Time To Be Rid Of Problem Hair
Make Great Haircare Products Fresh Out Of Your Kitchen
By Sharon Stajda
Do you have damaged unhealthy hair? If so, you have stumbled into the right place. Below you will find some tips on how you can restore your damaged hair back to healthy shiny hair. Dry unhealthy hair can be a problem, whether your hair is tinted or natural, no one wants dry lackluster hair. What causes problem hair? Unhealthy hair can be inherited, another culprit, in one word "aging". As one ages hair dryness increases, sort of like our skin. Its evident that these factors cannot be readily changed. One of the major causes of dryness and breakage is what we do to our hair, tinting, bleaching not to mention perming. All the above factors can attribute to robbing hair of its natural moisture.
Is Blow Drying Damaging Your Hair ?
Other factors such as blow drying, straightening irons, sun, wind you name it all these factors add to the produce dry unhealthy hair. However, one of the most important factor in healthy hair is diet. A poor diet will ultimately lead to unhealthy hair. Here are just a few food sources that will promote healthy hair. Good nutrition is vital for healthy hair growth. As good nutrition is essential to overall good health. The human body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to maintain optimal body functions, but there are several vitamins that are specific to give one a healthy head of hair.
Can Vitamins Help Rejuvenate Hair?
Vitamin A - Antioxidant helps produce healthy sebum in the scalp. Foods that are high in vitamin A include the following. Fish liver oil, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, apricots and peaches. The Daily Dose recommendation: : 5,000 IU. Warnings: More than 25,000 IU daily is toxic and can cause hair loss and other serious health problems
Vitamin C - Antioxidant that helps maintain skin & hair health. Food sources: strawberries, Citrus fruits, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe,tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and dark green vegetables. Daily Dose recommendation: 60 mg.
Vitamin B6 - Helps Prevents hair loss, and creates melanin, which gives hair its color. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, vegetables, organ meats and egg yolk. Daily dose: 1.6 mg. Warnings: High doses can cause numbness in hands and feet.
Vitamin B12 - Prevents hair loss. Food sources: Chicken, fish, eggs and milk. Daily dose recommendation: 2 mg.
Vitamin E - Antioxidant enhances scalp circulation. Food sources: Cold-pressed vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables. Daily dose: Up to 400 IU. Warnings: Can raise blood pressure and reduce blood clotting. People taking high blood pressure medication or anticoagulants should check with their doctors before taking Vitamin E supplements.
Biotin - Helps produce keratin, may prevent graying and hair loss. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk. Daily dose: 150-300 mcg.
Inositol - Keeps hair follicles healthy at a cellular level. Food sources: Whole grains, brewer's yeast, liver and citrus fruits. Daily Dose recommendation: Up to 600 mg.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) - Promotes scalp circulation. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, chicken, turkey and meat. Daily dose: 15 mg. Warnings: Taking more than 25 mg a day can result in "niacin flush" - there may be a temporary heat sensation due to blood cell dilation.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) - Prevents graying and hair loss. Food sources: Whole grain cereals, brewer's yeast, organ meats and egg yolks. Daily dose: 4-7 mg.
I hope you will take a few minutes to check out this lens. I want to pass on just a few really great tips on how you can get your hair healthy, and beautiful.
Hey ! "You Are What You Eat" Your Hair Needs Good Nutrition
Did you ever think that what you eat could be contributing to your dry hair problem? What we eat provides nutrients or the lack of nutrients to our body.
"You are what you eat". Many foods offer nothing but empty calories, and do little to help our hair shafts stay healthy. Eating foods high in omega 3 will really help feed your hair a healthy diet, and will result in softer more manageable hair. So why not make sure to consume some foods that have a good amount of omega 3.Fish . Natural oils will bring much needed health to your body and hair.
Moisturizing Hair Conditioner You Can Make In Your Kitchen
Avocado and Mayo Please...
This home remedy is a must try, you won't believe how soft, manageable, and shiny your hair can be.
1 ripe avocado
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tea lemon
Mash the avocado, mix in the lemon, and mayo, apply to fresh wet washed hair, wrap it all up in clear wrap, leave on 30 minutes, rinse well. Style as you please. Please stop back into thank me...
Honey, Rosemary, And Olive Oil Conditioner - Hydration Plus Adds Loads Of Shine
This treatment is so wonderful for the hair.
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of olive oil
four drops essential oil of rosemary
Mix ingredients in a small bowl and the apply sparingly to dampened hair. Let sit for 10 minutes lightly shampoo. You won't believe the shine, and hydration you will get from this treatment.
Have some left, apply to extra dry skin areas, like knees, elbows, you name it.
Here one more great leave in rinse that will add lots of moisture, and shine.
To add unbelievable shine to hair. Mix 1 ½ teaspoon honey to 5 cups of warm water. After shampooing, pour the mixture over hair, massage lightly just to make sure the mixture is reaching all parts of the hair. Leave in, style as you will. If you wish to bring out highlights add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture.
100 strokes - Brushing Your Hair Really Will Help ...
Another tip is old fashioned brushing from the roots out to the ends. It is a home health treatment that will help moisturize your scalp with natural oils. Brushing also promotes hair growth, increases circulation to the scalp. This added moisture will aid in softening your hair, and add oils that will help your hair regain its youthful look.