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Beautiful and healthy skin and hair – this is the ultimate goal for many of us. Many people around the world invest in so much money to keep their skin as radiantly as possible while maintaining each strand of hair in our heads. This thought might be a far-fetched objective, but it’s not an impossible feat.

Give importance to utilizing natural ingredients as opposed to using commercial products when such as high end hair dressing flat irons it comes to keeping our beautiful locks and radiant skin. Creams and lotions found on store shelves may contain harsh toxins and chemicals that might do more harm than good in the long run.

Shifting to organic methods to obtain healthy skin and hair should be at the top of your priority list. Not only is it a safer method as opposed to using store-bought products, but you’ll also stay within the lines of your spending allowance as well.

Read on to the rest of this post as I’ve shared five organic foods for healthy skin and hair.

  1. Olive Oil

Many of us would simply ignore olive oil as a way to make our skin and hair healthier than the norm. Some of us might even use it as simply as an ingredient when cooking up something in the kitchen. However, you can also use it on the hair and skin.

When using olive oil on the hair, warm it up first before massaging it into your scalp for a few minutes. Allow it to absorb into your hair and scalp for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Shampoo your hair as you normally do afterward. This organic food helps your hair stay strong, healthy and beautiful.

When used on the skin, warm the olive oil first and massage it onto your skin. Wait for about 30 minutes before showering. Use this natural skin care solution daily to enjoy flawlessly smooth skin.

 

  1. Avocado

Just by eating avocado on a regular basis will help protect the skin. The fruit assists in bolstering the cells’ power to eliminate free radicals and the damage it causes to the body. To enjoy this advantage, rub the pulp of a ripe avocado on your skin for 30 minutes right before taking a shower.

You can also take advantage of utilizing an avocado’s beneficial properties for the hair. Create a hair mask by mashing one ripe avocado with a tablespoon of olive oil and yogurt. Apply it on your wet hair and put on a shower cap. Let the mixture stay on your hair and scalp for 1 hour before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

 

  1. Honey

Another organic food that can aid you in achieving your hair and skin care goals is honey. It is a natural ingredient composed of mainly glucose and fructose, but it also has other essential substances such as amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, proteins, and minerals.

Honey can help put a stop to hair loss. For this purpose, start by preparing two tablespoons of honey and onion juice. Massage the mixture into your scalp and the roots of your hair. Allow the hair care solution to sit there for roughly 30 minutes before shampooing it off.

When mixed with fresh lemon juice, raw honey can also work wonders for the skin. Apply this mixture on your neck and face areas, and all it to dry on its own before washing it off with lukewarm water. Use this skin care solution once or twice a week to have a better chance of reaping its benefits.

 

  1. Coconut Oil

Many hair and skin care product manufacturers include coconut oil as the main ingredient in creams and lotions. The oil’s moisturizing properties help bring about soft and smooth skin. It can also aid in protecting the skin against sun damage. Coconut oil is also rich in fatty acid that helps in reducing inflammation while revitalizing the skin.

When massaged into the hair and scalp, warm coconut oil can help prevent hair damage during the grooming process. You can also apply it on your hair and scalp right before going to bed, but make sure to warm the oil first before the application. Shampoo your hair as you’d normally the next day.

 

  1. Lemons

If you hear someone talking about hair and skin care, they’d usually mention lemons as part of the context. It is because lemons are nutritional powerhouses that can do wonders for your skin and hair.

Lemons contain an abundance of vitamins, especially vitamin C, and this is an antioxidant that helps combat against free-radicals. Unable to properly fight against free radicals can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging to show up earlier than expected.

As for the hair, drinking a glass of lemon water at the start of the day can help make your hair beautiful from within. It can aid in the prevention of dandruff, flakiness, and scalp itchiness.

Conclusion

To create better skin and hair, you don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to get great results. Organic foods can be your best friend to help defeat the causes of hair and skin damage. Follow these tips regularly, and you’ll enjoy better looking and feeling skin with flawless hair with the right level of dedication.

 

 Author Bio: Linda is a professional hairstylist based in San Jose, California. She has worked in the fashion industry for several years and has had the privilege of styling some of Hollywood’s top stars as well as working with the best names in fashion. Besides her hectic hair care commitments, Linda is a passionate writer who loves to share her knowledge on the latest hair products, styling tips and more. Check out checkcorner.com for more information on her latest work.

 

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Coconut oil is my #1 go to oil. It keeps my hair healthy and full of shine. It has done wonders for my scalp and has helped me to achieve a great amount of hair growth throughout my natural hair journey. There are many essential oils that help promote hair growth on the market. Commonly used essential oils for hair growth are henna, lemon, rosemary, lavender, and you guessed it coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the best essential oils as it contains healthy fatty acids and vitamin E that not only helps with hair growth, but also helps to promote a healthy scalp.

How to Get Great Benefits from Coconut Oil
The one of the best ways to get benefits from Coconut oil for hair growth is with a coconut oil shampoo and/or with a coconut oil conditioner. By using a shampoo that contains coconut oil, can are able to allow your hair to soak up all of the oil’s goodness, along with other hair growth promoting essential oils that may be found in the shampoo. Deep Conditioning once a week with a coconut oil hair treatment is another excellent way to help your hair get the benefits of coconut oil as well.

