Monday, 28 May 2012

What does your Natural Hair eat?


Aloe vera - Source
Mayonnaise - Source
Shea Butter - Source



Yoghurt - Source
Avocado - Source











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 moisturiser and sealant. It moisturises and conditions hair and improves hair elasticity.

Milk: Used as a protein conditioner. It strengthens the hair

Olive Oil: Used as moisturiser 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): Usde as a regular moisturiser.

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

N.B: I learnt most of these from the first Naturals in the City we had in Lagos. Screwyhair anchored this session.

Please vote on the gadget on the right hand side, in order to let us know what your greatest natural hair challenge is. The poll ends in just three months. This will help us know what problems most naturalistas have and we will therefore be able to carry out more research and do posts on what we have found out.

6 comments :

  1. I totally agree our hair just like our body gets nourished by what we eat

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    1. Yes o. What we eat and what we apply directly on it

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  2. You're right, direct to the hair is just as important as what we eat too. I've found that aloe is quite good for my hair.

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    1. Really? I hope you have access to the plant over there

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  3. You forgot to add that all these food are 'washed' down by water! Water is the VIP meal

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  4. This is awesome but I have a question

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