Caviar Is Delicious For Your Hair Just As It Is Your Mouth. Here's How

When you think of caviar, you probably think of a luxury lifestyle. In a luxe world full of glitz and glam, dining on lavish foods is expected. An expensive food in this world is also an exclusive one — one that only a portion of the population has access to because of its price. Here, of course, one main food like this is caviar. Because caviar is the eggs, or roe, that comes from the sturgeon fish, it gets expensive and sometimes difficult to find. Aside from being an exquisite dining option, caviar also carries many health benefits with it.

Consuming caviar helps with the intake of many essential nutrients for your general health, including vitamins B12, A, D, and E and omega-3 fatty acids, just to name a few. Additionally, caviar also helps with reducing skin aging, improving brain and mental health, heart health, and male fertility and supporting the immune system (via Healthline). But it doesn't end there. It can also have many great benefits for beautiful, healthy hair. In fact, some hair products contain caviar extracts for these added benefits. Now, here's what you need to know about caviar's hair benefits.

It contains many healthy hair benefits

As it turns out, caviar's hair benefits are aplenty. Certified trichologist Mark Blake tells Byrdie that caviar contains a mix of proteins and amino acids such as arginine, methionine, lysine, and histidine, which are beneficial for hair in need of nourishment. Furthermore, dermatologic surgeon Kristina Collins also tells Byrdie that caviar is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins that help achieve healthier hair. "It is a strong anti-aging ingredient, given its abundant composition of essential amino acids, structuring peptides, proteins, essential fatty acids, and trace elements," Collins explains.

Many people opt for caviar-infused hair care because of its powerful antioxidant properties. Particularly, caviar contains vitamin E, which helps fight against free radicals that expose your hair to environmental pollutants, UV rays, and chemicals. The antioxidants in caviar help protect the hair from this kind of damage in addition to strengthening the hair shafts and follicles. The omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin D found in caviar also help encourage fuller, more voluminous hair as they help produce new hair follicles. Because of this, caviar can help prevent or treat hair loss due to conditions like alopecia. Additionally, its anti-aging properties can also slow the aging process of hair when it starts to become brittle and lose its color. Omega-3 fatty acids also help with scalp health as they prevent itchiness, dandruff, and lesions (via PURC).

How to use caviar for hair

As you may have noticed, caviar is a nutrient powerhouse. Gain the most out of these benefits for your hair can be done by eating caviar or using hair products made with it. In fact, it can be found in a variety of hair products like shampoos, conditioners, leave-in conditioners, treatments, and serums. Every hair type, style, or stage of health can benefit from what caviar products have to offer. "Caviar hair products work with all hair types so are not off limits to anyone," certified trichologist Mark Blake tells Byrdie. "Obviously there are different types of caviar products that range from fine to thick hair and from hair thinning to difficult to control hair textures."

Products such as Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Scalp Treatment should be sprayed and then massaged into the scalp, ideally after using a caviar shampoo and conditioner. What's more, according to a YouTube video showcasing how to use the product, this caviar scalp treatment helps provide texture to fragile, thinning hair. It also stimulates denser-looking hair. Alterna also claims that this hair care regimen is clinically proven to help improve hair thickness, texture, and overall condition as compared to untreated hair. Now, you can rest easy knowing that caviar may be worth the hype after all.