It's been a while since I added to my Oil Series so here's the next post featuring Avocado Oil, a current favourite of mine (I know I seem to say that about my WHOLE oil collection...)
Avocado contains so much goodness including vitamins A, B1, B2 and D, protein, fatty and amino acids. I prefer to use Avocado Oil over the fruit when it comes to haircare. The oil has less protein content but frankly it's way more convenient to use (and FYI it's easier to wash out).
Avocado oil is also known as an effective growth aid as it improves the circulation in the scalp. If applied to the scalp regularly (with massages) hair is thought to grow thicker and faster. I can't testify to how much this really works, but any extra attention and TLC given to that precious scalp of yours will greatly improve the health of your new growth.
How do I use Avocado Oil?
I usually create oil blends which just involves mixing oils together (I like to get all the goodness on my head at once!) I typically add the blends to my deep conditioner to give it a boost or apply a few drops directly to moisturised hair.
With this particular oil I also like to make scalp scrubs. I can't remember which blog I read about scalp scrubs on but it's an ingenious (and cheap) way of alleviating dry, flaky scalp conditions. All it takes is some oil and sugar. I already use a sugar and oil scrub to exfoliate my face so needed little convincing to try this on my scalp too. To create a scrub mix equal parts of brown sugar and Avocado Oil. Then gently use your fingers to massage the scrub into your scalp. Rinse and follow with your usual hair wash routine. I use this particular oil as I read somewhere that it's a humectant, so it attracts moisture to the scalp preventing it from drying out. All I can say is my scalp loves it! Have you tried a scalp scrub?
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You can check out the other oils in the series by clicking these links:
Sweet Almond Oil
Do you use Avocado Oil?