We’re all trying to find that one amazing hair product that will give us glossy Hollywood locks like Eva Longoria or Cindy Crawford. We’re even willing to splash out on hundreds of pounds a year to find it. But why aren’t we looking closer to home? Like in our cupboards? Maybe the easy way to silky hair was right in front of us all along…
- Yoghurt – Use unsweetened yogurt and apply it to your wet hair. Soak for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it out. The active cultures in yogurt can not only help moisturize trouble areas on the scalp, but can also combat itching and general irritation.
- Avocado – The oil of the avocado, with its nutty aroma, works wonders on hair. The early Egyptians were the first to realize these benefits and it is now more widely known. Some benefits that the avocado has for hair are to add shine and luster to hair as well as preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth.
- Eggs – Full of protein, conditioning your hair with eggs enhances hair growth. Hair is composed of 70 percent keratin protein, so egg protein helps rebuild damaged hair by filling in weakened spots along the hair strand, which temporarily strengthens the hair.
- Banana- Mash up this wonder fruit and simply rub onto scalp and hair. With regular use, a banana hair mask can increase the moisture content of your hair, smooth frizz, and soothe your itchy scalp.
- Brown sugar – A fantastic scalp scrub to get rid of dandruff and gunk leaving the follicles clean for glossy locks.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil stimulates hair growth getting deep into its follicles and moisturises dry hair. It also helps prevent hair breakage and split ends!
- Olive Oil- Olive oil has vitamin E and A, as well as antioxidants that can help to make the hair strands stronger and shinier. Studies have shown that regular use of olive oil as a conditioner can add needed nutrition back into each strand of hair and help with the shine. It also helps irritated scalps, prevents split ends, and not to mention the overly new found softness.
- Baking soda – baking soda helps regulate pH — keeping a substance neither too acidic nor too alkaline. When baking soda comes in contact with either an acidic or an alkaline substance, its effect is to neutralize that pH. This helps your hair get back to that neutral state making it feel healthier.
- Mayonnaise – Not only does it taste good on everything, this delicious sauce helps moisturise your hair from deep within, protects you from the sun with its coating and also helps protect your hair from all the harmful effects of styling products. These products tend to dry our hair out. Mayonnaise helps replenish and repair damage.
- Honey – Due to the many characteristics of honey, hair is actually nourished and enriched. It is food for hair.
So it seems the kitchen is the best way to have absolutely flawless locks…
What foods do you put in your hair? #YummyHair
Written by Louise Squire