The Power of Avocados: not just for Instagram-worthy breakfasts

Hannah Pownall
The Guide Editor

Hannah is our resident Editor of The Guide. Having worked across various beauty brands, as well as 7 years experience as a makeup artist, she brings a mix of journalism with real beauty knowledge.

"Why avocados can help your hair and your health!"



Do you remember a time when avocado wasn’t the star feature on your breakfast menu or Instagram feed? From guacamole to eggs and toast, avocados have made their way onto a plethora of breakfast, lunch and dinner plates, and caused an outright craze amongst food enthusiasts, myself included.




While it makes for a delicious breakfast, and even better substitute for butter, the humble avocado actually harnesses much more power and benefits than its taste and look alone. This fruit (yes, a fruit!), actually belongs to the berry family. Loaded with potassium (nearly twice as much as bananas), and amino acids, the creamy power food is really hard to beat. Avocados also contain about four grams of protein, among the highest of all fruit.

When it comes to hair, avocados “shine”. Even as far back as early Egypt people used avocado to prevent hair loss and as a natural moisturiser. Today we use it for its amazing hydrating properties; it helps to make hair super shiny, and keeps hair moisturised!




Here are 3 ways avocado can help your hair:


Moisturises

Many people struggle with dry and damaged hair. Heat styling, chemical treatments, pollution, and even exposure to wind and sun, can all lead to hair that is dry and weak. Full of vitamins A, D, E and B6, avocados are an amazing remedy to get the moisture back in dry hair. It’s also high in proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper and iron.

Luckily, Garnier knows how much you can dry out your hair through colouring treatments. And that’s why they’ve included avocado oil in Nutrisse. This moisturises and protects hair, adding shine and health to the hair Pretty amazing.


Promotes Growth

Diet is one of the most common reasons for slow hair growth. If you’re not eating the right food, you can notice that your hair looks dull and lifeless and doesn’t grow as fast. Our bodies need the right fuel, in the right amounts, to work properly—including protein, vitamins, minerals.

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




Revitalises

Has your hair lost its shine, bounce, and softness? This is due to the cuticle of your hair deteriorating and the light not being able to reflect well off the hair. When the cuticle of your hair is healthy, light will bounce directly off it and hair will feel smoother and more lustrous. Avocados contain a high amount of fats, meaning they can repair the cuticle and add that shine and softness. This can be achieved by both adding avocados to your diet, and into your haircare too!

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