Holiday Hairstyles

 The Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but can also be busy and stressful. Between family gatherings, company parties and time with friends it doesn’t leave us with much time for ourselves.

Read below for fast and easy hairstyles that will not only save you time, but also make you feel glamorous and festive.

Natural Looking Curls on the Queen C Clip & Tie Ponytail

Although it’s winter its still a great time to wear a ponytail! You can make it sleek (see below) with that red dress you have been waiting to wear, or big and curly to stand out in your “little black dress”. Click link above to see how to get a curly, yet natural-looking ponytail in no time at all. (This can easily be done with OR without the Queen C Ponytail)

How to Blend Short Hair with Queen C Extensions

Have you recently purchased hair extensions for the first time? Or is your hair short, and can’t figure out how to get your extensions “just right”? Save yourself some time and watch this tutorial on how to blend short hair with extensions! Save yourself a ton of time and trouble!

 How To Do a Halo Braid Bun

How To Do a Halo Braid Bun

This halo braided bun is perfect for your company Christmas party! It is fast, fun, easy, and super festive!

 Old Hollywood Hairstyle/ Hair Tutorial

Old Hollywood Hairstyle/ Hair Tutorial

Not only can this style be worn any time of the year, it is so easy. You don’t need any special skills, or techniques.. just a curling iron and a brush! This style can be done with or without extensions, it is definitely one of our favorites-especially for special occasions.

 Easy Braid Hack With or Without Extensions

Easy Braid Hack 

Only have about 5 minutes to be out the door? Check this out! This quick tutorial shows how to get this cute braided headband with your extensions… Don’t have extensions? Follow the same braiding/placement steps, and get the same results! It’s so simple but doesn’t look like it would be (our favorite kind of hairstyles!).

 How to Put in the Queen C Clip & Tie Ponytail

How to Put in the Queen C Clip & Tie Ponytail

Here is that sleek pony we mentioned earlier.. how cute is this?! Check out how to get this style with Queen C’s Clip & Tie Ponytail!

We want to make life easier for all of you, and that includes saving you time to spend on the most important things in life- your family and friends. During this wonderful time of year, you can look good, feel good, and have gorgeous hair even with a busy schedule!

 Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

 

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10 Reasons to Wear Queen C Balayage Extensions

Balayage is a trending style right now, and it isn’t going anywhere. We have a Balayage collection like no other, and by the end of this, you will see why we love it so much!

  1. We have colors exclusive to us, and us only!

10 Reasons to Wear Queen C Balayage Hair Extensions

18″, 140 grams – Mocha Dark Brown/Purple – Shop Here

We have several shades in our Balayage collection specially designed by the Queen herself. You can’t find these colors anywhere else!

2. Most extension companies only offer ombre, not balayage in there store!

The Queen C Balayage Collection has only the truest of balayage styles and shades. You never have to worry about it being one solid color on top, and one solid color at the bottom!

3. NO DAMAGE to your hair

The one thing about getting the balayage style in your own hair is the potential and probable damage! Your hair may have to go through several processes to get the desired color. What is amazing about our Balayage Extensions is that you can get all the color with none of the damage! When wearing them, it creates a balayage effect all throughout your hair, not just the ends!

4. High quality

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20″, 180 grams – Dark Brown/Soft Blonde – Shop Here

Queen C Hair Extensions offer only the highest quality 100% remy human hair. It is double drawn, so that they are thick from top to bottom, and you don’t have to worry about them not looking natural!

5. You get rewarded for your purchase!

With our Royalty Reward system, you can get not only points off of your first purchase, but your next purchase as well! Want to know how it works? Click here to see all of the benefits of our Royalty Rewards!

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6. You can choose your length!

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Why purchase one length and have to pay for it, just to decide it’s too long and cut it off?! You can choose to get 18 inches or 20 inches in your balayage set, so the length is perfect for you!