Doing either one of the methods above will insure you strong healthy luster with retained growth. Your hair will thank you for treating it so well.
If you have enjoyed the benefits of coconut oil, please share it with me below!

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Vitamin E oil has many benefits for the growth of the hair. While this essential oil can help repair a host of problem with the hair, it can be most effective if you are dealing with issues such as hair loss, split ends, scalp disorders. Some other natural sources of vitamin E oil are avocado, nuts, wheat germ, broccoli, eggs, spinach, and olive oil.
If you ingest vitamin E oil it can help to increase the amount of oxygen uptake which improves scalp circulation. This is very necessary for healthy hair growth. This oil is also known to and enhance the immune system, slow the aging process by slowing down the rate of hair graying and preventing premature hair graying. It is also an antioxidant that prevents cells and tissues from oxidation that will lead to the graying of hair.
Vitamin E oil can combat the dryness of the hair and can be combined with other essentials. Vitamin E oil is a great oil for the body and health hair long hair.

Do you use Vitamin E oil for your hair?

Note: Be careful with Vitamin E oil excess intake as it can lead to blood thinning due to increases in oxygen intake.

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Yes, you read the title right on this post. You can use beer to get great looking hair. When I heard about it I was like “Get outta hear!” But yes, beer helps you to achieve soft, luscious hair with lots of shine, and more bounce to the ounce!

Benefits
Beer has malt and hops in it, which are packed with hair loving proteins. These proteins nourish and strengthen the hair and even helps to repair dry damaged hair back to its silkiness with bounce. The alcohol in beer has B vitamins that help to tighten the hair’s cuticles helping to make light bounce off the hair, giving you glorious shine.

Method
You want to start this process with freshly washed hair. Then section your hair into four parts. In the shower or at the sink, saturate each section of your hair with the beer ( you want to use organic beer and make sure to it get flat before using it). You may want o use 1-2 bottles or cans (whichever you prefer) depending on how much hair you have. Let the beer sit on your hair for 2-5 minutes, rinse the beer out of your hair with cold water. Then style as you normally would.
If you can’t take the beery smell you can cut it some with ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar). The ACV will also add smoothness to the hair.
You can apply this rinse to your hair 1-2 times a month or when you feel your needs a recharge.

Will you be using a beer rinse on your hair? If you have tried a beer rinse on your hair before, how were the results for you?

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I am starting to hear more buzz about the use of tea for natural hair care. This was very interesting when I first heard of it. I thought to myself; this can be good as tea does so much for your body with its nutritional value. Then using tea on your hair should be very beneficial. I started to look more into the uses of tea on the hair and found that there are three teas used for the hair.

One of teas used is green tea. It has an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate, this aids in scalp stimulation. Also, this ingredient is said to increase hair growth and elongate the hair follicle. The other two teas are black tea and nettle tea. Nettle tea stimulates the scalp to grow out the hair when applied directly. It has vitamins which aid in thickening, growing, and strengthening of the hair. Black tea works by repairing the strands of the hair. This tea does wonders for easing the strain of detangling your hair and helps the hair to pack some powerful shine.

How to use Tea for Hair

To use the tea in your hair, you would first brew up your tea as you would when drinking it and Let it cool. Next, you pour it into an applicator bottle. You can also add some essential oils to the tea here too. Apply the tea mix to your scalp, cover with plastic cap, let the tea sit on your hair for 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse out and style hair as normal.

Note: You will need to brew the tea stronger than you would for drinking it. Remember that tea has natural staining properties. Do not do this treatment with anything on you can not stand to mess up.

Have you tried using tea as one of your hair care treatments?

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Have you ever thought about using grapeseed oil for your natural hair?There are many benefits from using grapeseed oil for your hair, because it can be quickly absorbed by the scalp and moisturizes the hair follicles well from the roots down. Some people recommend using grapeseed oil for treatments, such as hot oil conditioning. The oil is very effective in treating split ends, breakage, and brittle or damaged hair as well.
It can serve as a natural heat protectant too! The grapeseed oil can be used as a thermal agent for up to 425 degrees when blow drying or flat ironing hair. Just apply throughout the hair before applying heat to give your hair protection. A little can go a long way here ladies, so be sure not to use to much.

Using grapeseed oil for hair may combat such scalp issues like seborrheic dermatitis, also known as dandruff, and cradle cap in infants. The grapeseed oil helps to remove the flakes from the scalp and keeps it moisturized. If massaged through the scalp it may also improve it’s circulation that may result in prevention of further episodes these scalp issues.

The one most popular benefits of grapeseed oil for hair is its ability to help hair grow faster. It is believed that the significant levels of linoleic acid and vitamin E, among other vitamins, minerals and protein, support this belief.

Head on over to your supermarket’s cooking aisle and grab you a bottle! A bottle of cold-pressed grapeseed oil costs between $5 and $10, this depends on size and brand of your selection.

**Please note that much more research is required to support these benefits.

Have you used Grapeseed oil for your natural hair? What were your results?

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