Category: Haircare

Everyday foods for healthy hair

Before you can get a gorgeous ‘do’, you must start with healthy hair. One of the best ways to get healthy hair is by eating a healthy diet. Although hair essentially amounts to a bunch of dead cells, a good amount of nutrients are needed to keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong.

But don’t fret – you won’t need to change your entire diet to make for healthier hair. Most of the foods you need are probably already part of, or easy to incorporate into, your diet, even if you’re vegetarian or vegan.

In this article, you’ll find a list of key nutrients that your locks will love, along with delicious meal and snack ideas that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but also pack a punch with many of the key vitamins and minerals needed both for your body and hair.

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Some news from us!

Recently Julia & Luke Charters, owners of highly acclaimed hair care brands EverEscents Organic Hair Care and Eco Lab Style Project, moved their sales & marketing operations into a new purpose-built facility nestled in the bustling business precinct of Coolum Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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HEALTHY HAIR TIPS

  • Let Your Hair Down– Regularly pulling hair back in a ponytail or bun too tightly can cause damage. Removing hair elastics often leads to breakage, so make sure if you must put your hair up opt for hair ties that slide easily out of your hair.

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Natural Rehab for your hair!

Our new reconstructing range of Shampoo & Conditioning Treatment is here! It was launched in October and we couldn’t be happier with the response from salons and customers.

During the research phase of developing these products, one of the main points we found when talking with salons was that other protein products can leave the hair feeling dry and brittle.

Our aim was to create a new line with a difference, something a little unique.

With prototypes going back and forth with our factory we were so excited to finally have created something that we feel will cater for all hair types. This wonderful new line is a balance of Moisture and Protein so is fine to use EVERY WASH – it will not damage the hair if used every day and will leave the hair feeling smooth, conditioned and repaired.

So if you feel that your hair is damaged and could use some TLC, then this is the product for you!

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

This is the next generation of hair protein reconstruction technology designed to restore hair structure and repair hair that is hopelessly damaged from excessive chemical treatments or environmental factors. Hair will be effectively rebuilt and restored to a healthy state. This wonderful new line is a balance of Moisture and Protein so is fine to use EVERY WASH– it will not damage the hair if used every day.

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The use of mid-micron proteins allows the repair process to be gentle and constant through regular use of the shampoo each time the hair is washed.

Formulated with effective proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to increase hair strength and keratin levels, whilst also improving colour brightness and reducing fade.

Remedy 1

Other brands are currently using fine-micron proteins, such as wheat and soy which build up around the hair shaft causing hair to become brittle and break.

 

Remedy 2

EverEscents next generation formulas contain mid-micron proteins which are larger in size and won’t build up around the hair shaft. The hair structure is repaired, strengthened and elasticity restored.

Damaged Hair shaft

A badly damaged hair shaft at the cuticle layer.

Hair Shaft

Reconstructed hair shaft with renewed strength & elasticity.

This wonderful new line is available in retail sizes (250ml and 175ml) and 1 litres. Please head to our website to find your local stockist or to purchase online.
Formulated with effective proteins from Sweet Almond and Rice to increase hair strength and keratin levels, whilst also improving colour brightness and reducing fade.

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet. Here are the “Top 10 foods for Healthy Hair”.

 

1. Salmon
Besides being rich in protein and vitamin D (both are key to strong hair), the omega-3 fatty acids found in this tasty cold-water fish are the true superstar. Your body can’t make those fatty acids, which it needs to grow hair. About 3% of the hair shaft is made up of these fatty acids. Omega-3’s are also found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.

 

2. Walnuts
These are the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Since your hair rarely gets much shielding from the sun, this is especially great. Too little biotin can lead to hair loss. Walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair colour rich and lustrous.

 

3. Oysters
Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss (even in your eyelashes), as well as a dry, flaky scalp. You can get some zinc through fortified cereals and whole grain breads, but oysters can boast a good level of protein too. Hair is about 97% protein. Without enough protein, your body can’t replace the hairs that you naturally shed every day and what you do make can be dry, brittle, or weak.

 

4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. Every cell of the body cannot function without enough vitamin A.  It also helps protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp, and being low on vitamin A can even leave you with itchy dandruff.

 

5. Eggs
A great source of protein, eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is especially important, because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss, particularly in women.

 

6. Spinach

The iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in spinach help keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.

 

7. Lentils
Tiny but mighty, these legumes are teeming with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, making it a great staple for vegetarian, vegans, and meat eaters.

 

8. Greek yogurt
Head to the dairy aisle for a great option like Greek yogurt which is high in hair-friendly protein, vitamin B5 and vitamin D.

 

9. Blueberries
Exotic super fruits may come and go but when it comes to vitamin C, It’s hard to top this nutrient superhero. Vitamin C is critical for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Too little Vitamin C in your diet can lead to hair breakage.

 

10. Poultry
This everyday entree is extraordinary when it comes to protein, as well as hair-healthy zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. Because hair is nearly all protein, foods rich in protein are literally giving you the building blocks for hair.

 

“When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that count — it’s what you put in your body, too!”

 

To compliment your healthy diet and lifestyle, using a good quality Organic hair care range (such as EverEscents) is essential in keeping your hair and body healthy. You’d be surprised at the number of nasty chemicals found in mainstream hair care products that can be absorbed into your body through your scalp. Check the ingredients before you buy.

 

Sourced From:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/06/14/10-best-foods-for-your-hair

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair

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