What Does Your Natural Hair Eat?
Do you know that you Natural Hair should actually eat almost the same thing you eat? I don’t mean what you eat affects your hair (which is also true), I mean that your hair literally feeds on some nutritious food you eat also.
I remember one time, when a guy overheard me saying I put mayonnaise, honey, olive oil, etc, on my hair. He asked if my hair was bread, which I intended to use these ingredients to eat.
On a serious note, you can find most of the food below in your fridge or closet. It would do you good to not only throw some in your mouth, but on your hair also. Read and understand what they can do for your hair. This will just be a summary, as we cannot exhaust the properties of these foods and what makes them beneficial for hair maintenance.
Apple Cider Vinegar : Used as a Clarifying rinse. It balances PH, removes product build up and closes cuticle for shinier and healthier hair
Banana: Used as deep conditioner. It strengthens and conditions hair, promotes shiny hair, promotes hair elasticity, and prevents split ends and breakage.
Lemon and Lime juice: Used as a clarifying boost. It promotes shine and elasticity
Coconut Oil: Used as moisturizer and sealant. It moisturizes and conditions hair and improves hair elasticity.
Milk: Used as a protein conditioner. It strengthens the hair
Olive Oil: Used as moisturizer and sealant. It promotes hair elasticity, strengthens and moisturizes the hair. It also reduces frizz
Honey: Used as a deep conditioner. It is a good humectant and promotes shiny hair
Jojoba Oil: Used as conditioner for dry hair and scalp.
Black Tea: Used as a rinse. It reduces shedding and adds shine.
Castor Oil: It promotes hair growth by strengthening the hair
Eggs: Used as deep conditioner. It promotes shiny hair and strengthens the hair
Sweet Almond Oil: It promotes hair growth by strengthening the hair
Avocado: Used as deep conditioner. It promotes shiny hair and strengthens the hair
Aloe Vera (Juice, Gel and Plant): Used as a regular moisturizer.
Mayonnaise: Used as deep conditioner. It promotes moisture, volume and shine
Shea Butter: It promotes hair elasticity and seals in moisture
Plain yoghurt: Used as deep conditioner. It strengthens and conditions hair, reduces frizz. Fights dandruff and itchy scalp
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