DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask

November 25, 2014

As one of the most nutritional foods available year round, the pumpkin is so much more than a delicious pie filler. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, both the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin provide many health-boosting, disease-fighting nutrients, including:

  • Alpha and beta-carotene
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins C and E
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium

The alpha and beta-carotene found in pumpkins are potent antioxidants, which convert to vitamin A inside the body. Vitamin A promotes healthy vision and ensures proper immune function, while alpha-carotene is thought to slow the aging process, prevent tumor growth, and reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Carotenoids also boost immunity and lessen the risk of heart disease.

Pumpkin seed oil is also one of Aviva’s key ingredients and works great for improving hair quality. In addition to shielding the hair protein, it also hydrates the follicles to ensure shiny, lustrous strands. It’s rich in Vitamins A, K and Biotin, which are vital for your scalp’s health and hair’s strength. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with all the nutrients that your hair could ever want, including protein, omega-6 fatty acids, zinc and iron.

So go ahead and give your hair regimen a boost and try this DIY pumpkin hair mask now.

1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

1/4 cup of yogurt

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of cococonut oil

That’s all you need for some extra shine! Apply all over your hair and leave on for 15 minutes. Then rinse in the shower.

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