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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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

 

 

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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

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

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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.

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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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

 

 

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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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.

17 Hacks Every Woman Should Know

With life busier now than ever, we women will take all the help we can get to make life just a little bit easier. Here, we have compiled a list of hacks you can incorporate in your daily life, and things you may never go back to after learning of these easy beauty, organization, and other easy hacks! 

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  1. Test your foundation on your neck instead of your arm.

Nails

2. Need your nails to dry fast? Submerge your just-painted nails into cold water for just a few minutes. When you remove your fingertips, the polish will be dry!

 

3. You can also dry your nails quickly by spraying PAM on your wet polish.

gum

4. For all you moms, your life will be so much easier when you learn of this trick: Use ice cubes to remove gum from hair. It will harden the gum, making it easier to remove. You can use this method for removing gum on any unwanted surface.

 

5. Use clear nail polish on the inside of your rings to prevent those tell-tell green stains on your skin.

belts

6. Hang your purses and belts with shower hooks. This is a great method to try for anyone, reducing clutter and making your purses and belts easier to find.

 

7. Paint your keys with nail polish to easily distinguish the sets. This is a good trick for houseguests, babysitters, ect.

suitcase

8. When packing your suitcase, wrap your shoes in a shower cap to prevent the soles of your shoes touching your clean clothes.

scrub

9. The best kept secret to super smooth legs: Shave, then use an olive oil/sugar scrub. Then, shave again. It will get off dead skin that you did not even know was there!

tea

10. 10 teas to try when you:

Have a headache- ginger tea

Have bad breath- black tea

Have the jitters- pass flower tea

Have the allergy sniffles- Nettle tea

Have 3pm cravings- green tea

Feel unintelligent- gingko tea

Want to sleep- Valerian Tea

Have a sweet tooth- licorice tea

Have belly woes- peppermint tea

Want faster calorie burn- oolong tea

chalk

11. Use chalk to get rid of grease stains.

stain

12.  When you get something that can stain on your clothes, immediately spray that spot with hairspray to prevent the stain from setting in.

coffee

13. Get rid of unwanted hair anywhere! For one week: Rub 1 Tbsp of coffee grinds mixed with 1 Tsp of baking soda on the area of the unwanted hair. The baking soda intensifies the compounds of the coffee, and causes it to break down the hair follicles at the root.

lemon

14. Squeeze lemon juice onto sweat stains before putting it into the washer to remove the stain completely!

olive oil

15. Coat your razor with olive oil between shaves to prevent it from rusting.

sleep

16. Use dry shampoo at night rather than in the morning, so it has all night to soak up any oil and sweat.

jewelry

17. When traveling, put your necklace through a straw and secure the clasp of the necklace to prevent any tangling.

 

Hopefully at least one of these hacks will be helpful to you in your everyday life, and if you know a hack that you know and love, we would love to learn it! Put your favorite hacks in the comments below!

 

 

Have a Royally pampered day! -Our Royal Family

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10 Ways To Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day

“Life does not come with a manual, it comes with a mother”

Mother’s Day is a special day to all of us, whether you are celebrating your mom, being celebrated as a mom, or celebrating a special person in your life who just happens to be a mom.

Growing up, every child sees their mom as “Superwoman”, and then as we grow up and have children ourselves, thinking our mom is “Superwoman” is an understatement. So this Mother’s Day, treat the woman who deserves everything to something she will never forget.

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  1. Make her home sparkle. If you are a mother yourself, you know it is not a walk in the park managing your house on top of everything else life demands of us. Thank your mom for all she does and has done for you by cleaning her house as one small token of gratitude.
  2. Offer her a spa day. Whether your mom’s favorite day-escape is a facial, a massage, a visit to the hair salon, or a full day at the spa, surprise her with her favorite mini-getaway.

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3. Wine and Dine. Take your mom to a local winery or brewery that she has not yet visited and dine in to make the experience even more filling fulfilling.

4. Give to other moms. Local shelters dedicated to mothers and their children are always in need of support. You and your mom can give back to other mothers with a small donation of your time or gently used items.

