Get soft, nourished winter hair in 4 easy steps with superfood, avocado

Posted on December 21 2021

With autumn/winter in full swing and temperatures starting to plummet, soon enough our hair will start to suffer the fallout of the cold air and most of us will no doubt experience dry strands, brittleness and lifelessness. One super-ingredient lauded not just for its nutritional qualities but as a beauty ingredient too, is avocado. For centuries this wonder fruit has been known to soften, smooth and nourish the hair and it continues to be a trusted source among those who require a moisture boost for their hair.

So, let’s look more closely at the qualities that avocado offers to our mane


Rich in vitamins

Avocado is rich in biotin, the vitamin that stimulates the production of keratin and encourages follicle strength and growth. Avocado is also extremely high in protein containing on average 4 grams per fruit. It’s also loaded with potassium, and in fact has twice the amount of bananas.

Provides shine and moisture to dry brittle hair

In addition to vitamin B, avocados contain vitamins A, D, and E as well as iron, amino acid and folic acid, all of which makes a powerful cocktail of nutrients which greatly benefits your hair. This results in hair that omits shine and healthy vitality, and strands that are strong and deeply moisturised from within. 

Stimulates follicles and blood flow

Avocados provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so they are great for scalp and follicle care. By adding a few drops of avocado oil to your hair and scalp it will help to assist with blood flow and unclog your blocked follicles. The result? A happy scalp that’s soothed, calm, and no longer prone to conditions like inflammation and irritation. 

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado collection is infused with the superfruit alongside other strand boosting ingredients that will help you achieve your healthy hair goals by keeping it moisturised, nourished and hydrated as we go through the winter months. Below, we’ve curated a winter-hair proof regimen from the brand to help your hair thrive even when the temperatures drop.


  1. Cleanse hair with Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash


Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash is a gentle formula that doesn’t compromise on its ability to really cut through grime and build-up leaving you with a clean hair and scalp . This product is infused with nourishing avocado in addition to botanicals to hydrate, smooth and detangle your hair. Unlike traditional shampoos, Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils, and instead leaves your hair feeling soft to the touch after washing.


  1. Condition hair with Almond & Avocado Overnight Recovery Treatment

Condition hair with Almond & Avocado Overnight Recovery Treatment After cleansing your hair, follow up with Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Overnight Recovery Treatment. Your hair is likely to be depleted of moisture due to the cold weather which strips our hair of its natural lustre, so a good moisture-rich treatment is needed to replace it. This conditioner by Design Essentials harnesses the hydrating power of avocado, almond and shea butter to create a formula that replenishes hair that’s lacking in in moisture, softening and detangling it with ease.


  1. Smooth and style those edges with Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer

When it comes to styling our tresses, Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer allows us to keep things natural whilst not compromising hold. It’s lightweight and at the same time, Shea and Honey provide moisture; so you never have to worry about dry edges.


  1. Style hair with Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curling Crème

For your styling needs, we recommend applying a rich, nourishing product like a styling cream or hair butter to your hair to help you create a variety of styles while keeping your moisture levels topped up. Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curling Crème is a great option. It’s created as a multi-purpose product that infuses moisture into each strand, while providing a soft hold to styles like twist outs, flexi rod sets and flat twists.


To find out more about Design Essentials Almond & Avocado range click here.