5 Pumpkin Recipes for Your Beauty Routine

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Does the cool, dry air make your hair coarse and brittle? Make it soft and shiny with a DIY pumpkin conditioner. All you need is a few household ingredients and a blender! Start with two cups of cooked, chopped pumpkin (pumpkin puree can also work) and one tablespoon of yogurt. Place both in a blender or food processor and pulse until the mixture is smooth. Pour the pumpkin-yogurt blend in a bowl and add in one tablespoon of both honey and coconut oil. Apply this hair mask to damp hair for 15 minutes, covering with a plastic cap if you have one, and then wash and dry your hair like normal. [Seventeen] The vitamin A in pumpkin may help hair grow and increases production of sebum, the natural oil that moisturizes your hair.

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