Use of avocado for the hair

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By Oluwatofunmi Bamisile

Avocado is a great source of biotin, and adding this B-complex vitamin back into the diet may help hair to grow more healthily.

The minerals in avocado oil, including potassium and magnesium, may seal cuticle cells, which help hair look smooth and shiny and prevent it from breaking.

The moisturizing benefits of avocado, olive oil with egg rich in protein helps strengthen the hair and protects against split ends and heat damage.

Avocado could be used as a hair mask that grows our hair. Here are few hair masks you could make with avocado, eggs and olive oil or coconut oil:

1. Aloe and avocado

Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties. Trusted source that can soothe the scalp, and the vitamin content in both aloe and avocado will nourish hair.

Ingredients.

  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • 2 table spoons of aloe vera gel

Directions

Stir or blend the three ingredients together. Add more coconut oil if you have very long or thick hair.

2. Banana and avocado

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 ripe banana

Directions

Blend the ingredients together, and apply to damp hair from root to tip. Banana has high silica content, so it works to smoothen hair and add shine.

3. Avocado, egg, and olive oil

Ingredients

  • Half of an avocado
  • 1 table spoon olive oil
  • 1 egg

Directions

Mix the ingredients together with a spoon or fork.

You could replace the oil with either coconut oil or olive oil and also adjust the proportions of this mask depending on the length and thickness of your hair.

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