So as much as we love natural oils around here, there are downsides when not used properly. One of the biggest downsides is buildup, as some oils solidify or are harder to wash off. This, in turn, can actually hurt the overall hair health. Using avocado oil can help you avoid this all-too-common trap.
“Avocado oil is fairly light and penetrates well, so it can be used by all hair types. The result is increased shine, elasticity, and strength,” says board-certified dermatologist Raechele Cochran Gathers, M.D. “It’s particularly good for dry and brittle tresses, as well as very curly hair types. Unlike coconut oil, which tends to solidify some, avocado oil stays liquid and has a mild aroma. Because avocado oil is so light, it spreads over your hair easily, without making it too greasy or heavy.”