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The Curl Twirl: Okra Is The A+ Veggie That’ll Take Your Curl Game To New Heights

The Curl Twirl: Okra Is The A+ Veggie That’ll Take Your Curl Game To New Heights

We know finding styling products for your fiery curly mane can seem like a never-ending quest. Given that, we are ready to reveal some of the most simple and effective DIY curl recipes using okra for all you curlacious goddesses. Yes, you heard it right! Okra is a little slimy if you think about it now, and curly-headed girls will enjoy its slip.

Even if you’re not excited about the notion of consuming Okra, you should at least think about using it as a DIY hair mask and styling gel on your mane. ‘Coz anything that benefits your inner beauty must therefore be beneficial to your external appeal. Right? Exactly. So scroll through and get ready to whip it up.

5 Benefits You Need To Know About Okra!

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Defines Curly Mane Naturally

Because of the conditioning qualities and glide that okra offers, it’s a great way to add volume and definition to your curls. Unlike other hairstyling products, okra offers all the goodness without harsh chemicals and hefty price tag.

Provides Extreme ‘Slip’

What I particularly enjoy is when my hair has “slip,” which simply means that it feels incredibly silky and sleek after using a certain product. Considering its slippery texture, it’s no surprise that okra might provide slip to your hair.

Loaded With Nutrients

Magnesium and iron are prevalent in okra. Magnesium dissolves calcium deposits that can form as a result of hard water. Iron aids in blood circulation, ensuring that your hair follicles acquire the vitamins and minerals they require.

It’s A Profound Moisturiser

It cannot be stressed enough how important moisture is for hair to thrive. Because okra is nearly 93 percent water, it may be used as a terrific complement to any conditioner or hair mask you prepare at home, thanks to the protein it contains. There’s no doubt about it.

Takes Care Of Your Scalp Health

Because this veggie is so nutrient-dense, applying it to your scalp can help to reduce inflammation and irritation, which is always a nice thing.

Easy DIY Okra Hair Recipes To Try ASAP

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DIY Okra Hair Gel

You’ll Need:

  • 5-7 pieces of okra
  • ¼ cup of all-natural and pure aloe vera gel
  • Your favourite essential oil

Method:

  • Cut the okra into horizontal slices.
  • Place the pieces in a pot with 8-10 ounces of water and cook until it becomes a gel-like consistency.
  • Allow time for the gel to cool down before adding the aloe vera (it helps to condition your hair, prevent UV damage and relieve scalp irritation, plus it also has a gel consistency to it).
  • Then, to conceal the odour of the okra, add 7-10 drops of your preferred essential oil.
  • Then apply it to your curls as you would any regular hair gel and marvel at how beautiful your curls look and feel!

DIY Okra Hair Mask

You’ll Need:

  • 3 pieces of okra
  • Half a banana
  • 1/8 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of manuka honey

Method:

  • Cut the okra into pieces and throw them into a pot of water and bring to a boil.
  • Using a cheesecloth, strain the okra gel and set it to cool before adding the remaining ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and apply it on your hair in sections.
  • Keep it for 20 minutes and then rinse it regularly.
  • If you have any leftovers, store them in the refrigerator. You should be able to use it more than once.

Happy healthy hair to ya!

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15 Jun 2022

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