Spirulina is a blue-green alga that grows in water such as ponds and lakes. It has been used for centuries for the multiple health benefits it provides.
Spirulina is one of the best superfoods on the planet, it is an absolutely magical alga with incredible properties: it encourages the growth of a healthy microbiome and helps digestion. It also helps to fight allergy symptoms, boosts the immune system, detoxifies the body, reduces the risk of cancer, it improves cells renewal and helps fight infections.
Spirulina is densely-packed with nutrients and has a high protein level that rivals that of meat. It contains iron along with essential calcium and multiple B vitamins that boost your energy and invigorate the hair and skin. It is also a very good source of chlorophyll, the pigment that gives it its green blueish color and that contains high amounts of antioxidants. Whether it is through nutrition or topic application, all these properties make spirulina an extraordinary beauty ally.
Today we are going to be using these amazing algae to hydrate our scalp and boost our hair growth.
Here is what you need for this powerful hair mask :
1 Small mashed Banana
1 to 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil or Argan oil
2 teaspoons of Spirulina Powder
Mix all the ingredients altogether. Dampen your hair with lukewarm water and start by applying the mixture to your roots while massaging your scalp. Work your way through your hair lengths. Once your hair is all covered, wrap it up in a clip and put a hot towel or cling film on it.
Leave the mask on for about 30-45 minutes then rinse it thoroughly to cleanse your hair. Dry and style as you would normally do.
This hair mask will leave your hair nourished and hydrated and your scalp clean and refreshed. If you use it on a regular basis, you will notice your hair thickening and growing faster.
Inspired by Elena Micheals