What is avocado oil?

Having become the new ‘superfood’ for many people, avocado has become into the lives of people in a way never expected before. Rich and satisfying in equal measure, we’ve also come to find that avocado oil is a deeply nutritious and potent, substance. However, is using avocado oil for hair a good idea? This has been flaunted as a potential topic for some time now. Is there any scientific truth or evidence to the idea that using avocado oil for hair can be so effective?

Let’s take a look at what avocado oil for hair can actually mean for you. What benefits can we expect to see from regular use of avocado oil in our hair? Let's have a look and find out.

Avocado Oil For Hair: Benefits

Avocado oil for hair has become something that natural health proponents will shout about from the rooftops. And it’s kind of easy to see why; avocado oil has a very impressive nutritional profile. Rich vitamins like A and E, it’s also a source of Biotin and important essential fatty acids. What, though, could you see if you were to start using it on your hair?

  • The presence of Vitamins B-5 and Vitamin E are vital for long-term hair health.
  • Rich in oleic acid, too, this is great for keeping your hair well-moisturized and durable.
  • Avocado oil is great for moisturizing the scalp, too, which is great for scalp health.
  • Some studies have linked avocado oil to sealing cuticle cells, avoiding hair breakage.
  • Another bonus is that avocado oil isn’t going to block up pores or leave a build-up.

Like most essential oil products, though, more work is needed to find out about what avocado oil actually has within it. Also, we need to see more thorough research before we can definitively say that avocado oil for hair is a genuine source of benefit. 

Avocado Oil Side Effects

We recommend that you look into your allergic reaction to an avocado before using its oil equivalent. Avocado oil can cause side-effects if you are allergic. However, outside of an allergic reaction, we’ve yet to find any major side effects or issues that you should be looking out for during your use. As ever, though, consult a medical professional before you start using any essential oil product. 

 

Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 

 

Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

Feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn.

 


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