One More Reason to Love Dark Chocolate
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 31, 2017 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Posted in Hair Care Tips
You may already know that dark chocolate is a powerful antioxidant. You may even know that consuming it on a regular basis may also help ward off depression. But just in case you need one more reason to love dark chocolate, it is also great for your hair!
In fact, when it comes to food for hair health, dark chocolate is among the best!
What Makes Dark Chocolate “Good” For You?
Dark chocolate contains a number of important vitamins and minerals that are known to improve hair health. Some of the substances that can be found in dark chocolate include copper, zinc, and iron. Additionally, dark chocolate contains a number of B-complex vitamins. These vitamins and minerals help promote cell renewal process which leads to healthy growth and stronger hair follicles.
Dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants and contains flavonoids to help fight free radicals and prevent damage to the hair and scalp. And with incredible anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps minimize scalp inflammation, eczema, and dandruff.
When placed directly on the hair, dark chocolate can provide the hair with some amazing benefits. It can help stimulate hair growth by increasing oxygen and blood flow to the scalp and lead to healthier and strong hair. As a result, those who regularly use chocolate treatments on their hair may notice a significant different in the length and thickness of it in only a short amount of time. In order to obtain the best possible benefits, make sure the chocolate contains as least 70 percent cocoa content (do not buy dark chocolate that does not have the cocoa percentage stated) and unsweetened.
Wait? Put The Dark Chocolate Directly on My Hair?
Yes! Read this great article for a step by step guide on how to do this: Oh-So-Yummy Dark Chocolate Hair Conditioning Treatment
Healthy hair is only one of the benefits you can enjoy from consuming dark chocolate, which means you now have a reason to indulge without feeling guilty.
Here’s to healthy hair and a justified reason to love dark chocolate!
Not Keen on Putting Chocolate in Your Hair?
No worries! Hair Essentials Nourishing Hair Oil can help provide many of the same benefits as Dark Chocolate.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan