Friday, August 21, 2009


Fruits are tasty, full of vitamins and nutrients, and promote healthy hair when regularly consumed or used in treatment applications. There are a number of vitamins such as vitamins A, C and E that are found in certain fruits. Fruits can be used for hair growth, and against hair loss and premature graying. Healthy hair starts with healthy eating. With fruits at the center of a high-protein diet, healthy hair is inevitable.

Melons and bananas offer the hair sufficient amounts of vitamin A. Melon and banana hair masks are ideal for healthy hair. When both fruits are combined to form a thick paste, the paste should be applied generously to the hair. Apply a plastic cap to lock in moisture; and allow the paste to sit for 45 minutes. Wash hair thoroughly, and style as desired. Vitamin A helps your scalp produce sebum, which makes your hair shiny and soft. Hair will be noticeably shiny and healthier after one treatment depending on your hair's texture and condition. The daily recommendation for vitamin A is between 5,000 and 6,000 IU (International Units). Exceeding this amount can be toxic, so its best to stay within this range.

Vitamin C: Citrus Fruits

Fresh PineapplesCitrus fruits such as strawberries, kiwi and pineapples are high in vitamin C. This immune-boosting vitamin also is helpful in creating healthy hair. A lack of vitamin C can leave hair dry and brittle. Without the proper amount of antioxidants vitamins, the scalp and hair will be deprived and will weaken. Vitamin C prevents free-radical oxidation of hair follicles and hair loss. For the most natural approach, juice two to three peaches and mix the contents into your favorite shampoo. For a more effective method, fruits with high levels of vitamin C should be eaten regularly. The daily recommendation for vitamin C is 60 mg a day to produce healthy hair.
Vitamin E: Avocado Hair Mask

An avocado mask strengthens hair.Avocado fruits have high levels of vitamin E. Using an avocado hair mask will strengthen and fortify your hair. Combine 1 ripe avocado, 2 tbsp. yogurt,

1 egg, 1/2 tsp. rosemary oil and 1 tbsp. jojoba oil. Begin by working the avocado hair mask into your scalp and hair. Leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse with shampoo and conditioner.




Yan Tan said...

Hey hunn just stopping by to say hey and hope all is well with u and your hair!! im loving all of your posts!! so much info....i like..;-p



Unknown said...

yan tan : thanks for stoping by ladies, you are always welcomed here. And the hair , is super great ! and groooowing. Take care , stop by again ( smiles)