For Naturals When Coconut Oil Isn’t Enuff: 3 Vitamins for Healthy Hair

For Naturals When Coconut Oil Isn’t Enuff

If it seems like every product you’ve tried doesn’t give you the results you want then it’s time to look at your diet. Here are 3 vitamins for healthier, longer, shinier hair.

For softer, more manageable hair:

MSM has been linked to healthy, soft hair. Some have reported that this sulfur compound loosened their curl pattern. Foods rich in MSM include broccoli, cabbage, and kale.

Homemade Pizza with Kale

Homemade Pizza with Kale Recipe Here

For healthier, longer hair:

Biotin helps to promote healthy hair growth. Foods rich in biotin include swiss chard, almonds, and bananas.

Vegan Cinnamon Almond Butter

Vegan Cinnamon Almond Butter

For shinier hair:

You can find omega fatty acids in flax seeds, hemp milk, and walnuts. Try hemp milk in your smoothies to get more omega fatty acids in your diet. As a bonus if you suffer from dry scalp omega fatty acids will help to keep your scalp moisturized.

Drink your avocados! Recipe here

Drink your avocados! Recipe here

 

I prefer getting my vitamins and minerals from whole foods but if you prefer supplements the brand I trust is MegaFood Skin, Nails & Hair. There are plenty of hair vitamins on the market but you have to be wise about the supplements you choose to consume.

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DIY Toothpaste

Hello Lovlies!

I’m back with more DIY. This time I’m coming with some lovely, natural toothpaste. Why make toothpaste when we can buy it in stores? Well because DIY is fun, it’s cheaper, and healthier. The thing is that the toothpaste we buy in stores are filled with chemicals like sulfates and fluoride. Although there are natural toothpastes out on the market they may be a bit pricier that what we wish to pay. So I’ve created an all natural toothpaste using 3 inexpensive ingredients.

What You Will Need

1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of unrefined coconut or sesame oil

3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil (or see here for other essential oil choices)

A bowl or container of some sort

Spoon for combining mixture

DIY Toothpaste Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients until a paste forms
  2. Brush your teeth with the mixture

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That’s it. Two steps. How easy was that? So why did I choose the ingredients I did?

Baking Soda: Cleans and whitens teeth

Coconut or Sesame Oil: Antibacterial oils that help to pull toxins from your mouth

Peppermint essential oil: My DIY isn’t complete until I add an essential oil. I chose peppermint because of the refreshing, minty taste. The essential oil is also an antibacterial that will help to keep your mouth fresher longer.

I love this toothpaste because it polishes my teeth so well and I feel good about using it.

I make a new batch each time I brush my teeth. I’m at the point where I eyeball the ingredient amounts. This is a preservative free mixture and if it comes in contact with water it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. If you can make your paste and keep it away from water you may be able to make small batches ahead of time.

DIY Toothpaste

That’s all folks!