Salads, dips or toasts… avocados are a treat when consumed in any form. With a blend of creamy texture and muted taste, avocados are unique fruits that double up as superfoods. Rich in a variety of nutrients and vitamins, they are known to do wonders for your health as a dietary essential. In addition to that, they are also one of the foods you might find on a beauty enthusiast’s diet chart because of the many benefits for skin and hair it boats of. Especially avocado oil, which has become as popular as coconut oil when it comes to hair treatments.
Extracted using a cold-pressed technique, avocado oil is one of the lightest oils available for topical application. With a mild fragrance and smooth texture, it’s easy to apply and can be worn all day long. Here are five major benefits you can reap from using avocado oil for your mane!
- 01. Improves hair versatility
- 02. Boots moisture and strength
- 03. Improves scalp health
- 04. Provides UV protection
- 05. Treats dandruff and psoriasis
01. Improves hair versatility
Being lightweight in nature, avocado oil is a good option for medium/low porosity and medium/low-density hair. It absorbs easily, does not weigh down your tresses and doesn't clog your pores.
02. Boots moisture and strength
Rich in oleic acid and unsaturated fats, avocado oil is a great option to moisturise your hair from within. It is capable of penetrating the hair shaft, instead of just sitting on the surface. It also strengthens your tresses and prevents breakage caused by brushing or other styling routines.
03. Improves scalp health
Avocado oil does wonders for dry or sensitive skin. It also helps in improving the health of your scalp by reaching deep into the second layer of skin and conditioning the scalp from within.
04. Provides UV protection
Avocado oil is also rich in vitamin E, which helps boost shine and improves the texture of your hair. It is also beneficial in protecting against sun damage and reversing its harmful effects on your tresses.
05. Treats dandruff and psoriasis
One of the main reasons for a flaky scalp is excessive dryness. In some cases, a skin condition called psoriasis also contributes to dandruff. Regular massage with avocado oil can help alleviate both of these conditions.
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