Life in this day and age moves fast and seems to speed up a little bit more every year. Which is where fast food culture and getting what you need on the go reigns supreme. Although at times these little habits are unavoidable they do begin to take their toll on things like our energy, waist lines and our hair. These easy tips will help you keep on top of the health of your hair while you’re moving and shaking in the world because after all healthy hair starts from within.
This tip is a great big duh these days but it’s amazing how many naturals are not on top of their daily water intake (myself included). This is essential for several reasons, not only does your hair draw from the water content in your body but it also benefits from the detoxifying properties of your body cleansing itself. Everything that we consume shows up in our hair and the more water we drink the better our bodies are at ridding themselves of impurities. After I began putting better effort forward with my water intake I saw results in the way my curls felt after taking down a protective style and in my curl definition down to my edges!
I wasn’t too convinced at first on this one because there really isn’t any concrete research on how effective this is for hair growth but through my own experience I found that natural detoxes gave my body an excellent boost and my hair and nails responded accordingly. I use aloe vera juice and water to flush my system out, there are other awesome natural detoxes but this one is an easy favorite of mine. I recommend this for those who have a diet high in animal protein. Although protein is essential for building strong hair, protein in take from animal meat requires a cleanse here and there to keep the colon operating at full capacity. The colon aids in nutrient absorption so keeping this area running smoothly will have a direct impact on the functionality and health of your natural hair.
Vitamins are essential and honestly do the entire body good. Vitamins A, B and C are all excellent to add to your health regimen. Vitamin A is essential for cell growth point blank, cells can’t do their thing without this little gem you can get it from carrots, spinach and kale. Vitamn B better known as Biotin is the best vitamin for hair and nail growth hands down! I loved using this but didn’t like what it was doing with the rest of the hair on my body that’s already thick enough on it’s own. You can find vitamin B in liver, fish, crab and red meat. If you’re vegetarian consider a supplement instead. Vitamin C helps to create the protein collagen which is apart of the very structure that makes up each strand of hair on your head! Great sources of this vitamin include peppers and citrus fruits like oranges.
The More Fresh Foods the Better
Last but certainly not least is the amount of fresh foods you’re eating on a daily basis. Your body needs fresh foods and vegetables every single day to keep every part of you healthy. It’s easy to get fast food throughout the week when your schedule calls for it but making a mental note to eat something freshly prepared everyday should be the goal. I’d say implementing this step in the foods you snack on will yield great results especially for those who experience hair loss and breakage. Look for snack foods that promote healthy hair and cell growth like broccoli, brussel sprouts and strawberries. The list goes on!
Once you find your stride in eating more and more fresh ingredients everyday your body will feel amazing and you’ll never look back. We must remember to take care of ourselves as we make our way through this fast paced jungle we call life. We must battle the push of fast food, quick and cheap fulfillment and everyday distractions, take care of your body and it will take care of you!