People see my hair and say, “What healthy hair and curls you have.” Little do they know it takes me a lot of time for my curls to look healthy and frizz free! I constantly check on my curls like they’re my stock portfolio…lol
I make sure my hair gets the right nutrition from water, vitamins, healthy diet, exercise and so on. I would rather drink more water and research how to keep my curls healthy while I sit in front of my laptop than exercise! Just making those small lifestyle changes my hair feels stronger and looks healthier!
Right now, for vitamins I take Nature’s Bounty hair, skin, and nails, vitamin pills with biotin. I have taken biotin before then just forgot about it and started taking it again now that I am 44 and noticing my hair is thinning. Since I have taken it, I have noticed that my hair seems stronger and doesn’t look as thin. I take them at night around 7pm with water and a light meal.
As I said vitamins plus a healthy diet might do wonders for your hair. Incorporating salads or veggies into a meal helps your hair with getting nutrients into your body. Plus having salads or veggies might help with portions by filling your stomach with healthier alternatives and you could possibly lose weight too! #yay Who wouldn’t want that?! That’s a whole other topic..lol
Here are just some articles you might enjoy reading regarding a healthy diet and healthier hair from well-known experts in the field:
“A healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny. What you eat can also keep you from losing your locks. If you’re not getting certain nutrients from food, you might see the effects in your hair.” webmd.com
“The most important thing for hair health, above all, is a balanced diet,” says Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and clinical associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine”
“Be sure to get plenty of good-quality protein and good fats like olive oil and omega-3s.” She recommends salmon, avocados, nuts, vegetables, and fruits to get all the key nutrients needed for growing stronger hair.” harpersbazaar.com
“…certain nutritional deficiencies—like iron—can actually cause hair loss, says Michelle Zive, PhD, RD, and coauthor of the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Nutrition Coach Program.” Oprahdaily.com
“…Many people view healthy-looking hair as a sign of health or beauty. Like any other part of your body, hair needs a variety of nutrients to be healthy and grow.” Healthline.com
You know where I am going with this article. Simply put, if you make the effort to make better decisions, like eating healthy and making an effort toward better habits. Along with helping your hair with some vitamins. You will be glad you did and everyone else in your life will be glad you did too!
I hope my blog and the articles that I included inspired you to start taking time and effort into your hair. Overall if you eat healthier, consume the right vitamins (from a quality brand), and put effort into your hair, you might see and improvement. #yay
Of course, exercise is great too but I’m not going to preach what I don’t even do! Hahaha. Just make sure and take time for yourself, your body, and your hair. It might just be worth it…and when people walk by you and see your hair they might say, “What healthy curls YOU have.” Have a great and healthy hair journey!