There is no denying the fact that what you eat reflects back on your skin and hair. The more junk you eat the more patchy your face will look. The fewer proteins and vitamins you eat, the more your hair will get damaged and fall. The market is flooded with products ranging from all-natural to vegan. There is something that is catering to everyone’s needs and wants. There existed a time where people didn’t care to educate themselves about the products that they were using on their bodies. This often resulted in skin reactions and aggravating the problem beyond repair.

However, now people are growing curious and don’t mind investing a fortune on hair care and beauty. They have also started taking trips to the salon to give time to their hair and body- “me time” as it is popularly called nowadays. With tons of products to choose from one might get confused and end up investing their money into the wrong ones.


So, we are here to simplify this troublesome situation of yours by introducing you to a fruit that can help solve all your problems related to your hair and body, right from its very first application. Ever noticed a dark green tear-drop shaped fruit from your previous visits to the supermarket? Yes! We are talking about Avocados. Avocados are gaining immense popularity in the medicinal sector because of the benefits it comes packed with. With the health sector, they have also slowly started to conquer the hair and beauty market, one step at a time. You must have seen them, when you scroll through your Instagram and Facebook feeds, making an appearance in a lot of videos. From food to DIY oil/mask, the presence of avocado cannot be ignored.

Benefits of Avocado
Avocado Hair Masks
Homemade Hair Oil

Avocado Hair Mask
Avocado Hair Mask

Benefits of Avocado

Infused with about 25 vital nutrients[1] including vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibres, avocados have become a must-have in all kitchens to reap its maximum benefits with convenience. It all started with Egypt. Women in Egypt started using this precious fruit for their manes to nourish and grow them healthier. We must thank them for it because if you are looking for a natural ingredient that will help soften your locks, increase your hair growth, prevent hair fall and nourish your scalp at the same time, then your search ends with avocados. Known as a ‘superfood’, avocados contain a ‘good’ type of fat which will help in nourishing the scalp, preparing it for an easy breathe.

We bring to you the Egyptian’s secret of healthy and flawless hair and the benefits that it comes loaded with.

–Retains Moisture In Your Hair

–Increase Hair Growth

–An Effective Remedy For Dandruff

–Hair Rejuvenation

Homemade Hair Oil

We all have started to realise that giving time to our skin, hair and body is as important as eating right. Where people have started dedicating a specific day to treat their hair and their face with the best things they can, few prefer leaving it to the experts and taking a trip to the salon or the spa. Certain brands have also made it quite easier by bringing in ready-made powders of natural products which require a little bit of oil and water and voila, it will be ready for application. This change to take good care of yourself and concentrating on minor aspects also is important.

We are no more in dark when it comes to the benefits that avocado has to offer. And now when people are finally giving a little bit of their time for self-care, it is important to incorporate the oil of this ‘superfoods’ as a part of our hair and beauty regime. Known to easily penetrate the skin, avocado oil can easily moisturise and strengthen the hair. It is also one of the lightest oils, therefore, it can be applied to the scalp and hair tips without worrying about any sort of clogging. With added vitamin E[9], massaging or even lightly applying avocado hair oil can protect your manes from UV rays which are known to be a major factor causing a lot of skin and hair problems.

Avocado hair oil

You can also make your own avocado hair oil at home that it is 100% natural. For that you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Avocados
  • A non-stick saucepan

Process:

  1. Take two to three ripe avocados and separate their seeds and put the flesh in a blender.
  2. Blend it till it forms a creamy paste. Make sure to not over blend it and make it runny. A creamy consistency is what we are looking for.
  3. Once blended, take a non-stick saucepan and transfer the blended avocado to it.
  4. Cook on a slow flame for 25 minutes.
  5. Towards the end of 25 minutes, you will see the paste releasing oil. If you don’t spot it, then cook it for some more time.
  6. Make sure you stop heating once it starts getting lightish brown otherwise it will burn within no time.
  7. Let it cool.
  8. Take a bowl and a clean cloth, transfer the paste into it and squeeze all the oil with its goodness into the bowl.
  9. Once you have extracted the most out of it, transfer it into a storage bottle.
  10. Apply it as per your hairs’ requirement.

