I personally am a hair product junkie, I just love trying new things on my hair just to see if it would agree or disagree with my texture. There are so many products that claim to be natural but are infused with so many different chemicals that in turn end up being more harmful for the health of your hair than beneficial. So next time, you go to pick up a Garnier Fructis product that claims to contain avocado, pick up an actual avocado.
The first natural food item we should look into is the one used most in products is the avocado. Avocado has amazing properties that add shine and manageability for those who have thick curls. It’s so simple! Just crush the avocado and put into your tresses at mid shaft and make your way the ends. After about 20 minutes, shampoo and condition as usual and you have just deep conditioned your hair and the shine will be undeniable.
As a person with natural afro hair, shampoo tends to strip away all of the natural oils my hair produces leaving my ends fried and dry. A natural hair food item that can work as a super gentle cleanser is the multifaceted apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can be added 1 part ACD and 2 parts tap water. Pour onto hair in the shower and gently massage your scalp and product buildup and dandruff will begin to loosen leaving you with a healthy scalp.
After washing your hair will apple cider vinegar let’s try another deep conditioner that would add softness and a slight bounce is mayonnaise. Mayonnaise like some of the other products in fact does contain some hair healthy ingredients and may be a good match for your hair. The vitamins found can add shine and act as a sealant to seal and trap moisture onto the strand. Just apply mayonnaise to freshly cleaned damp hair as a condition. Put on a shower cap and leave in for 15-30 minutes cleans again and voila.
If your hair is protein sensitive totally disregard the following concept. Massage a pint of plain yogurt into your scalp so the lactic acid found in the yogurt can clear dead-skin build up and will aid in hair growth!
So instead of spending hundreds of dollars in the beauty supply store look around you and I’m sure you can find something to NATURALLY help with all your hair needs.