How I Got Thicker, Stronger, Healthier Hair

How I Got Thicker, Stronger, Healthier Hair

I was born with naturally fine, curly hair. Hairdressers always told me to be grateful I had “body” from the curls because my hair looked and felt thicker. During my vegan days, my hair was incredibly thin. It was limp, broken, and all around unhealthy. It took a few years, but my hair has come back thicker and shinier and more awesome than ever. This is how I got healthier hair, and this is how you can strengthen the strands you have and encourage faster and healthier growth. Best Foods & Supplements for Hair Protein. Omega 3s. Zinc. B vitamins (Biotin in particular). These are all present in a healthy diet, yet you would be surprised how little of these nutrients people (especially women) consume daily. Wild-Caught Fish: Omega-3 fatty acids, of which salmon is an excellent source, are important to a healthy scalp. Salmon (I only choose wild Alaskan salmon) is also a great source of protein. A tip for those who don’t like or have easy access to wild fish: try a high-quality fish oil supplement like Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, Carlson Cod Liver Oil, or Green Pastures Cod Liver Oil Capsules. Vegetable oils like flax or vegetable oil blends are incomplete, as they do not contain DHA and they have low levels of EPA – both important omega 3 fatty acids present in fish and krill oils. Be aware that vegetable oil manufacturers or proponents may state that ALA (present in veggie oils) will convert to EPA, but what they may not mention is that less than 5% of ALA gets converted to EPA¹. I want you to be informed...

How to Get Thicker Hair

  Getting thicker hair has been an obsession of mine for years. Everyone in my immediate family has fine hair – no one has a gloriously thick mane (booo). For the past few months, my hair has been the thickest it’s every been and everyone around me has noticed and asked what I’ve been doing. So I wanted to share with you what I’ve been doing to thicken my fine, naturally curly hair. It has taken about 3-4 months to see a huge difference, but my hair has been very gradually thickening up for the past two years since I stopped being vegan. 1. SHAMPOO. My hair is fine and naturally curly, which is a double whammy to developing length and thickness to the hair. When hair is curly the cuticle does not lay flat and is prone to dryness and breakage. I have found the best shampoos for me are Acure Organics Shampoo Pure Mint + Echinacea and Amazon Beauty Rahua Shampoo. They leave my hair feeling thicker and moisturized without weighing it down. When I shampoo, I also take the time to massage my head. I will do a quick shampoo, rinse, and then shampoo again where I massage my head for a good 3-5 minutes. Not only does it feel awesome, but it’s also pushing blood to your scalp and freeing up any sebum (oil) that may be blocking new hairs from coming through your scalp. 2. CONDITIONER. I use Ctonics Elixir Blossom Conditioner and Amazon Beauty Rahua Conditioner. I use the Ctonics conditioner 1 or 2 times per week since it provides a serious thickness...

My Summer Skin Care & Beauty Favorites

Sorry it’s been so long! How is everyone? 😀 For my first post of June, I would like to share with you my favorite summer skin care and beauty products. 1. Tropical Traditions Gold Standard Virgin Coconut Oil. This is my staple, but I use it a lot more in summer than I do in winter. If I go out and wear eye make-up, I use this to gently remove it without stinging my eyes. I also use it to prevent blackheads and blemishes, since coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is a powerful non-toxic fungus and bacteria fighter. I just keep a jar of this in my cupboard, and in the summer it stays in a soft, semi-liquidy state so it’s easy to use a cosmetic spatula, spoon, cotton bud, or cotton swab to scoop out some coconut oil. Then you just put it on your skin wherever you want. Some people use it in their hair, but for my fine, curly hair, I prefer to use purely moisturizing oils (I list one below). 2. Best Bath Store Acne Treatment Gel. This stuff is amazing. You can dab this on at night and it dramatically reduces any pimple (and redness) to almost nothing by morning. Better yet, you can also put it on in the morning and no one will know. Oh! And it doesn’t dry your skin out at all. It has a funky herbal scent that I really like, and the ingredients are pure and 100% natural, of course. This gel will be especially useful if you workout a lot and tend to get sweat-related blemishes...

Grow Your Hair Longer & Thicker

online payday loans direct lenders no credit checkwww.lulufashioncoach.com/scripts/ This is a favorite topic of mine because I have fine hair that is naturally curly, and I’ve always been interested in making my hair longer and thicker. This is all the information I have gathered for the last several years. I also just discovered an awesome YouTube channel yesterday called YouTips4U, with some great information on growing and caring for long hair, so definitely check her out when you get a chance. Here’s the YouTube video if you want to watch: {A LITTLE FACT} Everyone’s hair is different, and the following tips will simply help you to maximize your hair growth potential. The average hair growth per month is 1/2″ though some people may grow 3/4″ or 1″ per month. Don’t stress if your hair grows the average of 1/2″ — this is genetically predetermined, but you can do a lot to prevent breakage and stimulate healthy, thicker hair growth. {TIP #1} Get your protein. Your hair keratin grows from the inside out, so your protein and overall nutrition intake is of utmost importance. After much trial and error with my diet, I discovered that without a doubt, including some grass-fed animal products gives me thicker, healthier, shinier hair. On the other hand, I have one friend in particular that was completely vegan for several years and still grew a thick mop of hair. Pay attention to your individual needs — one size does not fit all! I compiled the following list of protein-rich foods for you (I purposely excluded protein-rich foods that are unfriendly to our hormones, weight, and...