Now that we know the importance of avocado, its benefits and also the process to make an oil out of it, it is time to address the elephant in the room. Avocado hair masks!

Avocado Hair Masks

It is time that you replace all your expensive haircare products with this fruit and let it do its magic to turn your hair flawless. Though you do ensure that you oil your hair thoroughly, you wash them with the right shampoos[10], eat everything right but there is always an extra mile that you need to go to show your hair that you care. They get you ‘n’ number of compliments. They grab people’s attention. They also have the power to make your day and put a smile on your face. Going a mile extra to give something back to them is really something they deserve.

For hair that is severely damaged or even for a hair that is completely healthy, hair mask can be the nourishing treatment that will relax them from all that we put them through. A mask that deeply nourishes your scalp can bring in a huge difference in terms of your hairs’ shine and strength. These masks are capable to handle everything. From dry hair to damaged & dead hair, the solution to all these problems lies in the right mask for your hair.

Opt from any of the below-mentioned avocado hair masks based on your specific issues and see them vanish in no time.

with coconut Oil
with honey & olive oil
with aloe vera
with mayonnaise
with yoghurt
with banana
with oatmeal
with cucumber
with castor oil
With Milk
with coconut milk
with essential oils
with amla powder
with brahmi leaves
with vitamin E oil
with baking soda

With Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe medium-sized avocado
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado in it.
  2. Mash it till it is left without any lumps.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the mashed avocado and mix well.
  4. Apply this mixture thoroughly onto your hair and scalp.
  5. Ensure that it is properly applied to the tips of your hair as they suffer from the maximum damage due to hair styling appliances and exposure to sun and dirt.
  6. Once the hair is entirely covered with this mixture, cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash your hair with cool water first, rinsing away the mixture and then shampoo it.
  8. Apply conditioner after that.
  9. Dry your hair by squeezing out excess water out of it using a clean towel.
  10. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask 1-2 times in a week.

Coconut oil[11] is known for its ability to get soaked deep into the roots and help in damage repair. Because of the repair that starts right from the roots, the frizz and damage will naturally reduce giving you healthy and tamed hair. Avocado also helps as it acts as an additional layer to keep the moisture intact and reduce damage.

With Honey And Olive Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe medium-sized avocado
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil for added fragrance
  • Shower cap
  • Hair dryer

Process:

  1. Take a mixer and add 1 ripe avocado, 2 tbsp of raw honey, 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil (if required) in it.
  2. Blend it till it forms a smooth mixture without any lumps.
  3. Apply this mixture thoroughly onto your hair tips and scalp.
  4. Ensure that it is properly applied to the tips of your hair as well as your scalp.
  5. Once your hair is covered with this mixture, cover your head with a shower cap and apply heat using a hair dryer for 15 minutes.
  6. If you want to opt for doing this procedure naturally, then sit in the sun for 30-45 minutes.
  7. Wash your hair with cool water first, rinsing away the mixture and then shampoo it.
  8. Apply conditioner after that.
  9. Dry your hair by squeezing out excess water out of it using a clean towel.
  10. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask once a week.

Conditioning [12]is the major strength of olive oil. Just adding 2 tbsp of olive oil can bring a huge difference while making your hair soft. Using this mask will leave you with silky and soft hair from the first use itself. Honey, on the other hand, helps in sealing the moisture in all the three layers of our scalp, restraining any sort of moisture loss. This mask can be blindly used if your concern lies in the dryness of your hair and you want something to cure it really fast.

