Four Weird Ingredients For Hair


Looking to fix your hair problems and tired of using the same old methods? 

Fret not, after extensive digging on the internet, I have found weird ingredients that you can apply on your hair without going to a salon! If you are feeling inquisitive and daring, feel free to read on! 

Always be sure to do a test patch on your skin to check for any adverse reactions before trying them.

Here’s a quick overview of the different ingredients I will be talking about today which includes cinnamon, cranberries, spinach, and beer! 

Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a fragrant aromatic spice that is used to add flavor in baking and cooking. It is mainly used in sweet and savory dishes like my favorite cinnamon melt from McDonald’s. While it seems weird to use spice on your hair it offers a myriad of benefits.

So, what are the benefits of applying it to your hair?

As we age, many of us deal with hair loss. Cinnamon stimulates the scalp when applied by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles. This also encourages the growth of new hair follicles. But that’s not all, Cinnamon is also has antimicrobial properties which can treat scalp problems like dandruff and fungal infections. 

Here is one good example.

A popular Youtube channel, Babilon created a self-made cinnamon hair mask for hair growth. Her video shows how she detangle her hair then applying with a brush and hand the DIY Cinnamon hair mask (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2CzwerxYRA) has gathered over a million views and a ton of positive comments and testimonials.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/467389267558932012/

Applications

Cinnamon cannot be applied by itself and should be mixed with other liquid ingredients like eggs and natural oils like coconut oil.

To use Cinnamon with eggs

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg 
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon powder

Steps:

  1. Blend egg and cinnamon powder
  2. Apply on the scalp and leave for 20 minutes after massaging for 3 minutes.
  3. Rinse 

To use Cinnamon with coconut oil

Steps:

  1. Mix 4 tablespoon of coconut oil with a quarter tablespoon ground cinnamon.
  2. Apply on the scalp and leave for 20 minutes after massaging for 3 minutes.
  3. Rinse 

Cranberry

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/cranberries#nutrition

Cranberries are small red balls of health. They are known as a superfood because of its many amazing qualities. First, they are a great source of vitamins B, C and E. Second, they have a high antioxidant content. Third, research has such that the nutrients in cranberries lower the risk of cancer, improve immunity, and decrease blood pressure. Did I forget to mention that they taste great? 

Benefits on hair

Cranberries have a wide range of benefits. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties prevent scalp irritation. Also, the huge number of vitamins in cranberries will give your hair a lustrous shine. 

Applications

Cranberries juice should be mixed with other liquid ingredients like egg whites and mayonnaise to stick in place.

To use with eggs (For scalp irritation)

  1. Mix 100ml of cranberry juice with 2 egg white. 

  2. Apply the mixture on your scalp and cover hair from scalp to tip.

  3. Rinse it off after 20 mins.

To use with mayonnaise (For shiny hair)

  1. Mix 50ml of cranberry juice with one tablespoon of mayonnaise.

  2. Apply the mixture on your scalp and cover hair from scalp to tip.

  3. Rinse it off after 20 mins. 

Spinach



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Spinach is a green leafy vegetable commonly eaten on its own as a salad or used in other dishes to give it an extra crunch. I am sure some of you know Popeye the sailor man becoming stronger after eating canned spinach. Well, spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, K, iron, and manganese which will give you strong and healthy hair follicle

Benefits as a hair mask

When used as a hair mask, the nutrients in spinach will improve the condition of your scalp, allowing for healthy hair growth. Also, the high content of antioxidants in spinach will prevent hair damage.  

There are various small YouTubers out there like Mitchka Leon who promote DIY products like the spinach hair mask. Do check them out for more information!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O8jRiPLp6M

Applications

There are many variations of spinach hair mask online. Here is one of the many! Feel free to experiment and see which one works best for you!

With honey and coconut oil (Hair growth)

Ingredients
  • 340-gram Spinach Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Steps

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender till a smooth paste is formed

  2. Apply the paste over the scalp and the entire length of hair.

  3. Leave for 30 mins 

  4. Rinse off

Beer

 

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Beer is the most drank alcoholic beverage worldwide. Had a drinking session and have some leftover beer after a night of drinking? Time to put beer into work! Beer contains malt and hops which are full of protein that can strengthen hair cuticles and promote hair growth. The B vitamins and alcohol content will also add shine to your hair.

