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Beauty From The Inside Out:
Straight From The Kitchen!
3 Edible Items That Work Wonders On Your Hair

When it comes to healthy hair, let’s skip the shelves and look right inside our kitchen cabinets. There are some edible items that will do wonders for your tresses. So, next time you are at the store, pick up two of these; one for your kitchen and one for your bathroom. Trust us, your body and hair will thank you.


Coconut Oil2

This product is the wonder oil for everything beauty and health. The great secret behind this product is vitamins, fatty acids, and nutrients that enhance hair growth, a healthy scalp and promote soft hair. Coconut oil is also known to prevent hair loss, stop dandruff and dryness. When you shop for, be sure to get the cold press extra virgin coconut oil.

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Apple Cider Vinegar2

There’s power in this pour! Using Apple Cider Vinegar as a rinse helps to balance the PH and remove buildup left from products. When you use the it on a regular basis, it works wonders; it closes the hair’s cuticle, thereby leaving it revitalized and shiny.

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Olive Oil2

Packed with many antioxidants, this oil is known to increase hair growth. Due to the anti-fungal and antibacterial properties of olive oil if you massage it in your scalp it will aid in getting rid of dandruff and other airborne contaminants that are on the scalp. This in turn will help keep your scalp cleaner between washes. Olive oil also leaves hair shiny and moisturized. It is recommended that you purchase extra virgin olive oil and use about a dime to quarter size depending on your hair length and thickness.

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Do you use edible products on your hair? Let us know in the comments!



Yvelette Stines is a writer and educator. You can find her work in Essence, Heart and Soul, Green Build and Design, The Grio, and Jones Magazine just to name a few. Her blog Calming Corners encourages readers to live a calm and healthy lifestyle and her book Vernon the Vegetable Man motivates children to choose healthy living and eating habits. Her background in communications has led her to work for many clients including  TNT and OWN.