How to Use Avocado Oil for Healthy Hair
Here are four of the most popular ways to use avocado oil on your natural hair:
Hot Oil Treatments. One of the amazing things about avocado oil is that it survives high temperatures. In fact, you can even stir fry with it. This oil also stands up well when you heat it and apply it to your strands. Warming the oil first allows the cuticles to open so that the nutrition can reach the shaft. It’s best to heat the oil carefully in a double broiler. Hot avocado oil treatments are especially useful for low porosity types.
Hair Masks. This nutritious oil is the perfect addition to your deep conditioning treatment. Deep conditioning should be done as soon as you notice dryness. Every head of hair is different and there are no exact regimens that fit everyone. However, you can benefit from doing avocado deep condition treatments anywhere from one to four times per month.
LOC Method. Using avocado oil in your hair after you shower is the ideal way to help your hair retain moisture. This oil will help you seal in hydration and will protect the hair shaft from harmful elements like the sun and chlorine. You can also use it as a mid-week refresher by spraying water on your hair, then sealing with the avocado oil. Avocado oil penetrates the hair shaft well, so you’ll want to use it before applying any other oils or creams that may hinder its ability to soak into the shaft. Then apply a heavy or light cream afterward.
Scalp Massage for Hair Growth. Use avocado oil as a carrier for peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary oils for faster hair growth. Avocado oil will help to repair scalp and follicle damage for thicker and longer hair. Place 5-15 drops of essential oil into 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and then massage the oil into your scalp with your fingertips.
It helps to do the massage while inverted, to allow blood to circulate to your head. Bend at the waist with unlocked knees while you massage for a few minutes three times per week if you have a dry scalp or dandruff. If you have an oily scalp, you may only want to massage with oils once per week, and then wash your hair after 20 minutes. You can always experiment with both methods.
Avocado oil is one of the best ingredients for naturals because it nurtures and protects curly hair. Using it frequently will help you grow longer and thicker hair. Just make sure you hydrate with water before using it for the best results.
What happens if you get the avocado oil on your Snappee Hair Ties made for your natural hair? Snappee hair ties are machine washable and dryer safe so you can simply wash it off!
Now, it’s your turn to discuss. Have you tried avocado for natural hair, and if so, did you like it?