Are you trying to grow healthy hair? It’s crazy to me that it takes three years for your hair to grow to your shoulders. That’s one reason I keep my hair long.
I actually did cut it SHORT once, and while it was fun… it felt like the re-growth period took so long.
Lately though, my hair needs a bit of a break. The damage from blow drying and heat styling can really add up. Since I like to keep my hair long, I don’t want to have to cut it short just for health’s sake.
I’ve decided to hang up my heat tools and find ways to get my hair healthy.
Keep reading for my new favorite healthy hair products and a delicious curl enhancing smoothie recipe you’ll love this season.
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Healthy Hair Products That Feed Your Hair From the Outside
On my mission for healthier hair, I not only have been taking a break from using heat, but I’m also making sure to add in some of the right food for hair health and use better hair products. Something I’ve been using for over a year now is Hair Food.
Hair Food is an amazing brand that uses natural “kitchen inspired” recipes for your hair made with superfood ingredients. Basically, think of it as feeding your hair like you feed your body… but from the outside-in.
Hair Food Products I’ve Been Loving:
I started by using their sulfate-free shampoo from the White Nectarine & Pear Color Protect Collection. After all, I was trying to have healthy hair but I wasn’t about to give up my color. The collection strengthens and protects color-treated hair that needs a little bit more care.
For a finishing touch, I use the Mango & Aloe Curl Defining Smoothie. It’s just what I need for a no-heat hairstyle.
I simply add a dab of this curl enhancing smoothie to my damp hair, spread evenly from root to tip, and leave it in. This leave-in hydrates and defines curls leaving them feeling soft and smooth. I especially love to put my hair into a braid while it’s still wet and wear it in that style for a day, and then I have naturally defined curls on the second day!
When I do decide to add a little heat and blow-out my hair, I like the Manuka Honey & Hemp Extract Damage Recovery Serum. It keeps my hair smooth while adding that extra hydration that my split ends need (yep, I DO need a professional trim – ya’ll I’ve been doing my own trimming all year!). I saw that they also have a Coconut & Argan Oil Heat Protection blend with amazing reviews. I’ll have to try that next!
Delicious Smoothie for Hair Recipe
Lately, I’ve been trying to eat healthier to support my immune system but did you know that eating well can have an impact on your hair?
Some of the best hair growth-promoting vitamins include iron, vitamins A, and vitamin C. Vitamin A helps the skin glands produce sebum. This helps moisturize your scalp to maintain healthy hair.
So, along with what I put ON my hair and ON my body, I want to put the right things into my body to support my hair as well.
Pumpkin, a major fall favorite of mine, has 245% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. Pumpkin is also high in vitamin C, and has lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, and many more antioxidants. These powerful vitamins are one of the reasons pumpkin is a major ingredient in my fall smoothie for hair recipe.
Pears also have awesome properties for hair—like vitamin C. Who knew?
Eating pears regularly can reduce frizz and improve your hair’s moisture. Lack of moisture is one of the leading hair issues in our over-processed, heat-treated hair industry.
I added a banana to this smoothie for hair recipe for a couple of reasons. A lack of potassium, found in bananas, can lead to hair loss. But potassium is also really important for women to eat to counteract the salt we have in our diets that lead to water retention and high blood pressure. Best of all, bananas give a great texture and consistency to any smoothie recipe.
Pumpkin Pear Smoothie for Hair Recipe
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 medium pear
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 Tbsp favorite vanilla protein powder (I use a plant-based)
Final Thoughts on Revitalizing Healthy Hair Products
I’ve been so happy with the results during my hair improvement quest. The healthy shampoo is making a difference. Not only is my hair looking great I can feel good about using Hair Food’s natural products that are sulfate-free, paraben-free, dye-free, mineral oil-free, and PETA cruelty-free.
I’m all about trying to treat our family as naturally as possible with essential oils, so the Hair Food philosophy is aligned with our lifestyle. And if you are looking for more healthy food to try this winter, I think you will enjoy this Healthy Apple and Pomegranate Winter Salad Recipe.
Check out all of the Hair Food products I mentioned here as well!