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With Aloe Vera

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe medium-sized avocado
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 and a half tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. Take a mixing bowl and add 1 ripe medium avocado, 2 tbsp raw honey, 1 tbsp Aloe Vera gel, 1 and a half tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp coconut oil.
  2. Add all these ingredients into a mixer and blend till it becomes a smooth mix without any lumps.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your hair and scalp thoroughly. Make sure you cover each part of your scalp and don’t forget the tips.
  4. Once you cover your hair completely with this mixture, cover it with a shower cap and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair with cool water first, ensuring that the mixture is completely removed from your head and then shampoo your hair.
  6. Finish by applying conditioner.
  7. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair and dry it using your towel.

You can apply this mask once in two weeks.

This mask will work very well for hair growth and for making your hair healthy. The proteolytic enzymes present in Aloe Vera helps in repairing the dead skin cells and washing them away from your scalp. It will also help in faster hair growth. Adding coconut oil and honey to this mixture ensures deep conditioning that will leave your hair soft[13] and silky. While all these ingredients repair the damage and increase the breathability of your scalp, lemon helps in sealing the cuticles which reduce frizz and add shine to your manes.


With Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 a ripe medium-sized avocado
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. In a bowl, mash 1/2 a ripe medium-sized avocado until it is free of lumps and add 1 cup of mayonnaise to it.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Don’t forget your tips and cover your scalp thoroughly.
  4. Once your hair is fully covered in this mixture, cover it with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
  6. Finish by applying conditioner.
  7. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a fresh towel.
  8. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask 1-2 times in a week.

Mayonnaise is an ingredient that is made out of egg and vinegar. It also consists of oils that work best with avocados to deeply nourish and condition the hair by making them soft, smooth and full of lustre. When seen individually, eggs add a bounce and volume to the hair and help it to not weigh them down, making them look greasy. Vinegar, on the other hand, helps in locking the moisture that our scalp needs and boost its functioning of keeping the locks healthy and clean.

With Yoghurt

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 a ripe medium-sized avocado
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. In a bowl, mash 1/2 a ripe medium-sized avocado until it is free of lumps and add 1 cup of yoghurt to it.
  2. Mix 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of honey into this mixture.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Don’t forget your tips and fill in your scalp thoroughly.
  4. Once your hair is fully covered in this mixture, cover it with a shower cap and let sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
  6. Finish by applying conditioner.
  7. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a fresh towel.
  8. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this once in a week.

Yoghurt is known for its excellent moisturizing properties and when it is mixed with avocados it helps in repairing and conditioning hair that is damaged due to pollution and climatic conditions. Honey and olive oil work together and seal the goodness of avocados and yoghurt. Together they also help in the nourishment of hair. The combination of honey and olive oil also helps in storing the moisture that is gained from yoghurt and avocado.

With Banana

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Ripe medium-sized avocado
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. In a mixer, mash 1 ripe medium avocado and 1 ripe banana till it is free of lumps
  2. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil into this mixture and mix well.
  3. Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp. Don’t forget your tips and cover your scalp thoroughly.
  4. Once your hair is fully covered with this mixture, cover them with a shower cap and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
  6. Finish by applying conditioner.
  7. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a fresh towel.
  8. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this once in a week.

Bananas are great for both hair and scalp, as they tame the hair and makes it manageable. They add shine to hair making them look full of life and flawless. They also help in controlling dandruff and moisturizing the scalp which will nourish it and help in growing healthy hair. Because of its richness in potassium, natural oils[14] and carbs, it helps in the overall softening of hair and preventing split ends. Mixed with avocados it gives a new look to the hair and helps eradicate dryness and dullness from hair.

With Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl full of oatmeal
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. Put a bowl full of oatmeal, 1 ripe avocado and 2 tbsp of olive oil in a mixer.
  2. Blend them together till it forms a paste and ensure that there aren’t any lumps in it.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair and onto your scalp thoroughly. Don’t forget your tips and fill in your scalp without missing any section.
  4. Once your hair is fully covered in this mixture, cover it with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
  6. Finish by applying conditioner.
  7. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a fresh towel.
  8. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this once in a week.

