I, personally, have problems with growing out my hair, so to have it at this length was a gold-medalist type of achievement.
Then events in my life plus not having a healthy and sleeping habit, made my tresses go down the drain. I understand that we can not avoid sad or hard events in our lives, but it does not mean we need to neglect our precious mane.
Ladies to make story short, I finally have my hair to my desired length, its healthy, vibrant and voluminous.
I wanted to share with you all tricks I have learned along the way. These techniques worked for me, and I hope they work for you.
Foods which are rich in the vitamins and minerals needed for this journey to long healthy Farrah Fawcett hair include:
1. Eggs. These little round nucleus are packed with iron. Iron is usually prescribed to pregnant ladies to help the baby's development, and, thus, why maternity is a phase in life I want to experience! Have you seen how pregnant women hair grows! J'adore! Iron helps carry oxygen to your hair, very important for the ends as follicles.
2. Avocado. I love this fruit. It reminds me of my home in Honduras, the beautiful Avocado tree my parents have in the back yard and all the yummy gastronomical plates I made with my nanny. Avocados contain fatty acids, the ones your body needs, not like french fries. You can make a salad with avocado, or even mix it with tortillas. YUM! I once made a hair paste out of avocado, and saw it a little shinier.
3. Nuts and Seeds. Walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds (semillas de lino), sunflower seeds, etc etc. The list goes on and on. These are great inter-meal snacks. They are quite high in calories, so only have about a handful once a day, maybe 3 times a week. Again, mix with salads, or yogurts for a snack at work. Cereals with nuts are great for diets and your hair.
It is amazing how much vitamins and minerals we are missing in out daily diets. Did you know that if you took the right vitamins and minerals, you may save yourself from the flu, depression, and even a stroke? It is inexplicable how we ignore the importance and benefits of vitamins in our lives. (Thank you Andrea E.)
I had to write this product down as the first. These amazing little pills are one of the most important ingredients I have taken for my hair.
They are a bit expensive but highly worth it. I have never seen so much change in a two week period than what Viviscal has done for me.
You can buy it at www.viviscal.com or find them on amazon for lower prices. A must in your cabinet and daily dose of vitamins.
2. Vitamin E and C. Collagen is a very important component of the hair strand, as we age, unfortunately, it starts to wear down and exposing your hair to breakage. NO BUENO! Vitamin C helps with this problem. If you would like to eat them naturally through foods rather than buy the pills, citrus fruits, strawberries and red peppers (mexican taco opportunity!) are some ways you can intake this essential vitamin. Vitamin E helps the keratin in our hair, as well as giving you healthy and glowing skin. Keratin is one of the key elements which prevent breakage. Cooked spinach and olives are an excellent source of Vitamin E.
3. Folic Acid. Folic Acid aids in the functions of cells, and the break down of proteins, while forming red blood cells. This vitamin will help hair by renewing the cells which grow hair. The deficiency of folic acid may lead to premature grays and loss of hair.
A trim of the ends every 6-8 weeks helps with hair growth. Cutting off the ends helps eliminate dead weight, such as broken ends and dead ends. Remember the ends of your hair is old hair, it probably took that section of your hair about a year to be where it is, and that is a lot in hair years.
I know us neat freaks would love to wash our hair every day. For people like me with fine dry hair its best not to. The more you wash your hair the more you strip it of its oils, leaving it exposed to breakage, sun damage, heat product damage, etc.
When detangling your hair, always start from the bottom to the top. I usually hold my hair like a ponytail and comb the ends, then work my way up until I am on the crown of the hair. By combing from bottom up, you are saving your hair from breaking and falling out.
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