“Girls with natural hair smell like tropical paradise, coconuts and fruit salad” – unknown
I don’t know if you’ve seen this quote floating around social media but I found it to be hilarious mainly because it’s true! The fruit salad detail stands out the most because naturals often use actual fruits within their hair regimen.
Many fruits are perfect for maintenance that our hair requires. In particular, deep conditioning. Here are 4 fruits that have astonishing properties that you may want to use for your next deep conditioner!
Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit. As yummy as they are, your hair can benefit from the results of using it as a deep conditioner.
A conditioner made out of bananas is perfect for dry hair and itchy scalps. It assists in keeping your hair hydrated and healthy by increasing moisture retention and smoothing frizz. A banana deep conditioner will also help soothe that itchy scalp.
Did you know the avocado is technically a fruit? While most consider it a vegetable, it is actually a single-seeded berry. If you’re not already doing avocado masks, please start! Your hair will love you for it.
Avocados are packed with vitamin B, which is great for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The vitamin E within it is also perfect for repairing damage done to the scalp that can be a cause for poor hair health.
Owing to the high fat content avocados have, the overall condition of your hair can be improved as its properties can aid in softening the hair and making it less prone to breakage.
Papaya is the only fruit that is available year-round. It can be planted any time of the year meaning that it’s always “in-season!”
What’s better is the effects it has on the hair. Papaya is the perfect additive for helping to promote strong, thick, shiny hair.
It helps to nourish the hair shaft and create volume. It is also great for controlling and preventing dandruff while adding shine to lack luster hair.
Mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the World. Using a mango in your deep conditioning cocktail is also a good choice for your hair.
The mango can yield immense benefits for dry, frizzy, brittle hair that is in need of moisture. When topically applied it can nourish and fortify the hair with vitamins A, C and E, moisturize and smooth out the hair cuticle, thus adding shine.
Consider mixing one of these fruits with a little olive or coconut oil and honey for your next deep conditioning mask. I’m sure your hair will love the benefits!