Cucumber is well known globally for its numerous nutritional benefits to the skin, nails, and hair. This crunchy and lightly flavored fruit has been used, not just as an edible vegetable, but as an organic beauty product that took the beauty industry by storm a few years ago.
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of cucumber for hair and how it nourishes and enhances its beauty.
The entertainment industry has done a great job of creating awareness of cucumber slices through movies, social media, magazines, etc. They show women with two cucumber slices placed on their eyes during beauty sessions. Could these slices of cucumber be of any good use, or are they being used for decorative purposes as is always associated with the media industry?
No, they are not definitely for decorations. They are beneficial for the skin and hair. When placed on the eye as we see on TV, it helps to remove dark circles under the eyes.
What Does Cucumber Contain?
Cucumber is rich in a lot of natural resources like:
- Vitamins; A, B, C, and K
These natural components of cucumber contain essentials elements that are great for the hair, skin and, general human health. One amazing effect of cucumber on human hair is that it facilitates hair growth at a really high rate. It can also be used by people that suffer hair loss and baldness to recover their hair to a beautiful and healthy state.
Asides from facilitating hair growth, the use of cucumber on the hair can nourish, strengthen, hydrate, and improve the health of the scalp. If you suffer hair dryness, you may want to try out cucumber moisturizer to help replenish your hair moisture to avoid split ends, and breakages, especially when the weather condition is hot and dry.
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Hair Care with Cucumber
Hair care should be habitual in every woman, especially during summer when we tend to expose our hair more often. The weather is hotter, and people naturally tend to go to pools and beaches where they cannot avoid the accumulation of chlorine from the water on the hair.
Know that chlorine distorts the natural pH level of the hair, causing it to dry out really fast, become porous, and lead to breakage. To avoid this, you need to take care of your hair; put in extra efforts to make sure it is always clean and moisturized. One of the ways to do that is homemade cucumber hair moisturizer.
How can you moisturize your hair with cucumber? You can either consume it or make a cucumber hair mask with it. You can also eat a lot of cucumbers while using the mask to achieve better results.
The heavy water composition of cucumber really helps to keep the hair hydrated. This can be achieved by the consumption of organic cucumber with just a little salt to taste.
How to Make Cucumber Hair Mask
If you want to invest in cucumber moisturizing mask for your hair, get the ingredients and follow the steps below to guide you on how to make the mask.
- 1 egg;
- ½ peeled cucumber;
- 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender thoroughly. After they have been properly mixed, strain the mixture to separate the chaff from the mask. Then apply the cucumber hair mask on your scalp and hair strands and leave it for 20 minutes before washing off.
The egg and olive oil are added to the cucumber mask to make it more potent and nutritious to the hair. Using cucumber alone to prepare the hair mask is not entirely a bad idea, but it will not be as potent as a mask prepared with egg and olive oil.
These two ingredients, egg and olive oil, are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other contents that help to keep the hair healthy. Olive oil is made up of four major vitamins (A, D, E, and K) which nourish, moisturize, brighten, and protects the hair from damages. These vitamins also soften the hair and make it more elastic. As for the eggs, it helps to rebuild damaged hair, prevent hair loss and also accelerate hair growth. It is components include vitamins A, D, K, and B vitamins. Eggs also contain iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and sodium.
There is another simple method for making cucumber hair tonic at home. Extract the juices of cucumber and any vegetable of your choice and mix them together in equal part. Then, gradually apply the tonic to your scalp and your hair shaft, making sure to moist your hair completely with the tonic. Leave the tonic to sit for about 10 minutes, then wash it off like you’ll usually wash your hair.
Watch The Following Video of DIY Homemade Cucumber Mask
Benefits of Cucumber
Women that suffer hair growth problems can find solutions with cucumber, either by eating it or making a hair moisturizer with it. Cucumber contains a special component known as silica which fights various hair loss problems, stops hair from falling off, and accelerates hair growth.
Just as eggs and honey can be used to prepare cucumber hair moisturizing mask, you can also combine cucumber with other vegetables like carrots, lettuce, and spinach. Combining cucumber juice with the juice of these other vegetables produces faster and better results both in the volume and length of your hair.
Here’s a simple cucumber recipe to make your hair grow fast. This recipe is for preparing cucumber tonic.
- Cucumber Juice;
- Juice from a vegetable of your choice (spinach, carrot or lettuce).
In order to gain the best result, it is important to carry out this process as often as possible, at least once every day. Doing this consistently will gradually bring your hair back to good health, put an end to hair loss, and help your hair to grow faster.