Avocado Oil is derived from the fruit pulp of avocado (Persea americana) which is very high in oleic acid. According to the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in California, avocado oil has the highest vitamin E (hair and skin food) content, unsaturated fats and contains more protein than any other fruit and more potassium than a banana. It’s also loaded with lecithin, beta-carotene and vitamins A and D.
It offers a variety of nutritional and medicinal benefits, some of which include:
- The saturated and monounsaturated fats present in avocado oil easily penetrates the hair cuticle, providing support and strengthening the hair fiber.
- The high concentration of monounsaturated fibers in avocado oil helps to retain hair moisture inside the cuticle.
- Avocado oil is light so it is easily absorbed by the scalp; its lightness makes it very useful as a base for essential oils.
- The monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants & phytosterols present in avocado oil help to nourish, protect hair, stimulate growth and unclog follicles.
- Avocado oil can also help with hair loss and dandruff problems, clear acne and soften dry skin.
- Avocado oil is a great source of lecithin which forms a protective covering on your hair follicles and your skin’s surface, effectively preventing the loss of moisture due to wind and climate damage.
- The Vitamins A and E present in avocado oil helps promote faster healing and better skin quality.
- It contains a balanced proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Together with Vitamin E, their powerful antioxidants properties can protect your blood vessels and reduce the risk of blood vessel damage.