Avocados are a fruit whose many beauty benefits are becoming more widely known. One benefit avocados offer is preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. They can be used as conditioner for damaged hair and moisturiser for dry skin. Avocados were first used for these purposes by early Egyptians.
Vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss or slow growth. 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. Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp, which may slow or prevent hair growth. Healthy hair grows half an inch every month. Using avocado in a conditioner or as a hair mask is the best way to promote regular hair growth.
Drink avocado juice for healthy skin
For a healthy and glowing complexion, drink a cup of avocado juice a day and it will nourish and protect your skin from the inside out. How to make avocado juice? Mix one ripe avocado with a cup of milk in your blender, add some honey if you like it sweet, and enjoy wonderful refreshing drink full of healthy nutrients. Avocados are rich in vitamins, as we’ve already mentioned before, which will help to re-invigorate dull and dry skin and make it glow with health!
Avocado as a Conditioner
Avocado works as an effective conditioner, especially for dry and damaged hair. This fruit is creamy and heavy and if you massage your hair with the fruit paste, your hair will become soft, healthy and shiny. Mash up half an avocado and 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and massage the paste into your hair. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before shampooing your hair; the result will be lush, smooth and controllable hair.
Avocado dandruff treatment
Benefits of avocado for hair also include dandruff treatment. The whole of the avocado fruit has its uses, even the seeds. The seeds of the fruit can be made into a powder that has been used for many years in some countries, as a natural dandruff treatment.
Avocado hair mask for shiny hair
Mash one ripe avocado and mix it with one egg yolk, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and massage the mixture into your hair and scalp, leave in for 15-20 minutes, then shampoo and condition. This hair mask will soften bristled dry hair, and add lustre and shine to your hair.
Avocado helps to reduce bad breath
Bad breath often emanates, not from your mouth, but from your stomach. If you drink avocado juice, it will both cleanse your mouth and your intestine, and help to remove the microbes that are the cause of bad breath.
Avocado oil works as a natural sunscreen
You can use avocado oil as a natural sunscreen and a soothing ointment for sunburn skin. The oil will help to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays, and natural soothing and healing properties of the ointment will restore the damage caused to skin by staying too long in the sun. Avocado oil will also protect your skin from environmental damage, thanks to a high content of anti-oxidants.
Avocado treats skin conditions
The healthy fats in avocados will moisturise your skin and reduce any inflammation. The oils of avocado are very closely matched to the natural oils in your skin, so it will nourish and help protect your skin from the rigours of the day too. Just mash one ripe avocado and apply it to your face and neck as a mask for 5-10 minutes, then wash off and enjoy beautiful, healthy and glowing skin.
By: Umaru Maryam Hadejia