When it comes to great hair, diet plays a big role. Eating healthy and staying hydrated can help your locks stay shiny, strong, and beautiful. But food can play another big role in the health of your hair, and that’s by using it to create DIY hair products.
While it may seem strange, these three foods can actually do a lot of good to help keep your strands strong and vibrant. Here’s how to use them.
To keep hair strands strong, raw eggs can strengthen hair follicles making them less likely to break. Because eggs are super high in protein, they help hair fight off breakages that cause things like split ends. Plus, the protein adds a layer of shine to your hair that will make it silky smooth.
2. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is a known antioxidant, and while that can benefit your entire body, it also plays a special role in decreasing inflammation and improving circulation to the scalp. This, in turn, creates a great environment for growing healthy strands. In addition, dark chocolate is believed to also be a good protectant against harmful UV rays, so it helps ward off potential damage from being out in the sun for too long. And while some people will use dark chocolate to make a conditioner, it’s probably a bit easier to just add a little bit of dark chocolate to your diet.
For shiny hair that always looks healthy and well conditioned, try adding a bit of tuna to your diet. Tuna, like eggs, is rich in protein and a host of other vitamins like omega-3 and potassium. These types of fatty acids help promote strong healthy hair growth, so adding tuna into your diet into your regular diet can help with that.