DIY Hair Masks for All Summer Long

Summer is approaching us quickly which means so is the beach time, the pool water, and the summer heat. Why not get your hair ready for the summer by getting it in tip-top shape before it can become damaged by the season elements?!

Below, we have provided all the DIY hair masks you’ll need for every thing that can happen during the summer: Dry Hair, Damaged/Brittle Hair, Oily Hair, and Dandruff. With each problem, we have provided two different hair masks to get you through the summer. Enjoy these 8 hair masks, and make sure you let us know how much they helped your hair!

Dry Hair

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You’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp honey
  •  6 tbsp olive oil

How to use:

  • Mix and apply to hair
  • Put on shower cap or plastic bag over your hair
  • Let set for 15-30 minutes

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You’ll need:

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 drops lavender oil
  • 1 tsp honey

How to use:

  • Mash banana with a fork
  • Mix all ingredients
  • Leave on for 15 minutes

Damaged/Brittle Hair

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You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup milk

How to use:

  • Mix honey and milk together thoroughly 
  • Carefully pour over your hair and rub it in
  • Allow to sit for an hour

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You’ll need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin e oil

How to use:

  • Mix all ingredients into a bowl
  • Apply to the hair and let sit for an hour

Oily Hair

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You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1/4 cup oats

How to use:

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until mixture becomes a paste
  • Apply to hair and leave for 15 minutes

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You’ll need:

  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

How to use:

  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Gently pour over hair
  • Leave for 30 minutes

Dandruff

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You’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

How to use:

  • Warm coconut oil just to melted point
  • Add lemon juice
  • Apply mixture to affected area
  • Leave for 15 minutes

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You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Juice from 1 lemon

How to use:

  • Mix all ingredients together until well blended
  • Apply to scalp
  • Leave for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water

Is there a DIY mask you absolutely love, and you want to share? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Vitamin & Nutrient Hair Facts

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Hair plays an important role in a woman’s personal appearance and how we feel about ourselves. We associate luscious locks with health, beauty and youth.  

While there are other factors that contribute to hair growth, optimal nutrition intake is key.  

The absolute best way to get these nutrients is by eating a balanced, real food-based diet that includes plenty of nutrient based foods.  
Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month if you have an adequate diet with healthy nutrients.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is  essential for the production of a protein known as collagen in the body – the amino acid that is responsible for skin rejuvenation, strengthening our bones, teeth and making our hair beautiful and strong.

When you are not getting enough vitamin C, it can lead to dry or splitting hair, which in turn can lead to hair loss.

Vitamin C is water-soluble.  Which means that your body doesn’t store or accumulate it. That’s why daily intake is highly important.  

As an added bonus:  Although intake of Vitamin C is not directly linked to upliftment of your mood, it does play an integral role in targeting serotonin.  

Vitamin C is another serotonin cofactor that can act as a natural antidepressant. (1)

One study found that participants who were given vitamin C reported feeling happier, often within as little as one week. (2)

Vitamin C Supplementation

If you can’t get adequate amounts of vitamin C through your diet due to illness or other reasons, you may need a supplement. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sets the Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin C at 90 mg daily for men and 75 mg a day for women. If you smoke, are pregnant or breast-feeding, the RDA is increased by 35 mg everyday for both men and women.

Foods Rich in Vitamin C

  1. Citrus Fruits
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Broccoli
  4. Papaya
  5. Strawberries
  6. Tomatoes

Try to consume these foods in their raw forms, heat causes reduction of Vitamin C in foods.

shrimp

Shrimp & Plum Kebabs Recipe – Click Here

Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D are linked to alopecia, a technical term for hair loss (3).

Research also shows that vitamin D may help create new follicles — little pores where new hair can grow (4).

One of the things that Vitamin D is known for is helping to reduce stress and keeps you feeling good. This in turn helps keep more hair on your head, especially if your hair loss is exacerbated by extreme levels of stress.  You can actually find Vitamin D inside the follicles of healthy hair, and you don’t find it in the follicles of unhealthy hair.

Listed below is only a fraction of other amazing benefits of Vitamin D.

