Use Avocado To Nourish Dry And Damaged Hair

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Dryness is the nastiest enemy that your hair can have. It leads to breakage, split ends, frizz, and just bad hair health in general. No matter how much you condition your hair during washes, it does not seem to be enough. Well, that’s because it’s not.

Store-bought conditioners don’t do a lot for your hair except coat the shafts with silicone that eventually just turns into build up. The only way to save dry and damaged hair is to use ingredients that moisturize your hair shafts from within while also nourishing them. Avocado is one such ingredient that can help restore dry and damaged locks to their former glory. Keep reading to find out how avocado can help dry and damaged hair.

Is Avocado Good For Damaged Hair?

How To Use Avocado For Dry And Damaged Hair

To put it simply—Yes! Avocado is an excellent ingredient for treating dryness and damage, and it benefits your hair in the following ways.

  • Avocado is rich in fatty amino acids that coat your hair shaft and help it retain moisture. The natural oils in the fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit) provide your hair with long-lasting and deep hydration.
  • It contains vitamins A, B6, D, and E, and minerals like copper and iron which help it nourish your hair and scalp. This also helps promote healthy hair growth.
  • Avocado has a high content of antioxidants like vitamin E which helps prevent hair damage from free radicals. This helps keep your hair healthy for longer.
  • It helps repair damage by conditioning and providing your hair with basic essential nutrients it needs to be healthy.
  • The fruit helps unclog follicles and stimulates new hair growth from these dormant follicles.

How To Use A Homemade Avocado Hair Mask For Damaged Hair

While reaping the benefits of avocado for hair could be as simple as mashing the fruit and applying it to your hair and scalp, here are a couple of other avocado hair mask treatments that incorporate other excellent hair care ingredients for better results.

1. Avocado And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Medium Sized Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, mash the avocado until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To mashed avocado, add two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well.
  3. Start applying this mixture to your hair and scalp. Ensure that you focus on the tips of your hair as these are the oldest and most damaged parts.
  4. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
  6. Squeeze the excess water out of your hair using a towel. Let your hair air-dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Coconut oil has excellent penetrative properties giving it the ability to seep deep within the hair shaft, repairing it from the inside. This decreases the porosity of your hair, calming frizz and reducing damage. It also works with the avocado to form a protective layer around the hair shaft, minimizing moisture loss and reducing damage.

2. Whipped Avocado, Honey, And Olive Oil Hair Mask

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Medium Sized Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Raw Honey
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Optional)
  • Shower Cap
  • Blow Dryer
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

15-45 minutes

Process
  1. Throw the ingredients into a food processor and process until you get a smooth, lump-free mixture.
  2. Start applying this mixture to your hair and scalp. Ensure that you focus on the tips of your hair as these are the oldest and most damaged parts.
  3. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a shower cap and apply heat using a blow dryer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Alternatively, you can sit out in the sun for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
  6. Squeeze the excess water out of your hair using a towel. Let your hair air-dry.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Olive oil has excellent conditioning properties. The oil is light and does not weigh your hair down. However, it makes a huge difference when it comes to the softness of your hair with just the first use. Honey, on the other hand, is a humectant which helps seal water into the hair shaft, curbing moisture loss. This, in my opinion, is the holy trifecta of hair care when it comes to dealing with dryness and damage.

3. Aloe Vera And Avocado

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Medium Sized Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Raw Honey
  • 2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

15-20 minutes

Process
  1. n a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth lump-free mixture. You can use a food processor to make sure all the ingredients are blended well.
  2. Start applying this mixture to your hair and scalp. Ensure that you focus on the tips of your hair as these are the oldest and most damaged parts.
  3. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a shower cap and wait for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
  5. Squeeze the excess water out of your hair using a towel. Let your hair air-dry.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

Why This Works

Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which work to repair the dead skin cells on your scalp ensuring that the new hair growth is healthy. The coconut oil, honey, and avocado work together to condition your hair while the low pH of lemon seals your cuticle, adding shine and minimizing frizz.