We consider Hair Divine to be the best first step to improve the quality of your hair. Its powerful ingredients provide a brilliant support, building growth and regeneration from the inside out. However, there are other factors that may have a negative effect on your hair and health, which need to be looked at.
We’ve put together an essential guide to advise you on those factors and choices you can make for the extra support.
1. Read the Ingredients
A good start on your journey to natural living is reading the ingredients in the products you buy. From beauty products, to food, supplements and cleaning. If you don’t recognise the ingredients or there is a lot of them, then check up on what they are. Not all chemical sounding terms are bad and not all natural sounding products are good!
2. Eat Well
It is often easier said than done, but maintaining a diet filled with nutritious food, including plenty of vegetables and fruit is critical for overall wellbeing, and your hair health. Try to fill your meals with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Avoid overly processed foods for most meals and snacks, but enjoy in moderation.
We all have unique needs and requirements for our diets, depending on lifestyle, body structure and chemical makeup so listen to your body and find what works for you, or talk to an expert.
3. Sleep well
Nothing can beat a good night’s sleep when it comes to feeling revitalized. Continuous poor sleep can lead to tiredness and stress, which can take its toll on your hair and overall health. Try to develop healthy sleep habits where you can. Here are some good sleep tips:
4. Exercise and Relax
Exercise, in whatever form works for you, is crucial to both our mental health and body’s wellbeing. Whether you enjoy long walks, heavy lifting at the gym, running, yoga or boxing, make sure you take time to move your body on a regular basis.
It’s not just about moving though, many of us spend our lives rushing to get things done and don’t take time to stop, rest and breathe. Meditation and mindfulness can also have positive benefits, even just 5 minutes of simple breathing exercises or yoga can refresh your body and mind.
5. Drink Water
Perhaps the simplest thing we can do is to drink plenty of water. If you are on the move, carry a reusable flask with you throughout the day to make sure you keep your body hydrated.
Reducing alcohol intake can also improve hair health as alcohol dehydrates your body. High alcohol consumption also reduces nutrient and mineral absorption, making it harder for your hair to grow long and healthy.
A great way to get more plants into your diet is to have a breakfast smoothie. This green gem will help start your day with a protein rich, nutrient dense, sweet tasting smoothie that has the perfect balance of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats.
Looking after your gut health and digestion goes a long way to enhancing your overall wellbeing and the condition of your skin and hair. The banana contains prebiotics that feed the probiotic bacteria in your gut. Zinc in the hemp, flaxseed and kale is necessary for maintaining intestinal wall integrity. The mango and spinach provide beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant which fights free-radical toxins in your body and strengthens your immune system.
Containing over 18 vitamins and minerals, Rise & Shine includes nourishing nutrients to help build healthy hair such as Omega 3, B Vitamins (including Biotin) and antioxidant Vitamin C.
Makes 750ml (serves two)
Keeps in fridge for 24 hours.
40g spinach (washed) (40 g equivalent is a good handful)
40g kale plus stems (washed)
1 x banana (chopped into quarters)
½ large avocado
40g tropical fruit (mango, kiwi, papaya)
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp milled flaxseeds
1 Medjool date (pitted)
250 ml coconut milk or almond milk
Additional filtered water if required to get right level of consistency
4 ice cubes (if using all fresh veg not part frozen)
A squeeze of lime
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Seeds: Hemp seeds, flaxseed (linseed)
Nuts: Almond milk
Recipe by Caroline Power, Natural Chef