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Celery Is the Buzzy New Hero Ingredient Found in Haircare (and Skincare, Too!)

Celery juice saw a huge rise in popularity during 2019, but turns out the crunchy veggie is useful far past detoxifying our body and keeping us hydrated. Celery benefits in beauty are being evidenced lately in haircare and skincare.

Want a better understanding of its uses (with some product recs to boot!)? Keep reading.

chopped up green celery to represent celery benefits in beauty
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General Benefits of Celery

Aside from the fact that celery is a low cal crunchy snack that tastes incredible with peanut butter, it’s a nutrient-dense veggie that does wonders for the body. Known for packing an impressive punch of antioxidants, celery also reduces inflammation, supports digestion, has a steady affect on blood sugar, and has a neutralizing effect on acidic foods. Basically, there’s not a bad thing we can say about this green wonder.

Celery Benefits in Beauty

Cold-pressed celery juice can actually be found in skincare, helping to balance and hydrate the skin. Meanwhile, in haircare, celery seed extract balances moisture levels to nurture your scalp back to health. It’s especially great for scalp acne and other scalp conditions. Also, since it contains multiple vitamins, a juicy celery stalk can help smooth strands. It’s a great source of the mineral silica, which strengthens hair for toughness and anti-breakage.

“Celery Seed Oil has antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties that can potentially help benefit scalp health, especially for ones prone to dandruff,” says Krupa Koestline, a clean cosmetic chemist and founder of KKT Consultants. “There aren’t enough studies showing whether or not it impacts hair growth. However, a healthy scalp is important for healthy hair growth.”

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Products to Try

Kevin Murphy recently launched a SCALP.SPA WASH purifying shampoo as part of his new collection aimed solely at scalp care. Sweet Chef also just launched a Celery + Hyaluronic Acid Shot serum fueled with active-rich essential vitamins and anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Cocokind was ahead of the buzz, launching a celery duo (Pore Refining Concentrate and Texture Smoothing Cream). Find yourself on a budget? For hair nourishment and thickening, mash celery to a pulp and apply to damp hair the way you would a rinse-out mask.

For more edible additions to your haircare routine, check out THIS list of odd foods that have incredible benefits for your strands.

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