  1. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body and prevents arthritis.
  2. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure and reduces stress and tension. It also relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms.
  3. Vitamin D also helps to differentiate between cells, aids in insulin secretion and helps to fight depression
  4. Research has indicated that people with low level of Vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, as compared to people with adequate level of Vitamin D.
  5. Vitamin D optimizes our body’s ability to absorb other important weight loss nutrients, especially calcium. If our body lacks calcium, it can lead to up to 5 fold increase in fatty acids synthesis, an enzyme that converts calories into fats.
  6. It is an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like cold and flu.
  7. It also reduces the risk of developing sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is much less common near the tropics where there is ample sunlight.
  8. Vitamin D keeps the brain active even at later stages of life. It also helps to maintain body weight.

Unlike other vitamins, we do not need to get Vitamin D from foods. The main source of Vitamin D is made by our own body with the help of sunlight. Our body can synthesize Vitamin D with adequate exposure to sun.

People who are exposed to normal quantities of sunlight do not need Vitamin D supplements because sunlight promotes sufficient Vitamin D synthesis in the body.

Always consider a doctor before taking any vitamin, as overdose of vitamin D can be harmful.

The best way to get Vitamin D is through sunshine, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.

So here is a list of foods rich in Vitamin D:

  1.  Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  2. Some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals
  3. Beef liver
  4. Cheese
  5. Egg yolks

trout

Almond Trout Recipe – Click Here

 

VITAMIN E

Similar to vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can prevent oxidative stress.

In one study, people with hair loss experienced a 34.5% increase in hair growth after supplementing with vitamin E for 8 months (5).

Vitamin E is a great stimulant for growth of capillaries, when the capillaries are healthy and profuse, the blood circulation in the scalp will be enhanced which will therefore promote strong and healthy growth of hair.

Vitamin E contains effective and potent antioxidants that inhibit good health of our body tissues, when our body tissues are strong and healthy, our aging process slows down as well. Therefore, aging signs that may appear in our skin and hair will slow down as well. With regular intake of vitamin D, you will notice that not only will the skin look younger, but premature graying of the hair will be prevented as well (6).

Foods Rich in Vitamin E

  1.   Almonds
  2.   Spinach
  3.   Sweet Potato
  4.   Avocado
  5.   Wheat germ
  6.   Sunflower Seeds
  7.   Palm Oil
  8.   Butternut squash
  9.   Trout
  10.   Olive Oil

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Cranberry-Almond Granola Recipe – Click Here

 

IRON

A review of 40 years of research shows that iron deficiency has a much closer link to hair loss than most doctors realize. It may be the key to restoring hair growth, Cleveland Clinic dermatologists find (7).

Iron deficiency hair loss is caused when the body lacks enough iron to produce hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is the ingredient that carries oxygen for the growth and repair of all body cells including the cells that make up hair follicles.


Foods Rich in Iron

  1.  Red meat
  2. Leafy vegetables
  3. Beans and lentils
  4. Pistachios
  5. Tofu
  6. Cereals and breads that are fortified with iron
  7. Black-eyed peas and chickpeas
  8. Clams and oysters
  9. Liver
  10. Molasses
  11. Grits
  12. Raisins

I can’t say this enough.  Do not take iron supplements on your own.  Unless you have iron deficiency — diagnosed by a doctor — iron supplements can lead to a very dangerous condition from iron overload.

beans

Black Beans in Mango Sauce Recipe – Click Here

 

Protein

Hair made almost entirely made up of protein filaments, called keratin, and chains of amino acids. Exposure to harsh chemicals and poor maintenance can break up the chains and lead to brittle, dull, and damaged strands.  Protein strengthens and repairs the keratin, therefore giving hair structure and helping it grow longer and stronger.

Protein is essential for every organ in your body. It is particularly involved in healthy hair. Keratinocytes are responsible for making keratin, a type of protein essential to hair growth. If you do not take in enough in your diet, hair loss can occur or hair can become dull and brittle.

An added benefit I know you will love.  It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength (8,9).

Foods High in Protein

  1. Eggs
  2. Almonds
  3. Chicken Breast
  4. Oats
  5. Cottage Cheese
  6. Greek Yogurt
  7. Broccoli
  8. Lean Beef
  9. Tuna
  10.  Quinoa
  11.  Pumpkin Seeds
  12.  Turkey Breast
  13.  Fish
  14.  Shrimp
  15.  Peanuts

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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe – Click Here

 

VITAMIN B

View our previous article on all the wonderful benefits of Vitamin B.  Click Here  

 

Always seek doctor’s advice before taking any vitamins, feel good, enjoy your life, and soak in some sunshine. Stay beautiful and healthy!!  

