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12 Foods You Can Put In Your Hair

bananas and honey

1. Honey

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.

2. Pumpkin

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.

3. Apple

Or apple sauce, to be exact. The malic acid helps cleanse the scalp by breaking down clogged hair follicles and dead skin.

4. Blackberry

They have antioxidant effects which fight the damaging environmental effects on hair and leave it shiny and voluminous.

5. Beer

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

It contains healthy proteins and essential fats, both of which boost hair growth.

7. Avocado

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.

8. Yogurt

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.

10. Banana

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.

12. Eggs

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.

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*Disclaimer: I am by no means a medical expert or esthetician. These home remedies are based on my own research, opinions, likes, and experiences. I’m sharing them because they have worked for me. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients that I am suggesting, please DO NOT attempt the recipe.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Tammy

    #5 is strange but absolutely correct, in fact there’s a hair product company in India that is cashing in on the beer-treated hair movement and creating their own beer-based shampoo!

    February 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply Nathacha Gaudin

      Really I didn’t know that, that’s interesting. I will look into it

      February 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Abby

    I didn’t know several of these. I do use food in my hair sometimes, but I need to be better about seeking out ingredients that will help my specific hair issues. Thanks for sharing!

    February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    • Reply Nathacha Gaudin

      Your welcome!

      February 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Mandi

    Your blog is GORGEOUS. + I love avocado hair masks <3 and coconut oil.

    February 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm
    • Reply Nathacha Gaudin

      Thank you, I recently re-did it. And I love avocado for my hair too

      February 18, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Emilie

    I use coconut oil on my hair all the time and I don’t even feel the need to buy conditioner anymore since it does the trick so well!

    February 19, 2016 at 11:35 am
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