4 Summer Fruits We Love for Our Hair
Fruits for hair health might not be something you ever considered when you sat down by the pool with your summer smoothie. But there’s more to that refreshing drink than just the delicious flavor! Some of your favorite fruits are actually quite beneficial when it comes to hair loss, scalp moisture and strengthening hair follicles.
When we say fruits for hair, though, we don’t necessarily mean that you should take a strawberry and smash it up into your strands. While it may smell nice—and there are certainly plenty of DIY fruit hair masks you can whip up to nourish your hair and supplement the fruits you already feed your hair through your diet—there are added benefits to an actual fruit hair product that’s formulated to help your hair.
Hair-care products often use fruit extracts and oils, which can help boost scalp moisture and tone down breakage. These ingredients can do even more, though, like protect hair from free radicals, nourish hair follicles, and even bring back shine to dull, aging hair. Plus, fruit hair products often smell good, too!
There’s a lot to love about fruits for hair health and how they can benefit your locks. Check out four of our favorite summer fruits for hair health and find out which Better Not Younger products you should reach for if you want to give fruit hair products a try.
Fruits for Hair Growth and Thickness
When you’re eating your refreshing fruits this summer, you might want to consider how they benefit your body on the outside as well as the inside. Fruits are full of nutritional value, but using some of your favorite fruits for hair care and skincare can provide benefits in a different way. You’ll often see fruits listed in the ingredients of some of your favorite products, and that’s because the nutrients in these foods can help your skin and hair externally. Many of them also provide benefits if you eat them as well, but using them topically through your hair-care products can be just as fruitful for healthy hair growth! Here’s what you need to know about fruits for hair health.
Mango for Hair Health
Not only are mangos delicious in a smoothie, but they are also packed with nutrients that are good for you. Mangos contain vitamins A and C, which are both known to support hair health. Vitamin A helps your skin produce sebum, which helps keep your scalp and hair moisturized and can help prevent breakage. As your hair ages, it’s more prone to breakage and damage, so supplying your hair and body with the proper nutrients can keep that from happening.
Vitamin C works much the same. It can also help prevent breakage and damage, as well as keep hair from thinning because vitamin C boosts collagen, which is essential for the production of keratin (the protein that makes up our hair). Less collagen can cause thinning and hair loss.
Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque and Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque both contain mango as a key ingredient—mango butter to be exact! Each product has a plant-based buttery blend that can penetrate into the hair shaft for greater nutrient delivery while helping to soften your strands and protecting from environmental damage.
Yuzu for Hair Health
Yuzu is a cute little fruit that’s rich in nutrients. Like mango, it also contains vitamins A and C, which can both promote hair health. These vitamins can help keep hair strong and prevent damage and breakage. You’ll also find protein in yuzu, and protein is a great booster for hair. Since your hair is already made of protein (called keratin), adding more protein to the mix can help keep hair strong.
Our duo of Full Transparency Pure Revitalizing Shampoo and Full Transparency Shine Revitalizing Conditioner has yuzu. This citrus fruit, which helps boost hair strength while supporting scalp conditioning, works together with the other ingredients to help bring shine back to your aging hair while adding moisture without weighing down your strands.
Coconut for Hair Health
Coconut has so many uses in so many different forms. Coconut oil, in particular, is great for hair health. Studies have shown that coconut oil can protect hair from breakage and also protects the protein in your hair. It’s made of medium chain fatty acids, which are able to be easily absorbed into your hair. Plenty of people use coconut oil on its own as a hair product, slathering it on damp hair for an added bit of moisture and strength. You can also apply it directly to dry hair before washing to add a layer of protection to vulnerable, wet hair.
You’ll find coconut oil in our Bounce Back Super Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner for Curly Hair, which are both formulated with a butter and oil blend that locks in deep moisture to help revive and strengthen curls.
Passion Flower Fruit for Hair Health
The Passiflora genus contains a number of flowers and fruits that are both gorgeous and great for skin and hair. When it comes to hair-care products, you’ll sometimes see Passiflora incarnata, which is a fruit extract from the passion flower. This extract, like so many other fruits, is rich in vitamins A and C. We already know how beneficial these vitamins are to your hair. They work together to stop breakage and strengthen your strands.
Second Chance Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry or Damaged Hair both have Passiflora incarnata fruit extract, which can slow damage by free radicals, enrich the scalp and provide shine to hair.
Tell Us: Are there any fruits you love for your hair health? Share in the comments below.
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