Many curlies enjoy using the ingredients that we find in our kitchens to create or improve hair products. Kitchens are spaces that help us become more creative and find more solutions that can be affordable or improve the overall health of our hair and bodies. DIY recipes and hair cocktails are not strangers to the natural hair community. We are always on the lookout for new ingredients to use in our mixtures to help promote the health of our curls. Looking for a new ingredient? Look no further. This herb may surprise you just like it did for me. Coriander is an ingredient that can improve the overall health of hair.
Coriander, also known as cilantro, is a leafy green with a pungent smell. You may have tasted this herb in many dishes such as Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Coriander contains antioxidants and also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying coriander to the scalp will calm irritation, which is great for curlies that have a dry and itchy scalp. Applying coriander to your scalp will also increase blood circulation that will promote healthy hair growth. Scalp massages with coriander oil or even a hair rinse with cilantro leaves and warm water (allow the rinse to cool before applying to your hair) can help promote a healthy scalp.
Are you curious of the benefits of coriander and want to try it for yourself? Check out these hair products that include coriander or coriander extracts in their ingredients. It is a great start, especially if DIY recipes are not your thing.
Products with Coriander
- Lush Copperhead Shampoo Bar
- SheaMoisture Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Masque
- Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Gel Conditioner
- Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo
- Malin+Goetz Cilantro Hair Conditioner
Scalp Stimulating Pre-poo Oil
via The Beauty Gypsy
- Add 1 tablespoon powdered coriander seeds to your hair oil and let them infuse for a week.
- Use this infused oil to massage your scalp at least twice a week.
You can consume coriander in other ways such as your diet. You can add cilantro in your green smoothies, salads, and yummy meals for flavor while also receiving health benefits for your curls. Adding coriander to your diet does not have to be boring. There are many great recipes that you can search for that will help you use coriander in many different ways in your meals.
Have you ever used coriander-infused oil for your hair? If so, what are the different ways that you incorporate this ingredient in your hair regimen?