Does Avocado Oil Make Hair Grow?

by Jill Corleone, RDN, LD

Avocado oil is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

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If you're trying to improve hair growth, avocado oil may not be the way to go. While the fruit oil is a source of healthy fats, it does not contain a significant amount of any other nutrient that might help your hair grow. If you're concerned with hair health, consult your doctor to discuss how your diet may help.

Avocado Oil and Hair Nutrition

One teaspoon of avocado oil has 44 calories and 5 grams of fat and is not a source of any vitamin or mineral. Nutrients that are important for hair health and growth include protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals -- and more specifically, zinc, lysine and iron. While avocado oil makes a healthy addition to your diet, if you're trying to improve hair health, consider adding the avocado fruit, which is a source of zinc, iron and lysine, instead .

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About the Author

Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and sharing her love of food, nutrition and health with anyone who'll listen for almost 20 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Diabetes Self-Management and Working Mother.