Staying at home has made us way more aware of what we're putting in AND on our body. And while there's a lot of ingredients we've given the boot (so long, parabens), we've also become more mindful of the ingredients that we want to use when it comes to our hair so that we can ensure optimal hair health.
Here are five trending hair care ingredients that are total game-changers. They can do everything from promoting hair growth to reducing frizziness and more. So, go ahead and read on for the best trending hair care ingredients that you absolutely need in your beauty arsenal, and don’t forget to thank us later!
01. Onion juice
Peeling onions may make you cry, but using onion juice for hair care is bound to do the opposite. The trending hair care ingredient prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth since it has sulphur that supports hair strength and thickness. Plus, the sulphur in onion can also help with collagen production, which will help hair growth. If only we could make it smell good, though! The things we do for beauty. Sighs.
02. Avocado oil
Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, biotin, and a bunch of vitamins — all the ingredients that promote hair health. And while eating avocados is a great way to keep your hair strong, you can apply avocado oil topically to promote hair health as well. It has minerals that prevent hair breakage and can moisturise, repair, and strengthen hair. Use it as a hair mask mixed with some honey and coconut oil or as a leave-in conditioner (yes, you can do that) for fab results.
03. Rice water
When you cook rice at home, what do you do with the water? Dump it down the drain, right? Well, rice water contains antioxidants, B-vitamins, and many things that are actually good for your hair — so next time, maybe don't throw away the water? These nutrients will help detangle your hair, make it smoother, stronger, and longer, and increase shine. Simply massage your hair with leftover rice water from the kitchen, and rinse thoroughly using warm water for around 20 minutes.
Surprised to see your favourite beverage on the list? Apart from giving you a happy high, beer is also known to give you fab hair. More and more people have started taking note of it lately, and we're happy to report that there's no smoke without fire in this case. The beverage contains a lot of nutrients, which hydrate and nourish the hair. It also clarifies hair colour and gives it shine while stimulating growth and treating frizzy hair. And all it takes is one rinse!
05. Apple cider vinegar
ACV is great for gut health, but did you know it helps with hair care too? An apple cider vinegar rinse can do wonders for your hair by relieving various hair conditions ranging from flakiness and frizziness to dryness and psoriasis and even boosting hair growth. It also works as a clarifying hair rinse for your scalp — and the best part is that you can make the rinse by yourself. Mix a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water, and pour it over your hair after washing it. Let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse it out. Et voilà!