Eating certain fruits and vegetables promote the growth of healthy hair. So does applying those same fruit and vegetables to your strands of hair. No, you don’t have to puree a bunch of salad fixin’ and smear them on your head, hair care companies have done that task for you. Look for hair care products infused these food extracts so your hair will be receiving nourishment from within and without.
Mashed avocado has been used as a hair mask for decades. The oils of the fruit contain essential fatty acids that re-hydrate dry hair, repair damage and restore shine. Look for hair care products that contain avocado oil to repair dry, damaged hair.
Coconut is another fruit packed with essential fatty acids that hydrate hair. Many hair care products contain coconut milk or are infused with coconut oil to moisture dry hair and restore softness to tresses.
In my mother’s day, fresh squeezed lemon juice was applied to hair as they laid in the sun on the beach. The results were lighter tresses, but it was a hit-or-miss home highlighting endeavor. Highlighting solutions containing lemon juice are much more controlled now are and allows users to get the lighter strand right where they want them.
Strawberries contain tannins, a mild, acid-like substance. The tannins in strawberry infused shampoo will gently cut through and remove hair care product buildup and other pollutants that attach themselves to hair strands and dull the shine. Look for strawberry tannin infused products to cut through buildup and restore shine.
Popeye eats spinach to bulk up his muscles, hair care products that contain spinach extract (especially shampoo) will bulk up hair strands. Regular use of spinach-infused shampoo will strengthen hair, making it less prone to breakage and give you thicker looking hair over time.
Tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene fends off free radicals in the body when tomatoes are consumed and they also fend off the free radicals that try to attach to hair when the powerful antioxidant is applied to tresses. Free radicals in the air attach to hair and react to sun exposure, leaving hair looking brassy and unnatural. Look for leave-in conditioners and styling products that contain lycopene to prevent free radical damage and hair color changes.