Lately, I’ve been adding a few new ingredients to my natural hair care products, and one of them is Avocado Oil. I became curious about avocado oil over the past year or so because I noticed that it was an ingredient in many hair products, from shampoos and conditioners, to styling products. In fact, Avocado oil is in one of old favorite salon product lines from Redken, called All Soft. I used to use Redken All Soft in the salon on clients with curly and Kinky textures before there was an abundance of natural based products out there on the market. Now that I’m no longer a full time stylist, I get fulfillment from making my own natural hair products with great natural ingredients like avocado oil.
Avocado oil is an edible oil that’s packed with vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids. It also contains lecithin, which helps the oil to absorb into the scalp and skin. The vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil are known to stimulate hair follicles when massaged into the scalp, promoting hair growth.
I use avocado oil in my homemade hair oil blend, in deep conditioning treatments, and in my shea/avocado recipe. Since I’ve started using avocado oil in my hair products, I noticed that I haven’t been having any issues with dry hair, which is something that I’ve struggled with for a long time as a lose natural beauty. I’m not giving all the credit to avocado oil because I believe the positive results have come from the ingredients that I use, combined with my ability to blend products well.
Here’s a quick oil blend that works wonders on my natural hair, which is a modified version on Cipriana’s (of Urban Bush babes) Love Potion #9.
Hair Oil Recipe
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of Palm Oil
- 1/8 cup of Jojoba Oil
- 1/8 cup of Avocado
- 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon of Castor Oil
- 1 tablespoon of Grapeseed Oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
I followed Cipriana’s directions for blending the oils, by placing a container into hot water, and then adding each ingredient one by one. Once the oils are blended, I place them into the refrigerator to solidify.
I use this formula on my hair to seal in moisture, and massage my scalp once week. I like the results that I get from this formula and in the future, I’m sure I’ll tweek this recipe a bit more as I always do (I’m thinking about increasing the amount of avocado oil in the recipe). I’ll keep you all posted on that.
In the meantime, I must ask you all if you use avocado oil, and how do you like it for your natural hair care?