Avocado for the Hair

Avocados contain many essential antioxidants, oils and nutrients that moisturize the hair.  It act as a protective antioxidant for hair follicles.  It provides vitamin E which improves circulation to the scalp and nourishes the hair.  Copper, which acts with zinc to promote hair growth.  Avocados especially provide essential fatty acids to improve texture and to prevent dry hair.  Here are some hair recipes containing avocado I found while surfing the net.

Avocado Deep Conditioner
1 small jar of mayonnaise
1/2 avocado
Peel avocado and remove pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with your hands until it's a consistent green color. Smooth into hair being careful to work it to the ends. Use shower cap or plastic wrap to seal body heat in. Leave on hair for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning wrap a hot, damp towel around your head over the plastic, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting. 

Avocado Hair Masque
1 avocado
1 egg yolk 
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Wet hair with warm water then use the fingertips to massage the scalp.  Mix one mashed avocado, the yolk of an egg and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl.  Be sure to use force when mixing to ensure the ingredients are completely mixed.  Apply the mixture to the scalp first and then down towards the ends of the hair. Separate hair into sections and then massage sections in an up-and-down manner for ease of penetration into the scalp.  Place a plastic cap over the head.  Add heat with a dryer for 20 minutes.   Rinse the treatment from the hair completely, followed by shampooing and conditioning hair. 

NOTE:  The treatment should be applied from root to end for normal hair and half-way through hair for oily hair.  For normal hair, once the treatment is applied, it should be separated into sections and massaged into the scalp.  The treatment should stay on the hair for 15-20 minutes under hot heat.

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