Thanksgiving Day is a day of recognition, so why not use three of the most common holiday staples to thank your hair for pulling through whatever styling ideas you might have in mind. Cranberry, pumpkin and sweet potatoes are not only tasty, but they can be great allies, as well, when it comes to hydrating your locks.
All holidays end with a pile of leftovers, but you don’t necessarily have to throw everything in the dustbin as they may be used for other purposes. Cranberries, for instance, make a great conditioner for colored hair, especially red hues. All you have to do is take the cranberry juice and use it to rinse your mane. You don’t have to follow a special process for that; just wash and condition your hair the way you normally do and then, use the cranberry juice to rinse your hair for a couple of minutes. Once the juice was uniformly applied on all locks, you may use lukewarm water to give a final rinse to the hair.
There are many ways you can use the pumpkin besides the creepy Halloween decorations or the sweet pie. Since pumpkin is a rich source of vitamin A and potassium it can also be used as a conditioner that moisturizes and stimulates hair growth. For that, you will have to mix two cups of pumpkin with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 of yogurt and apply the mixture on damp hair. The deep conditioner should be left to process for 15 minutes and then washed regularly with warm water.
While the other two foods may be mixed with other ingredients to create conditioners for external use, sweet potatoes work best when administered internally. They are rich in beta-carotene, a substance that is essential for cell growth and, consequently, hair growth, so you should not feel sorry for piling them up on your plate.