April 23, 2021 2 min read

Avocado Oil benefits for Healthy, Shiny Hair.

avocados might be the most revered fruit—and yes, it is a fruit—to hit produce stands ever. Just imagine a world without avocado toast or guacamole. Aside from satisfying our taste buds, the superfood is also an incredible source of endless hair benefits. Packed with a slew of vitamins, lipids, and antioxidants, avocados (more specifically, the oils in avocados) are the haircare game-changer you've been looking for, and, turns out, it's been hiding in your pantry this whole time.

AVOCADO OIL FACTS:

TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Moisturizer and protectant

MAIN BENEFITS: Soothes the scalp, repairs the hair shaft, and protects strands from UV and environmental pollutants.

WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, avocado oil is great for most hair types as it penetrates deep into the scalp and shaft (perfect for damaged hair) but is lightweight and won't weigh down thinner textures. It's not recommended for anyone with an avocado allergy.

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: It's safe to use up to two times a day, morning and night.

WORKS WELL WITH: Vitamin E

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Benefits of Avocado Oil for Hair

"Avocado oil is a potent dynamo of omega-rich oils and antioxidants for healthy hair," says Paula Simpson, biochemist, beauty expert, and author of Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin. She tells us it's mainly composed of monounsaturated fatty acids, which seal hair strands, lock in moisture, and smooth breakage. "In addition to the lipids," adds Simpson, "avocado oil contains fat-soluble antioxidants and bio-active phytochemicals, including vitamin E tocopherols, vitamin D, and carotenoids (lutein and beta carotene) that defend hair from UV damage, environmental aggressors, and pollutants that can make hair feel dry and look brittle." Below, more notable benefits:

  • Nourishes and strengthens hair: Treating your hair with avocado can moisturize, repair, and strengthen your strands. A 2015 study found that minerals in avocado oil help seal the cuticle, preventing hair from future breakage.
  • Encourages hair growth: Avocados naturally contain biotin, a member of the vitamin B family that plays a major role in the growth of healthier, thicker, and longer hair.
  • Promotes shinier hair: Oils in avocados have a higher content of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that give your hair a lust-worthy shine that lasts all day. 
  • Penetrates hair on a deeper level: The pantry staple is praised for its non-greasy feel, and its lightweight structure penetrates the hair and scalp, as opposed to other oils that sit on the surface.
  • Supports a healthier scalp: The cocktail of vitamins and lipids moisturize and nourish a dry, flaky scalp, including dandruff. Additionally, a light massage with the oil helps stimulate blood flow.
  • Protects your hair from the elements: Carotenoid antioxidants beta-carotene and lutein are powerful antioxidants that help defend the scalp and hair against UV damage and environmental aggressors and pollutants.

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