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DIY Natural Hair Masks

Promote healthy hair, stimulate hair growth and add nutrients with these simple, diy hair masks! 1. Avocado and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mask: The silky texture and nutty smell of avocado puts a smile on my face and boasts several benefits in the growth and health of hair. Avocados are abundant in vitamins B and E, working at the cellular level to protect and strengthen the hair. Avocado is also loaded with healthy fatty acids that provide moisture and overall condition the hair. Avocado leaves hair with a natural shine and lustre while leaving the hair soft and smooth to the touch. Olive oil is also rich in fatty acids (oleic and linoleic fatty acids) that will provide moisture and antioxidants that overall promote hair health and growth. You will need: 1 Avocado 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil Filtered water (optional for texture) Wash the avocado, de-pit the avocado, remove the fruit and place in a blender. Add the extra virgin olive oil as well. Blend until silky smooth, adding filtered water to …

Condition Your Natural Hair with Fresh Aloe Vera

Yes, head over to Whole Foods, your local Farmers Market or Co-op and indulge in these spiny gems. This plant is one of the best natural conditioners for natural hair, with its cool gel containing over 96% of water, it keeps the scalp and hair hydrated, as well as providing vitamins A, B, C and E and 18 of the 20 amino acids found within our bodies. The gel is most known for its healing properties and aids in the treatment of minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and burns.  According to the University of Hawaii researchers, we can trace the use of Aloe Vera for hair growth and prevention of hair loss back to the ancient Egyptians. The succulent plant contains proteolytic enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth. The enzymes are able to rid the dead skin cells on the scalp that could be clogging the hair follicle, not allowing proper penetration of nutrients to the hair. Aloe vera’s alkalyzing properties can help bring the scalp’s pH to a more desirable level, thus increasing the …

6 Inches of Growth-Hair Washing Regimen

One week? Two weeks? Three weeks? It took me a while to figure out what was best for my hair, but I finally have a healthy,consistent, simplistic and growth-promoting hair regimen. I wash my hair weekly, every saturday morning that is. I am also documenting my hair wash routine every week by video and photos to document my growth. I started this routine in the beginning of this year 2016. Prior, I was washing my hair every 2 weeks. I found this not to be a good choice for my type of hair, which tangles very easily. Once a week is perfect, as the tangles do not have the chance to develop. First, I have an all-natural hair product that I have made prepared, and I set this to the side (I prepare it fresh on the morning of wash day). I section my hair into 10 large, loose twists. I then incorporate my homemade mixture onto the sections of each twist, focusing mostly on the scalp and gently massaging my scalp with the pads …

Cantaloupe. The Beauty Fruit.

Best eaten in the months between April and August, the Cantaloupe is considered a summer fruit. As you sink your teeth into the beautiful rich, velvety orange flesh of the cantaloupe, let me inform you of all of its’ luxurious benefits. This beauty fruit is rich in Folic Acid, Inositol (Vitamin B), Vitamin B Complex, Vitamins A and C, Omega 3’s, and contains much more potassium than bananas. The orange flesh is packed with beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body and promotes healthy, clear skin.  Vitamins A and C also fight free radicals that cause cell damage, thus fighting against wrinkles and aging of the skin. The main structure in Cantaloupe, however, that aids in the stimulation of hair growth is Inositol, which is a derivative of Vitamin B. Inositol also prevents hair loss. With all of its wonderful benefits, please make sure to include the wonderful Cantaloupe in your diet this summer, and enjoy its hydration, sweet taste, and health and beauty benefits! Note: Please consult your physician when trying new foods …

Exercise, Yoga and Accelerated Hair Growth

  The take home message is:  your body is your temple. Treat your body like   royalty and be thankful for it, and I promise you, it will reward you. So far in this blog I have discussed the importance of drinking lots of fresh water (adding lemon juice to create an alkaline environment for the body is a bonus) paying attention to what you put into your body by consuming fresh (and never processed) fruits, vegetables and proteins, and minimizing the stress in your life the best way you can. (Going for a walk, relaxing with friends, reading, drinking green tea, or engaging in any positive, healthy hobby that you may have). I wish to discuss the importance of physical activity as well as stretching   and its effects on hair growth. You must realize, our bodies were meant and created to move, the act of   staying idle or sedentary is the worst possible thing that you can do to yourself and to your body. We live in an unimaginably rapid paced world …

Scalp Massage for Stimulation of Hair Growth

Think of the last time you had a good scalp massage, you probably remember it as being extremely relaxing. Well another great benefit of scalp massage is that it has also been proven to stimulate hair growth. Gently massaging the scalp with the pads of your fingertips helps to increase circulation, which increases blood flow, ultimately distributing oxygen and nutrients directly to the localized area that is being massaged. I used to love it when someone massaged my scalp for me at the salon, but nowadays I massage my scalp myself. I use the essential oils:  ylang ylang or peppermint oil, I mix with a carrier oil and massage the potent root stimulating oils directly into my scalp.   Ylang Ylang Oil – Peppermint Oil – https://m.facebook.com/royalrooted   Ylang Ylang oil – Native to Molucca, Madagascar and the Philippines, this oil is steam distilled from the flowers of its tree and means “flower of flower” This oil has been used for many years, particularly in Asia, to promote and stimulate hair growth. Peppermint oil – …

Get Active and De-stress

  We are all aware of the detrimental effects of stress, and how it can wreak havoc on the body.  We could have witnessed this from friends and/or family members, or even ourselves. Life can get tough, as there will be ups and downs throughout life, but the key is how you handle what is thrown at you. What makes you healthy and happy? Discover what makes you healthy and happy, and incorporate that activity in your life at least once a week. I  enjoy the outdoors, exercise and photography. The picture above is actually a photo I took back in May, here in Houston Texas. De-stressing your life encourages health. Health is beneficial for the overall body as well as for your skin, nails and hair. Stress can cause the hair to become brittle, dull, and can even cause the hair to shed. Treat your body well by staying active with exercise, consuming plenty of water and definitely reduce stress. The reason why I focus so much on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle is because you …