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A Way To Healthy Hair – 5 Foods: Healthy Resolution Series

A Way To Healthy Hair – 5 Foods: Healthy Resolution Series

 

Whole foods rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and biotin may help promote a healthy scalp and hair. Add these foods to your grocery cart – think of them as ingredients in a healthy hair recipe!

Bronze Highlights for Brown Hair

  1. Dark leafy greens. Kale, Swiss chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens are good sources of vitamins A and C, which the body needs to produce the oily substance sebum, a natural conditioner for your hair.
  2. Salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids, of which wild-caught salmon is a top source, are important to a healthy scalp. Salmon (always look for wild Alaskan or sockeye salmon) is also a good source of protein. If you don’t like the taste of fish, be sure to get omega-3 in other ways like a high-quality fish oil supplement.
  3. Beans and legumes. They are a good source of protein which helps promote hair growth, as well as iron, biotin and zinc. (Biotin deficiencies can occasionally result in brittle hair.) Another good source of zinc is raw pumpkin seeds or pepitas. Add a small handful per day like you would use nuts.
  4. Nuts. Specific varieties of nuts contain vitamins and minerals that can help promote the health of your scalp. Brazil nuts are a good source of selenium (limit yourself to no more than two Brazil nuts per day). Walnuts provide the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which may help condition your hair, as well as zinc, which can minimize hair shedding. Cashews, almonds and pecans are other hair-healthy choices. Aim for raw varieties as often as you can, or lightly toast it yourself if an added crunch is preferred.
  5. Eggs. A good source of protein, which helps prevent dry, weak and brittle hair. Choose organic, omega-3 fortified eggs from cage-free hens.

 

Dr Anne Sullivan

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Hair Loss

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Hair Loss

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About 40% of both men and women, have visible hair loss by

age 40.  There is a supplement combo that

reduces hair loss in 90% of the men and women who take it daily.

 

 

Fish Oil  400 mg, fish oil is still the best source of Omega3 fatty acids which quell

inflammation and help nerve endings heal, both of which can reduce hair loss. Omega

3’s also reduce wrinkles.

 

 

Blackcurrant seed oil, 460mg     This supplement has an ideal balance of

omega 6’s and omega 3 fatty acids, which together help stimulate the growth of

hair.   This also help with hormonal balances and menopause symptoms.

 

 

 

Vitamin C 30 mg,

This nutrient is abundant in citrus fruits, bell peppers and berries,

booster the blood vessels that help the scalp retain hair.

 

 

 

Vitamin E    5mg     This supplement works in conjunction with

vitamin C to reduce the free radical damage that contributes to hair loss.

 

 

 

Lycopene 1 mg.   This

super nutrient zaps hair harming free radical.

It also helps you skin resist sun damage.

 

 

 

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Picture:  Echineachea in my garden.  Also known as Vitamin C, and you can put the petals in salads.

Vitamins and Supplements

Argan Oil: Hair and Nails

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Argan oil is the new miracle cure for hair, and for many reasons. Argan oil is especially great for hair because it is lightweight and full of nutrients, such as Vitamin E, D, and A. It is also full of nutrients such as carotene and squalene, which are great for healthy hair and skin. Because this healthful oil is absorbed easily by the hair, it can help address issues such as dry scalp, fragile hair, thinning hair, and damaged hair. Read on to learn about how great argan oil actually is and learn your own recipe for making it at home.

Hair Conditioner

Argan Oil is successful in treating and repairing split ends, as well as smoothing frizzy, out-of-control hair. You can add argan oil to your shampoo, conditioner, or leave-in conditioner. Or, simply apply a small amount (about a pea size) to wet or damp hair and run it through with your fingers, focusing on the ends.

Hair Styling

Thanks to its smoothing abilities, argan oil is a necessary tool in your styling arsenal. It adds a nice healthy shine to your hair without weighing it down or making it look greasy. If ends are looking extra-dry or frayed, simply apply a small amount, using your fingertips, to the ends to smooth them out and help the healing process.

Healthy Skin

Just as it moisturizes your hair, argan oil can moisturize your skin. Thanks especially to its vitamin E and fatty acids, it is a nutrient-rich, moisture-dense solution to dry skin. You can simply add a small amount to your body lotion or your warm bath. You can also use it on your face for a non-greasy moisturizer. Argan oil can help treat skin ailments such as acne, eczema, itchy scalp, and signs of aging, simply because of its rich moisturizing and nutritional benefits. The oil is also safe to use on dry, chapped lips for a fast-acting lip moisturizer and plumper.

Hand, Foot, and Nail Health

Just as it can moisturize your hair and skin, liquid gold is also great for moisturizing and supporting the health of your nails, and addressing rough patches on your hands, and feet. This oil can work miracles for dry, cracked hands or rough, calloused heels. Massage a few drops of the oil onto your trouble spots and on your cuticles each night for skin and nail health.

So now that you’re ready to start using argan oil as much as possible, here is a quick and easy recipe you can make at home so that you can enjoy the benefits of this miracle oil.

Ingredients:

  • Pure argan oil, 100 ml
  • Rosemary essential oil, 4-5 drops

Recipe

Simply add the 4-5 drops of rosemary essentiall oil to a 100 ml container of pure argan oil.

Application

Take a few drops of your mixture into your palm and run it between your hands and fingertips; apply to your hair, starting from your scalp and running it all the way through the ends. You can also just spot-treat dry ends by applying a bit more oil to just the ends. The Rosemary essential oil will help increase argan oil’s benefits for dry, dull hair and an itchy scalp.

Argan oil is one of the few oils that can be used in an undiluted form, which is why the above recipe is so simple. You don’t need to dilute it with another oil, and it doesn’t even need to be added to your lotion or conditioner (although mixing it in with something that is a bit thicker will stretch the number of uses from one bottle).

As with any new oil that you start using, apply it to a small section of skin first to make sure you don’t have a reaction. When the coast is clear, invest in a good amount of argan oil, and start using it on a daily basis for healthier hair, skin, and nail.

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