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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Rosemary Herbal Hair Rinse

I decided to try a rosemary herbal hair rinse on my hair because the colored ends of my hair are super dry and my scalp needed a proper cleanse. This hair rinse left my hair super shiny and manageable.

What is a herbal hair rinse?

Essentially, it is a tea that you make for your hair using herbs of your choice. You pour this tea over your hair as a final rinse to get the benefits of the herb(s) you choose.

Why rosemary?

I chose rosemary because it’s my favorite herb for my hair. Rosemary is an antibacterial which will help to cleanse your scalp. It improves circulation, increases shine, fights premature graying, and alleviates dryness and dandruff. Plus, I love the smell of rosemary. It’s invigorating and refreshing.

What you will need:

2 tsp of dried rosemary or 5-10 sprigs of fresh rosemary

3 cups of filtered water

A pot

A strainer

Directions:

1.Add water and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Once the water reaches a boil allow it to boil for about 5-10 minutes.

2. Turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes. Let the mixture cool until it reaches room temperature.

3. After your wash routine, pour the tea over your hair as a final rinse, then style as usual.

The Verdict

My hair was so soft after this rinse and the shine was amazing. Even my colored ends looked more vibrant. I’ll definitely do a herbal hair rinse ever 2 weeks.

 

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