🎃 Pumpkin Hair Benefits 🎃
Your hair follicles require a constant supply of nutrients for optimal growth and health. Pumpkins are a rich source of nutrients and are in season from now until December. Why not make the most of their benefits whilst they are readily available.
Pumpkins Promote Hair Growth
Pumpkin is a rich source of minerals including potassium and zinc. Potassium helps in keeping hair healthy and improve re-growth. Zinc helps maintain collagen and plays an important role in promoting healthy hair. They also contain folate, an important B vitamin that stimulates hair growth by improving blood circulation.
A Great Conditioner for Dry Hair
If you have dry hair, you can prepare a simple hair conditioner using pumpkin.
2 cups of chopped and cooked pumpkin
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon yoghurt
Make a puree with the mixture of pumpkin and yogurt in a food processor or blender. Then add coconut oil and honey to make a smooth mixture. Apply it to damp shampooed hair, wear a plastic shower cap and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly and style as usual.
Pumpkin seeds consist of cucurbitin, a unique amino that may be responsible for hair growth. They also contain vitamin C that plays a crucial role in hair growth.
Eat them raw or try dry roasted seeds as a snack.
Use them in baking, garnish for soups and salads, or with granola.