7.  We have blogs and tutorials for when you want to change up your style

Let’s face it. Wearing your hair the same way all the time can get old. But the other problem; some styles look a lot harder than they really are, so how do you get that cute bun or braid? We have all of our tutorials here so you can decide which style you want next, and it can be easy! Click here to see all of our tutorials.

8. Great price

You can’t get this great of quality for this great of price anywhere else! Your happiness is our number one priority, so keeping our prices to a minimum is just one of the ways we can show you our appreciation!

9. They’re great if you love to change up your hair color!

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One of the great things about our Balayage Extensions is that one day you can have solid color, and the next you can put your extensions in and have a totally new look.

10. We’re always here to help 

Whether you have a question, concern, idea, or even need help picking a color, we are always here to help:

email: info@queenchair.com

chat: http://www.QueenCHair.com

Phone: (615)674-1847

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COMPLETE BALAYAGE COLLECTION

Want to know more about these extensions? Give us a shout with any questions you may have!

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10 Reasons to Wear Queen C Balayage Extensions

Balayage is a trending style right now, and it isn’t going anywhere. We have a Balayage collection like no other, and by the end of this, you will see why we love it so much!

  1. We have colors exclusive to us, and us only!

10 Reasons to Wear Queen C Balayage Hair Extensions

18″, 140 grams – Mocha Dark Brown/Purple – Shop Here

We have several shades in our Balayage collection specially designed by the Queen herself. You can’t find these colors anywhere else!

2. Most extension companies only offer ombre, not balayage in there store!

The Queen C Balayage Collection has only the truest of balayage styles and shades. You never have to worry about it being one solid color on top, and one solid color at the bottom!

3. NO DAMAGE to your hair

The one thing about getting the balayage style in your own hair is the potential and probable damage! Your hair may have to go through several processes to get the desired color. What is amazing about our Balayage Extensions is that you can get all the color with none of the damage! When wearing them, it creates a balayage effect all throughout your hair, not just the ends!

4. High quality

IMG_4367

20″, 180 grams – Dark Brown/Soft Blonde – Shop Here

Queen C Hair Extensions offer only the highest quality 100% remy human hair. It is double drawn, so that they are thick from top to bottom, and you don’t have to worry about them not looking natural!

5. You get rewarded for your purchase!

With our Royalty Reward system, you can get not only points off of your first purchase, but your next purchase as well! Want to know how it works? Click here to see all of the benefits of our Royalty Rewards!

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6. You can choose your length!

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Why purchase one length and have to pay for it, just to decide it’s too long and cut it off?! You can choose to get 18 inches or 20 inches in your balayage set, so the length is perfect for you!

7.  We have blogs and tutorials for when you want to change up your style

Let’s face it. Wearing your hair the same way all the time can get old. But the other problem; some styles look a lot harder than they really are, so how do you get that cute bun or braid? We have all of our tutorials here so you can decide which style you want next, and it can be easy! Click here to see all of our tutorials.

8. Great price

You can’t get this great of quality for this great of price anywhere else! Your happiness is our number one priority, so keeping our prices to a minimum is just one of the ways we can show you our appreciation!

9. They’re great if you love to change up your hair color!

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One of the great things about our Balayage Extensions is that one day you can have solid color, and the next you can put your extensions in and have a totally new look.

10. We’re always here to help 

Whether you have a question, concern, idea, or even need help picking a color, we are always here to help:

email: info@queenchair.com

chat: http://www.QueenCHair.com

Phone: (615)674-1847

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COMPLETE BALAYAGE COLLECTION

Want to know more about these extensions? Give us a shout with any questions you may have!

Have a Royally Pampered Day! – Our Royal Family

(615)674-1847
http://www.QueenCHair.com
FB: Queen C Hair
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10 Reasons to Wear Crown Jewels Extensions

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Even though it is one of our best-selling collections, you may not know all of the amazing things about our Crown Jewels Clip-In Extensions. Today, we want you to know more than just the obvious of why you will love Crown Jewels Extensions as much as we do!

