Spring is in the air! Well, at least for us, who live in the Northern Hemisphere. Finally, the winter months are over, and we can remove the hats, scarves, and gloves. But wait, what to do with this damaged and dry hair? How to get rid of dandruff and these split ends? Does your mirror also reflect lifeless hair which lost its shine, softness, and bounce? Of course, you can go to any online store and check every single hair product, supplement, or other expensive oils, but wait a bit and keep reading. We have found a product that can put life back into your hair.
According to the British Vogue, around 3 million photos of this delicious product are posted on Instagram every day, whole halved or slathered on toast. Yes, we are talking about the fruit with royal roots – Avocado!
Many people think avocado is extremely fatty, but doctors and nutritionists agree that avocado is one of the few products that contain healthy fat. This sodium, sugar, and cholesterol-free fruit has numerous benefits for your health.
Avocado is good for your heart, keeps your brain healthy, reduces stress, improves digestive health, and promotes weight loss. If you are into sports, avocado helps muscle recovery and is the best post-workout snack. It can be used for skin care and is the best product for healthy hair and nails. If this is not enough, as a bonus, avocado can also enhance your eyesight.
Let’s get back to the dry and damaged hair. We can’t say that scientists have conducted multi-million Dollar research to prove that avocado is what you need to protect your hair from damage, but we have enough proofs from happy consumers. More and more people report that consuming avocado regularly and using avocado masks or oil significantly nourishes, moisturizes, and strengthens their hair. With avocado, it’s easier to keep hair healthy and radiant. Running the fingers straight through the hair also becomes more satisfying.
Avocados can be used as fruit or oil. Both are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including biotin, vitamin B-5, C, E, iron, copper, and lutein, which are also beneficial for nails and skin, giving them elasticity. At the same time, acids help in reducing inflammation and redness.
There are plenty of products available on the market, and of course, you can buy avocado-based hair masks, but you can also make one in your kitchen, and we will give you the easiest recipe with only three ingredients!
Avocado Hair Mask
- One avocado
- 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
As the recipe is oil-based, it is best to apply the mask to dry hair. Wet hair repels the oil, and the mask will not cover it effectively. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash thoroughly, follow up with a conditioner and Voilà! You will see the difference very soon. If you have never used avocado before, apply a small amount on your forearm to ensure that you are not allergic. Allergic reaction to avocado is rare but still exists.
Besides being the best moisturizer for damaged and dry hair, avocado also encourages hair growth. Maybe you thought that the hair growth speed was genetic or something that can never be changed, but no, you can help it grow faster! And avocado will assist you in this. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth, and vitamin E helps repair scalp damage, which often slows hair growth.
Talking about hair growth, did you know that stress, sleep deprivation, smoking can reduce the rate at which your hair grows? As mentioned, avocados are rich in Vitamin B, and it is known that the deficiency of it often causes stress and anxiety.
Dandruff is another problem that can be helped with the proper care of the hair. One of the external causes of dandruff is the extreme dryness of the skin which often is the result of cold weather, low-quality shampoo, or overly frequent washing. The same reasons might cause hair loss. Avocado can help again. Try massaging a small amount of avocado oil onto the scalp. It will moisturize the skin, stimulate blood flow, and open the follicles. Together with proper shampoo, showering habits, and of course, avocado, you can effectively fight against hair loss.
We have to remind you that harsh chemical treatments and styling processes cause most hair problems, and it’s always better to reduce the frequency of such procedures. Brow-drying, straightening, curling – we use a lot of hot styling tools regularly. Of course, heat styling makes our hair look beautiful and more stylish, but sooner or later, these procedures lead to hair damage, split ends, scalp dryness, etc. Let’s be realistic, it will be impossible to say no to styling tools completely, but we can offer some relief to hair with our 3-ingredient avocado mask. The mask will replenish hair’s natural moisture as well as add a layer of protection.
External usage solely will never be the ultimate solution for having shiny, strong, and healthy hair. The food you consume also plays a huge role in promoting hair health. Add more avocado to your meals. Try using avocado oil for cooking, substitute butter with avocado, and observe the benefits visible in your mirror. Please don’t go overboard though, eating too much avocado can be counter-effective and result in weight gain, and we don’t want that.