Avocado oil has a number of benefits and uses and its use in hair care is one of its most important benefits. It is an edible oil that is extracted from the avocado fruit pulp and has a sweet and nutty aroma. It has a light texture that makes it easy to soak into the scalp and skin. Use of avocado oil for hair can help deal with a number of hair related problems like hair fall, thinning hair and dandruff. Avocado oil is also being used in many hair and skin care products because of its beneficial properties.
What’s In Avocado Oil
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. All of the following nutrients are essential for hair growth and nourishment
Avocado oil is a rich source of Lecithin which gives it good penetrative qualities. It works better when blended with other oils like almond oil or olive oil which are also very good for hair care. The various benefits of avocado oil for hair care can be enjoyed in a number of ways.
You can apply some avocado oil to your favorite deep conditioner. In the video below I show how you can do a deep conditioner. You can take a good amount of the deep conditioner out of the original container and put it into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of avocado oil to the bowl and mix.
You can use avocado to pre-poo your hair. In the video below I use avocado oil and a very slip conditioner to pre-poo my natural hair. Wet your hair, add avocado oil to your hair then apply the conditioner and detangle your hair thoroughly before shampooing or cowashing your hair.
You can use avocado oil as a hot oil treatment for your hair. In the video below I show you how to do a hot oil treatment. Wet your hair with warm water. Apply lots of avocado oil to your entire head. You can put on a cap and sit under a towel or heated cap or hooded dryer for 30 minutes. Then shampoo or cowash with your favorite products.
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.