Feed Your Hair: Avocados

Kiianah of Rockin’ It Napptural writes…

There has always been something about avocados that prevents me from enjoying them on my palette. I think it has something to do with the texture but that doesn’t mean I don’t take advantage of them in other ways, as avocados are great for strengthening and fortifying the hair and unlike my taste buds, my hair loves a good avocado treatment.

Avocados are full of some really great vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Fiber, Folate, Copper, Potassium, Zinc, Oleic acid and other essential fatty acids. They have been used for centuries in treating various ailments and illnesses, including hair and skin diseases.

Avocados have been said to help improve scalp circulation, strengthen the hair, stimulate circulation, aid in hair loss, improve texture and help nourish dry, brittle hair.

There is no denying that this power food could be key in naturally helping to improve the overall condition of your hair.

Click Here for a couple of Kiianah’s favorite Avocado recipes!

In this video Jenell ok KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com does her first avocado treatment!

Is your hair a fan of the Avocado? Do you have an ultimate Avocado recipe that you want to share?

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • http://www.facebook.com/robyn.c.pennywell Robyn Christina Pennywell

    I tried to click on the link to see a couple of Kiianah’s avocado recipes. I was just wanted to make sure that was the correct website. Lol didn’t see anything about avocados or hair.

    • cb

      yes, either her site has changed or there is a problem…for some time now

  • pinkcufflynx

    I personally have not used them on my hair but I like to eat them. Whether it’s guacamole or if I just sliced & sprinkled with salt & pepper then sauteed in some olive oil. I enjoy the taste.

  • Nettem

    I made avocado smoothie(,1 banana,coconut milk,1 egg,avocado) like 3 days ago and it did make my hair soft and moisturized but gosh it was the hardest getting my leftover pieces of avocado and banana in my head…might had hard time because my hair was so tangled :( Did not do my hair in a week or two ><…bad choice I was so busy! Well I want try to do that anymore! lol

    • Anthonia Anyanwu

      Try banana puree in a baby food brand. Makes for easy washing!

  • sweetchuck

    I love it!! I mix 1/2 an avocado and about a tablespoon of honey with whatever conditioner I want to use and sit under my steamer. Makes my hair feel super moisturized!

  • Indigo Plume

    I eat the avocadoes on a daily basis. Eating them seems to have helped my hair, but I have never tried using them as a conditioner.

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