If you enjoyed this article, please share with your friends.

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DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this blog are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this blog is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.

References:
(1) Be Brain Fit, Natural Antidepressants: 14 Proven Ways to Beat Depression Without Drugs, By Deane Alban
(2)  NCBI, Vitamin C provision improves mood in acutely hospitalized patients, Zhang M1, Robitaille L, Eintracht S, Hoffer LJ, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University, and Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Sainte Catherine, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada. l.hoffer@mcgill.ca
(3) NCBI ,Ann Dermatol. 2012 Aug; 24(3): 341–344,Published online 2012 Jul 25. doi: 10.5021/ad.2012.24.3.341 PMCID: PMC3412244, Successful Treatment of Alopecia Areata with Topical Calcipotriol,Dong Ha Kim, M.D., Jin Woong Lee, M.D., In Su Kim, M.D., Sun  Young Choi, M.D., Yun Young Lim, Ph.D., Hyeong Mi Kim, M.S., Beom Joon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.,corresponding author and Myeung Nam Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
(4)  Stem Cell Translational Medicine,1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Modulates the Hair-Inductive Capacity of Dermal Papilla Cells: Therapeutic Potential for Hair Regeneration
Noriyuki Aoia, Keita Inouea, Toshihiro Chikanishib,c, Ryoji Fujikic, Hanako Yamamotod, Harunosuke Katoa, Hitomi Etoa, Kentaro Doia, Satoshi Itamie, Shigeaki Katob,c and Kotaro Yoshimuraa
(5)  NCBI, Effects of tocotrienol supplementation on hair growth in human volunteers.Beoy LA1, Woei WJ2, Hay YK1, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Hovid Bhd, 121, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 30010 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
(6)  Med-Health.net
(7) WebMD, Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency, Too Little Iron in Blood of Men and Women Shedding Hair, By Daniel J. DeNoon
(8)  NCBI, Protein intake and energy balance. Westerterp-Plantenga MS1.
Department of Human Biology, Nutrim, and Wageningen Centre of Food Sciences, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands. M.Westerterp@hb.unimaas.nl
(9)  NCBI, Dietary protein to maximize resistance training: a review and examination of protein spread and change theories, John D BosseEmail author and Brian M Dixon

 

 

Vitamin & Nutrient Hair Facts

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Hair plays an important role in a woman’s personal appearance and how we feel about ourselves. We associate luscious locks with health, beauty and youth.  

While there are other factors that contribute to hair growth, optimal nutrition intake is key.  

The absolute best way to get these nutrients is by eating a balanced, real food-based diet that includes plenty of nutrient based foods.  
Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month if you have an adequate diet with healthy nutrients.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is  essential for the production of a protein known as collagen in the body – the amino acid that is responsible for skin rejuvenation, strengthening our bones, teeth and making our hair beautiful and strong.

When you are not getting enough vitamin C, it can lead to dry or splitting hair, which in turn can lead to hair loss.

Vitamin C is water-soluble.  Which means that your body doesn’t store or accumulate it. That’s why daily intake is highly important.  

As an added bonus:  Although intake of Vitamin C is not directly linked to upliftment of your mood, it does play an integral role in targeting serotonin.  

Vitamin C is another serotonin cofactor that can act as a natural antidepressant. (1)

One study found that participants who were given vitamin C reported feeling happier, often within as little as one week. (2)

Vitamin C Supplementation

If you can’t get adequate amounts of vitamin C through your diet due to illness or other reasons, you may need a supplement. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sets the Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin C at 90 mg daily for men and 75 mg a day for women. If you smoke, are pregnant or breast-feeding, the RDA is increased by 35 mg everyday for both men and women.

Foods Rich in Vitamin C

  1. Citrus Fruits
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Broccoli
  4. Papaya
  5. Strawberries
  6. Tomatoes

Try to consume these foods in their raw forms, heat causes reduction of Vitamin C in foods.

shrimp

Shrimp & Plum Kebabs Recipe – Click Here

Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D are linked to alopecia, a technical term for hair loss (3).

Research also shows that vitamin D may help create new follicles — little pores where new hair can grow (4).

