Natural Hair Food

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If you’ve taken the leap and decided to be a Naturalista, Congratulations! If you haven’t or don’t know what a Naturalista is, here’s an easy explanation… Naturalista is a term used to describe a person that loves their hair and wears it the way that it naturally grows, without heat; typically someone with “kinky” hair. You may feel like you have to spend tons of cash on all of those natural hair products. Think again! Did you know that a lot of the hair care you need can be found in your kitchen? “Hair food” if you will. Even if you don’t have access to these items at the moment, they can all be found at your local dollar store.

Mayo is great for repairing heat-damaged hair! You are basically going to use the mayonnaise just like you’d use a deep conditioner.  Wet your hair, then spread a generous amount throughout your hair. Slap on a shower cap (or plastic bag if that’s what you have!) and wait 30 minutes to rinse thoroughly.
*Make sure you wait until the next day to shampoo.

Oil and Lemon Juice
Do you have an itchy scalp? By mixing a few tablespoons of lemon juice, olive oil and water, you can temporarily eliminate the irritating sensation when applied to a damp scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for at least 20 minutes then rinse and shampoo as normal.

Avocado will help tame that frizzy mane! Just wet your hair and apply the mashed avocado. That’s it! Rinse after 15 minutes and BAM! your hair received a little more moisture and those good fats also help restore split ends. The leftovers make a great dip.
*Not recommended for colored hair.

Looking for something natural to help your hair grow? Use a fork or food processor to mash a banana and apply the sticky mess as a hair mask. Let the mask sit and work it’s magic for as long as you’d like then rinse and shampoo after. You can also add a little of one of your favorite oils in your pantry and moisturize at the same time.