Properties and nutrients present in oatmeal are known to be excellent for hair. The abundance of vitamin B that it comes with, ensure that your scalp is left smooth to touch and healthy. It also helps in moisturising the scalp which in turn reduces flaky roots. Using oatmeal to make avocado hair mask will help in strengthening the hair as it penetrates right into the roots and fixes all the damage from within, due to vitamin B that is present in it.

With Cucumber

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp unprocessed raw honey
  • 1 tbsp unprocessed and non-pasteurized yoghurt
  • Shower cap

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and put 1 and a 1/2 cucumber and 1/2 a ripe avocado in it, and mash them into a creamy thick paste.
  2. To this creamy textured paste, add 1 tbsp of unprocessed raw honey.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of non-pasteurized yoghurt to it and stir well.
  4. Blend them together till it forms a paste and ensure that there aren’t any lumps in it.
  5. Apply this mixture to your hair and onto your scalp thoroughly. Don’t forget your tips and fill in your scalp without missing any section.
  6. Once your hair is fully covered in this mixture, cover it with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
  8. Finish by applying conditioner.
  9. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a fresh towel.
  10. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this once in a week.

It also helps in moisturising the scalp which in turn reduces flaky roots. It also helps in strengthening the hair as it penetrates right into the roots and fixes all the damage from within.

With Castor Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp castor oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and put the ripe avocado in it, mash it into a lump-free thick paste.
  2. To this, add 2 tbsp of castor oil.
  3. Mash them together and ensure that it gives you a cream textured paste once you are done with all the mashing.
  4. The other option of blending it is throwing both the ingredients in a blender and slowly blending it so that it becomes a paste and not runny.
  5. Apply this mixture to your hair and onto your scalp thoroughly. Don’t forget your tips and fill in your scalp without missing any section.
  6. Once your hair is covered with this mixture, let it sit for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
  8. Finish by applying conditioner.
  9. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a fresh towel.
  10. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask thrice in one week based on the level of damage.

Castor oil without a doubt helps in the faster growth of hair and also in improving the texture of your hair. Omega-6 fatty acidsthat are present in castor oil boosts blood circulation when you massage it onto your scalp. If you have dry and lifeless hair then castor oil mixed with the goodness of avocados is what you must consider trying.

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With Milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp olive/castor oil based on your preference.
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil. (optional)

Process:

  1. Take a blender and add 1 ripe avocado, 3 tbsp of milk, 1 tbsp olive or castor oil, 1 tbsp of honey and 5-10 drops of essential oil.
  2. Blend all the ingredients till it forms a paste which is lump-free.
  3. Mash them together and ensure that it gives you a cream-textured paste once you are done with all the mashing.
  4. Make sections in your hair and apply this mixture to your scalp and onto your hair tips thoroughly.
  5. Once your hair is covered with this mixture, let it sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical-free shampoo.
  7. Finish by applying conditioner.
  8. Use a fresh towel to remove excess water.
  9. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask once a week.

Your scalp goes through a lot of scratching, itching[15] and harsh rubbing. It needs to relax and milk mixed with honey helps in soothing the scalp. Ever got the feeling that your scalp is on fire and the burning is unbearable? Well, it because of the gunk that settles on top of your scalp and the irritation that it causes. It leads to a lot of scratching unknowingly which harms the scalp, sometimes making it bleed as well. You can use this mask on your hair and it will eradicate all kinds of inflammation and burning and leave your scalp cool and light.

With Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp of coconut milk

Process:

  1. Take a blender and throw in 1 ripe avocado and 1 tbsp of coconut milk in it.
  2. Blend all the ingredients till it forms a paste which is lump-free.
  3. Make equal sections of your entire hair and apply this mixture to your scalp and onto your hair tips thoroughly.
  4. Once you have got this mixture on, let it sit for 30 minutes till it dries.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical free shampoo.
  6. Finish by applying conditioner.
  7. Use a fresh towel to remove excess water.
  8. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask three times a week based on the amount of dryness that your hair is suffering from.

