I recently got myself a bottle of avocado oil. When it arrived, the package took me by surprise. I always thought it was a carrier oil rather than an essential oil. So I decided to check on it.
Here’s what I found.
According to Wikipedia.com, it is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana which I assume is the avocado. It is also one of the few oils that are not derived from seeds but are pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit. Most importantly, it is a carrier oil (for other essential oils) as it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and other antioxidants.
Okay, so we’ve established the fact that it is a carrier oil.
Next, we also know that since it’s packed with fats and Vitamin E, aside from being a cooking oil, it’s safe to say that it’s great for the hair and skin.
- Also, avocado oil is one of those oils that are easily absorbable as it’s able to penetrate in the skin with its thin consistency and also thick enough to serve as a protective barrier on the skin.(Livestrong)
- Avocado oil particularly helps hydrate and lighten the skin tone while also reducing and preventing wrinkles.
- It deeply penetrates into the skin to restore lost nutrients thereby including the general condition of the skin.
- It’s an excellent sunscreen as it also helps in preventing and removing sunburns.
- It contains fats and vitamins which help nourish the skin and prevent breakouts.
- When used on the hair, it moisturizes the scalp and helps promote hair growth.
- It aids finger detangling without the greasy feel and is also great for an enhanced prepoo treatment.
In short, avocado oil should be fully incorporated into your hair regimen as it’s such a versatile oil. It can be added to your hot oil treatment, deep conditioner, ‘cheapy’ conditioner, hair spritz, moisturizer, etc.© Copyright 2015 Ebun Oluwole, All rights Reserved. Written For: Get your Sizzelle on!