We’re pretty sold on using kitchen ingredients in beauty recipes. This way, whenever that avocado is too ripe to be eaten, it can be turned into an excellent hair mask! This prevents waste, and it’s a great way to extend the food’s beneficial properties to external use. Here are 12 natural ways to health up your hair – with food!
12 Ways to Use Food for Healthy Hair
It’s your hair’s best friend! Naturally moisturizing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory, it makes a good mask for overly dry, irritated scalp . You can also combine it with lemon to lighten your hair.
It’s seasonal, so why not make full use of its benefits? It’s rich in vitamins, beta-carotene, potassium and zinc and it helps moisturize dry hair.
Or apple sauce, to be exact. The malic acid helps cleanse the scalp by breaking down clogged hair follicles and dead skin.
They have antioxidant effects which fight the damaging environmental effects on hair and leave it shiny and voluminous.
Try: Blackberry Hair Mask
It makes hair thicker and shinier, with just a simple rinse! The yeast in beer plumps up the hair shaft while the hops and malt are said to nourish and stimulate the hair shaft.
6. Coconut milk
Obviously! It contains healthy proteins and essential fats, both of which boost hair growth.
Moisturizing and delicious, avocado is the long-lost BFF of your hair. You can use it on its own or mashed with some peppermint essential oil and use after washing your hair.
Turn yogurt into a hair mask to benefit from the lactic acid that cleanses, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicle.
9. Coconut oil
This heavy oil penetrates deep into the hair shaft and it’s excellent on split ends or dry hair.
Bananas can work magic on your hair! Just mix with olive oil and honey for a hydrating hair and scalp mask.
11. Baking soda
An extraordinary cleanser that gently exfoliates the scalp and removes product buildup on the hair shaft.
If you’re struggling with split ends, serve your hair an egg. Packed with protein and amino acids, eggs restore hair’s shine, strength and volume.29