Could chocolate be the answer to dye-related hair loss?There’s no doubt hair dye can be damaging for the health of your hair, and can even cause hair loss, which is why many people are on the search for natural alternatives. However one salon in Dubai, UAE has come up with an interesting new method for darkening up hair colour – Nutella chocolate spread!

Beauty blogger and brand founder of Huda Beauty, Huda Kattan shared a short clip online of a mixture of Nutella and condensed milk being applied to a blonde woman’s hair. Her hair is first washed, then coated with the chocolate spread and left in foils. Once the foils are removed and her hair is washed out and dried, the young woman and her stylist are seen holding a thumbs-up sign smiling and showcasing her now brunette (and glossy) hair!

Many viewers have been left amazed by the transformation, some questioning the authenticity of the video, others in excitement of a more natural alternative to hair dye.

Does dark chocolate have any beauty benefits?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate can actually be a useful and beneficial part of your beauty regime. Dark chocolate contains less sugar and more cocoa than regular or milk chocolate; it is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which can nourish skin and hair growth.

This means it can be used to repair dry skin, shield against harmful UV rays and even reduce collagen breakdown which results in fewer wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. Not to forget, eating chocolate can uplift your mood and be a part of your caffeine fix for the day.

Chocolate for hair loss?

In terms of hair care, applying unsweetened dark chocolate along with honey and yogurt can add shine to dry and dull looking hair. Just leave the hair mask on for one hour and rinse out with a shot of cold water for the glossiest results.

If you’re suffering from hair loss, eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate every day can promote cell renewal and growth. This is due to the mineral rich nature of dark chocolate, which can stimulate oxygen and blood flow around the body – including the scalp and lead to healthier hair growth.