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Grapefruit for Hair Health

by Institute for Vibrant Living

Goldilocks would definitely have approved of eating grapefruit to keep her hair shiny while acting as a natural remedy for hair loss. Grapefruit is often cited for clear skin and weight loss, but grapefruit oil is a wonderful tonic for healthy hair. Hair loss can be countered by consuming grapefruit, which is full of vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals and nutrients. As you will discover, grapefruit can also be used topically to provide many other benefits, even for those with a full head of hair!

Grapefruit is an excellent remedy for hair loss

Grapefruit as a Cleanser

Hair can become dull and lifeless as products build-up on the scalp and strands of hair. Grapefruit juice cuts through the natural oils, chemicals, waxes, chlorine and parabens that coat your hair to leave cleansed hair and a healthy scalp. Simply rinse hair through with one cup grapefruit juice, rest for a few minutes, then wash out.

Grapefruit for Dandruff

Dandruff and a dry scalp may be caused by the presence of bacteria and this can cause hair loss. The astringent properties of grapefruit seed extract help eliminate any bacterial infection which may be the cause of dandruff and thinning hair. The high levels of vitamin C fight bacteria and prevent the hair follicles from being clogged by particles of dry skin and dandruff. Apply grapefruit oil direct to the scalp, massage in then wash and rinse as normal.

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Grapefruit for Hair Growth

The antioxidants in grapefruit are excellent for those with mild to moderate hair loss. Massage grapefruit oil into the scalp for a proven way to stimulate hair regrowth. Grapefruit strengthens the connective tissue with the hair follicles and boosts circulation which feeds and promotes healthy hair growth from the roots, so no more hair loss.

For a regular grapefruit hair loss treatment, add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to your shampoo bottle to add a healthy shine and reduce hair loss every time you wash your hair.

Grapefruit as a Detangler

Make your own organic hair detangler to get amazing benefits from grapefruit. Mix a teaspoonful of aloe vera gel, two drops of glycerin, 30 drops of grapefruit seed extract and two cups distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake well and use on wet hair to smooth out the tangles. You’ll get all the benefits of grapefruit while naturally preventing hair loss.

Whether you choose to eat, drink, spray or massage grapefruit into your hair, it will provide plenty of vitamin C and antioxidants to your whole body while helping boost hair growth and prevent hair loss naturally. 

 

 

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