It is usually recommended to use avocado oil on hair to encourage hair growth because it has moisturizing properties. Moreover, it contains antioxidants and amino acids that are considered highly beneficial for growing healthy hair.
Basically, avocado oil with a sweet and nutty aroma is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. Thus, it nourishes and moisturizes dry, damaged hair, thereby making your lustrous locks healthy and strong.
Plus, being rich in vitamins and minerals, it stimulates healthy hair growth. Besides, it has natural sunscreen properties. Avocado oil is considered even better than olive oil as it is more readily absorbed when applied on skin and hair.
It contains vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sterols, lecithin, etc. Moreover, you can include the nutritious avocado fruit in your diet by adding it in salads and smoothies.
How to Use Avocado Oil for Hair Growth
Hot oil treatment with organic or pure avocado oil for deep conditioning is extremely useful in promoting hair growth. For this, you need to massage avocado oil on your scalp and hair with the help of your fingers.
Massage it gently in circular motion for about 15 minutes to improve blood circulation. Next, soak a towel in warm water, squeeze out the water and wrap it on your hair. Leave it for another 15-20 minutes.
Finally, shampoo your hair. If required, apply a conditioner, too. Follow this procedure at least once or twice in a month. Make sure you do not rub your hair vigorously after shampooing.
When using avocado oil on hair, you can also add other beneficial oils such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, or coconut oil in it. Preferably, heat the mixture slightly in a microwave before applying it on your tresses.
Furthermore, you can use it in combination with rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, basil hair oil, an infusion prepared from sage leaves, and so on.
To reduce hair loss, you can mix a few drops of thyme essential oil and carrot seed oil in avocado oil. It helps stimulate growth of hair.
Massaging the scalp with avocado oil also reduces problems like hair thinning, dandruff, and scalp psoriasis. It is suitable for all hair types, that is, dry, normal and oily. You can include this oil in hair treatments, shampoos and conditioners to nourish your hair.
For instance, depending on the length of your hair, you can combine two tablespoons each of avocado oil and olive oil, three tablespoons of yogurt and a tablespoon of honey.
Apply this mixture on damp hair, cover with a shower cap and rinse it out after 15 minutes. Other common ingredients used in homemade hair packs are grapefruit extract, egg white, mayonnaise, and herbal infusions.
Here’s a video showing how to prepare an avocado hair mask using avocado pulp for improving hair growth.
More often than not, it is suggested to wash your hair with cold water and avoid hot water. However, you may have to use lukewarm water to remove thick and messy mixtures from hair strands. The ones containing eggs, though, would require cold water.
Apart from using avocado oil, you can include mashed avocado fruit pulp in homemade hair masks to promote hair growth.