So far, we’ve seen coconut oil, argan oil, and olive oil take the hair care industry by storm, but recently, there’s been a paradigm shift - hemp seed oil and avocado oil are the talk of the town. And for all the right reasons. These potent elixirs address a wide range of hair woes and leave your hair feeling healthy, nourished and far from dull!
Keep scrolling, and we’ll take you through everything you need to know about avocado and hemp seed oil, and by the time we’re done, you'll be wishing you’d incorporated them in your hair care regime yesterday!
Avocado oil benefits for hair
Aside from being a superfood that gratifies your taste buds, avocado is an exceptional source of infinite benefits. Composed of lipids, vitamins, proteins, fats, and antioxidants, avocado is the new holy grail your hair’s been looking for.
- Strengthens hair: Avocados are filled with antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins A, E and B-5. All of these repair damage, seal the cuticles and prevent hair breakage.
- Moisturizes hair: Avocado oil is rich in good fats and oleic acid. Therefore, it can easily penetrate and moisturize your hair instead of just coating it in oil.
- Improves scalp health: The blend of monounsaturated fats, lipids and vitamins nourishes and intensely moisturizes a flaky and dry scalp. Avocados also unclog hair follicles and stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
- Protects from oxidative damage: Polyphenols in avocado protect your scalp and hair from oxidative stress and harmful free radicals, thus preventing hair loss.
Hemp seed oil benefits for hair
Hemp is one of the varieties of the species: cannabis sativa. Hemp seed oil is a by-product of cold-pressed hemp seeds and is green in color.
However, it’s different from (CBD) cannabidiol, an extract produced from hemp flowers and leaves. Hemp seed oil also does not typically contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical linked to marijuana use.
Hemp seed oil’s benefits for hair are widely known. Besides being rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, it also contains vitamins and polyunsaturated fats like linoleic acid, stearidonic acid and gamma-linolenic acid. These allow hemp seed oil to lubricate the hair shaft, moisturize hair, stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair and offer protection against oxidative stress.
Now that we’ve taken you through the benefits of avocado oil and hemp seed oil for hair, allow us to introduce you to Hempocado Oil - the love child of avocado and hemp seed oil, formulated by yours truly.
Mind blown? We bet!
This one-of-a-kind, cold-pressed, vegan recipe is designed to bring out the best of both oils. It nurtures, hydrates and soothes your scalp. Being rich in beneficial vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, it conditions and rejuvenates your strands, reducing damage and frizziness. The formulation nourishes dry and damaged hair, while strengthening your roots, boosting hair growth, and reestablishing oil balance.
So, what’s all the waiting for? Give your tresses the ultimate nourishment with a power-packed combination of hemp seed oil and avocado oil.