One of the most nutritious, delicious and healthy products for our body are nuts. They are not only used for food and used as a culinary additive to dishes, but also used as an effective medicinal product in the treatment of many diseases and cosmetic products for the care of appearance, including hair.
"Want to have beautiful hair - eat nuts" - the validity of this expression is beyond doubt. After all, there are many types of nuts and each of them is useful in its own way and represents a real storehouse of vitally important vitamins , minerals and amino acids that are valuable for health.
Walnut contains a large amount of vitamin C, group B and saturated omega-3 fatty acids, which perfectly nourish and restore the hair structure, give them elasticity and chic shine .
Brazil nut is one of the best natural sources of selenium, which strengthens the head of hear and improves the condition of the scalp.
Cashew and almonds are rich in zinc, which prevents hair loss and stimulates their growth . All nuts contain a lot of protein, fiber and vitamin E - a real nutrient for our ringlets.
In addition to including in the daily diet nuts for hair can also be used in the form of oils, infusions, decoctions and as part of home masks . The best results are achieved with the use of walnuts and pine nuts.
Walnut - a record for its usefulness. For the care of hair and scalp can use its core, shell and even leaves.
Shells and walnut leaves are used to color the hair in brown or chestnut color. There are several recipes:
1. Finely ground shells of green immature walnuts are bred in water to the state of gruel and uniformly applied to the hair for 15-20 minutes.
2. The shell of green walnuts is finely ground in a blender and filtered through cheesecloth. 2 tablespoons the resulting juice is mixed with 100 ml of alcohol and placed in a warm place for 2-3 hours. The resulting infusion splendidly colors the gray hair.
3. For 3 liters of water, take 20-25 grams of leaves or chopped shells of green walnuts. Cooked on low heat until one-third of the liquid is boiled. To get more intense shades of chestnut color in the broth, you need to add more leaves and shells.
However, the juice obtained from the walnut shell should be used with caution when staining the hair and apply only in a small concentration, as it is sufficiently toxic and is used even to remove unwanted hair (for example, in the region of the axillae). Therefore, in order not to damage the hair, it is preferable to use walnut leaves instead of the shell for its coloring.
Decoction of walnut leaves perfectly nourishes and strengthens the hair. For its preparation, it is necessary to take 5 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of water. finely chopped leaves. Cook on low heat for half an hour, then strain the broth through gauze and apply it to clean damp hair. Cover the head with a cellophane bag and warm it with a towel. After 20 minutes rinse hair with warm water without shampoo.
A striking effect is the use of masks for hair based on walnut kernels. Here are the recipes of some of them:
1. Nourishing mask for dry, dull and damaged hair
10 kernels of walnuts finely chopped in a blender, add 2 tablespoons to them. coconut or olive oil and 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice. All thoroughly mix, slightly warmed in a water bath and light massage movements rub into the hair and scalp. Cover the hair with polyethylene. After 30-40 minutes, rinse the mask with warm water and shampoo. Apply this mask 1 time per week for 2 months before each washing of the head and your natural curls and shine will return to your locks.
2. Mask for the treatment of high fat content of hair
10 kernels of walnuts to grind with a blender and add a freshly squeezed juice of one medium-sized apple. Mix thoroughly, warm slightly in a water bath and apply to hair. After 20-30 minutes rinse with warm water and shampoo.
3. Firming mask for damaged and weakened hair
Grind 10 kernels of walnuts in a blender. Add them to 1 tbsp. honey and olive oil and 1 egg yolk. All mix, warm in a water bath and apply to dry hair, from above to insulate with polyethylene and a towel. After 40-50 minutes rinse with shampoo.
4. Mask that stimulates hair growth
To the finely ground in a blender 10 kernels of a walnut to add 2 items of l. sesame oil and 1 tsp. grated on a small grated cinnamon. Mix well, warm in a water bath and rub into the roots of hair and scalp. Top warm. After 20-30 minutes rinse with warm water and shampoo.
In the composition of hair masks used and ready-made walnut oil, which can be purchased in the cosmetic department of any pharmacy. It is also a wonderful product that nourishes and strengthens the curls. Below are some recipes for masks based on walnut oil:
1. Nourishing and firming mask with walnut oil
In a small container, whip 1 egg. Add to it 30 ml of walnut oil and 1 tsp. honey, mix thoroughly. The received weight easy massage movements to rub into roots of hair and a head skin and in regular intervals to distribute on all length of hair. Top on your head put on a plastic cap or bag and wrap with a warm towel. After 30 minutes, rinse with warm water using shampoo. This mask nourishes the hair along the entire length, making them healthy and strong.
2. Mask with walnut oil to accelerate hair growth
1 packet of dried yeast pour 0.5 cup warm kefir and put it in a warm place. After the mixture swells to add to it 2 tablespoons. walnut oil, 1 tsp. dry mustard powder and 1 egg yolk. Mix everything and massaging the resulting mass onto the hair. Top the plastic bag and wrap it with a towel. After 30 minutes rinse with warm water without shampoo and then rinse hair with water with lemon juice or a decoction of chamomile.
3. Moisturizing mask for dry hair with walnut oil
In 100 ml of warmed milk add 2 tablespoons. walnut oil and mix well. Obtain the mask applied to the hair and wrap it on top. After 25-30 minutes rinse with water and shampoo.
With the care of hair, cedar nuts are also widely used. For example, on their basis, you can prepare a magnificent mask that helps strengthen hair, gives them a lively shine, elasticity and silky, prevents loss and stimulates their growth. To prepare it, you need to crush a small handful of pine nuts in a small container and, stirring, add water there until a thick slurry forms. The resulting mixture is placed in an oven, heated to 150 degrees, for 30 minutes, after which it must be cooled. The mask should be rubbed into the scalp daily for 2 weeks, then take a break for 2 months.
Oil of pine nuts , which is in pharmacies, with daily rubbing into the scalp, perfectly nourishes, moisturizes and heals it, eliminates dandruff , prevents premature baldness. It also improves the appearance of the curls - they become thick, strong, elastic and shiny.
Decoction of the shells of pine nuts can rinse hair in order to give them a gentle shade of chestnut color.