One of the things that Vitamin D is known for is helping to reduce stress and keeps you feeling good. This in turn helps keep more hair on your head, especially if your hair loss is exacerbated by extreme levels of stress.  You can actually find Vitamin D inside the follicles of healthy hair, and you don’t find it in the follicles of unhealthy hair.

Listed below is only a fraction of other amazing benefits of Vitamin D.

  1. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body and prevents arthritis.
  2. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure and reduces stress and tension. It also relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms.
  3. Vitamin D also helps to differentiate between cells, aids in insulin secretion and helps to fight depression
  4. Research has indicated that people with low level of Vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, as compared to people with adequate level of Vitamin D.
  5. Vitamin D optimizes our body’s ability to absorb other important weight loss nutrients, especially calcium. If our body lacks calcium, it can lead to up to 5 fold increase in fatty acids synthesis, an enzyme that converts calories into fats.
  6. It is an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like cold and flu.
  7. It also reduces the risk of developing sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is much less common near the tropics where there is ample sunlight.
  8. Vitamin D keeps the brain active even at later stages of life. It also helps to maintain body weight.

Unlike other vitamins, we do not need to get Vitamin D from foods. The main source of Vitamin D is made by our own body with the help of sunlight. Our body can synthesize Vitamin D with adequate exposure to sun.

People who are exposed to normal quantities of sunlight do not need Vitamin D supplements because sunlight promotes sufficient Vitamin D synthesis in the body.

Always consider a doctor before taking any vitamin, as overdose of vitamin D can be harmful.

The best way to get Vitamin D is through sunshine, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.

So here is a list of foods rich in Vitamin D:

  1.  Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  2. Some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals
  3. Beef liver
  4. Cheese
  5. Egg yolks

trout

Almond Trout Recipe – Click Here

 

VITAMIN E

Similar to vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can prevent oxidative stress.

In one study, people with hair loss experienced a 34.5% increase in hair growth after supplementing with vitamin E for 8 months (5).

Vitamin E is a great stimulant for growth of capillaries, when the capillaries are healthy and profuse, the blood circulation in the scalp will be enhanced which will therefore promote strong and healthy growth of hair.

Vitamin E contains effective and potent antioxidants that inhibit good health of our body tissues, when our body tissues are strong and healthy, our aging process slows down as well. Therefore, aging signs that may appear in our skin and hair will slow down as well. With regular intake of vitamin D, you will notice that not only will the skin look younger, but premature graying of the hair will be prevented as well (6).

Foods Rich in Vitamin E

  1.   Almonds
  2.   Spinach
  3.   Sweet Potato
  4.   Avocado
  5.   Wheat germ
  6.   Sunflower Seeds
  7.   Palm Oil
  8.   Butternut squash
  9.   Trout
  10.   Olive Oil

gr

Cranberry-Almond Granola Recipe – Click Here

 

IRON

A review of 40 years of research shows that iron deficiency has a much closer link to hair loss than most doctors realize. It may be the key to restoring hair growth, Cleveland Clinic dermatologists find (7).

Iron deficiency hair loss is caused when the body lacks enough iron to produce hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is the ingredient that carries oxygen for the growth and repair of all body cells including the cells that make up hair follicles.


Foods Rich in Iron

  1.  Red meat
  2. Leafy vegetables
  3. Beans and lentils
  4. Pistachios
  5. Tofu
  6. Cereals and breads that are fortified with iron
  7. Black-eyed peas and chickpeas
  8. Clams and oysters
  9. Liver
  10. Molasses
  11. Grits
  12. Raisins

I can’t say this enough.  Do not take iron supplements on your own.  Unless you have iron deficiency — diagnosed by a doctor — iron supplements can lead to a very dangerous condition from iron overload.

beans

Black Beans in Mango Sauce Recipe – Click Here

 

Protein

Hair made almost entirely made up of protein filaments, called keratin, and chains of amino acids. Exposure to harsh chemicals and poor maintenance can break up the chains and lead to brittle, dull, and damaged strands.  Protein strengthens and repairs the keratin, therefore giving hair structure and helping it grow longer and stronger.

Protein is essential for every organ in your body. It is particularly involved in healthy hair. Keratinocytes are responsible for making keratin, a type of protein essential to hair growth. If you do not take in enough in your diet, hair loss can occur or hair can become dull and brittle.

An added benefit I know you will love.  It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength (8,9).

