8 Unusual ingredients that are surprisingly good for hair


But first, tell us – How far can you go to have that supermodel-smooth and picture-perfect hair? Far enough to apply mayonnaise on your tresses? No, right? But irrespective of how bizarre this may sound; mayonnaise is actually good and moisturizing for dry and damaged hair. Try it, you’ll be surprised.

It’s no secret that these days people love to DIY when it comes to hair and skincare. The whole concept of using kitchen ingredients to get the natural shine and suppleness has become a top preference over branded products, even if the ingredients are outrightly weird. As long as they are effective, people want to try it. So, here’s what we did. We took the liberty to hunt down the most unusual ingredients and found 8 of them that are surprisingly good for hair. Check it out!

8 Unexpected things you must include in your hair care regime!

1. Rice Water

Rice water with rice grains

Next time you wash rice, save that water! Rich in vitamin B, C, and E, rice water is proven to help regenerate and accelerate hair growth. It also improves the health of the scalp and hair in a long time. Use the water as the last rinse and you’re bound to notice a difference in a few weeks. Don’t believe us? The Asians have been doing it for ages and we all know how flawlessly beautiful their hair is.

2. Onion 

Plate with purple onion. Onions with water droplets. On the table scattered onion husk

Onions, really? Yes, and get ready to be mind-blown because this layered, tear-jerking vegetable is supremely beneficial for those who are suffering from hair loss or thinning. How? Onions contain sulfur that helps accelerate the production of collagen, which in turn quickens the production of skin cells and hair growth. Though the smell will make you want to give it up, the results are definitely worth all the effort and onion tears.

3. Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder in bowl

Who could have thought cocoa powder can actually brighten up the hair hue! Don’t just fall for its sweetness, the powder has been giving a lot of influencers a vibrant makeover other than moisturizing and adding volume. Exceptionally nourishing and rich in vitamins and minerals, while making some cocoa this weekend, we say you prep up a mask for your hair too. 

4. Oatmeal

Oats and buttermilk face pack

Whether you are a fan of oatmeal or not, you’ll fall in love with its hair-healing attributes. Hailed as nirvana for dry and itchy scalp, its deep hydrating and moisturizing power is no joke, and if dandruff is giving you a hard time then look no further! An oatmeal mask is the best solution for you. Want to know more? It acts as a great detangler for curly to curly kinky hair types. A must-have in the beauty regime, oatmeal is definitely worth a try.

5. Avocado

Just when you thought avocado is all about dips and spreads, here it is unveiling a side completely unknown to us, until now. The fruit is so rich in natural oils and healthy fatty acids that it intensely nourishes dull, dry and damaged hair, leaving it naturally soft and smooth. Moisturizing every strand, it works like a charm that transforms hair from boring to beautiful after the first mask itself. 

6. Beer

Love beer? Here’s a secret – your hair loves it too! Since the drink is fermented, the yeast in beer acts like a de-frizzing agent that tames all the flyaway strands naturally. Use it as the last rinse or let it sit on your hair for an hour or so and then wash it out. Making your hair soft, shiny and silky smooth, don’t blame us if you can’t stop touching your hair after this high-spirited spa!

7. Banana

bunch of bananas

One of the most underrated fruits out there, bananas are not only super healthy for your body but your locks too. Packed with vitamins and potassium, we are bowled over by how beneficial a banana mask can be for the hair. It not only moisturizes, adds shine and softness but improves overall elasticity and eliminates dandruff too. Can we call it the perfect fruit, already?

8. Mayonnaise

Fresh Homemade Mayonnaise

And lastly, back to mayonnaise! For all those who have very dry and damaged hair, mayonnaise could be your ultimate savior. Mayonnaise has a very strong oil base as well as benefits of egg, vinegar and lemon juice. It penetrates deep and nourishes the hair strand from within. It also strengthens, adds shine and is highly recommended for curly and kinky hair types. And that’s not all, it helps eliminate lice too!   

There you go, these 8 unusual ingredients are totally winning the hair care game out there. Super effective, rich and healthy, the best part is that most of these items are easily available around you. So, what are you waiting for? Go DIY with these unusual ingredients and tell us which one made you fall in love with hair all over again!

Have you tried any of these ingredients before or do you have an ingredient to suggest as well? Share your tips and tricks with us and others in the comments below. 

Zigreads Team
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