Trying to speed up your hair growth— check out cucumbers! Technically a fruit, cucumbers give you many benefits from head to toe, inside and out. Juicing them is one of the best ways to benefit from their magical hair growth powers. Below is a simple cucumber juice recipe--just two ingredients. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Cucumber Juice Recipe

  • 1 Cucumber
  • ½ inch piece of ginger

Cucumbers are ideal for juicing because of the high water content thus giving you a lot juice. Cucumbers are high in silicon, sulphur sodium, phosphorus and calcium, some the nutrients most needed for hair growth. As you may already know sulphur is one of the main ingredients in the popular hair vitamins.

For this very reason, cucumbers are the base for many of my hair growth juicing recipes in my e-guide JuiceMyFro.

How to buy a cucumber

Buy organic produce whenever possible. Doing this will allow you to juice with the skins on, and the skins contains valuable nutrients. If you're not able to buy organic, then you will need to peel the cucumber. Cucumbers oxidize quickly, so it's best to consume a cucumber within 20 minutes of cutting or juicing. If you're juicing them every day, don’t buy more than five days worth at time. Organic cucumbers spoil especially quickly.

Other benefits of cucumbers include strong nails, healthy skin and weight loss.

Other ways to use cucumber

Cut cucumbers and put them on your skin to lighten dark spots and on your eyes to take away puffiness and bags under your eyes. Having problems with constipation, whip up a juice with cucumber; they act as a natural laxative. Juiced with the right veggies, the power of cucumber for hair growth doubles.

Writer CaSaundra Johnson is the author of the 30-day juicing for hair growth e-guide JuiceMyFro.