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Hair care has come a long way in recent years, but there are still some people that swear by the benefits of food-based hair care concoctions. From oil-based condiments to blended fruits and vegetables, here are some of the strangest foods that people use to keep their hair healthy and strong. Have you ever used food in your hair care routine?

Avocado – Avocado is rich in oils and fats, which makes it a central ingredient when it comes to food-based DIY hair care products. Avocados are often mixed with honey and olive oil to create a mask that can be massaged into hair for a supercharged conditioning.

Raw Egg – Some people swear by mixing a raw egg with olive oil and using it as a moisturizer for hair. Additionally, the protein in the egg supposedly keeps hair follicles strong and healthy.

Mayonnaise – Because mayonnaise is also full of oils, it’s been used for ages as another way to deep condition hair. To avoid hair that smells like mayonnaise, many people cut it with fragrance – like vanilla extract – and mix it together well. It’s generally massaged into dry, dirty hair, left to penetrate for 15-20 minutes, and then rinsed out.

Beer – No, seriously, people combine beer and mashed up bananas into a paste and comb through wet hair. The beer is supposed to have volumizing properties that make hair thick and lustrous, while the banana keeps hair soft.

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