A popular ingredient utilized by people with natural curls or textures is avocados because of it's known moisturizing and conditioning principles.
Do commercial hair care products with avocado ingredients provide the same benefits as home made avocado masks?
Many commercial hair products contain avocado ingredients.
Unfortunately the amount of avocado oil or related ingredients may be sufficiently low on the list of ingredients as to render it insignificant. However, if you love avocado and want to try some commercial hair products with avocado check out:
1. Burts Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment (Available at Amazon.com)
This pre-shampoo hair treatments contains Avocado Oil: Persea gratissima. This precious, natural oil is derived from the flesh of the avocado fruit, a tropical plant from Central America and California. I
t is rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as protein and amino acids. One of the few vegetable oils containing protein, avocado oil penetrates the skin deeply without leaving an oily film on the skin. It promotes the regeneration of scarred skin and softens and conditions dry, flaky skin and scalp.
Ingredients: glycerin, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, avena sativa (oat) kernel protein, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf powder, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) powder, chlorophyll, fragrance
2. Hamadi Shea Hair Mask (Available at Amazon.com)
A hair mask designed to treat hair in need of repair, replenishment and color maintenance. Avocado oil silkens and aloe vera hydrates from roots to ends.
Leaves the hair feeling sensuous and touchable. Naturally occurring sunscreen in shea butter protects hair and scalp from harmful rays.
Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hybrid Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin (Vegetal), Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Ceteareth 12, Panthenol, Polyquaternium 39, Shea Butter* (Butyrospermum Parkii), Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Hydrolysed Wheat Proteins, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Oleate, Bentonite, Montmorillonite, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Extract, Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Grandis) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis* Gel, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Oil*, Vanilla Planifolia Extract
3. Cutler Specialist Definition Cream (Available at Amazon.com)
This is a very lightweight formula designed to protect against frizz. It adds shine and definition and offers a touchable, natural hold. The product contains a balanced blend of avocado oil and moisturizers leave hair looking polished and healthy without the greasy excess.
Multi-level UV protection shields the hair from damaging and color-depleting effects of the sun's rays. Botanical extracts of watercress, Hawaii white ginger, pear, mandarin orange, calendua and chamomile hydrate for a healthy look.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, PVP, Acrylates/t-Butylacrylamide Copolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, VP/Acrylates/Lauryl Methacrylate Copolymer, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Glycerin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Wheat Amino Acids, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Phospholipids, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Hedychium Coronarium (Hawaiian White Ginger) Root Extract, Pyrus Communis (Pear) Fruit Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzophenone-4, Fragrance (Parfum) *, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Why are avocado hair products so popular? Avocados are chock full of essential vitamins and nutrients. These treatments help add back moisture, shine, body and elasticity.
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- Revised Date: 10/24/10