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Four Keys to Growing and Maintaining Healthy Hair.

There are four keys to growing and maintaining healthy hair. Firstly, stick to an exercise plan that’s been approved by your medical practitioner.  Secondly stay well hydrated and eat a nutritious and balanced diet. Thirdly nourish your hair with moisturizing products. Fourthly utilize gentle styling techniques.

What you put into your body is just as vital to having a successful healthy hair growth journey as what you put onto your hair. No matter what your desired hair length is (shaved bald-hip length and beyond) your hair and scalp needs tender love and care. Healthy blood circulation is necessary for hair to thrive. An easy way to increase blood circulation to the scalp is by incorporating daily gentle scalp massages into your hair care regimen. I like to place a few drops of Amazing Growth Serum onto the pads of my fingers and softly knead my way around my entire scalp and my temples.

Exercising is another great way to get your blood pumping and it doesn’t need to be heavy exercise, just make sure to consult your medical practitioner before you begin a new exercise plan.  I feel refreshed and renewed when I take a brisk walk on the beach or the walking trail at my local park.  It feels beautiful to breathe fresh air and bask in the warmth of the sun.

I’ve noticed that my hair is softer when I drink plenty of water (at least 64 ounces) per day.  I also love to eat avocados. Avocados are rich in healthy fats, folic acid, amino acids, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, high in fiber, contain vitamins B12, B6 and E as well as mono-saturated fatty acids all of which contribute to healthy hair growth. My favorite vegetables are kale and broccoli.  I avoid eating canned vegetables (they are often high in sodium and lacking nutrients) and usually only purchase fresh or fresh frozen vegetables and eat them either raw or slight steamed.  Steaming vegetables helps them retain nutrients.  Pink lady or ‘Cripps Pink’ apples have a sweet and tangy flavor that is pleasantly refreshing and is currently my favorite type of apple.  I try to eat a wide variety of in season, local produce daily, at least 2 servings of fruit and 3-4 servings of vegetables. In addition to enjoying a few avocados per week I love to moisturize my hair and scalp with Healthy Hair and Scalp Nutrition. It's supercharged with organic sea kelp and organic horsetail it contains the vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E and minerals zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, copper, selenium, silica, and calcium my hair and scalp needs to stay strong.

When it comes to styling our hair sometimes it is better to keep it simple and give our hair a break from excessive tension. Hair doesn’t need to be extravagantly styled to look beautiful.  I love to wear my hair in a low yet classy bun a few days per week. Wearing hair in protective styles such as braids, buns, twists etc. helps to retain length.  Low manipulation styles help to retain moisture while reducing matting, tangling, knotting and breakage. It is important to keep your hair oiled and moisturized from root to tip.

My favorite low manipulation style is to wear my hair in a few large braids or cornrows. Sometimes I will simply wash and condition my hair apply Bouncy Curls Moisturizing Hold Pudding, detangle from the ends upward, seal with Amazing Growth Serum and place my hair in 2-4 large braids for a few days. I’ve learned to enjoy wearing stylish head wraps while I’m away from home and want to maintain my protective style.  I love how head wraps protect my hair from the elements and help retain moisture.

What are some foods that you eat to keep your hair and body healthy? Do you wear head wraps? I would love to see photos of your favorite meals and stylish head wraps! Leave a comment below.