Hair foods from your kitchen


You don't have to spend huge amounts of money to have great hair. Your kitchen has some great natural products that you can use for your natural hair. Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 6.23.21 PM Here are 9 natural products and their benefits for your hair: Honey Honey is great as a conditioner and moisturiser because of its ability to attract and retain water molecules. It leaves hair shinier, softer and full of body. Mix a very ripe banana, olive oil and honey for a deep conditioning treatment or use as rinse in the final step of your wash routine. Bananas Bananas are rich in potassium and Vitamins A, C and E - all vital for healthy hair growth. Mash it up to a smooth, pasty consistency and use alone or along with your favorite oil as a moisturising hair mask. Be sure to shampoo afterwards. Avocado This fruit promotes hair growth, as it’s rich in Vitamin B. Mix an avocado with a ripe banana for a deep conditioning treatment. Apple Cider Vinegar When diluted with water, ACV is not only an effective clarifier but can also be used as a final rinse to close the hair cuticle, restore pH levels and promote shiny hair. Baking Soda This can be used to cleanse the scalp and hair without stripping natural oils. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to a bottle of 1½ cups of warm water. Extra Virgin Olive Oil A deep conditioner, a sealant, a hot oil treatment, the perfect addition to any conditioner. Scalp massages promote hair growth by stimulating blood flow to the follicles. Use some EVOO along with an essential oil like tea tree or rosemary. Eggs Egg protein can temporarily repair any weak spots in your strands to help strengthen the hair. Vitamins A, D and E plus fatty acids help prevent breakage while adding moisture and shine. Mayonnaise The vinegar in mayonnaise helps balance the pH to your hair; the protein from eggs helps strength the hair; the oils condition the hair and gives it shine. Work a generous amount into your strands and top with a plastic cap for about 30 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and you’re good to go. Castor oil Castor oil has long been used as a remedy for hair loss and thinning hair. It has many other uses as well, including moisturising dry hair, taming frizz, and managing tangles. It can also make your hair grow stronger and thicker.

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