizzy, dry and brittle hair.
The moisturizing effect of the avocado helps to protect the hair against extreme weather conditions and high temperatures during blow-drying or perming. It protects the hair from the root to the tip, thus eliminating and/or reducing the risk of breakage and split ends.
Another benefit of avocado for hair is that it promotes hair growth, enabling it to grow faster and longer. Your hair should grow at least half of an inch every month, but there are a variety of reasons that this might not happen. The top causes could be a vitamin deficiency or some type of scalp disease. Massaging the avocado pulp into the hair and scalp on a regular basis helps to restore any deficiencies.
All the vitamins in the avocado, particularly vitamin E, will also help to prevent hair loss.
Avocado is also said to be good at fighting against dandruff. Oftentimes dandruff is caused by a dry scalp, and the avocado can help to restore lost moisture back into the scalp.
Furthermore, avocado is natural, which means that unlike many other hair-care products, it won’t cause any damage to your hair when used regularly.
In addition to avocado, it is important to eat a healthy diet that consists of lots of leaf vegetables and other plant-based foods. Raw is always best, but lightly cooking with natural ingredients will also benefit. The main thing is to avoid overly processed foods, artificial ingredients and high amounts of animal foods. Plenty of clean water is also essential as it not only hydrates the hair, but it also helps to wash away any harmful toxins that might prevent the body from properly absorbing nutrients.