Foods High in Protein

  1. Eggs
  2. Almonds
  3. Chicken Breast
  4. Oats
  5. Cottage Cheese
  6. Greek Yogurt
  7. Broccoli
  8. Lean Beef
  9. Tuna
  10.  Quinoa
  11.  Pumpkin Seeds
  12.  Turkey Breast
  13.  Fish
  14.  Shrimp
  15.  Peanuts

sundried-tomat-hummus3-srgb.

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe – Click Here

 

VITAMIN B

View our previous article on all the wonderful benefits of Vitamin B.  Click Here  

 

Always seek doctor’s advice before taking any vitamins, feel good, enjoy your life, and soak in some sunshine. Stay beautiful and healthy!!  

If you enjoyed this article, please share with your friends.

Have a Royally Pampered Day! -Our Royal Family

(615)674-1847
http://www.QueenCHair.com
FB: Queen C Hair
Instagram: queen_c_hair
Twitter: @Q_C_Hair
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Snapchat: queenc_hair
DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this blog are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this blog is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.

References:
(1) Be Brain Fit, Natural Antidepressants: 14 Proven Ways to Beat Depression Without Drugs, By Deane Alban
(2)  NCBI, Vitamin C provision improves mood in acutely hospitalized patients, Zhang M1, Robitaille L, Eintracht S, Hoffer LJ, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University, and Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Sainte Catherine, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada. l.hoffer@mcgill.ca
(3) NCBI ,Ann Dermatol. 2012 Aug; 24(3): 341–344,Published online 2012 Jul 25. doi: 10.5021/ad.2012.24.3.341 PMCID: PMC3412244, Successful Treatment of Alopecia Areata with Topical Calcipotriol,Dong Ha Kim, M.D., Jin Woong Lee, M.D., In Su Kim, M.D., Sun  Young Choi, M.D., Yun Young Lim, Ph.D., Hyeong Mi Kim, M.S., Beom Joon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.,corresponding author and Myeung Nam Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
(4)  Stem Cell Translational Medicine,1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Modulates the Hair-Inductive Capacity of Dermal Papilla Cells: Therapeutic Potential for Hair Regeneration
Noriyuki Aoia, Keita Inouea, Toshihiro Chikanishib,c, Ryoji Fujikic, Hanako Yamamotod, Harunosuke Katoa, Hitomi Etoa, Kentaro Doia, Satoshi Itamie, Shigeaki Katob,c and Kotaro Yoshimuraa
(5)  NCBI, Effects of tocotrienol supplementation on hair growth in human volunteers.Beoy LA1, Woei WJ2, Hay YK1, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Hovid Bhd, 121, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 30010 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
(6)  Med-Health.net
(7) WebMD, Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency, Too Little Iron in Blood of Men and Women Shedding Hair, By Daniel J. DeNoon
(8)  NCBI, Protein intake and energy balance. Westerterp-Plantenga MS1.
Department of Human Biology, Nutrim, and Wageningen Centre of Food Sciences, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands. M.Westerterp@hb.unimaas.nl
(9)  NCBI, Dietary protein to maximize resistance training: a review and examination of protein spread and change theories, John D BosseEmail author and Brian M Dixon

 

 

9 Benefits of Vitamin B for Your Hair

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The Vitamin B Connection

Vitamin B plays such an important role in achieving and maintaining healthy hair. Read the facts below and let us know your thoughts.

Vitamin B prevents hair fall and promotes new hair growth. By including Vitamin B in your diet on a daily basis you can improve your hair and achieve lustre and shine.
If you are suffering from hair loss, include Vitamin B foods in your diet. For thick, strong and shiny hair, you have to include ample amounts of vitamins and minerals in your diet. When a person lacks essential nutrients because of poor diet, the hair will become brittle, thin with no shine or luster. In severe conditions, it can even lead to baldness.

Thiamine helps to improve the blood circulation of the scalp. This speeds up the hair growth process and provides oxygen to hair follicles.
Foods with Thiamine – Fish, Pork,
Sunflower seeds, Macadamia, Wheat bread, Squash, Beans

Vitamin B 12 is part of the structure of the hair, so maintaining a proper level of B12 will help to increase the overall health of the hair.
Foods with B12 – Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Fish, Liver, Red Meat

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Vitamin B 6 has shown to reduce the formation of Dihydotestosterone which is a hormone that causes baldness in men and women. By inhibiting Dihydotestosteone Vitamin B6, prevents hair loss and promotes healthy hair.
Foods with B6 – Chickpeas, Tuna, Salmon, Whole grains, Ground Beef, Chicken Breast, Potatoes, Spinach, Watermelon

The antioxidant in vitamin B helps in the secretion of sebum in the scalp. It regulates the flow of sebum in the hair follicles, keeping the scalp moisturized and preventing dandruff.

