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.
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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"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: