It’s delicious in your salad, but keep reading to see how the super food helps your locks too.
Quinoa is undoubtedly in your go-to salad, lunch bowl, or dinner recipe due to its nutritional prowess—but this hard-working superfood does wonders for dry or natural hair too.
And we can’t get enough of it.
Here, we dive into the healthy food that is the hero ingredient in that year-round BIOTOP PROFESSIONAL favorite, the 911 Quinoa Collection.
What Is Quinoa?
Whether you pronounce it ‘keen-wah’ or ‘kwi-no-ah’ (it’s ‘keen-wah’), quinoa comes from a plant in the goosefoot family in Bolivia and Peru, and we eat the seed inside this plant. So the quinoa we eat is, in fact, a seed, and not a grain as commonly thought.
Nutty, nutritious, and filling, quinoa is one of only a few plant-based foods that are complete proteins, meaning it contains all of the amino acids your body requires—no supplements required. About 20 years ago, NASA researchers declared quinoa the perfect snack for astronauts on long-term missions, as it is rich in minerals, gluten-free, and a complete protein.
And, while the whole world has only fairly recently started to adore this seed, quinoa was first domesticated by Andean people around 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. It’s the OG superfood.
What Are the Benefits of Quinoa for Your Hair?
Hair strengthener Quinoa's nine essential amino acids act as natural strengtheners and protect the hair shaft.
Damage repairer The amino acids also repair damaged hair and promote hair growth.
Moisturizer Quinoa has humectants. Humectants are a godsend for dryness: they attract moisture from the environment. So this super seed nourishes and hydrates the scalp, keeping it well conditioned. Which means it’s also a…
Frizz tamer Smooth.
Quinoa’s humectants also form an invisible film over the hair to protect it from environmental conditions like pollution and dust.
6. Anti-fader for colored hair Quinoa’s an antioxidant, which could help prevent your color from fading too.
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