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Apparently, there's some food and beverage products out there that are great for the hair.
I prefer my food on a plate...well actually in my belly! But in case you're feeling daring here's some food and hair concoctions that may work for you. (beautiful tresses perhaps but I personally am freaked out by smelling like a deli sammich for weeks on end, shrug!) Nonetheless, I've done some research for you identifying the top foods that offer benefits to your hair.


(source: http://www.basicsbodycare.com/2011/06/29/beer-and-hair/)
"Ever washed your hair with beer? It is an excellent conditioner for dry dull hair. Many people may think that washing your hair with beer is a waste of good beer but using a cheap beer once a month is a more fun and natural way to care for hair than using typical conditioners.
For ages beer has been used as a conditioner for hair. It contains vitamins B and proteins and helps give your hair shine, volume and softness. Several commercial hair products also contain beer.
The brand of the beer is not important but it must be flat. Beer isn’t a cheap commodity, so mostly people will often use leftover beer from parties. If you mix different types of beer it won’t affect your hair in a negative way.
There are many ways to rinse your hair with beer. One of those is to shampoo the hair as you normally do, rinse the shampoo out and then pour the beer over your wet hair. Massage your scalp gently to make sure the beer touches the roots of your hair. Then rinse the beer out of your hair. You can use a conditioner afterwards if you want but you do not have to since beer will give you the shine that you need."


(source http://buzzle.com/)
MayonnaiseMayonnaise has very good deep cleansing and conditioning properties and is very useful in restoring health to dry damaged hair. It can be used in the following ways for treatment of dry damaged hair.
  • Spread a thick layer of mayo from the root of your hair to the tip, massage it well into the scalp and leave it on for around 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water for soft and shiny hair.
  • Heat some mayonnaise until it turns into a white, oily and sticky mixture. Apply it to dry, unwashed hair and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, rise thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
  • In case of extremely damaged hair, you can also smear mayonnaise onto your hair, leave it overnight and wash the next day with a mild shampoo.



Limp hair can be a symptom of iron deficiency and spinach has high iron content. So, using a spinach hair pack for your hair may be an effective way of bringing the bounce and shine back to your hair.
What You Need:
1 tsp Almond Oil
2-3 tsp Honey
1 cup Spinach (fresh and chopped)
1 tbsp Water

Put the chopped spinach in a blender. Add the water. Stir to make a smooth, even paste of the spinach. Take the spinach paste in a glass bowl. Add the almond oil and honey to the paste. Mix well"

Sage and Vinegar

"Sage is a helpful essential oil and can be combined with many other oils, like rosemary and lavender, to form a helpful hair loss topical. However, anyone who has researched natural cleaning agents has also read about the many uses of apple cider vinegar as a home remedy. Apple cider vinegar has a very high natural pH and is excellent at dissolving minerals, toxins, and dirt particles from your drains, floors and counters. It can also be safely ingested when diluted; in addition, this natural vinegar is high in malic acid and many other nutrients. Since it is a safe all-natural cleansing solution, many people apply it topically to their skin to fight conditions such as acne and dandruff (always dilute!).

The "Mother" Strain

You want to use the unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar that contains the mother strain. This mother strain is a rich source of probiotics that can also aid in maintain a healthy balance of natural bacteria on your scalp. In fact, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest folk remedies for a variety of ailments.

The Recipe

Try mixing four ounces of apple cider vinegar with four ounces of water. Then, add in ten drops of sage essential oil. Pour this mixture on your hair, making sure the solution comes in contact with your scalp. Wrap your hair with a towel and leave the mixture in it for thirty minutes or longer. Rinse and shampoo as usual. You can repeat this treatment every day, but, at least a once a week treatment is necessary to keep a clean scalp.


One thing to keep in mind is that vinegar is highly acidic and can slightly dry out the hair. For people with oily scalps, this is a wonderful thing. However, if your hair is colored or chemically processed in any way, you may want to seek out a gentler remedy. Chemically processed hair already suffers a damaged stripped cuticle and apple cider vinegar can further the deterioration of the hair shaft. Otherwise, untreated uncolored hair will adore this cleansing. If hair does dry out, consider using conditioner to help restore some moisture"


"Eggs are one of the important sources of proteins and B vitamins, the nutrients that are crucial for healthy hair and skin. Using egg for hair treatment is an age-old practice, but nowadays it is gaining wide scale popularity. Raw eggs can promote the growth of healthy hair and add shine and luster to hair. So, let's take a brief look at the benefits of egg for hair and how to use it.

Benefits of Egg for Hair

As mentioned already, eggs are very rich in proteins and vitamin B. So, raw eggs when applied on hair help to strengthen it and promote its growth, as hair is basically made of protein. Along with protein, the egg white contains some enzymes that can inhibit the growth of bacteria, which can help to keep the scalp healthy. On the other hand, egg yolk is rich in fats, so it helps to deeply moisturize hair strands.

The fatty acids found in egg yolk can make hair shiny and glossy, and prevent dandruff and hair loss. The egg yolk also contains many essential vitamins such as, vitamin A, D and E. These hair vitamins are very important for growing healthy hair. Vitamin A and E help to prevent dryness of hair, while vitamin D promotes hair growth. The B vitamins found in raw egg on the other hand, improve the circulation of blood.

How to Use Egg for Hair?

Eggs can be used in many different ways to promote hair growth, prevent hair loss and to condition or moisturize the hair. You can use raw eggs alone or mix them with some other natural ingredients like, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, yogurt, castor oil, etc. Addition of these ingredients can enhance the benefits of eggs for hair. If you are considering egg treatment for hair, then here are some recipes for you.

Egg for Hair Conditioning
To use egg for conditioning your hair, you will need 1 or 2 egg yolk, according to the length of your hair and 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive or baby oil. First, separate the egg yolk from the egg white and beat it properly. Then add 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil or baby oil to it and beat again to mix them completely. Now, dilute the mixture by adding some lukewarm water. Before applying this hair mask, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Squeeze out the excess water and then apply this homemade conditioner on your hair thoroughly. Let this sit for 5 to 10 minutes, after which rinse it off with cool or lukewarm water. Never use hot water to rinse your hair.

Egg for Hair Loss
Hair loss can be controlled to a great extent by using egg yolk for hair. Mix two egg yolks with about 1 tablespoon of castor oil. Mix both the ingredients properly and then massage it on your hair and scalp. Keep it for sometime, about half an hour, after which rinse the hair with cool water. This
egg yolk hair treatment will not only make your hair stronger, but also shinier and well-moisturized.

Egg for Hair Growth
To use egg for promoting hair growth, you will need two raw eggs, one cup yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey and lemon juice. First beat the eggs and add a cup of yogurt to it. Whip the solution until you get a frothy paste. Then add honey and lemon juice to it and mix them properly. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse the hair thoroughly with cool or lukewarm water. You can use a mixture of egg and
olive oil for hair growth as well.

So, these are some of the ways in which you can use egg for your hair. By using egg for hair, you can make your hair soft, shiny and manageable, prevent hair loss and split ends, and also promote hair growth. Even problems like, dandruff can be controlled with egg hair treatment.
Published: 10/28/2010"



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