How often should you use avocado oil in your hair? Can you use it every day?

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  • How often you use avocado oil will depend on what you want to use it for.
  • If you’re going to use avocado oil to repair your hair, I recommend using it twice a week.
  • If you’re going to use it to make your hair softer, I recommend using it once a month.
  • Under no circumstances should you use avocado oil every day or overdo it if your hair doesn’t need it. Because you can overload your hair with fatty acids and cause hair loss.

 

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Surprised?

You probably are, but that doesn’t surprise me at all.

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Because most women start applying oils to their hair without even knowing the oil’s properties and what their hair really needs.

But let me tell you that  along with castor oil, avocado oil is one of the least frequently applied oils on the hair. 

Why is that?

 

Because avocado oil contains more than thirty minerals, besides vitamins A, D, and E, proteins, antioxidants, and a high concentration of amino acids.

Therefore, you should only use avocado oil on really damaged hair with split ends, that’s dry and dull. In short, use avocado oil for deep hair repair.

 

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 If your hair is frizzy or lacks softness , you can use another oil, such as coconut oil, which you can apply several times a week.

 

But when we talk about avocado oil things are different. And that’s what I’ll talk about next.

 

You should use avocado oil in your hair a maximum of twice a week

avocado oil and frequency of use

But in addition,  you can only use it a maximum of twice a week if your hair has extreme damage. 

That is, it would be a good idea to use it if you can’t detangle your hair after washing it, if you notice a lot of hair loss, and if it has a chewy texture.

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That’s severely damaged hair. And only on that kind of hair should you use avocado oil twice a week, at most.

Why?

 

Because avocado oil has a very high concentration of mono-saturated fatty acids and omegas, which among other components, repair your hair from deep within.

Now, what happens if you use avocado oil too often?

If you use avocado oil on your hair too often, it will generate an overload of proteins, fatty acids, and minerals, which will cause drying of the hair fiber and eventually hair loss.

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All in all, if your hair doesn’t have severe damage, I recommend you use other types of oils. You can opt for lighter oils, such as argan or coconut oil, and apply them more often to your hair.

Now, if you’re determined to use avocado oil to repair your hair, you should apply it TWICE A WEEK at most. And here’s how to do it.

 

How to use avocado oil in your hair twice a week

drops of avocado oil to use on your hair

  • Comb your dry hair and detangle it completely.
  • Place ten to fifteen drops of avocado oil in the palm of your hand and warm it up by rubbing both hands together.
  • Apply it from the roots to the ends, massaging it all through your hair and scalp.
  • Cover your hair with a towel to keep it warm.
  • Leave it on for a minimum of twenty minutes and a maximum of three hours. The more damaged your hair is, the longer you should leave it on.
  • After the exposure time, wash your hair with shampoo. If you wish you can use conditioner.

Finally, if your hair doesn’t have severe damage, but lacks shine or softness, you can use avocado oil once a month.

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Conclusion

As a professional, I recommend that if you’re just starting to use oils to nourish and repair your hair, opt for lighter oils. You can use flaxseed, coconut, or argan oil. You can use these types of oils more often. And therefore, you won’t run as many risks of damaging your hair.

If you prefer to use avocado oil, remember this. You should only use it on very damaged hair and only twice a week at the most.

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