How To Get More Avocado Into Your Hair Regimen

April 12, 2017  |  

Fat is a word no one likes to hear used in reference to their body, but there are such things as good fats and avocado is full of them. And while we suggest you find ways to incorporate more of the fruit into your diet for its heart-healthy properties as well as its high potassium, fiber, and antioxidant qualities, you don’t have to go ham on the guacamole to reap avocado’s benefits on your hair.

Avocado’s high monounsaturated fatty acid content makes it a great moisturizing nutrient, as it penetrates the hair shaft more easily. And you’ll appreciate that in oil form the fruit isn’t heavy or greasy like castor oils and some of the other options we typically turn to. But since most of us don’t have time to whip up a fresh DIY avocado mask all the time, we’re grateful there are many over-the-counter options to choose from so to speak. Check out these products infused with avocado to keep your hair shiny and hydrated from the pre-poo to seal phase.


Mielle Organics Avocado Moisturizing Hair Milk-$15.99

This lightweight moisturizing milk can be used to hydrate strands in all states and styles.


Almond & Avocado Curl Control $ Shine Mist-$12.99

Define and revitalize curls with this mist that infuses moisture into coils while adding soft hold.


Camille Rose Fresh Curl-$14

This styling lotion detangles kinks while defining strands. The blend of avocado and castor oil  adds moisture, softness and shine. It’s a great wash n’ go option.

Shea Moisture 100% Pure Avocado Oil-$9.99

Want to go straight to the source for your avocado? Check out Shea Moisture’s pure avocado oil which you can use by itself for a pre-poo or hot oil treatment or to seal strands after moisturizing.


Alikay Naturals™ Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask-$14.99

This hair mask helps repair damaged hair while restoring its natural moisture and shine and preventing hair loss and dandruff.


Lush Retread Conditioner-$31.95

A little on the pricey side I know, but this natural conditioner is the only thing my co-worker has found to successfully penetrate her locs and make them soft.

Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment-$9.98

Give your hair an extra dose of moisture on wash day by beginning with this avocado pre-poo treatment packed with olive and almond oils and rosemary and nettle extracts to hydrate and add shine.

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