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Top secret natural hair growth foods: The benefits of avocado

Top secret natural hair growth foods: The benefits of avocado

Avocados are good for you on the inside. No surprises there. But did you know they are also good for the outside of your body, too? Specifically, the outside of your hair.

The benefits go beyond the abundance of nutrients that promote health from within because you can even use avocados to boost hair health without even eating one.

Avocados can be used to make a hair mask. If you can put cucumbers on your eyes, then why not use avocados on your hair?

An avocado mask can help your hair in four main ways:

1. The Avocado Moisturizes Hair

Dry, damaged and weak hair not only breaks but can fall out completely. The vitamins, proteins and fats in avocados help to reverse damage and stimulate healthy hair growth.

Oils in these fruits are some of the few that can actually penetrate your hair cuticle and moisturize it from within. The oil combined with the vitamin E content can heal a dry scalp and nourish the hair follicles. With the added moisture, your hair is softer and your scalp will be free from dandruff.

2. Avocados Promote New Hair Growth

Most of us want our hair to grow faster than it actually does. The problem is we do not understand why it is growing so slowly, nor do we realize we can impact the growth rate.

Nutritional deficiency is the number one cause for stunted hair growth and eventually hair loss. Hair treatments with chemicals also damage your hair and restrict its growth capacity. The vitamins in avocados work to promote growth and because the oils are locking in moisture, you have the perfect recipe for increasing the rate of growth.

3. No More Flakes With Avocados

We can all get dandruff. It doesn’t matter what your age or gender is, dandruff flakes can embarrass us all.

The flakes come from dead skin cells on your scalp. You can get these from overly dry skin and excessively oily skin. Washing your hair regularly is the best way to prevent this, but because environmental factors can influence scalp health too, it is ideal to have a backup plan.

Avocados lock in moisture for your scalp without clogging follicles. You get a rejuvenated scalp, silky locks, and the vitamins you needed to promote growth are already on site.

4. Avocados Revitalize Your Hair

You’ve seen all the products out there to boost shine, softness, and bounce. Rather than spend money on chemically-infused products, which will only damage your hair further, try avocados instead.

The products you can buy will only give a temporary fix anyway. If the cuticle layers in each hair are in good health, they will be tightly bound, which allows light to reflect off them.

It’s not just a lighting trick. Your hair really can shine. To keep a shine in your hair, the cuticles need to stay tight, which means they need moisture. If you’ve been paying attention, avocados just so happen to be pretty good at this.

A Little Help on the Inside

Avocados actually pull double duty. You can apply a hair mask on the surface and also provide nutrition for your hair from within.

Avocados contain vitamins B and E which work to protect and strengthen hair at a cellular level. Vitamin B helps to promote new hair growth and vitamin E protects your scalp and prevents dryness.

As if they are not already doing enough, avocados can help prevent hair loss too. Vitamin deficiency is one of the top causes for early hair loss. Combined with external stresses, like styling and weather changes, your hair can take quite a beating.

Our Little, Green Friend

Avocado masks or conditioners and hair serums as well as dietary intake provide essential vitamins. You avoid deficiency and keep your hair for longer.

You don’t even have to buy whole avocados to repair damaged hair and promote healthy growth. Avocado oil can be used on your hair in several ways to protect and strengthen it.

The monounsaturated fats in avocado oil can nourish hair and reduce the damage done by styling, chemicals, and the environment.

The avocado proves that some foods are for more than just eating. Whether applied as a mask or eaten for nutritional support, avocados can help grow stronger, healthier hair.

Thanks to the fats in avocados, your hair can have shine, softness, length and strength. It’s not often you hear that fats are good for you, so eat up!

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