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3 Ways Blueberries Help Strengthen and Accelerate Natural Hair Growth & Why You Should Start Using Them

By Rockitnapptural @Rockitnapptural
Blueberries for hair
Because July is National Blueberry month, we're closing it out with a round-up of our favorite blueberry infused natural hair products. Not only do blueberries taste great (and I'm not just saying that because they're my absolute favorite berries) but they are also highly beneficial for your hair. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that help strengthen, protect and restore your hair's resilience and appearance. And because blueberries have an abundant source of Vitamins and proanthocyanidins, they are extremely ideal to use for natural hair care. Here's how! 

1. Blueberries Help Improve the Overall Quality of your Hair

Blueberries are rich in Vitamins C and B complex. Both of these vitamins contribute to the overall health of your hair. B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12) are also knows as the "beauty vitamins" because when working in tandem, they support the overall function of the hair, skin, and nails. And because our bodies cannot naturally produce Vitamin C, it is important to supplement this essential vitamin. Vitamin C is needed for many functions of the body such as essential cell development and tissue growth.

2. Blueberries Can Accelerate Hair Growth

Blueberries also contain proanthocyanidins, a class of antioxidants which help accelerate hair growth when interacting with the hair follicle. Hair growth occurs when the dead hair cells are pushed from the hair follicle and replaced by newly developed cells, also called the Telogen phase of the hair growth cycle. As the hair cycle moves from the telogen phase, the chemicals found in blueberries simulate hair growth by accelerating the transition from the telogen phase back to the anagen phase (the active growing phase) of the hair growth cycle.
Read Also: The Hair Growth Cycle Explained

3. Blueberries Also Help Prevent Breakage and Graying Hair

In addition to promoting hair growth, the antioxidants found in blueberries can also help slow hair from graying prematurely or too quickly. Gray hair is commonly associated with aging. Although scientists haven't really figured out how premature aging occurs in some people, genetics and a deficiency in Vitamin B12 are said to be the primary culprits of premature graying. Blueberries are rich in B complex vitamins which can inhibit the hair from losing its pigment.

Benefits of Using Blueberries in the Hair:
  • Rich in vitamins C and B complex
  • Helps prevent hair loss
  • Improves and strengthens the hair
  • Good for increasing hair growth
  • Prevents and slows the graying process
  • Helps improve blood circulation in the scalp

Read Also: 5 Amazing Hair Growth Vitamin Alternatives to Biotin
Blueberry Infused Hair Care Products for Natural Hair Care:
Yes to Blueberries Healthy Hair Shampoo
Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Shampoo 
One of many star players from the Yes To line, the Yes to Blueberries healthy hair shampoo is infused with the antioxidant power of blueberries and the nourishing properties of sunflower oil. The shampoo is 98 percent all natural, free from parabens, petroleum of sulfates, and is clinically proven to improve the fullness and overall health of your hair within 7 days.

CURLS Blueberry Bliss
Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner  
As a triple-threat, Curls Blueberry Bliss leave-in will help repair, restore and condition your natural tresses. This powerful leave-in contains some my favorite ingredients such as coconut oil, mango butter, grapeseed oil and blueberry extract. The blueberry leave-in is made to repair damaged hair, encourage and promote hair growth, and  prevent breakage to help you retain length.

Christophe Robin antioxidant cleansing milk
Christophe Robin Antioxidant Cleansing Milk with 4 Oils and Blueberry  
A gentle paraben and sulfate-free cleanser for delicate hair, Christophe Robin's Antioxidant Cleansing Milk is perfect for dry, damaged and color-treated hair because of its low-lather. The shampoo is infused with blueberry oil, walnut oil, vitamins A and E, and rice protein to help fortify and restructure the hair fiber giving your healthier, stronger hair.

Glop and Glam blueberry shampoo
Glop and Glam Blueberry Blast Clarifying Shampoo 
Although sold as a children's shampoo, Glop and Glam's clarifying shampoo is gentle enough to use daily for children, but also powerful enough to even cleanse and restore adult's hair. The shampoo will remove harmful chemicals and buildup from the hair, including chlorine for all you pool lovers out there, and can be used daily on all hair types. The shampoo won't leave your hair dry or stripped either, there are no parabens, sulfates or drying alcohols in the ingredients.

Read Also: What exactly are Parabens?
CURLS Blueberry Twist and Shout Cream
Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout Styling Cream  
This blueberry inspired styling product give your kinks and curls new life with it's ability to define your curls, boost shine, and give you some of the best twist-outs and braid-outs ever. The Twist-N-Shout cream does not contain any sulfates silicones, parabens, artificial oils, colors or fragrances. And if that isn't enough, it will give your finished curls a soft, silky, and healthy appearance.


FRAMESI Blueberry hair treatment
Framesi Hair Treatment Hair Follicle Release Shampoo with Blueberry Extract 
A gentle yet high potency cleanser that strengthens and nourishes both the hair and scalp, Framesi's hair follicle treatment is infused with blueberry extract, olive oil, palm butter, wheat protein, and vitamins H and B5. The shampoo removes build-up and residue from the hair while restoring and reactivating the hair follicle to promote a clean, healthy environment for hair growth.

Alberto Balsam conditioner
Alberto Balsam Blueberry Conditioner 
Alberto's blueberry conditioner is packed full of antioxidants and nourishment for your natural hair. Infused with blueberry and ginseng extracts, the conditioner deeply conditions, protects and restores your hair adding shine and moisture. It's great for color-treated and severely damaged hair, contains pro-vitamin B5 to strengthen the hair, and comes at an extremely affordable price.

SO, WHY ARE BLUEBERRIES GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR?
  • Strengthens the hair follicle
  • nourishes the scalp with essential vitamins
  • softens the hair
  • helps accelerate hair growth
  • restores hair resilience and vibrancy
  • helps protect against premature aging
  • also works well as a natural hair darkener 

Benefits of Blueberries for Hair
What are some of your favorite blueberry infused or inspired products to use? Comment below and let me know your favorites!
References:  http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/FULL/Proanthocyanidin.shtml

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