YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT... is right in so many ways especially when it comes to maintaining healthy hair. So we've decided to invest more time in the kitchen and less on fad products. Did you know that your hair has the potential to grow almost ½ inches every month? But over-styling, the misuse of product and breakage makes this near on impossible without getting the right essential nutrients. If nature gave you fine, thin hair you’re probably not going to achieve a thick rope-braid without a bit of help from clip in extensions, so boost your diet with things like protein and iron and it can really start to make a difference. Be aware of supplements that promise miracles! We've learn't that taking things that you don’t really understand can backfire or have nasty side-effects. For example, excess consumption of vitamin A (fortified breakfast cereal) has actually been linked to hair loss. Not ideal! Your hair is the best place to look for underlying problems. For example dry hair can be caused by something as simple as dehydration and hair loss is commonly linked to stress. Do you have any hair concerns? The simple solutions below may be just what you need.
HAIR LOSS▷ Is directly linked to protein consumption. A lack of protein leads to iron deficiency and subsequently hair loss. We suggest taking a multivitamin that includes Iron and Vitamin C. Why? Because it boots the production of collagen which surrounds the hair shaft, keeping it strong. Alternatively double up on protein by eating red meat or oily fish that also promote shiny hair.
LIFELESS HAIR▷ It's hard to pin-point the exact cause of lifeless hair but I bet your bottom dollar you’re not meeting the recommended 5-a-day. Eating plenty of fruit and veg will ensure you’re fully stocked on all the right vitamins and minerals.
DRY HAIR / SPLIT ENDS▷ You’re lacking in iron and/or zinc not to mention essential fatty acids. Spinach is high in both as is other green veg such as asparagyus and broccoli. Try it all for good measure! We’ve rounded up three of our favourite juices proven to promote healthy hair! Find out how we make them below.
We heard that Cucumbers are packed full of a mineral called silica that's found in our joints, nails, muscles and every single strand of hair. By topping up our reserves we can promote hair growth! Ingredients:
- ½ cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 3 celery sticks
- 1 green apple
- 1 cup kale
- 1 lime
- ½ cucumber
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 8 large carrots
- 2 sliced apples (green or red)
- 2 cups cherries (pits removed)