Avocados are considered superfoods for your health. Avocado is packed with potassium and amino acids. That’s not it, avocados also contain protein! So if you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, it is a good source to get some of your essential nutrients. And avocadoes are not just good for your health. They can be immensely beneficial for your hair. Avocado is known for its moisturising properties and useful to tackle hair loss and dull hair. We recommend using an avocado hair mask as it is one of the best ways to directly infuse the extraordinary properties of avocado into your hair.
An avocado mask can help your hair in the following four ways:
Retains moisture in your hair
Your hair goes through damage due to multiple elements – chemicals, pollution, heat, sweat and more. This ends up making your hair dry and dull. Also, it gets more prone to breakage and hair fall. But worry not! Avocado to the rescue! It is loaded with vitamins, proteins, potassium, amino acids and iron. It is also packed with natural oils that will hydrate and moisturise your hair. You can either use mashed avocado as a mask or try avocado oil. It will protect your hair from damage and make it shinier and healthier. It will also improve hair growth and protect against further damage from other elements. You can try using avocado oil with honey, olive oil, egg or other ingredients that might suit your requirement. Finally, avocado oil can also act as a sunscreen and protect you from sun and heat damage.
Improves hair growth
You can actually improve the rate at which your hair grows if you play your cards right. Generally, your hair growth rate slows down due to a lack of adequate nutrition. Your body might be getting all it needs, but your hair also has its very own different set of needs. Hair growth is a sensitive process, and you have to pay careful attention to it. Your hair needs certain vitamins, proteins and fats to grow faster, so it is essential to maintain a balanced diet. If due to any reason you can’t get adequate nutrients from your current diet, try vitamin supplements or gummies for your hair. But we recommend checking with your doctor if it is okay for you to do so. Avocados are rich in vitamins B and E- they will strengthen your hair. It will also hydrate and moisturize your hair, this will further improve the hair growth process. You can try mixing mashed avocadoes with an egg to see the best results. Important: Rinse it off with COLD WATER only! As hot water will cook the egg in your hair.. yikes!
Over time, your hair will tend to become dull. This can be caused by several factors from stress to the environment you live in. Haircare is a sensitive business! For your hair to keep shining, your hair cuticles must be in good health. This outer layer will protect the inner two layers of your hair and it bounces off light, thus making your hair look lustrous. A regular weekly avocado mask would prove beneficial to maintain good hair cuticle health. You can even add a banana to this mask as it will add some extra essential oils and shine to your hair. Adding a banana will also help to make your hair softer and smoother.
Dandruff is a very common problem(unfortunately). It is the flaking of your scalp due to an underlying issue or a certain trigger. It is itchy and can get very annoying. Generally, your scalp produces excess sebum to tackle dryness and thus gives you dandruff in that process. Stress and diet can also aggravate dandruff issues. Further reasons could be not using the right products, washing frequently and more. So it is essential to avoid a dry scalp. Avocado will help to moisturise your scalp and thus keep the sebum production balanced. You can add avocado oil, argan oil and tea tree oil to a bowl, and deeply massage it on your scalp. The combined nutrients and healing properties will give you the most ideal scalp environment your hair can wish for.