One of the main causes for hair loss or slow hair growth is Vitamin deficiency. Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth and Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp, which may slow or prevent hair growing. Using avocado as a conditioner or a mask are the best ways to promote regular hair growth. Try some of these avocado recipes for beautiful hair.
1. Basic Avocado Conditioner
Mash avocados in a paste and add enough water so that you can apply it easily on your hair. After washing your hair with shampoo, apply the avocado conditioner and leave for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Using an avocado conditioner promotes hair that feels soft and is more elastic. The high-fat content of avocados makes hair less dry and less prone to breakage.
2. Basic Avocado Mask
For hair that is severely damaged or dry, try an avocado mask. Combine one chopped avocado and one egg yolk in a bowl. Add enough water to make a workable paste. Apply the mixture to damp hair and massage into the hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
3. Oats-Avocado Mask
To make a moisturizing mask, mash one avocado into paste, then mix it with 1/4 cup of steel-cut or rolled oats. Combine the paste with 1/8 to 1/4 cup of olive oil, depending on how dry your hair is. Add 1 cup of milk and stir well. Smooth the mixture over your hair; wait for 30 minutes and rinse with water.
4. Detangling Avocado Conditioner
To make a detangling conditioner, put 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of shea butter, 2 tablespoons of apple-cider vinegar and one sliced avocado in a blender. Blend until smooth, apply to hair and wait for 30 minutes. Rinse well with cold water
5. Lemon Avocado Mask
Slice the avocado and mash it. Add one egg and whip it around until fully combined. Add 1-2 tsp of lemon juice and mix well. Wet hair and towel dry it enough so that it’s not dripping. Take a scoop of the hair mask and start working it in from the roots to the tip until all your hair has been treated. Allow the mask to sit for 20-30 minutes and then rinse out as much as you can. Shampoo and condition your hair as normal.
6. Grapefruit Avocado Mask
Blend 2 avocados, 1 egg and 2 tsp grapeseed oil and blend until smooth. Apply to dry, detangled hair and wash off with cold water.
7. Olive-Oil Avocado Mask
Whisk one egg yolk, 1 tsp of extra-virgin olive oil, and 1 tsp of honey together in a small bowl. Using a fork, mash in 1/2 of an avocado. Then, while you’re in the shower, apply the paste first to your ends and then all over your hair. Let it soak into your strands for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse it out, shampoo, and then rinse again.
8. Avocado-Coconut Mask
Mix together ½ ripe avocado, ¼ cup whole milk and 1 tsp coconut oil until smooth and apply from roots to ends. Clip hair up or use a disposable shower cap. Leave in for 20-30 min and wash with cold water.
9. Avocado-Aloe Mask
In a blender, mix half of 1 banana, half of 1 avocado, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1/4 cup aloe vera gel. Blend the mixture until it is creamy. Massage it into your scalp and spread it over your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Soak a towel in hot water and wring out as much water as you can. Wrap the towel around your head and wait 20 to 30 minutes until the towel has cooled off. Wash your hair with cold water.
10. Avocado Fruit Mask
In a bowl, mash up half of 1 ripe banana or few pieces of cantaloupe, few spoons of yogurt and half of 1 ripe avocado with a fork. In another bowl, beat a whole egg until it is completely mixed. Add 3 tablespoons milk and 3 tablespoons honey to the egg and stir together well. Add the egg mixture to the banana mixture and mix them in one of the bowls or in the blender. If you hair is badly damaged, break a vitamin E capsule into the mixture. Spread the mask onto your hair and scalp, taking care to get it onto your hair’s roots. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it for up to 30 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair.