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  • How To Use Avocado For Dry And Damaged Hair

Dryness is the nastiest enemy that your hair can have. It leads to breakage, split ends, frizz, and just bad hair health in general. No matter how much you condition your hair during washes, it does not seem to be enough. Well, that’s because it’s not.

Store-bought conditioners don’t do a lot for your hair except coat the shafts with silicone that eventually just turns into build up. The only way to save dry and damaged hair is to use ingredients that moisturize your hair shafts from within while also nourishing them. Avocado is one such ingredient that can help restore dry and damaged locks to their former glory. Keep reading to find out how avocado can help dry and damaged hair.

  • Is Avocado Good For Damaged Hair?

To put it simply—Yes! Avocado is an excellent ingredient for treating dryness and damage, and it benefits your hair in the following ways.

♡ Avocado is rich in fatty amino acids that coat your hair shaft and help it retain
moisture. The natural oils in the fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit) provide your hair with
long-lasting and deep hydration.

♡ It contains vitamins A, B6, D, and E, and minerals like copper and iron which help
it nourish your hair and scalp. This also helps promote healthy hair growth.

♡ Avocado has a high content of antioxidants like vitamin E which helps prevent
hair damage from free radicals. This helps keep your hair healthy for longer.

♡ It helps repair damage by conditioning and providing your hair with basic
essential nutrients it needs to be healthy.

♡ The fruit helps unclog follicles and stimulates new hair growth from these dormant

  • How To Use A Homemade Avocado Hair Mask For Damaged Hair

While reaping the benefits of avocado for hair could be as simple as mashing the fruit and applying it to your hair and scalp, here are a couple of other avocado hair mask treatments that incorporate other excellent hair care ingredients for better results.

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  • Avocado And Coconut Oil Hair Mask


✓ 1 Ripe Medium Sized Avocado
✓ 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
✓ Shower Cap

5 minutes

30 minutes

1. In a bowl, mash the avocado until it is completely free of lumps.

2. To mashed avocado, add two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well.

3. Start applying this mixture to your hair and scalp. Ensure that you focus on the
tips of your hair as these are the oldest and most damaged parts.

4. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a shower cap and wait
for 30 minutes.

5. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and shampoo. Finish with conditioner.

6. Squeeze the excess water out of your hair using a towel. Let your hair air-dry

1-2 times a week.


Coconut oil has excellent penetrative properties giving it the ability to seep deep
within the hair shaft, repairing it from the inside. This decreases the porosity of
your hair, calming frizz and reducing damage. It also works with the avocado to
form a protective layer around the hair shaft, minimizing moisture loss and
reducing damage.

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