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DIY Avocado Oil Hair Treatment

Posted on 03 June 2016

Key Benefits of Avocado Oil For Your Hair

  • Prevents hair loss
  • Increases hair growth
  • Moisturizes Hair
  • Helps treat acne and dandruff
  • Strengthens hair roots
  • Adds shine to your hair
  • Great for heat damaged hair

Learn about the avocado benefits for your hair, body and skin here.

How to Make Avocado Oil in 10 Easy Steps:

1. Scrape the flesh off of 2 kg (4.4 lbs.) of avocado into the blender. Remove all the lumps for a smoother consistency.

2. Pour 1 L (4.2 cups) of coconut cream into the blender with the avocado flesh.

3. Blend until the mixture becomes completely smooth without any lumps or chunks. The final consistency should be like a wet paste.

4. Pour the contents of the blender into a large pot and set it over the stove. Set the heat to medium-low.

5. Stir the pot with a wooden spoon every 5 minutes, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the pot to prevent any burning.

6. Cook the mixture until all the moisture has been expelled and evaporated, then turn off the heat.

7. Place a large piece of old kitchen cloth (or cheesecloth) over a large bowl. This will be used for straining.

8. Dump the cooked avocado paste on top of the cloth in the bowl.

9. Grab the edges of the cloth and bring them together over the avocado. The cloth should look like a bag with the avocado paste inside. Squeeze the avocado paste within the cloth to extract as much oil as you can.

Straining homemade avocado oil

10. Pour the extracted avocado oil into an airtight dark glass container to preserve it and ensure maximum duration of freshness for the oil.

How to Apply Avocado Oil in 2 Easy Steps

1. Mix 4 tablespoons this avocado oil recipe in a small bowl, and comb it through your dry hair. It's easier to apply in small hair sections, then comb through.

2. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then hop in the shower and wash it out. 

After you blow-dry your hair, you will notice that it will be softer and shinier than before. The best part! Because avocado oil doesn't have a scent, it just dilutes the coconut aroma and leaves your hair with a subtle tropical fragrance.

Beauty Wellbeing Tips: Add a few drops of this oil in your conditioner for extra benefits and a healthier, lustrous hair. Try this DIY Homemade Avocado Hair Mask for chemically treated hair, extremely dry hair, stimulate hair growth and stronger healthier-looking hair. 

Add Avocado Oil to Your Diet

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Consumption of avocado oil can help improve the quality of your skin due to the presence of vitamins A, D, and E, all of which are involved in the growth and regeneration of skin cells. In addition, vitamins A and E help promote faster skin healing and help prevent scar formation.

When consumed, avocado oil helps protect the body's cardiovascular system thanks to the oleic acid present in the oil. Consumption of oleic acid has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, which results in a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Avocado oil may help prevent a number of cancers from developing. The alpha linolenic acid in avocado oil has been shown to aid in the prevention of cancer, particularly breast cancer and colon cancer, while the vitamin E in avocado oil has been shown to both prevent and treat skin cancer and prostate cancer.

Due to the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and the vitamin E in avocados, avocado oil has a strong antioxidant effect. Antioxidants reduce the number of free radicals in your blood, which can damage your blood vessels over time. Reducing free radicals results in greater blood vessel strength and integrity, which leads to greater cardiovascular health.

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