Calendar icon16 January 2018
healthy recipe for your hair


  We love being able to transform our clients’ dry, damaged hair back to being alive & beautiful… And while trims, in-salon treatments & correct product use can make a HUGE difference, there’s still only so much we can do in the salon. The rest comes down to what you do habitually – How many times do you shampoo weekly? What goes into your body? Is your hair exposed to many environmental factors? Do you heat style often? All these factors can affect the growth, strength & longevity of your locks. So what exactly can you do in between appointments to give your hair its best chance of thriving? We’ve put together some of our best tips & tricks for keeping your hair looking & feeling BOMB for 2018 & beyond. Today, we’re looking at what you can do from the INSIDE to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients to encourage hair growth & strength. There’s no ‘quick fix’ when it comes to the long-term health of your hair & one nutritious meal probably won’t make a huge difference, but if you’re able to incorporate more of these powerful ingredients into your diet daily, your hair & body will love you for it! *BONUS: They’re all VEGAN, so no furry friends harmed ❤   1. 5 INGREDIENT SWEET POTATO SALAD   This wholesome, nourishing salad includes three incredibly beneficial ingredients for your hair: Spinach, sweet potato & quinoa. Spinach is a great source of iron, an essential mineral off which all your hair cells thrive. When your body is running low on iron, oxygen & nutrients are not getting transported to your hair roots, which can inhibit growth & cause weakness. Sweet potato contains beta carotene, a carotenoid which is converted to vitamin A in the body. In other words, it’s basically an elixir of life for your hair. It’s great for preventing dullness & promoting sebum production in the scalp. As for the quinoa, the real question is what isn’t it good for? Incredibly rich in fibre & protein, this magical grain holds too many benefits to list! FULL RECIPE:   2. LENTIL CHILI   Q: What do protein, iron, zinc & biotin all have in common? A: They’re all essential for healthy hair & they’re all found in LENTILS! Biotin (or vitamin B7) acts as a coenzyme in the body, meaning when we eat foods which provide us which fat, protein & carbohydrates, biotin must be present in order to absorb & benefit from these macronutrients. Zinc also plays a crucial role in hair growth & overall wellbeing. Zinc deficiency can lead to deterioration of the protein structure which makes up the hair follicle, causing hair loss. FULL RECIPE:   3. MANGO CITRUS VITAMIN C SMOOTHIE   This smoothie is full of Vitamin C, which plays a couple of essential roles in the body: It’s vital for iron absorption & it’s also required for the production of collagen, one of the most abundant proteins present in your hair. Hemp seeds are also incredibly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids (omega-6 & omega-3) & loads of plant-based protein. FULL RECIPE:   4. AVOCADO FUDGE   Don’t worry, drooling at this point is perfectly normal. This decadent, guilt-free fudge contains a tonne of hair-loving ingredients. The avocado provides vitamin E, which improves blood circulation & helps hair follicles work efficiently. It also helps maintain the balance of oils & PH levels in the scalp. As for walnuts, not only do they have more omega-6 fatty acids than ANY other food, they’re also full of zinc, iron, B vitamins & protein. FULL RECIPE:   5. PEANUTBUTTER, BANANA & CHIA OATMEAL   Brekkie time! You could be surprised by just how many benefits the humble oat has to offer. Oats are rich in iron, fibre, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids & polyunsaturated fatty acids, all of which help stimulate hair growth & encourage thickness. This bowl of goodness will also provide you with loads of protein from the peanut butter & chia seeds, leaving your hair stronger than ever! FULL RECIPE:   Shout out to all the creators of these scrumptious masterpieces! Let us know if you’ve ever noticed any positive or negative changes in your hair as a result of diet - your experience could help someone else!
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