It is difficult to ignore the ‘n’ number of beauty and hair care products that have entered the market with the core ingredient being ‘coconut milk’. From body moisturizers to shampoos, it is finding its niche and settling in as one of the most vital ingredients in these sectors.

And why not bring it to our dressing table when it can soften your hair. You can quite easily replace coconut milk from your conditioners as it can easily replicate the desired effects on hair textures. Apart from making your scalp and hair smooth and silky, it also comes loaded with vitamins that help in improving the blood circulation. It is known to prevent further hair damage whilst repairing the existing ones. This mask will penetrate through your scalp to nourish and provide your roots with nutrients for it to grow healthy hair.

With Essential Oils

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp of castor oil
  • 2 tbsp of almond oil
  • Few drops of sage essential oil
  • 2 tbsp of jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado in it till it forms a creamy thick paste.
  2. With the mashed avocado, mix well 2 tbsp of castor oil, 2 tbsp of almond oil, few drops of sage essential oil, 2 tbsp of jojoba oil and 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  3. Section your hair and apply this mixture to your scalp and onto your hair tips thoroughly without missing any part.
  4. Once you have got this mixture on, let it sit for 30 minutes till it dries.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical-free shampoo.
  6. Use a fresh towel to remove excess water.
  7. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask three times in winter or twice during other seasons for best results.

I am sure all households at some point in their lives have invested in different kinds of hair oils but now their bottles are sitting in a corner, eating dust. It is time to get all of them out and mix with the wonder fruit to treat your hair right. Sage oil is surely one of the best essential oils for hair growth because of its super-amazing properties. When you add essential oil to avocado hair mask, it not only nourishes your hair but leaves you with a hair-spa like an experience. A combination of castor, almond, jojoba and coconut oil will help in strengthening your hair and preventing hair fall.


With Amla Powder

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsps amla powder
  • 2 tbsps fresh yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado in it till it forms a creamy thick paste without any lumps.
  2. To this mashed avocado, add 2 tbsp of amla powder, 2 tbsp of fresh yoghurt and 1 tbsp of lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Make partitions in your hair and apply this paste onto your scalp as well as your hair. Concentrate on your hair tips as they are the driest part of your hair.
  4. After applying it thoroughly, let it sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical free shampoo.
  6. Use a fresh towel to remove excess water.
  7. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask once in a week.

Amla has been a part of Ayurvedic medicines since a very long time now. With an abundance of fatty acids, amla ensures that your hair follicles are strong and in the best possible condition to grow healthy hair. Hair faces a plethora of problems because of vitamin C’s deficiency. Amla is a one-shot solution for this as it comes packed with vitamin C. It also helps prevent premature greying of hair that is becoming a part of our lives by starting at very early stages. The high amount of iron and carotene content in Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, contributes to hair growth. Mixing Amla to make avocado hair mask will benefit your hair by nourishing and strengthening them.

With Brahmi Leaves

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsps Brahmi leaves powder
  • 2 tbsps yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado till it forms a creamy thick paste without any lumps.
  2. To this mashed avocado, add 2 tbsp of Brahmi leaves powder, 2 tbsp of fresh yoghurt and 1 tbsp lemon juice and mix well.
  3. You can also choose to make fresh Brahmi leaves powder at home.
  4. Make partitions in your hair and apply this paste onto your scalp as well as your hair. Concentrate on your hair tips as they are the driest part of your hair.
  5. After applying it thoroughly, let it sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical-free shampoo.
  7. Use a fresh towel to remove excess water.
  8. Let your hair air-dry.

You can apply this mask once in a week.

A major part of the ayurvedic family, Brahmi has a lot of nutrients that help in hair growth, thickening of individuals strands and reducing split ends to a great extent. It also comes with a lot of anti-oxidants which cure temporary or permanent baldness.

