Strawberry, a small red velvety fruit that has sweet sour taste, is really close to many people’s heart. It is delicious fruits which rich with many benefits. Strawberry is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidant, fiber and low in calorie. People from around the world eat strawberries. Majority people believe that this small red fruit is a nutrient powerhouse.
Strawberries benefits for hair
As it is said before, strawberries contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidant that are good for skin, hair and overall health. Mostly people don’t know strawberries benefits for hair. There are many things that strawberries can do to your hair and listed below are the benefits that you can get from strawberries for your hair treatment:
Prevents hair falling and thinning
Strawberries have a high content of ellagic acid that protects the hair from thinning or falling. Other vitamins that are contained in strawberries are vitamin B5 and B6 in which both of them can prevent hair loss.
Promotes silky and shiny hair
It had been proved by scientist that strawberries can make your hair shiny. How can that be? That’s because strawberries can act as a natural conditioner to the hair and as a result, hair looks shinier.
Act as moisturizer
As a natural moisturizer, strawberries protect the cell membranes of the scalp with its antioxidant effect. This will insulate the scalp from contacts with water thus preventing dry hair and keep your hair moist.
If mixed with phytochemicals, a chemical that occurred naturally in plant and responsible for color, strawberries will have antifungal effects like tea tree oil, thyme oil or rosemary oil. This will help to get rid of dandruff.
Inhibits the fungal growth
Strawberries are rich with many good sources of minerals like copper, manganese, and magnesium. The combination of manganese and copper with dicarboxylic acids makes complexes that can inhibit fungal growth on the scalp. As a result, hair is free from dandruff.
Acts as an exfoliation
Exfoliation itself is a process to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin or scalp to improve health and appearance. This process is necessary so the scalp can be revitalized.
Indeed, strawberries are one of the healthiest fruit which has a healthy pack of nutrient and shows positive effect in keeping the body healthy. That’s included the hair which is very important for both men and woman. Not only that it has so many benefits for the hair but it also tastes very delicious that even kids love it. People often put strawberries into their desserts. It’s really versatile fruits!
Is processing and getting strawberries for hair treatment difficult?
There many ways to process strawberries for a hair treatment and it’s not difficult. You can easily turn them into natural conditioner or hair mask. The positive things about this method are cheap and easy to make but the negative things are strawberries is a seasonal fruit means, if you’re trying to make a natural conditioner or hair mask from strawberries outside its season, you will get difficulty in finding these fruit. The only way to get it is from the supermarket but of course the price will be expensive comparing if you buy them in its season.
How to use strawberries for hair treatment?
If you want your hair to be glossy and silky, you can try to make this natural hair conditioner. To make it is very easy; you just need 8 fresh strawberries and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. All you need do to is to mash the ingredients thoroughly and blend them evenly. Then, massage the blend into damp hair. Cover your hair with shower cap and a warm towel. Let it stay on hair for at least 10 minutes, then wash and rinse as usual. Very easy!
For the hair mask, it’s also as simple as the natural hair conditioner. You only need 5 to 7 strawberries (depending on the length of your hair) and a tablespoon each of olive oil and honey. Mix them well until it forms a smooth puree. Work the mixture into damp hair while massaging the hair root and scalp. Don’t forget to cover it with a shower cap after putting the puree. Let it rests for at least 10 minutes and after that wash and rinse away with warm water. Since it is easy to make, why don’t you try this strawberry hair mask and conditioner to your hair treatment daily or weekly? It certainly will make your hair look fabulous and healthy just like a shampoo model.
Strawberries are not only good for your health but it also can improve your hair appearance. In addition, these small red fruits are also juicy and taste delicious. Rather than buying shampoo and conditioner that made of chemicals, would it be better to turn back to nature by using strawberries for hair treatment? The advantage of using strawberries as a hair mask or conditioner rather than using chemical shampoo or conditioner is its versatility that suitable for all kind of hair and most of all, has no side effect. Just remember if you want to make your own strawberry hair mask or conditioner, make sure it’s the season for strawberries otherwise you will find it difficult to find strawberries and even if you find them, they will be more expensive than buying them in its seasonal time.