Hair Care, Natural Hair

Avocados are Yummy and Good for the Hair

Avocado

Anyone that knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE avocados. I like them in sushi, soups, salads and on any Mexican dish. There’s only one problem. I am allergic to them. They make my throat and chest itch immediately upon consumption. *insert extremely sad face here*

Horrible, isn’t it? I’d be totally ok with being allergic to something nasty like….beans. Beans are gross. They’re like the worst food ever. On top of that, I have traumatic memories from my childhood of my parents making me sit at the dinner table for hours eating one nasty bean at a time. *bleh*

Anyhow, we aren’t here to discuss beans and how nasty and vile they are. We are discussing avocados. In a perfect world, I’d find a way to eat them every day…at every meal even. Well, maybe that’s going a bit overboard but, you get the picture.

Avocados have so many great benefits to them. How can I take advantage of everything they have to offer if I can’t simply devour them?

Hair and skin! Avocados have great healing properties and benefits for the hair and skin! Genius! If I cannot eat them, I can use them on my hair and body. *shameless compromise*

Here are some great benefits of avocados:

Vitamins
Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp, which may slow or prevent hair growing.

Hair loss
Avocado conditioner and masks are an effective natural remedy for treating hair loss and improving the condition of your hair.

Conditioner
Using an avocado conditioner promotes hair that feels soft and is more elastic. The high-fat content of avocados makes hair less dry and prone to breakage.

And there you have it folks! I always say….If you can’t eat them….use them!

I “get my avocado on” by using our Moisturizing Butter and our Hydrating Hair Custard.

How do you use avocados?

(avocado info obtained from www.livestrong.com. read more about avocados here)

I am Tasha and I am the Founder of Naturally Smitten. I have been natural since 2007. I didn’t transition for very long because I was very excited about becoming natural. I BC’d after transitioning for only four months. My 4a/4b (mostly 4b) hair is very thick and coily. It takes a lot to retain moisture. My hair also loves to tangle and knot up! I have had a difficult time finding the “right” product for my hair. Many of the products that I have tried, didn’t leave me with enough moisture. I decided to create a moisturizer that would hydrate and moisturize coarsely textured hair. I want to educate women on how to care for their natural hair and how to maintain healthy length. Follow us at Naturally Smitten as we embark on our journey of loving our natural hair and embracing every coil. Live, learn + love your natural hair!

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