Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Persea Gratissima Oil, commonly known as Avocado Oil, is the oil extracted by pressing the pulp of the avocado fruit. Full of omega fatty acids, oleic acid, phytosterols, and vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, avocado oil improves skin elasticity, hydration, and regeneration. It is anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe inflamed skin, offers a small amount of uv protection from the sun’s rays, and it helps to increase collagen production, which is essential for continuous healthy hair growth.
Versatility. Avocado oil is lighter than most other oils. This means you can apply avocado oil to your scalp and throughout your hair without worrying about build up, weighing down your hair, or clogging your pores. This also makes avocado oil a great option for individuals with medium/low porosity and medium/low density hair, while still being a great option for high porosity or high density hair.
Moisture and strength. Avocado oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize your hair, rather than sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage.
Scalp health. These monounsaturated fats also make avocado oil a great solution for individuals with dry or sensitive skin. Avocado oil is able to quickly penetrate into the second layer of the skin (the dermis), providing a deep moisturizing treatment to the scalp.
Dandruff and psoriasis. A flaky scalp is often due to dryness or psoriasis. Because of avocado oil’s ability to quickly penetrate and moisturize the skin, it can relieve both conditions. Massage into the scalp to soothe the skin.
UV protection. Like the original fruit, avocado oil contains Vitamin E, which can reverse and heal damage done by the sun’s rays. Vitamin E also helps with general hair repair and protection.
Growth. Avocado oil contains vitamin D, which is crucial for the generation of new hair follicles. Use avocado oil on your scalp and throughout your hair to maintain and encourage hair growth!