FullSizeRender (2)5. Enroll her in an interesting class. Is there something she says she has always wanted to try,  but would never actually sign herself up for? Treat your mother with not only signing her up, but with you joining her to go to the class.

6. Sign her up for a wine of the month club. If your mom loves a refreshing glass of Chardonnay  in the summer and a rich glass of Merlot on the cold days, sign her up for a wine of the month club so that she’s got the perfect bottle of wine year-round.

7. If your mom prefers beer, there are also beer of the month clubs.

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8. Help her plant a garden. May is the perfect time to be in the garden when all the beautiful flowers and vegetables are growing. Take a few hours out of your day by spending that precious time with your precious mom creating not only beautiful scenery, but unforgettable memories.

9. Let her pick. All of the above ideas are thoughtful and unique, but remember that sometimes she just wants (and deserves) to choose what she wants on the day that is actually about her. So before you make plans for her, simply ask what she would like to do.

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10. Keep it simple. To her, your mom’s idea of a perfect Mother’s Day may just be spending time with you. If that is what she is asking of you or from you, then give her the best gift she could receive… the gift of time.

How will you spend Mother’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Have a Royally pampered day! -Our Royal Family

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10 Ways To Pamper Your Mom This Mother's Day

“Life does not come with a manual, it comes with a mother”

Mother’s Day is a special day to all of us, whether you are celebrating your mom, being celebrated as a mom, or celebrating a special person in your life who just happens to be a mom.

Growing up, every child sees their mom as “Superwoman”, and then as we grow up and have children ourselves, thinking our mom is “Superwoman” is an understatement. So this Mother’s Day, treat the woman who deserves everything to something she will never forget.

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  1. Make her home sparkle. If you are a mother yourself, you know it is not a walk in the park managing your house on top of everything else life demands of us. Thank your mom for all she does and has done for you by cleaning her house as one small token of gratitude.
  2. Offer her a spa day. Whether your mom’s favorite day-escape is a facial, a massage, a visit to the hair salon, or a full day at the spa, surprise her with her favorite mini-getaway.

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3. Wine and Dine. Take your mom to a local winery or brewery that she has not yet visited and dine in to make the experience even more filling fulfilling.

4. Give to other moms. Local shelters dedicated to mothers and their children are always in need of support. You and your mom can give back to other mothers with a small donation of your time or gently used items.

FullSizeRender (2)5. Enroll her in an interesting class. Is there something she says she has always wanted to try,  but would never actually sign herself up for? Treat your mother with not only signing her up, but with you joining her to go to the class.

6. Sign her up for a wine of the month club. If your mom loves a refreshing glass of Chardonnay  in the summer and a rich glass of Merlot on the cold days, sign her up for a wine of the month club so that she’s got the perfect bottle of wine year-round.

7. If your mom prefers beer, there are also beer of the month clubs.

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8. Help her plant a garden. May is the perfect time to be in the garden when all the beautiful flowers and vegetables are growing. Take a few hours out of your day by spending that precious time with your precious mom creating not only beautiful scenery, but unforgettable memories.

9. Let her pick. All of the above ideas are thoughtful and unique, but remember that sometimes she just wants (and deserves) to choose what she wants on the day that is actually about her. So before you make plans for her, simply ask what she would like to do.

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10. Keep it simple. To her, your mom’s idea of a perfect Mother’s Day may just be spending time with you. If that is what she is asking of you or from you, then give her the best gift she could receive… the gift of time.

How will you spend Mother’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Have a Royally pampered day! -Our Royal Family

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Valentine's Day Cheat Sheet For Her

One thing that all of us women have a hard time with, is what to get him for Valentine’s Day. It isn’t like there is a particular gift that women are expected to give men on this beloved holiday, so why not give them something sentimental? We have provided you a cheat sheet to copy and share with your man this Valentine’s Day with no effort involved! I know, I know… We think it is great, too. And YES we will be using it for our men, also!

All you have to do is:

based on the type of personality he has, which we will list, is copy and paste it anywhere you want, whether it is into a text, email, or even printed out and framed (Extra brownie points with the mister, sister!).