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Vitamin B is also important for the production of melanin. This helps maintain the natural colour of hair and improves the health of hair. Biotin in Vitamin B prevents hair from greying and falling out.

Biotin, present in Vitamin B plays an essential role in the production of fatty acids which is needed for fast cell growth. It drastically improves hair growth rates and makes hair thicker and stronger.
Foods with Biotin – Mushrooms, Tuna, Turkey, Avocados, Sunflower Seeds, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Berries, Almonds

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Vitamin B also improves the health of the scalp. When your scalp becomes healthier, it becomes slightly thicker and is less likely to be damaged. It also helps to increase the average size of the hair follicles.

Not only is Vitamin B wonderful for all the above reasons,
it holds a very important place in the enhancement of healthier and glowing skin. It not only keeps the skin tone healthy but also protects against eczema.

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If you think you have a vitamin deficiency, see your doctor for evaluation and recommendations. Vitamin B12 deficiency can pose serious and life threatening risks to your health, so don’t delay in seeking treatment.

Have a Royally Pampered Day! -Our Royal Family

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http://www.QueenCHair.com
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DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this blog are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this blog is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.

Why You Should be Using Coconut Oil Everyday

Coconut oil is one of nature’s greatest gifts ever given to us. It’s benefits are virtually endless, ranging from uses for a natural makeup remover to treating Alzheimer’s. The only down side about this article is that we are having to condense the list of all the benefits down from a number well into the hundreds to just a few of our favorites.

Not only are the uses of coconut oil beneficial to beauty, they are key factors in keeping your health in it’s prime! How is it actually good for you, though? It contains several vital nutrients for your beauty and health which are:

  • Antioxidants, which are compounds in food that stop or delay damage to the cells. (read more on antioxidants here).
  • Lauric Acid, which is a saturated fat commonly used for the treatment of viral infections, the common cold, yeast infections, and the list goes on and on (read more on lauric acid here).
  • Caprylic Acid, which is a fatty acid that has anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions, digestive disorders, and high cholesterol (read more on caprylic acid here).

Health

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  • Treats Alzheimer’s
  • Prevents Heart Disease and high blood pressure
  • Cures UTI’s and Kidney infections
  • Reduces inflammation and arthritis
  • Improves digestion and reduces ulcers
  • Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
  • Balances hormones
  • Improves Type II Diabetes
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Mix with apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice
  • Mothers who nurse can take a few tablespoons a day (along with vitamin D) to increase milk supply

Beauty

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  • Use it to remove makeup
  • Use it to moisturize body
  • Use it in place of shaving cream
  • Face moisturizer
  • Frizz tamer- lightly smooth on ends of hair
  • Dandruff treatment- massage into roots, let it set for a few minutes, shampoo
  • Oil treatment- apply from ends to roots, wrap head in warm towel, let set for 10-15 minutes, shampoo
  • Use as massage oil
  • Prevent stretch marks
  • Helps reduce wrinkles
  • Helps calm eczema and psoriasis flare-ups
  • Use as a natural sunscreen (SPF 4)

Household

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  • Remove sticky label residue from glass, wood, plastic, and other hard surfaces
  • Remove crayon marks from walls
  • Life scuff marks from floors
  • Polish furniture
  • Clean leather
  • Remove gum out of hair
  • Mix essential oils and coconut oil for your choice of fragrance in a candle warmer
  • Unstick a zipper
  • Relieve bug bite itch
  • Cook food in high temperatures

Pets

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  • Prevents hairballs
  • Aids in a shiny coat
  • Ear mite remedy
  • Improves bad breath
  • Helps heal cuts and wounds
  • Helps regulate insulin levels and blood sugar levels

Another great thing about coconut oil is that since you can do so much with it, look at how much money you will be saving on products that aren’t even good for you! We hope you can get many good uses out of coconut oil for your health, beauty, household, and pets.

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