How effective Avocado oil on hair?
Avocado Oil as a hair Growth agent
As you are all aware, avocado is a wonderful fruit that adds a very healthy punch to your meal. Not only that, including this fruit in your diet helps to improve the overall health of your hair and skin. This is because it has a lot of fat contents and minerals along with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Here, we will discuss how avocado oil can reduce curls in your hair and promote its growth and shine.
As said earlier, there are certain benefits of using avocado oil in your hair because it is found to be rich in minerals, antioxidants, biotin, essential fatty acids and vitamins like E, A, and B-5 all of which promotes hair growth. Using avocado oil in your hair can moisturize, strengthen and help to repair it. Another option is to add avocado to your meal plan and use avocado oil as your cooking oil.
According to a study conducted by the International Journal of Trichology in 2015, it was found that minerals present in avocado oil help in sealing cuticle cells, which will prevent breaking of hair.
Various studies conducted on animals suggest that peppermint and lavender essential oils are good for hair growth. Usually, avocado oil is used as a carrier oil for these essential oils. For this, you have to mix 1 ounce of avocado oil with 3 to 6 drops of lavender or peppermint essential oils. This is an excellent hair treatment you can do at your home.
Also, try massaging a small amount of avocado oil on your scalp. This will help to stimulate the blood flow to the hair follicles and help them to unclog and can be helpful in fighting hair loss.
Avocado oil is easily absorbed by the skin and therefore you need not worry that it will leave an oily film on your scalp. In case you used too much of it, it may form an oily film on your scalp. In such cases, just wash it with a chemical-free shampoo till you feel all the oil is gone from your scalp.
Different ways to use avocado oil on your hair
1. Use it as a hair mask
Avocado-based hair masks can be made at home or purchased at the store. Here is how to make an avocado hair mask at your home for protein-rich hair treatment. To begin with, whip the following ingredients together:
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp. avocado oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
Mix solids first in the blender so as to avoid lumpiness in the texture. After that, add the honey and oil and your hair mask is ready. Apply this paste to your hair and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. If you want, you can leave the mask even up to 3 hours. After that, you can either use a chemical-free shampoo or warm water as you like, to wash the avocado mask away.
2. Use it as a leave-in conditioner
In order to use avocado oil as a leave-in conditioner, spread a small amount of avocado oil uniformly through your wet hair ends. This can be also done once your hair is dry. Make sure not to heat your hair to style it until the oil is fully dry.
3. Use it as a detangler
If you want to use avocado oil as a detangler, rub some drops of it through your tangled hair. This method causes less hair loss than the traditional method of using a comb for detangling your hair.
4. Use it as an anti-breakage solution
If your hair breaks too much or tends to have split ends, apply some avocado oil to the ends of your hair. Make sure to use oil sparingly to avoid over greasing your hair ends.
Hot oil treatment using avocado oil
Here are the things you need for a hot oil treatment using avocado oil.
- extra virgin coconut oil
- avocado oil
- warm towel
- glass jar
- Take the saucepan and boil water in it.
- Use equal parts of extra virgin coconut oil and avocado oil (approximately three to five tablespoons) each and mix them well in the glass jar. The quantity to be used differs depending on the volume and length of your hair. A few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil can also be added to this if needed.
- Now for one or two minutes, place the jar containing oil in the hot water.
- Before applying the oil to your hair, the temperature of the oil should be tested by applying a small amount of it on your wrist.
- Now, gently massage this warm oil into your washed hair and cover it with a warm towel for at least 20 minutes.
- Finally, wash away the oil with warm water.
Results of researches in this field
To be honest, there is only limited research conducted on the advantages of using avocado oil on hair. In fact, including avocado in your diet is found more beneficial than using avocado oil in your hair even though it is a great moisturizer for your hair. To be more exact, try to maintain your overall health if you want to have shiny, healthy hair.
Risks and warnings of using avocado oil in your hair
Generally speaking, avocado is very safe to use. But check with your doctor before using them if you are allergic to them. Using avocado oil can sometimes cause certain side effects, even if you are not eating it. Therefore, it is recommended to do a patch skin test for avocado oil to prevent any associated allergies before using it on your hair.
Including avocado in your diet, is a certain way to improve your quality of health according to the results of a national survey. A study conducted in 2012 found that consuming avocado supports your heart and digestive systems. In order to consume more avocado oil, you can try replacing corn or castor oil from your cooking with avocado oil. Avocado oil can also be used in salad dressings.