You all know how important healthy hair is for feeling beautiful and confident, but most people have no idea what kind of contaminants are floating around in their environment or the damage those contaminants are doing to their hair. Sometimes it feels like your hair is under attack.

Anything that can be used to protect and strengthen hair with natural ingredients is more than welcome. For many women, an avocado mask is the perfect solution. Here is a rundown of eight reasons why this trendy-hair treatment is an absolute winner.

Do You Really Need More Chemicals in Your Hair?

Most hair products are filled with chemicals that are nearly unpronounceable. If it’s that hard to pronounce, then it probably doesn’t belong in your hair. One of the best things about using an avocado hair mask is that you get to pick the ingredients, and you can make them 100 percent natural.

Here are 8 reasons why you should use avocado in your hair products:

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The Fruit that Keeps Your Hair Strong

It’s commonly known that avocados are one of the world’s healthiest foods. Now, hair-health specialists have learned that the fruit is great for hair too! Avocados are rich in antioxidants, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins A, B6, E and D. When these nutrients are absorbed into your hair, they’ll leave it feeling healthy and strong.

Protect Your Hair from Damage

Not only will the vitamins absorbed by your hair make it stronger, but antioxidant-rich avocados will help protect your hair from damage throughout the day. Studies show that the fat-soluble properties of vitamin E protect your hair from solar radiation. That means no more dry, brittle hair after a few hours in the sun.

Stop Your Hair from Falling Out

If you’ve had children or reached a certain age, you might have noticed your hair starting to thin. For some women, simply washing their hair can be a stressful ordeal. For them, an avocado treatment can be a godsend. According to Dr. Oz, the monounsaturated fats in avocado will help prevent hair loss when eaten or used in a mask. The oils are great for your scalp as well!

Find the Mix that Works for You

One of the best things about using avocado for hair is the versatility of your mix. You get to experiment and find a formula that works with the ingredients that you regularly have on hand. Some people just use a little olive oil and honey. Others like to mix in milk, essential oils or bananas. Every one of these ingredients will enhance the health of your hair. Experiment until you find a mix you like!

Save Money by Using what You Already Have

Nobody wants to sit down and actually do the math on how much they spend on their hair. Sometimes it’s better not to know. Whatever it is, it’s a lot. Hair treatments can be incredibly expensive. It’s a small price to pay for beauty, right? Wrong! You can get incredible results on a budget by using what you already have with this treatment.

No Risk of Damage

Do you ever want to put your hair treatment in and forget about it while you check your social media or do a few chores around the house? The great thing about an avocado hair mask is that you can literally set it and forget it without worrying about whether it’s been in your hair too long. It’s one less thing to worry about.

Environmentally Friendly

These days, everyone is trying to do their part to be a little greener. If it’s possible to protect the planet while protecting your hair, why not do it? So many beauty products have chemicals in them that make you think twice about rinsing your hair out into the water supply. Save your avocado skins and banana peels and throw them into a compost pile if you want to get really crazy. With a mask that is 100 percent biodegradable and all natural, it’s nice to be able to feel good about feeling good!


How it Comes Out in the Wash

If you’re like most women and you’re always keeping your ear to the ground about the latest beauty hacks, you know how many fads have quickly come and gone with good reason. Whenever women hear about a new trick they can use to be healthier, look their best and do it in a way that will help the environment, most get excited, but a little skeptical, too. There have been a lot of broken promises.

Maybe you’re thinking, “Maybe for a salad, but using avocado for hair treatments is a little strange.” It might just be time to embrace your inner strange. This is one beauty hack that doesn’t disappoint!