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    Default A Cornucopia of Benefits!

    I love fruits & veggies! To eat and now to use on my hair. I'm learning more about different fruits their benefits for the body. Even more interesting are the benefits for the hair. Here are some tasty tidbits, I thought about looking up today....post some if you have them.

    Pumpkin Benefits: You can use the pumpkin flesh or the more potent pumpkin seed oil to get the benefits of this ingredient. Itís a powerful antioxidant and contains omega-6 fatty acids to aid in hair and skin regeneration.

    Banana Benefits: Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins that helps in softening the hair and protects the hair's natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. Bananas when used for hair has a number of benefits such as it creates manageability, shine, growth and controls dandruff. These are simply the best for hair and the scalp. Bananas enhance the strength, endurance and shine of the hair and can be referred to as the banana food.
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    BENEFITS OF CARROTS:

    As we all know, no other vegetable contains as much beta-carotene as carrots. In our body, beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A, which assists in improving our eyesight and the functioning of our immune system, strengthening our bones and teeth, preventing possible problems with the functioning of the thyroid glad. Vitamin A also has positive effects on our hair, nails and skin. Besides, this Vitamin is associated with good cleansing effects: it can clean our liver from fat and other unnecessary elements. However, for receiving maximum results for the liver, it is necessary to drink carrot juice on a regular basis.

    The list of useful microelements and nutrients which are contained in carrots is really very impressive. Along with the mentioned beta-carotene, it includes also Vitamins C, B, E, D and K, proteins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, aluminum, sodium, manganese, iron, copper and a lot of other minerals. Carrots contain great amounts of nicotine acid, which is important for metabolism of fats and lipids. The vegetable is a great source of natural magnesium, which assists in decreasing bad cholesterol levels in the body, helps to relieve spasms and strengthen our blood vessels.

    Carrot juice has very good anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and anti-aging properties. Carotene is a known anti-oxidant, which can prevent degenerative processes in the cells and has great anti-aging effects. The compounds containing in carrot juice also have antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. That is why it can be effective to treat wounds and insect bites with some carrot juice, which in such case will also bring some slight relief for pain and help to avoid swelling. Also, drinking raw carrot juice can be helpful for lowering the symptoms of stresses and normalizing the function of your digestive system.

    Many specialists underline that mixing carrot juice with other fruit or vegetable juices can substantially boost therapeutic effects of these natural remedies. For example, adding some spinach juice to a glass of your carrot juice can help you to refresh your mind, calm down and improve your sleep. Also, this mixture has very good cleansing properties and can relieve the symptoms of constipation. It is recommended to mix carrot juice with beetroot juice or with the juice received from various berries: such drink will be a great tonic, which can also provide you with your daily doze of Vitamin C.

    Drinking carrot juice is extremely beneficial for pregnant women and young children. Vitamins A and E are very important for normal development of the fetus. Since carrot juice has good amounts of natural sugar, the majority of children like drinking it. For your little one, you can mix carrot juice with some orange juce or a little of lime juice, and your child will receive a healthy doze of all useful microelements and nutrients, as well as have a better appetite and lower risks of having a cold or a flu. Always remember that two glasses of fresh carrot juice a day can substantially improve the overall health of you and all the members of your family.
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    I've got CITRUS ON MY MIND!

    Oranges!!!
    Orange juice be used on hair to get natural shine. Mix juice of one orange with equal measure of water. Add one teaspoon of honey to this mix. After shampooing or no-pooing your hair apply this mix on your hair and let it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water. The result will be amazingly beautiful shiny hair in an inexpensive and natural way.

    LEMONS!!!
    Lemon is nature's priceless gift to mankind. This yellow fruit not only cures and guards the health and also fights and destroys the germs and bacteria as a warrior. Lemons can aid in the regrowth of hair. Rub freshly cut lemon pieces on the affected parts of the head, regularly for 2-3 months. In majority of cases, hair began to grow by this process. Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shinning hair. Lemon oil is also used for removing dandruff from head.

    GRAPEFRUIT!!!
    When used as a tonic, grapefruit essential oil is used as remedy for baldness as it stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Grapefruit essential oil also is used to keep healthy hair thick and strong and to treat dandruff. Grapefruit Seed Extract aids in the strengthening of hair and treats dandruff. For a dandruff treatment, add 2 to 3 drops of the extract to the shampoo or no poo that you use for each hair wash. Apply to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 2 minutes. Then rinse your hair as usual.

    LIME!!!
    If you haven't caught on yet, most of these citrus fruits are destroyers of bacteria and germs. Lime is no different.
    Dull hair : Add juice of half a lime to final rinse when washing hair. Will make hair shiny.
    Hair lightener : Apply lime juice and sit in sunshine for half an hour. Once your hair is dry, you will need to wash and add good hair conditioner as lime oil dries the hair.
    Hair loss : Daily application of unrefined coconut oil mixed with lime juice or lime oil on the hair, prevents loss of hair and lengthens it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HunnyLuv82 View Post
    I love fruits & veggies! To eat and now to use on my hair. I'm learning more about different fruits their benefits for the body. Even more interesting are the benefits for the hair. Here are some tasty tidbits, I thought about looking up today....post some if you have them.

    Pumpkin Benefits: You can use the pumpkin flesh or the more potent pumpkin seed oil to get the benefits of this ingredient. It’s a powerful antioxidant and contains omega-6 fatty acids to aid in hair and skin regeneration.
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    Great info!

    Pumpkin seed oil is on my list of things to try for my skin. Have you tried it yet? Does it have any discernible scent? I like subtle or nothing at all.
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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to try some of these mixtures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayna View Post
    Great info!

    Pumpkin seed oil is on my list of things to try for my skin. Have you tried it yet? Does it have any discernible scent? I like subtle or nothing at all.
    No I haven't tried the Pumpkin Seed Oil yet. I have tried the pumpkin pulp on my face and that feels very refreshing and made my skin soft. I am looking for a store that stocks the P.S.O. at a good price so I can try it. I would think it would have a strong smell, but being that it's from the seed, I'm not sure.
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    Wow, I had no idea that citrus could be used in the hair. My strands are very lackluster so I'll be using a banana masque and fresh orange juice rinse tonight. Good lookin' out HunnyLuv.
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