Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hair Therapy..

Hi! My name is Krissy and I am a hair addict! I'm also a shoe addict..but that's for another post!;) I was totally raised Dolly Parton style...the bigger and fuller the hair the better! Some people are into eyelash extensions or acrylic nails...I'm all about hair! I have had extensions on and off for literally the last ten years! I've tried them all! I have a love/hate relationship with them. I started wearing them for length but then I had to keep wearing them because they ALL damage your hair to some extent. It's almost like once you start you can't stop! I really do sound like an addict but it's true!

So, when I got my extensions taken out a couple months ago and saw that literally half my hair was gone I nearly had an out of body experience! (not really...but kinda) I seriously couldn't believe how damaged my hair had gotten. I knew I had to take a break from extensions and give my hair some much needed TLC & therapy! You're probably wondering why there is a picture of avocados when I'm talking about hair! Well, being an esthetician and health freak I knew I needed to start from the inside out! True beauty begins within! If you're trying to grow, thicken or just even want to get your hair healthier scroll down to see what I have been doing the last couple months to repair my hair! It's a combination of what I put on my hair, eat and supplements I'm taking! There might be a few things that will surprise you! 

AVOCADOS

Let's start with one of my favorites! I love avocados so much I might name my first child after them...and then my child would hate me so maybe not! I eat an avocado EVERY SINGLE DAY! Avocados are packed with rich nutrients, vitamin C and E and healthy fats that keep you healthy, make your skin glow, soft and hydrated AND they are magic for your hair!

Due to their high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which helps to keep your skin smooth and supple). When TOPICALLY applied to the hair and scalp, they have the added ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production! 

Here's what I do! Mix avocado with a little sour cream (which contains lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin and clean up buildup on the scalp) and apply to your hair and scalp for ten minutes before washing off.  I have been doing this twice a week and noticed dramatic results in the last few months!

ALMONDS

These nuts will make your hair grow faster, stronger and thicker due to their high biotin content! One cup contains nearly 1/3 of your daily requirement. You should be able to see the results in a month or two of adding them into your diet. Check out my recipe link for my energy bites recipe that are packed with almonds! Great way to add almonds to your diet!

SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes are also one of my favorite foods. They are loaded with beta carotene and not only do they promote a healthy scalp, they also promote hair growth! Yaay! I try and get my nutrients through food as much as possible because eating whole foods will increase your entire overall health but you can also get a Beta Carotene supplement if you don't like sweet potatoes! :)

SUNFLOWER SEEDS

I've added a handful of seeds to my daily diet! Filled with an abundant supply of Vitamin E they promote faster hair growth! 

YELLOW PEPPERS

I actually don't really like yellow peppers but my desire to restore my hair trumps the fact I don't love them! I added them to my diet because they are so healthy in general for your body! They have FIVE times more Vitamin C than oranges! (Sorry oranges the secret is out!) This is good news for your locks because Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents damage...how could I not eat them after finding all this out! 

IRON 

Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of thinning hair in otherwise healthy women. Every month when you have your period you lose iron (thanks, Mother Nature!) To keep your hair thick, strong, and healthy, try to eat more iron rich foods like leafy green vegetables.  I eat a ton of veggies but I also take an Iron Supplement as well. I take more during my cycle since I know I will be even more deficient!

BIOTIN

I take a biotin supplement of 5000mg every single day! It helps grow thicker, healthier and stronger hair (and nails!) 

*I am Vegan so I don't eat meat or dairy but salmon, oysters and eggs also promote hair health! 
Later this week I will take about all the products I use from Shampoo to curling irons! This is a lot of information and I wanted to first talk about repairing your hair from within. It won't just make your hair healthier it will make you're mind and body healthier as well! And who doesn't want that?! 

Ps...I had to post this! I'm obsessed with Dolly! I laugh so hard every time I read this! I hear ya Dolly! Get those people out! Hahaha Hope you all have an amazing day! :)








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