"Chemically, avocado contains 1.5 to 2.5 percent protein and 13-22 percent oil," according to neuroscientist Stephanie J. Bird, Ph.D. "The oil is rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. The amino acid  content range is: palmitic, 7.0; stearic, 1.0; oleic, 79.0; linoleic, 13.0. It  has a great shelf life (one of the qualities I appreciate the most with herbal formulations). It has been reported to last as long as 12 years when kept at 40ºF. I have found it to be very useful for kinky, curly or wavy hair because of its rich viscosity. Like many tropical oils, it has some ability to filter out rays of the sun, it is non-allergenic and is similar to lanolin in its penetrating and softening abilities."

The flesh of avocado is often used for deep conditioning treatments particularly effective on dry, thick, and coarse curly to coily hair. If "doing it yourself" isn't your thing, try one of these store-bought deep conditioners with avocado oil or butter.

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Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment

This is a pre-shampoo treatment made with natural ingredients like Avocado, Olive oil and Almond oil. They penetrate deep into the hair shaft, instead of leaving an oily film on the hair's surface. You will be left with shiny and healthy-looking hair. This treatment is especially good for those who colour and heat style their hair as it helps to treat the damage.

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Lush R&B Hair Treatment

This natural conditioner is made especially for curly hair; it is infused with organic avocado butter to hydrate the hair and restore health. The mix of butters and oils give it a thick consistency that you can soak your entire hair in. The jojoba and extra virgin coconut oil combination helps to moisturize, calm, and balance the scalp's natural oil production. The results are in truly healthy hair from the inside out.

Lavera Mango & Avocado Colour & Shine Treatment

The name sounds like something you would enjoy eating. This organic extract treatment is best used on hair that has been color-treated with full or partial highlights. It also is great for those with damage from colour as both the mango and avocado give deep care and shine to your strands.

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Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

One of the many hair repair masques from the Khiehl's brand, this one contains avocado oil mixed in with haircare essentials like olive and fruit oils. This mask is perfect for undernourished tresses and heat damage as it strengthens along with moisturises. Using this treatment consistently will improve hair's appearance as well as protect it from sun exposure and other external abuses.

Toque Magico Emergencia Volume Control And Softening Deep Acting Mask

This Dominican classic is a favourite for some curly hair transitioners and acts as a deep treatment mask for dry hair. The first three ingredients are Water, Avocado Oil and Olive oil, which screams out moisture! It acts as a frizz controller and softens the hair.

Bear Fruit Hair Banana Avocado Conditioner

This all-natural deep conditioners first ingredient is Avocado oil. Followed in the top 5 ingredients by banana, this conditioner serves moisture retention and is nourishing for dry hair. You can soak your curls in this conditioner for hours and let the added coconut oil, palm fruit oil and Shea butter work its magic.

Universal La Bomba Ultra Conditioning Deep Treatment With Avocado Cream

Another Dominican treatment made from special oils, vitamins and proteins to strengthen and nourish the hair. This product is especially useful for curlies with chemical damage and over exposure to the sun. This works best when applied on washed hair and sat under a dryer/heated cap for 10-20 minutes.

Garnier Fructis Fortifying Deep Conditioner - Sleek & Shine 3 Minute Masque

It's specially created to smooth dry, unmanageable hair and contains an innovative combination of apricot and avocado oils, and vitamins B3 and B6. It is a 3-minute, rinseable masque that helps tame frizz. It intensely moisturizes to smooth even the most unruly hair.

Beauty Formulas Avocado Treatment Wax

This product contains protein so will help to strengthen the hair especially good for those with major damage and weak curls. It contains pure avocado oil to help with the repair and great for giving your hair added shine. It has a thick consistency and can be used on the hair for 10-15 minutes wrapped in a warm towel or shower cap (no dry direct heat).

Giovanni 2chic ‘Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Deep Moisture Mask

From the natural curly hair popular brand Giovanni, this Avocado-infused moisture mask mixes with olive oil to give ultimate moisturising results! The rich formula with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Fruit oil helps to improve the hair's dry and rough exterior along with repairing extreme damage like breakage and split ends.

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Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

This cruelty free and natural-derived brand is a popular in the naturally curly community. The mask is made up of Avocado mixed with keratin protein, rosehip oil, aloe and argan oils. Along with essentials and vitamins that promote health and hair growth. This mask is also great for those with lifeless and dry hair caused by colour, chemicals, heat and climate.

All of the above deep conditioners including avocado butter and oil stress the hydration that they will give to your curls! I personally highly recommend adding Avocado (oil or butter) to your list of essential ingredients to look out for in products if you suffer from dry, damaged, coarse or color-treated curls. Want a daily conditioner that contains nutritional avocado? Refer to this list for our suggestions.