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Okay so enough talk about the amazing benefits of coconut oil for the hair. I think that bit of information has been formidably established in the minds of all women who have been on a mad hunt for a great natural ingredient for their hair. So let us finally flip the page and start talking about the awesomeness that is in an avocado.

Avocados are as equally awesome for your hair as coconuts.

So yea, that’s pretty darn awesome.

My personal opinion is that avocados are more versatile than coconuts only for the sheer fact that there are more food substitution options with avocados than coconuts and I’m not ashamed to admit that I am in a very intimate relationship with food but we digress.

Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fats and yes that is a good thing. According to research these fats protect against low cholesterol and heart disease. These green little fruits are also high in vitamin B which is a key in hair growth. It also contains vitamin E which is great for hair strengthening. Avocados are extremely hydrating and moisturizing and helps neutralizes free radicals.

So basically you can push it down your throat, slap it on your cheeks, and wriggle it through your hair.  That’s a three for one special!

So here are some few ideas for you to get you started in your avocado adventures (considering you have never used avocado before):

FOR THE TUMMY:

1.)  A Half Will Do: Simple Recipe. Take an avocado. Cut that sucker in half. Season to taste (I like a sprinkle of lemon juice). Eat. Eat. Eat.

2.)  Slide Some on Me: Make an avocado spread. It’s a healthy alternative for mayonnaise. Here’s a link to a four ingredient recipe. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-avocado-spread/

3.)   You Like Pasta? : Make a creamy avocado pesto sauce. Yummy, healthy, and cheap. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Creamy-Avocado-Pesto-395594

FOR THE SKIN:

4.)  The Lemon Juice Wash: 1/2 peeled avocado. Tbsp of honey. Tbsp of sugar. Lemon Juice. Mix. Apply. Rinse.

5.)  The Egg and Milk One (great for dry skin): 1 avocado. 1 egg yolk. 3 tsp of fresh milk.

http://voices.yahoo.com/diy-beauty-amazing-avocado-recipes-skin-and-2261269.html?cat=69

6.)  The Mask for All Skin Types: ½ avocado. 1tsp sunflower oil

http://www.food.com/recipe/avocado-mask-for-all-skin-types-41579

 

FOR THE HAIR:

7.)  Oh Honey!: Mix some avocado and a few tablespoons of honey into a paste like texture. Massage into hair and leave in for at least 20 minutes before rinsing. This makes a great treatment for damaged ends.

8.)  Eggs & Avocado in Your Hair: Mix one chopped avocado and one egg yolk and work in water as needed to make a paste like texture. Apply to damp hair and massage. Leave it in for at least 20 minutes before rinsing. This mask is great for treating severely dry or damaged hair.

9.)  The One Mama Used To Make: A great recipe used by mom to treat my damaged hair. Mix half of an avocado and a bit of olive oil to, once again, make a paste like texture. Work this through every inch of your hair. Leave in for a bit and wash it out.

10.)The One I Bow Down To: Plain and simple. The DIY recipes are awesome but most of those you wash out  like a conditioner. I love using pure avocado butter, it is great as a daily moisturizer and I stand by it. It has done wonders for my hair. You can find different sellers of pure avocado butter on Ebay, Amazon or through some organic stores whether online or around your area.   http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/avocado-butter-p-1376.html

 

How do you use avocado? Let us know in the comments section below.

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