Five Foods To Put On Your Head For Healthy Hair

glossy hairThe secrets to healthy hair might be no farther than your kitchen. Eating a healthy diet and meeting at least the minimum recommendations for vitamins and minerals every day will help keep all of your body healthy, including your hair. There are lots of vitamin-packed foods, however, that can do wonders for your hair not by eating them, but by actually smearing them all over your head. The next time you want to do a deep-conditioning or cleansing treatment, don’t go to a pricey salon – just raid your kitchen for these five foods.

Avocado is a fruit that’s packed with healthy fats and vitamins like Vitamins E and B. It’s not only good for you to eat, it’s also great for conditioning your hair. Just mash up the insides of a ripe avocado, and smear it on your hair in the shower after you’ve washed with shampoo. Leave it in for a few minutes, and then rinse. Avocado will make your hair so soft, shiny, and healthy, that you could replace your regular conditioner with it entirely.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is often used in anti-aging and stress-reduction treatments, and it’s also a great strengthening oil for your hair. Rub a little bit of coconut oil through your hair a couple times per week, and your hair will be healthier. It also helps ward off dandruff, hair loss, and split ends, not to mention that fact that it smells great. You can rinse the coconut oil after an hour or two, or you can leave it in all day as a smoothing, anti-frizz oil. If you’re going to leave it in, however, be careful – too much will leave your hair looking greasy.


Egg yolks, believe it or not, can be used as a very effective shampoo. Just beat together a few egg yolks, and massage them into your hair in the shower. Leave them in for about 10-15 minutes, and rinse with cool water. Your hair will be quite clean and shiny. You could even use egg yolks in place of your shampoo a couple times per week.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice works wonders on hair, and it’s one treatment you just have to try. After washing your hair as you normally would in the shower, rinse your hair with lemon juice, and rinse again with cool water. The acidic nature of the lemon juice will help strip your hair of any build up and impurities, and it will leave your hair amazingly soft and incredibly shiny. For people who suffer from unmanageable hair, a lemon juice rinse can also significantly reduce frizz.


Honey may be sticky, but it’s also great for your hair. Give your hair a conditioning treatment by mixing two tablespoons of honey with about two-thirds of a cup of olive oil (which can also be used for your hair like coconut oil) and spreading it all over your hair. Wrap your head with a warm towel. Rinse after about half an hour, and your hair will be very shiny.

Cayla Crenshaw is a beauty expert and stylist who is a fanatic when it comes to the health of her hair. She loves to write when she can and often covers anything from cosmetic brushes to the hottest new trends.

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