It is still hot in Texas. The only hints of fall are the apples and pumpkins at the grocery store. Putting a pumpkin on my front porch is not going to work at the moment. It would be a baked, mushy pumpkin in a matter of days. So, to embrace fall, and in honor of October being apple month, I am buying all the varieties of new apples. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. An apple a day can also keep the frizz away.

Here's a few reasons why apples are good for you and a few more reasons why they are good for your hair.

Reason #1

The apple-derived ingredient Pyrus Malus (apple) fiber is used as a conditioning agent in hair products.

Reason #2

Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove any buildup on your hair shaft. Rinsing will also close the numerous cuticle scales that cover and protect the surface of each hair shaft. The result is a smoother surface, which reflects more light, and so your hair is shinier, smoother and easier to manage.

For recipes and more information about apple cider vinegar, click here.

Reason #3

Apples contain an essential trace element called boron. Boron helps with bone density and can therefore help to prevent or to decrease the effects of osteoporosis.

Reason #4

Apples contain phytonutrients, which are antioxidants that can help to combat the effects of bad LDL cholesterol.

On average, apple contains more antioxidants than a large 1,500 mg dose of vitamin C.

Reason #5

As well as being full of goodness, apples contain no sodium, no fat and no cholesterol.