For The Romantic:

I Carry Your Heart With Me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

-E. E. Cummings

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For The One With A Sense Of Humor:

Be My Valentine

Please be my valentine
I will open for you the door
I will take your coat for you
I will let you have the remote

I will let you touch my phone
I will let you choose the hotel
I will let you pick my clothes

I will hold your hand as we walk
I will pull your chair for you
I will let you order first

I will look in your eyes
I will take your hand into mine
I will make sure you smile

then I will let you pay the bill

 

 

-Elver B

 

For The Husband:

To My Dear And Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more then whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

-Anne Bradstreet

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For The Man Who Is Your Best Friend:

Sonnet: I Thank You

I thank you, kind and best beloved friend,
With the same thanks one murmurs to a sister,
When, for some gentle favor, he hath kissed her,
Less for the gifts than for the love you send,
Less for the flowers, than what the flowers convey;
If I, indeed, divine their meaning truly,
And not unto myself ascribe, unduly,
Things which you neither meant nor wished to say,
Oh! tell me, is the hope then all misplaced?
And am I flattered by my own affection?
But in your beauteous gift, methought I traced
Something above a short-lived predilection,
And which, for that I know no dearer name,
I designate as love, without love’s flame.

-Henry Timrod

For The Man With A Beard

Tumbling out an untangled beard


I pull fingers through my beard
untangling the night
while my mind gropes around
for anything sublime
I realise there is nothing deeper
than the love that cradles its child
all the way to dreams
tumbling out an untangled beard. 

-Nivek

(Don’t let your man have tangled facial hair, give him this poem and our Queen C  Mini Extensions Detangler Brush  together, which is perfect for gently detangling any beard!)

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We hope this helped you start you gift ideas for that man in your life that deserves just as much as much as us women!


**Valentine’s Day Contest**

Tag us in a picture wearing your most romantic hairstyle!!! (Use hashtags #beMorethanaPrincess and #RoyalFamily so we can be sure to see it) Whoever gets the most likes and shares will not only get featured on all of our social media sites, but will win two free movie passes for your next romantic date!

*Contest ends Monday, February 15th, so get your selfies on!


We hope you have a Royally pampered day! -Our Royal Family

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Valentine’s Day Cheat Sheet For Her

One thing that all of us women have a hard time with, is what to get him for Valentine’s Day. It isn’t like there is a particular gift that women are expected to give men on this beloved holiday, so why not give them something sentimental? We have provided you a cheat sheet to copy and share with your man this Valentine’s Day with no effort involved! I know, I know… We think it is great, too. And YES we will be using it for our men, also!

All you have to do is:

based on the type of personality he has, which we will list, is copy and paste it anywhere you want, whether it is into a text, email, or even printed out and framed (Extra brownie points with the mister, sister!).

For The Romantic:

I Carry Your Heart With Me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

-E. E. Cummings

Red-Roses-02

For The One With A Sense Of Humor:

Be My Valentine

Please be my valentine
I will open for you the door
I will take your coat for you
I will let you have the remote

I will let you touch my phone
I will let you choose the hotel
I will let you pick my clothes

I will hold your hand as we walk
I will pull your chair for you
I will let you order first

I will look in your eyes
I will take your hand into mine
I will make sure you smile

then I will let you pay the bill

 

 

-Elver B

 

For The Husband:

To My Dear And Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more then whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

-Anne Bradstreet

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For The Man Who Is Your Best Friend:

Sonnet: I Thank You

I thank you, kind and best beloved friend,
With the same thanks one murmurs to a sister,
When, for some gentle favor, he hath kissed her,
Less for the gifts than for the love you send,
Less for the flowers, than what the flowers convey;
If I, indeed, divine their meaning truly,
And not unto myself ascribe, unduly,
Things which you neither meant nor wished to say,
Oh! tell me, is the hope then all misplaced?
And am I flattered by my own affection?
But in your beauteous gift, methought I traced
Something above a short-lived predilection,
And which, for that I know no dearer name,
I designate as love, without love’s flame.

-Henry Timrod

For The Man With A Beard

Tumbling out an untangled beard


I pull fingers through my beard
untangling the night
while my mind gropes around
for anything sublime
I realise there is nothing deeper
than the love that cradles its child
all the way to dreams
tumbling out an untangled beard. 