With Vitamin E Oil

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 vitamin E capsules
  • 2 tbsps hibiscus powder
  • 2 tbsps yoghurt

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado till it forms a creamy and thick paste.
  2. Cut the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the oil within the avocado paste and mix well.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of hibiscus powder and 2 tbsp of yoghurt in the avocado-vitamin E paste.
  4. Make partitions in your hair and apply this paste onto your scalp as well as your hair.
  5. Keep it for 30 minutes till it dries.
  6. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical-free shampoo.
  7. Let your hair air-dry.
Vitamin E for hair

With Baking Soda

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 2 Tbsps Coconut oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado till it forms a creamy & thick paste.
  2. Add 1 tbsp baking soda and 2 tbsp coconut oil to it. Put them all in a blender and blend till it forms a creamy paste.
  3. Make partitions in your hair and apply this paste onto your scalp as well as your hair.
  4. Keep it for 30 minutes till it dries.
  5. Wash the mixture off your hair with cool water and then shampoo it using a chemical free shampoo.
  6. Let your hair air-dry.

Repeat this treatment a few times a month, however, don’t overdo it as baking soda can take away the moisture from your hair.

The properties that baking soda possess can leave your scalp crystal clean. It will help in washing away all the bacteria and impurities off your scalp. With the power to suck out excess oil from your hair, it can help your manes in looking bouncy and not greasy at all. It is therefore also used as a quick fix before a party or an outing with friends to get non-sticky hair. But, be careful with this powder as it has the tendency to strip off the natural oils from hair as well.

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Making hair masks at home by collecting all the ingredients and then preparing it from the scratch might feel like a tedious and not so important task, however, note that picking something from the supermarkets’ shelf might sound tempting at this moment, but you might just bring in those chemical-laden products that can ruin your manes. Instead, devote some time to your locks as they deserve all the goodness.

Apart from being a delicious fruit with added health benefits, now we know why we have been seeing so many hair care and beauty products with their core ingredient being avocado, conquering the market. The day right after getting a hair spa or using a hair mask on your hair is the best, isn’t it? They are perky, bouncy, flawless and above all healthy. You must be wondering why ‘healthy’ is gaining so much attention and why people are talking about it every now and then. But what options are we left with, with the levels of pollution that our hairs are subjected to, along with the dirt and gunk that it attracts on a daily basis?

Now that we know the capabilities of this ‘superfood’, we must make it travel from our kitchens into our hair-care section amongst all the oils. Being part of the berry family, this fruit as we know is loaded with potassium, protiens, vitamins and the good kind of fat. Something that was started by Egyptians has now found its worth as it is being extensively used by most commercial brands as well. The next time you are out picking up fruits for yourself and you pick up an avocado, make sure you pick some more to make your very own avocado hair mask. So invest in your hair and extract all the benefits you can from this fruit because ladies, your hair is such a crown that is yours forever.

Retains Moisture

This superfood comes with fatty amino acids that have the power to protect individual strands by coating and protecting them from any external damage. The fatty acids also ensure that moisture is retained in the scalp and on hair so they always get nourished and healthy. Not just amino acids but the vitamins A, D, E and B6, magnesium, iron, folic acid, copper and proteins present in avocados will give your hair abundance of moisture and shine. The monounsaturated fatty acid present in avocado seep deep into the hair shafts, benefiting all the three layers on hairs roots. This process encourages healthy hair growth.

For people with rough, dry and dead looking hair, avocado is a blessing in disguise. It can also be a called a wonder fruit by people who have soft silky hair but still face roughness during winters. Few regular applications of avocado hair oil or hair mask during winters will help keep hair manageable, making them look nourished and flawless. People with rough hair should swear by it and make it a part of their daily routines.

Increase Hair Growth

Don’t we all dream about lustrous long manes? While growing them can be easy, maintaining them is the most difficult. The pollution and dirt in the surrounding is an additional hindrance for healthy hair growth. However, avocados with vitamin B and E ensure that all the existing hair and scalp damage is repaired. With the changing and fast lifestyle, we hardly have the time to keep a check on what we consume. In fact, to match up our fast lives many of us have moved to fast food. Now it might be the best option to save time but it lacks nutrients that our scalp needs to breathe.

