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 so you...

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 and vol­ume boost...

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 on ...

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 skin), which...