-Nivek

(Don’t let your man have tangled facial hair, give him this poem and our Queen C  Mini Extensions Detangler Brush  together, which is perfect for gently detangling any beard!)

Mini_Brush_New

We hope this helped you start you gift ideas for that man in your life that deserves just as much as much as us women!


**Valentine’s Day Contest**

Tag us in a picture wearing your most romantic hairstyle!!! (Use hashtags #beMorethanaPrincess and #RoyalFamily so we can be sure to see it) Whoever gets the most likes and shares will not only get featured on all of our social media sites, but will win two free movie passes for your next romantic date!

*Contest ends Monday, February 15th, so get your selfies on!


We hope you have a Royally pampered day! -Our Royal Family

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4 DIY Face Masks for Your Best Skin Ever

Now that the Holiday Season is over, it is time to start planning for our next holiday (I know you are thinking it…already??…yes already). On Valentine’s Day, nearly half of all Americans dine out, and it is expected to ring in (pun definitely intended) almost six million engagements this year.

So whether you are newly in love, or are going out for your fiftieth Valentine’s Day dinner, we all want to look and feel our prettiest.

And what makes us feel the best inside and out? A good facial. At home. We have researched the most common skin conditions and compiled four of the best DIY facial masks for your skin type to start doing once a week until Valentine’s Day arrives to get the best skin possible for your big date night (or night in).

  1. Anti-Aging Mask

 

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon plain yogurt

Leave on for 20-30 minutes while laying down. Rinse with warm water and finish off with your favorite moisturizer.

This one is for absolutely anyone who has any kind of wrinkle or loose skin. The lemon tightens your pores and gives you the appearance of lifted, rejuvenated skin, and the yogurt restores moisture and balances all of the bacteria going on in your skin.

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2. Oil Removing Mask

 

1 Tablespoon honey

1 Egg yolk

Oatmeal (enough to create a thick paste)

Apply and leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and apply an oil-free moisturizer.

This oatmeal mask is good for your skin in more than one way. The oatmeal not only has 18 amino acids that rebuild your tissue and promote healing, but it calms any  redness and inflammation in the skin. The egg yolk removes any oil out of your pores, and the honey is a natural moisturizer that won’t make your skin oily, and antibacterial properties that prevent blemishes.oatmeal.honey

3. Acne-Clearing Mask

 

1 Egg white

1 Teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon honey

Apply and leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse with cool water and apply a toner, then your favorite moisturizer.

This mask doesn’t just feel good, but is extremely beneficial to acne-prone skin. The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties in the lemon heal your acne and really, your skin in general, all while lightening any scars or dark spots you  may have. Egg whites and honey are our holy grail for skin. If you are not aware of how crucial it is to become friends with egg whites and honey, here are your reasons..

Egg whites:

  • Protein- for tissue repair and growth, promotes strong skin
  • Potassium- hydrates and moisturizes, and preserves moisture in skin cells
  • Riboflavin- eliminates toxic and cell damaging free radicals that create wrinkles
  • Magnesium- for youthful, radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of the skin

Honey:

  • Naturally antibacterial, so it is great for acne treatment and prevention
  • Full of antioxidants, so it is great for slowing down the aging process in the skin
  • Extremely soothing and moisturizing

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4. Hydrating Mask

 

1 Egg white

1/4 Ripe avocado

1/2 Teaspoon honey

Mash the avocado until it forms a smooth paste, and then mix the egg white and honey into it. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Finish your newly hydrated skin off with a small amount of olive oil, which is an excellent natural moisturizer.

The benefits to this mask are endless, too, due to all the love these ingredients give to us. The egg whites and honey are both Mother Nature’s gift to us for hydrating and moisturizing our skin, and the avocado has a high oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) content. That means it maintains the moisture in your skin making it soft and moisturized. Oleic acid is also involved in regenerating damaged skin cells while reducing redness and irritation.

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If you do these facials just once a week until Valentine’s Day, your skin will be thanking you, and all you will have to worry about is what outfit you will be rocking.

Is there a DIY facial you love that has helped your skin? We love learning new tricks, so tell us in the comment section below!

Have a Royally pampered day! -Our Royal Family

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