Lack of nutrients also is a major factor contributing to dull and lifeless locks. Apart from low nutrients, there are various other reasons which lead to a slower rate of hair growth[2]. Be it a hormonal issue, prescribed medications or the kind of lifestyle that we opt for, all of this adds onto the slowing rate of hair growth and also in damaging the shafts and scalp to worsen the situation further. Applying an avocado hair mask where you mix avocados and eggs can stimulate hair growth and the proteins [3]present in it will seep in to repair the damaged roots, giving space for healthy hair to breathe.

Eliminate Dandruff

How many times have you taken out a black dress but shoved it right inside your wardrobe because the snowing from your scalp is not something that you want to flaunt? Causes of dandruff are multifold. It can be a result of dry scalp, fungal infection, seborrheic dermatitis or eczema. Dandruff[4] is most prone on the scalp that is not nourished and is dry.

Keeping your scalp moisturised is therefore very important. If dandruff is left unattended, it creates redness, inflammation and itchiness. Scalp also has its way of dealing with damages. If there is a dry scalp, it secretes sebum in more than its normal quantity that attracts bacteria and fungus. It sure is small flakes but its damage can completely destroy the habitat for your hair. Avocado with fatty amino acids and vitamin E ensures that your hair gets a sufficient amount of moisture that will help retain its health. Its called butter fruit too. Its moisturising properties help in soothing the scalp and eradicating dry scalp[5] and, in turn, dandruff by keeping them at bay.

Avocado hair mask with tea tree oil and argon oil can provide your manes with the treatment that they truly deserve. Argon oil also consists of Vitamin E and fatty acid [6]which when mixed with avocado, enhances the effect giving better results. On the other hand tea tree oil works as an antiseptic and is known to heal the damaged parts quite quickly and effectively. The mixture of all the three ingredients’ properties will ensure that your scalp and hair is clean, moisturised and ready to conquer all.


Hair Rejuvenation

Watching your hair lose its shine and life is the most saddening thing which can fill you up with regrets for a lifetime. This dull lifeless hair is a reflection of open or rather loose cuticles which are not in the condition to reflect back light for making your hair shine and look fabulous. Each of your hair shafts has three different layers which are responsible for the kind of hair your roots are growing. The more nourishment it gets the healthier your manes become. Your cuticles, which is the outer most layer needs to be healthy to be tightly bound to each other. The lesser nourishment it gets, the looser it becomes, causing dead-dry hair.

Where oiling might help in the rejuvenation, going an extra mile to provide your cuticles and hair with a treatment that will renew them and their texture can be the best option here. And who should we go to if not our very own ‘superfood’? Being a rich source of amino acids[7], vitamins and proteins, the nutrients of avocados penetrates all the three layers, making them full of life and healthy.

Apart from these major hair benefits that avocados come with, it also helps in the below-listed hair problems:

  • Avocados are an easy cure for hair that is frizzy. With this superfood, taking care of coarse and frizzy-dead hair is even easier.
  • It also helps in detoxifying the scalp as it has an abundance of antioxidants[8].
  • Decrease hair fall as nutrients present in avocados do the damage repair right from the roots’ very first layer.
  • Avocado also prevents split ends and its nutritional properties and the oil that it secretes have the power to rebuild what’s already damaged.
  • Avocados also act as a protector due to its antioxidant properties. It can form a layer on individual strands to protect it from UV rays, dirt or pollution, keeping them healthy and giving them space to breathe.
  • We all know that our skin ages, however, our scalp can age and weaken too. There is a reason why aged people have less hair. The cuticles on their scalp get weaken, leading to hair fall and then complete baldness. However, avocado is known to prevent premature ageing when used in the form of oil, mask or when consumed.

Reference

Wikipedia page on Skincare

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 17/2/2019

 



Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

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