1. Instant length, thickness, and volume

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Not only is it fun picking your shade, you can also pick which length and weight you want your hair to be! You can choose between:

18 inches – 140 grams

20 inches – 180 grams

22 inches- 220 grams

Who says you can’t get exactly what you want when it comes to hair extensions?!

To learn more about “grams” Click Here

2. Some of our colors are exclusive, and you can’t find them anywhere else!

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Several shades in our Crown Jewels Collection are exclusive to us only, which means the Queen hand-picked and designed these shades herself to make gorgeous colors available only at http://www.QueenCHair.com

3. Great price!

You can’t get this top quality for this great of price anywhere else! Your happiness is our number one priority, so keeping our prices to a minimum is just one of the ways we can show you our appreciation!

4.  You can get money off of your order, and even your next order!

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With our Royalty Reward system, you can get not only points off of your first purchase, but your next purchase as well! Want to know how it works? Click here to see all of the benefits of our Royalty Rewards!

5. All of our colors are multi-tonal

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All of our colors are multi-tonal, meaning that even if your hair color is not the exact shade of the extensions, Queen C Hair Extensions blend well with your hair since our hair is designed with multiple tones of colors to give the most natural look possible.

6. We have blogs and tutorials for when you want to change up your style

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Tired of wearing your hair the same way all the time? With the Crown Jewels Clip-In Extensions, the style possibilities are endless. But one problem a lot of people face; some styles look a lot harder than they really are, so how do you get that cute bun, braid or waves?  Click here to view all of our tutorials.

7. High Quality 

Queen C Hair Extensions offer only the highest quality 100% remy human hair. It is double drawn, so that they are thick from top to bottom, and you don’t have to worry about them not looking natural!

8. No damage to your hair

Many hair extension companies offer extensions with metal clips which can snap your hair. And with nothing in between, there is no cushioning to protect your hair from the metal, which in turn can snap your hair also. All our extension collections have silicone infused clips and a silicone bar so you don’t have to worry about damage to your natural hair.

9. Easy to use

Our Crown Jewels come in a 10 piece set that is extremely easy to apply and style! After getting used to putting them in, it is a breeze and only takes minutes! We have provided the necessary tools to make it as easy as possible for you, even if it takes you a few times putting them in to get comfortable with them, it gets easier with your application! Click here to view how to put them in!

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10. We’re always here to help

Whether you have a question, concern, idea, or even help picking a color, we are always here to help:

email: info@queenchair.com

chat: http://www.QueenCHair.com

Phone: (615)674-1847

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COMPLETE CROWN JEWELS COLLECTION

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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.

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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!!  

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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

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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.

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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!!  

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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
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(4)  Stem Cell Translational Medicine,1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Modulates the Hair-Inductive Capacity of Dermal Papilla Cells: Therapeutic Potential for Hair Regeneration
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(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.
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(7) WebMD, Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency, Too Little Iron in Blood of Men and Women Shedding Hair, By Daniel J. DeNoon
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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
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Triple Fishtail Braid Tutorial 

The wait is over… The tutorial for the amazing Triple Fishtail Braid is here in perfect timing for the holidays! If you can’t do a fishtail braid, you can certainly do this style with a regular, three-strand braid!


It is so easy, here are the steps.
1. Start with clean, unstyled hair. If you have extensions, which were used in this tutorial, put them in and brush them out. (Check out this Queen C Detangler Brush)
2. Wrap small sections around a wand or curling iron. This creates a beachy wave look. We wanted a messier look here, so we left the ends of the hair untouched
3. Start a fishtail braid on each side of the head and secure them together in the middle of the head with a clear hair band. Once met in the middle, take both sections and convert them into one braid. Secure the braid with a clear hair band.
4. On each pleat of the braid, pull out a small amount of hair to make the fishtail loose and messy. This just makes the braids go perfect with those beautiful waves.
This style is so much easier than it looks, and everyone will be asking you how to do it!

Have a style you love, but don’t know how to do it? Let us know in the comments below, and we will post a tutorial on it just for you!
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