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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School, Overland Park, KSAvocado is “Extra” (Extra Great for Your Hair)

Homemade hair treatments are all the rage, so it is no surprise that avocado hair masks have been brought up by clients at our Z Hair Academy student salons. In addition to student salons, Z Hair Academy is an institution with four cosmetology schools in Kansas and Missouri. Below, we include everything you need to know about using avocado hair masks.

Avocado Benefits for Hair

According to an educator at our Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, Kansas, there is much information about the benefits of avocado for our bodies and anecdotal information from people who have utilized avocado hair masks.

  • Avocados contain natural oils and both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, which are moisturizing and nourishing for all hair types but especially dry, dehydrated hair.
  • Avocados are rich in vitamins, such as biotin, which can nourish the scalp and help hair look healthy, shiny and hydrated.
  • One study found that minerals in avocado oil, including potassium and magnesium, may seal cuticle cells, which will help hair look smooth and shiny.

Avocado Hair Mask Recipes

There are many homemade avocado hair mask recipes, which often include mashing the avocado and then blending with other simple ingredients from the kitchen. The below recipes are from an article on

  • 1 Avocado with 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 Avocado with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 Avocado with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 Ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 Ripe banana with 1/2 avocado
  • 1 Cup of plain Greek yogurt with 1/2 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Ripe avocado and 1/2 cup of oatmeal

Using Avocado Hair Masks

Assuming you are not allergic to avocados and have already eaten them previously without issues, there are a few tips for using avocado hair masks:

  1. Apply the mask to your dry hair.
  2. Leave the mask on your hair for 20 or 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse out the mask in the shower, then shampoo (twice may be necessary) and condition as normal.

Is Hair Your Passion?

If you are passionate about hair and have the desire to be successful within the beauty industry, the Z Hair Academy cosmetology program is the perfect fit! Z Hair Academy cosmetology schools, like our cosmetology school in Overland Park, allow you to start your education right away (new classes begin every six weeks) on a schedule that works for you (we have part-time and full-time options). Get started today by speaking with a member of our Admissions team!

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