Adina Grigore the author of the popular Skin Cleanse The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin advocates using beer in the shower to keep hair healthy too. 

Excessive intake and binge drinking are extremely harmful so try not to drink the beer.

Applications

Beer can be used on its own as a hair conditioner or with other ingredients like an egg to become a hair mask. 

As a hair conditioner

1. Take a can of beer and pour it onto a bowl.

2. Let it sit until it decarbonates or turn flat. Proceed to transfer it into another container.

3. When conditioning hair, pour beer onto hair and lather into scalp for one minute. And leave for five minutes.

4. Rinse beer off. Use this once or twice a week as overuse may lead to dry scalp and dandruff.

As a hair mask (For hair growth)

Ingredients 

  • 50ml Decarbonated/Flat Beer
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Steps:

  1. Whisk both ingredients to a smooth liquid

  2. Apply on damp hair

  3. Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap

  4. Leave for 30 minutes

  5. Wash off

Conclusion

There are a lot of natural ingredients available around us that can improve the condition of your hair without using the hair care products. Of course, some ingredients may seem weird and uncommon. But the bottom line is doing your research and taking a leap of faith to see if they work. You will be able to find different ways of managing your hair.

Sources

Lall, A. (2020, March 30). Fight Hair Loss With This 2-Ingredient Cinnamon Hair Mask. Retrieved August 18, 2020, from https://www.womansworld.com/posts/beauty/cinnamon-coconut-oil-hair-mask

Mamta, Teder, P., & *, N. (2019, November 23). Cinnamon Hair Mask To Get Strong And Gorgeous Hair. Retrieved August 18, 2020, from https://alluringsoul.com/cinnamon-hair-mask-strong-gorgeous-hair/

Ruia, T. (2018, November 16). Want Strong & Shiny Hair? Try This Effective Cranberry Hair Mask! Retrieved August 19, 2020, from https://www.boldsky.com/beauty/make-up-tips/2018/how-make-cranberry-hair-mask-at-home-strong-shiny-hair-126563.html

Amazing Ways To Use Cranberries For Your Skin And Hair. (2018, June 01). Retrieved August 19, 2020, from https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/amazing-ways-to-use-cranberries-for-your-skin-and-hair-1860594

Cranberries: Benefits, nutrition, and risks. (n.d.). Retrieved August 19, 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269142

Suffering From Baldness? This Spinach Hair Pack Will Revive Your Hair Growth! (2020, June 09). Retrieved August 22, 2020, from https://www.herzindagi.com/beauty/revive-hair-growth-avoid-baldness-with-this-homemade-spinach-hair-pack-article-158810?utm_expid=.uRwi18N9QkqJwHiiL01BMQ.0

24, A., & Rajapet, M. (2019, April 24). How To Use Spinach For Hair Growth? Retrieved August 22, 2020, from https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/spinach-for-hair-growth/

Beer For Hair: Here's How To Use Beer To Get Healthy, Soft, Shiny Hair. (2018, August 27). Retrieved August 22, 2020, from https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/beer-for-hair-heres-how-to-use-beer-to-get-healthy-soft-shiny-hair-1906982

7 Beer Hair Mask Recipes That Boost Hair Growth And Give Volume To Hair. (n.d.). Retrieved August 22, 2020, from https://www.bollywoodshaadis.com/articles/7-wonderful-beer-based-hair-masks-for-rapunzel-like-hair-6569

Dove, L. (2014, September 05). Is beer really good for your hair? Retrieved August 22, 2020, from https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/hair-care/scalp-treatments/beer-good-hair.htm

 



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Daniel Oon
Daniel Oon is an enthusiastic 21-year-old nursing student living in Singapore. His range of interest varies from gardening to video editing. His passion and insatiable hunger for learning and writing can be seen in his articles. Daniel love writing articles as much as he loves his plants.
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