Any chocolate lover will tell you with full confidence that the main ingredient in the delicacies - cocoa - is a very valuable product. Indeed, what does not exist in the fruits of cocoa beans: amino acids, minerals, vitamins (group B, as well as A, PP, E), fats, proteins ... Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper - this is an incomplete list of "Mendeleyev's table" , hiding in cocoa.
Naturally, such a rich composition makes cocoa an invaluable ingredient in home beauticians. If you want to strengthen every hair, moisten the dry strands, adjust the growth of your mane, and also improve your scalp, use cocoa for your hair - you will not regret it. In addition to the benefits in its pure form, you will receive a powerful charge of positive emotions.
It is not necessary to buy cocoa powder in the supermarket for hair. Masks or wraps for the hair can be done with cocoa butter - it is as popular (and useful) as shea butter. This tool will give you visibly thick, soft, pleasant to the touch, shiny hair.
1. Cocoa powder is suitable only for brown-haired or brunette, and even red. But blondes such a mask is unlikely to like it - the fact is that it can tint blond hair, and it is uneven and not at all "salon". In this case, it is recommended to use cocoa butter, it is not less valuable in its properties.
2. This tool can not only color your hair, so when making a mask, wear only an old T-shirt or a cape for dyeing your hair. With ordinary clothes, a drop of such oil may not be washed.
3. Sometimes the body can show an allergic reaction to this remedy. So before you treat the entire head with a mask, do a small test on the elbow bend.
Cocoa with burdock against brittleness and loss
Mix the butter of thistle and cocoa in equal parts, warmed in a water bath. The mask is applied until it has cooled down for 1 hour.
Strengthening mask with cocoa and yogurt
Recipe: a little water, 1 tablespoon of cocoa, 0.5 cups of kefir, 1 yolk. Cocoa and water should be heated a little on the steam bath. The mask is applied both to the roots and to the hair to the very tips. After that, you need to warm your head and keep this remedy for about 45 minutes.
Nourishing mask with cocoa and milk
Recipe: 2 tablespoons of cocoa, warm milk (to a mushy state). Hold the mask for half an hour. It is washed off under the tap, without shampoo.
Mask with cocoa and sea salt to enhance growth
Recipe: 1 tablespoon of sea salt, honey, cognac, cocoa powder. This compound is applied for 60 minutes, only on the roots of the hair.
Chocolate mask for nutrition and shine
Instead of cocoa powder, chocolate can be added to the mask. Recipe: 30 g black bitter chocolate (melt on a water bath), 1 banana (crush with a fork). The mask is applied to washed and dried hair, keep it for 60 minutes. Important: Chocolate can be replaced with an identical volume of cocoa powder mixed with vegetable oil.
Mask for strengthening and nutrition
Recipe: 2 pieces of fresh rye bread pour a dark beer (5 tablespoons). Grind the pulp of bread in a convenient way for you (for example, using a submerged blender). Add the resulting "mush" on a tablespoon of liquid natural honey and regular cocoa powder. Wash your head, just dry the clean hair with a towel, but do not completely dry them. Apply the mask to the very ends, from above put on a shower cap (or a tight bag). Keep the mask on your hair for up to 40 minutes.
Mask with cocoa for beautiful color (only for brunettes or brown-haired)
To one or two tablespoons of your usual balm you need to add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (it's not hard to guess that the more you want to dye your hair, the more you need to put this fragrant component). Apply the mask for 20 or 30 minutes on the hair, then rinse. The result: an easy shade of chocolate on every strand, as well as salon shine of the hair.
Laminating cocoa with gelatin
This mask will not only create a laminating effect on the hair, but also add a beautiful shade to the owners of dark hair. Brew 2 tablespoons of cocoa and coffee in a glass of water. Add 3 tablespoons instant gelatin and mix well. Now add 1-2 teaspoons of cosmetic oil (olive, almond) and a spoon of hair balm. Apply the remedy on the curls, retreating from the roots 1 cm. After an hour, wash the head with shampoo.