01/6Dark chocolate can help you deal with hair loss: Checkout some tips on how to use it
Dark black chocolate is a variation of chocolate that contains cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar, sans the milk found in usual milk chocolate. And, it has a wonderful reputation of being a better alternative (health-wise) when compared to other varieties of chocolates. In fact many researches have claimed that dark chocolate can help in improving a lot of bodily issues, especially those related to skin and hair. And, if you have been facing hair related issues and a extreme hair loss, then dark chocolate could be your savior after all, don’t believe us? Read on.
A research carried on mice showed some interesting results pertaining to the connection of dark chocolate and hair growth. Since it is rich in cocoa, which contains proanthocyanidins, compounds that known to promote hair growth. When a group of researchers administered some dark chocolate to a group of mice, it was found that proanthocyanidins present in the chocolate induced the anagen phase of hair growth. For people who are clueless about the finding, here’s an elaboration – anagen is the active growth phase of hair follicles where the hair root multiplies significantly.
First things first, it helps greatly in increasing the hair volume, thanks to some rich minerals found in it that induce cell growth along with increasing blood flow to the scalp resulting in better hair growth.
All you need to do to fight dull hair is a dark chocolate hair mask. Just take some unsweetened dark chocolate and mix it with honey and yogurt. Now, apply the mask on your hair and leave it for half an hour. Just wash it off after half an hour and you will be surprised to see the soft and shiny texture of your hair.
Take some cocoa powder or dark chocolate and mix it with coconut oil and green tea. This mixture will clean your scalp as green tea helps in cleaning the scalp and dark chocolate will be able to nourish the dry scalp along with rich goodness of coconut oil.