Thanks to their richness of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, besides all the well-known health benefits, avocados are also a miracle for hair. Thousand years ago, the wise ancient Egyptians used avocados to moisturize their hair. Today, the hair product industry still make use of avocado’s nourishing properties. Don’t have money to spend on those high-end hair care? Let’s DIY an avocado hair mask to get these 4 awesome benefits:
The oils in avocados can be absorbed into the hair cuticles and moisturize hair from inside out. An avocado hair mask provides the hair with monounsaturated fats that can lock the moist, nourish, and strengthen damaged hair, leaving the hair a radiant and healthy look. What’s even better? Avocado oil also protects your hair from harmful UV rays that are known to strip hair off of its natural moisture, making it dry out and prone to breakage.
Most of us believe we are born with slow hair growth. While that may be true to some extent, there are certain things you can do to help your hair grow faster. Deficiencies in essential nutrients are the leading cause of slow hair growth. Other causes include hormonal imbalances, stress, sleep deprivation, smoking, excess consumption of caffeine, medication, and harsh hair treatments, all of which can cause severe damage to not only your hair but also your scalp. Damaged scalp is likely what restrains your speed of hair growth. The high content of vitamins B and E in an avocado can protect and strengthen the hair while repairing the scalp damage.
Dandruff occurs when dead skin tissues shed off profusely, resulting in redness, itching, scaling, and irritation in the scalp. The scalp, in turn, tries to protect itself by producing more and more sebum, which unfortunately clog the hair follicles and leads to infections. Practicing proper hair hygiene and sticking to a mild shampoo may greatly help prevent dandruff. Since dandruff thrives on dry scalp, you also need to keep your scalp and hair well moisturized. The proteins, amino acids, and vitamins in avocados soothe the scalp, helping it retain the needed moisture.
Frizzy hair treatment
An avocado hair mask offers smoother and more controllable hair thanks to its high content of natural oils and nutrients. To tame your frizzy hair, you only need to mash half an avocado with some avocado oil, and then massage it gently into your hair and scalp. This mask should stay on your hair for at least 15 minutes to work its magic before you shampoo. Not only does it add shine to your hair but it also helps fight split ends.
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