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10 Ingredients in Your Kitchen That Can Help Your Hair [Slideshow]

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Natural hair dyes are all the rage, made from ingredients like carrot juice and henna. But did you know tons of other ingredients in your kitchen can do wonders for your hair? From moisturizing to strengthening, reducing frizz to promoting growth. If you open your kitchen cabinets, there are endless possibilities for supplementing your hair care routine right at home.

Some people question whether or not external hair care products work, but millions swear by these grocery store techniques. If you aren’t into applying food to your hair and scalp, don’t worry. There are plenty of foods that you can eat for hair health, too.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted for promoting healthy digestion, improving skin tone, and even helping clean dirty counters. It seems that apple cider vinegar can be used for almost anything, and hair care is no exception. Mix one part water to one part apple cider vinegar and use it as a hair rinse. It's said to help remove the buildup of products like hairspray and make your hair super shiny.

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Eggs

Cracking an egg over your head may seem odd, but some hair care enthusiasts swear by it. Eggs are said to promote shiny, moisturized hair, and may even help promote faster growth. All thanks to the high protein and fat content in the yolks, as well as the sulfur and biotin. To see the benefits of egg use, mix up the yolks with some coconut oil or banana to create a mask and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

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Salmon

If you're looking for something you can eat, instead of something to slather on your scalp, eat fish that are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon. Research states that since we don't naturally produce healthy fat in our bodies, it's essential to eat foods that contain them. Cells on the scalp need the fats to produce enough oil to keep hair moisturized, preventing brittle strands that snap. 

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Cornstarch

Move over, dry shampoo. Cornstarch is here to save the day. Dry shampoo can have negative effects on your hair. If you're looking for an all-natural way to degrease your hair in a pinch, or are trying to avoid artificial ingredients found in many store-bought products, try a dash of cornstarch instead. It absorbs excess oil giving your roots that just-washed look without the chemicals. Use a light sprinkle directly on your roots, and be sure to brush or shake it out to avoid a powdered appearance.

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Brown Sugar

If you're looking to exfoliate your scalp, this sweet solution will do the trick. Best of all, it doesn't take up any extra time. Just add a teaspoon to your usual dose of shampoo and scrub away. You'll remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. For an extra boost, you can add honey and olive oil to moisturize and shine.

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Spinach

Another food for those who are hesitant to start rubbing food all over their strands, spinach is said to promote hair growth and even stop hair loss. Since the jury is still out on whether or not chemical hair loss products work, try this natural solution first. Spinach is full of key vitamins your hair needs to thrive, such as vitamins A and C. Additionally, try these 10 tips to prevent hair loss.

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Yogurt

We know it's your favorite breakfast food, but try using plain full-fat yogurt as a hair mask. It's rich in lactic acid and can be slathered all the way from roots to ends. Not only is yogurt said to help eliminate product buildup and moisturize, but it also may help hair grow more quickly. Don't go lightly when you're looking for results. Drench your hair and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.

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Olive Oil

Say goodbye to frayed, split ends and frizz when you use olive oil as a hair mask. Olive oil is a cure-all of sorts for many hair and scalp issues. It's said to help treat dandruff due to its moisturizing properties, reduce skin irritation and itchiness, promote hair growth, and more. Olive oil contains high levels of vitamin E, infamous for its ability to penetrate skin and hair to lock in moisture. It may help prevent breakage and hair loss. To use, apply liberally from roots to end and let sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

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Oatmeal

Have you ever taken an oatmeal bath to soothe irritated skin, or used an oatmeal paste? Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to moisturize and calm our bodies from the outside, it may come as no surprise that oatmeal hair masks are a thing, and they get rave reviews. It's said to strengthen, moisturize, help with dandruff, and reduce frizz when applied as a mask and left on for 15-20 minutes.

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Rosemary Oil

A randomized study compared rosemary oil to conventional, chemical hair replacement products. At the end of six months, researchers found that those who used the all-natural alternative had the same successful results as those who used minoxidil, a common ingredient in hair loss products. If you're looking to avoid harsh chemicals that can have adverse effects, strengthen your hair, and stimulate growth, try rosemary oil first. Apply directly to your scalp and massage in.

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Anne is a GR8NESS Contributing Writer, covering mental health, self-development, body, health, and pet care. She believes that self-betterment comes from addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and soul. When she’s not writing, you will definitely find her giving her dog belly rubs and reading the first half of every book she buys.
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