Avocado Oil for Hair, Complete Guide

Avocado is a well-known fruit that is being widely used in different cultures as a food-making ingredient. We all know that it has a lot of nutrients that ensure better overall health to human body. But not all people know how effective and curative an avocado oil for hair is, and what benefits does it offer. Let us thorough describe all of them, for your complete comprehension.

Hair growth stimulation is main avocado’s hair care usage effect. Avocado is often being used in its raw form as an ingredient in homemade hair treatment recipes.

We can safely declare that even eating avocado is good for hair growth. It is because of its nutrients that are being carried by blood flow to all the organs and tissues, including hair. For maximum benefit of that, it’s better to carry out regular scalp massage. Such massage improves blood circulation in the scalp, and therefore ensures better nutrients supply to the hair follicles. The follicles better supplied with nourishment are able to grow your hair much faster.

hair conditioningBesides, there is a method of avocado oil extraction, where oil is being pressed out of the fruit. This oil is very useful for hair care due to its high content of monounsaturated fats, vitamins, and minerals.

One of the avocado oil’s healthy effects is its lubricating and moisturizing capability. It can be easily spread over hair’s complex surface. Once there, it creates an elastic but strong coating that protects hair from sun rays and all kinds of damage. Additionally, the coating ensures shiny hair.

Avocado Oil Usage

Hair Moisturizing

As oil, it can penetrate hair shaft and scalp’s pores very easily, and moisturize your hair from deep within. Hair nourishing goes as an additional bonus, though very considerable one.

Hair Oil

raw avocadoSome hair oils leave heavy feeling on hair, and weight it down. In case of avocado oil this is not the case. It is mostly being absorbed by hair shaft and scalp pores, without leaving any residues. The acid film coating is very elastic and thin, though highly durable. The absorbed oil is effectively decomposed into nutrients by hair follicles and hair shaft. Thus, you feel lightness in your hair after hair care with avocado oil.

Preventing Hair Tangles

Avocado oil works great as a lubricating agent. It softens your hair, and makes its surface so even that hair become very silky. As we know, that feature is necessary to prevent tangling. Such effect of avocado oil makes a desirable ingredient into other types of DIY hair care remedies.

Stop and Prevent Dandruff

This oil soothes scalp, removes dead skin cells, and nourishes the scalp and hair follicles. This all is necessary to prevent further dead skin cells accumulation on the scalp’s surface.

Avocado Oil Usefulness for Hair

hair oilsThere are many hair problems that people face, for example hair thinning, hair loss, dandruff, itchy scalp, brittle and dull hair, and others. There can be different causes behind them. Some serious causes like diseases should be addressed seriously and as soon as possible, with the help of professionals.

But, there can be other causes like improper nutrients balance, bad hair treatment methods and application, improper hair care products, diet issues and so on. Effect of these causes can be either minimized or neutralized completely with the use of avocado oils’ active curative properties and nutrients.

If we talk about vitamins alone, avocado supplies vitamins D and H to stop and prevent hair thinning and loss. It provides vitamins C, E, B to revitalize hair follicles and stimulate better hair growth.

Fatty Acid

hair massagingThe monounsaturated fatty acid high content makes this oil so useful. In this term, it’s much more effective than other kinds of oils for hair treatment. The soothing property that comes with this acid does a good treatment of scalp. Then, it lubricates the scalp, and is being absorbed inside partly to be decomposed into important nutrients. The remaining product creates protective coating on the scalp and hair strands.

Such treatment effects can be achieved by using the oil as hair mask and hair conditioner.


Antioxidants are very important for hair health. The highest content of such is vitamin E, that avocado is very rich of. Its primary anti-oxidizing benefit is blocking DHT production. Thus, you save your hair from harmful impact of this hormonal substance, and let your hair grow without hair and hair follicles being ruined by it. Additional benefits of antioxidant are pores unclogging, and environmental damage prevention.

All of named above effects jointly result in growing stronger hair fast. The new hairs that grow with the help of avocado oil treatment are elastic, silky, shiny, and they have a lot lower risk of split ends occurring.

avocado oilAvocado Oil Application

  • To make hair mask can be done with addition of some natural honey. Take some amount of such honey. Add a couple of tablespoons of avocado oil and same amount of olive oil.
  • You need to mix that all well, to receive a homogeneous mass. Now it’s ready to be applied to your hair. You can pour it little by little, using the free hand to spread the product well. Once done, massage it in well and gently with your fingers. Make sure that you attend hair roots and hair ends.
  • Leave the treatment in for around 5 minutes. It will dry, don’t worry about that. When it becomes dry, wash it off with a light shampoo. Then rinse your hair with cool water.

Purchasing and Storage

It’s always good to use the best possible product for our needs. Please note that not all products carry same value. You need to look for avocado oil that is of dark green color. That means that the oil has a lot of nutrients, and is either not processed at all or processing was minimal.

Of course, it’s often hard to check the oil’s color before you buy because bottles have protective covers. Just remember, if you bought oil that isn’t dark green, next time go for another supplier and brand.

avocado mask ingredientsIt’s better to store the avocado oil in dark and cool place. This is so for almost all the oils, regardless of their effective storage periods. This particular oil can be safely stored in such conditions for approximately two years.

Nutritional Difference of Avocado and its Oil

As you understand, these two are different kinds of a product. While the fruit has a wide assortment of nutrients, its oil is free from proteins and a list of other nutrients. Its ingredients are oil-based. However, those ingredients are highly concentrated, and usage of avocado oil is advisable due to its own list of curative properties. Water-based vitamins, such as vitamin B and C are reduced, while vitamin E content is concentrated per same volume. The primary benefit of using oil instead of fruit is enormous content of fatty acids, to treat and protect your hair.

Usage as Carrier Oil

avocado hair maskThere are many essential oils out there that are highly concentrated, and often can’t be used purely in many hair care recipes and methods. In such cases, you need to dilute those in some “carrier” oil that is also natural, curative and beneficial to heir. But carrier oil is not a concentrated one, so it can be safely used on its own, or as carrying oil that essential oil is being diluted in. Avocado oil is one of such oils; you can safely use it for such a purpose.

Avocado Oil as a Leave in Hair Conditioner

You can use this oil for overnight treatment. For that purpose you don’t need to mix it with anything. Just take the oil, spread it over your hair. Don’t be afraid to put too much, as it can penetrate well. Massage it well into your hair, scalp and hair ends.

avocadoThen cover your hair with a plastic bath cap and wrap your hair into a dry towel. You can sleep with this setup on. On next morning, wash the oil off. This way you ensure increased benefits of avocado oil for your hair. The benefits are more strength, softness, shine and beauty, and stimulation of hair growth.

July 16, 2016  

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