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oatmeal for hair

Yes, that’s right!

Oatmeal isn’t just a breakfast cereal that we consume before we take on the day. It also has benefits for your hair. The next time you’re searching for a new hair product or you want to try something new with your homemade treatments, look for oatmeal and see the benefits for yourself.

Strength & Length

It can strengthen and help you maintain a healthy length.

Oatmeal can cause the hair to become more elastic which can prevent damage. As curlies, we are constantly manipulating our hair by using a comb or even braiding our hair. We need our hair to be elastic so it doesn’t snap. Oatmeal can be an ingredient in your daily strengthening conditioning treatment.  A strengthening conditioning treatment is necessary and can contribute to healthy curls. Daily use of oatmeal can lead to length retention and help you reach your hair goals.

Stop Itch

It can soothe an itchy scalp.

Think about it, oatmeal can used to treat dry and itchy skin. It’s also a popular ingredient for oatmeal bathes to help treat the chicken pox. It works so well on dry skin, of course it can help relieve a dry and itchy scalp! Oatmeal is a natural moisturizer and regular use can help treat a dry and itchy scalp. Also, if you’re having issues with dandruff, oatmeal is an ingredient that you should incorporate in your hair regimen.  Massage your scalp with your favorite homemade oatmeal treatment. Not only are you circulating blood flow in your scalp, you’re also exfoliating dead skin cells. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a great scent!

Moisture

It moisturizes and softens your mane.

Lastly, oatmeal is also moisturizing.  It contains vitamin B and penetrates the hair which allows moisture retention. Oatmeal contains Polysaccharides which makes the hair soft. Even though we’re almost finished with the colder months, a moisturizing treatment should be stable for a curly girl’s regimen.  After using an oatmeal moisturizing treatment, seal moisture with your favorite leave in conditioner, oil, butter, or curl cream.

Nutrition

Don't want it in your hair? Just eat it!

Not interested in these ways of adding oatmeal to your hair regimen?  Do it the old fashioned way and eat a nutritious bowl of oatmeal. Just because you choose the old fashioned way of receiving your oatmeal benefits, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Add your favorite fruit topping! You’ll still receive benefits that will help you maintain healthy locks.

 

If you'd rather use a hair product with oat properties in it, try one of these curly girl faves:

 

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