The Benefits of Avocado Oil for Scalp and Hair

Known for a plethora of health benefits, the avocado is an evergreen tree that was first domesticated 5,000 years ago in Mesoamerica – which is why its name comes from the Aztec ahuacatl. With glossy leaves and pale greenish-yellow blossoms, the tree’s treasure is the nutrient-rich avocado fruit. From that pear-shaped fruit comes avocado oil, which possesses plenty of positives for the scalp and hair.

What is avocado oil?

Derived from pressed avocado fruit and then further refined, avocado oil isn’t obtained from the pit, but the pulp that surrounds it. It yields a clear, light yellow-green oil that has a mild nutty scent.

How can avocado oil benefit the scalp?

With a combination of fatty acids including oleic, palmitic, and palmitoleic acid, avocado oil is somewhat similar to the sebum our bodies produce naturally. Nourishing for the skin, it leaves a protective layer without clogging pores. It’s also an effective emollient which softens skin and supports moisture.

How can avocado oil benefit hair?

Due to its emollient properties and similarity to sebum, avocado oil, when used in the right combination in formulations, also effectively smooths hair cuticles to condition and strengthen strands. Its unique molecular structure means that it’s particularly good at sealing moisture into hair, rather than just coating it.

Why does Hårklinikken use avocado oil?

We use avocado oil in our Daily Conditioner and Hair Mask in combination with other important ingredients and technology that enables the constituents to be drawn into the hair shaft while leaving behind a light protective coating on the surface. This combines conditioning and nourishing properties that soften hair and lock in moisture. Suitable for all hair types, avocado oil works particularly well with other plant-based oils in our products and can work wonders to increase elasticity, softness, and shine.

Our Avocado Oil-Powered Products

Daily Conditioner

Our Daily Conditioner provides reparative hydration that strengthens the hair’s barrier and improves its moisture retention. Free from silicones and mineral oils, it does this without coating the strands or leaving product buildup. Instead, it hydrates and moisturises with ingredients including avocado oil and aloe vera extract.

Hair Mask

An intense moisture-boosting treatment designed to increase your hair's elasticity, softness, and lustre, our Hair Mask is a game-changer for dry, damaged and colour-treated hair. Uniquely formulated using Abyssinian, olive and avocado oils, it seals in moisture to minimise damage and breakage.