Avocado oil is know to promote healthy, strong, thick hair. It is rich in amino acids, proteins, and vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It is one of the few oils that act as a humectant so it adds moisture to the hair.
It is commonly used as a lubricant in both cosmetics and hair products due to it's moisturizing and regenerative properties. It feels light and is an excellent emollient. It is comprised mainly of linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid. It also contains several other fatty acids. It can be used on both dry and wet hair. Based on my research, many people find it to be better for dry hair.
You can also use it to infuse herbs resulting in a rich conditioner. You can also use it to treat scalp problems because it penetrates to nourish the scalp. It also encourage healthy hair growth and women overseas have relied on it for years.
My Hairstory - I began my transition to natural hair August 24, 2007.
I transitioned for a little over five and a half months and did the BC (Big Chop) on Sunday February 17, 2008.
My hair is what is defined as type 4a with very little 3C in the front top.
My hair album is located at http://www.fotki.com/new2naptural