Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

You may love the effects of professional hair treatments (shiny, healthy hair is always in style). But it can be such a hassle to get to the salon–or it can end up costing you a fortune in fancy products. Instead, try these easy at-home fixes from your pantry.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

The Fit Fork

To Add Shine: Avocado

Chances are you’ve got some avocados ripening on your counter. Try mashing some into your hair from mid-shaft to the ends. After 20 minutes, shampoo and condition as usual, then be prepared for super-shiny hair.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

To Nourish Split Ends: Coconut Oil

Skip the expensive hair oils. Instead, rub a few drops of coconut oil into the tips of your mane to calm split ends.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

Scaling Back Blog

To Remove Product Buildup: Apple Cider Vinegar

Dull strands got you down? A monthly rinse with light-colored vinegar removes residue to increase shine and volume. (Rinse well, though, or you’ll smell like a salad.)

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

Cake Whiz

To Degrease: CornStarch

Out of dry shampoo? Light- to medium-haired types can sprinkle a bit of this on their roots to sop up oils. Just be sure to really shake out the excess.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

The Knot

To Enhance Highlights: Champagne

Didn’t finish all your bubbly? Perk up your highlights by rinsing with it.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

Somewhere Over the Kitchen

To Strengthen: Egg

To strengthen your hair and add shine, apply a whipped egg to dry hair, then wrap it in a towel for 20 minutes–just make sure to rinse well with lukewarm water to avoid cooking the egg.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair


To Soften: Mayonnaise

After shampooing, massage mayo through your locks, then tuck it all into a shower cap for 20 minutes. When you rinse, you’ll have silkier locks.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair


To Boost Blonde Color: Ketchup

If your hair turns green after a dip in a chlorinated pool, massage a couple palmfuls of ketchup in, then let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash out with baby shampoo and your strands will be normal-colored again. Bonus: This is also a great odor remover.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

Mandy Mortimer

To Boost Brunette Color: Tea

Want a lustrous dark sheen? Brew a few cups Earl Grey, let it cool and then rinse your hair with it post-shampoo.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

Whole Living

To Help It Grow: Yogurt

Massage a pint of plain yogurt into your scalp so that its lactic acid can clear dead-skin buildup and help your hair grow faster. Wash out after 15 minutes.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

Naturally Curly

To Deep Condition: Honey + Olive Oil

Mix a quarter cup of honey with a quarter cup of olive oil for a hair mask. The honey moisturizes while the olive oil adds shine.

~ by Colorful Soul on 05/30/2015.

2 Responses to “Foods You Can Put in Your Hair”

  1. Great DIY hair treatment! 😉 Thanks for sharing

  2. I’ve been trying to grow my hair for so long now! Thanks for this great tip. I will be trying the yogurt thing out first thing tomorrow!
    P.S: if you have a minute please do check out my beauty blog too and follow back. xx

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