How to Grow Hair Longer Using Avocado & Olive Oil

by Amy Davidson ; Updated September 28, 2017

The fats and oils in avocados naturally moisturize your hair. Images

Growing long and healthy hair requires a major commitment in your hair care regime. While expensive treatments and masques can keep your hair strong and lengthy, for those on a budget an at-home treatment using natural ingredients can also do the same trick. Using avocado and olive oil on your hair infuses it with the moisture it needs to stay strong and shiny and prevent breakage.

Slice an avocado in half, cutting around the seed in the center and pulling apart the halves. Pull out the seed and scoop out the inside. For medium-length hair to the shoulders or shorter, use half the avocado and for longer hair, use the entire fruit.

Put the avocado in a bowl and add a tablespoon of olive oil if you used half the avocado and two tablespoons for a whole fruit. Mash and mix with a fork thoroughly for two minutes.

Microwave the avocado mixture for 30 seconds and apply to your dampened hair. Leave for 30 minutes, and rinse out with cold water. Shampoo, but skip conditioning as the avocado and oil have already deep conditioned the hair. Repeat these steps once weekly to maintain moisturized, strong hair and to promote growth.


  • For an extra boost, add an egg yolk to your masque. Egg yolks provide protein that will further fortify and strengthen the hair strands as they grow.

    If you have extremely thick hair that tends to tangle easily, use a light detangler after shampooing to help separate strands.

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Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.