Gelatin Treatments for Hair Health

· April 17, 2016
Searching for an easy way to promote healthy hair? These gelatin treatments may get you some results.

These gelatin treatments use the simplest of ingredients. Best of all, they work on any type of hair, whether you have wavy or curly hair.

In today’s article, we’ll explain how you can use gelatin to create inexpensive hair care products. This will save you from having to resort to commercial hair products that can damage your hair.

Women who have wavy or curly hair know how important it is to stop frizz and tame those strands.

Curly hair is typically on the dry side, often requiring the use of gels, waxes, mousse, or sprays to keep it in place, particularly in humid or wet conditions.

But there’s one product on the market that can help tame your curly hair in a simple, inexpensive, and natural way: gelatin.

What is this treatment?

Some people say gelatin treatments can be good for the hair.
Gelatin treatments help the hair health best when you mix it with your regular conditioner.

If you have a 300 ml conditioner bottle, the amounts are as follows:

  • 1 tablespoon of gelatin (20 g)
  • 5 tablespoons of water at room temperature (75 g)

Preparation

  • Combine the water and gelatin powder in a small saucepan, and stir until dissolved.
  • Heat the mixture for one minute until it gets slightly warm.
  • Allow it to cool, then add it to your regular conditioner.

We recommend reading: 5 natural hair conditioners

Gelatin mask

Aloe vera gel in a wooden spoon.
You can also prepare a hair mask using gelatin to treat fragile or brittle hair.

In this recipe, you also add aloe vera.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of gelatin (20 g)
  • One cup of water (200 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

Preparation

  • Dissolve the gelatin in water just as in the previous recipe, then add the aloe.
  • Store this in the fridge and apply it to wet hair for 10 minutes once a week.

How gelatin treatments help the hair

Gelatin is rich in protein, and hair requires protein to look healthy.

To get the best benefits from this treatment, use it at least twice a week.

You should also avoid excessive use of hair dryers or curling irons, which dry out and damage your hair.

See also: 7 remedies for healthier hair

Other tips

Gelatin treatments for your hair are an excellent option as long as you remember the following basic tips for caring for your hair:

  • Protect your hair from sunlight during the brightest hours of the day, especially if you’re at the beach or high altitudes.
  • You should always opt for natural shampoos and hair products that don’t contain paraffin.
  • Don’t wash your hair in hot water – try warm water, and always make your final rinse with cold water.
  • Comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb, and be careful to avoid breakage.
  • Allow your hair to air dry, or use the cooler settings on your hair dryer.

Strengthen your hair from the inside

To have beautiful hair it’s important that you remember that what you eat also nourishes your scalp. If you’re suffering from dry, curly hair, you could have a nutrient deficiency and might benefit from adding the following things to your diet:

Brewer’s yeast

A pile of brewers yeast.
Brewer’s yeast is an excellent supplement for the skin, hair, and nails.

Wheat germ

This supplement is also highly nutritious and can be taken with brewer’s yeast in the mornings with a little juice.

Flaxseed oil

This oil is rich in essential fatty acids. You should only consume cold-pressed flaxseed oil that is raw, without cooking it.

Nuts

Assorted nuts in a bowl.
Nuts are not only nutritious – they contain healthy fats. Eat a handful of roasted nuts with no added salt every day.

Avocado

This fruit is an excellent source of vegetable protein and also contains vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and fiber. Try eating half of an avocado every day.