Healthy assortment of yellow foods
Healthy assortment of yellow foods

Vitamins 

Vitamin A - help skin glands produce sebum on scalp, which moisturizes scalp/hair to keep it healhty 

 

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - increases elasticity in hair, increases blood flow to scalp, strengthen hair follicles

 

Vitamin B12 - produces oxygen rich blood cells, which feeds hair follicles 

 

Vitamin C - produces collagen, making it easier for the body to absorb iron from your diet, prevents breakage 

 

Vitamin D3- creates new hair follicles 

 

Vitamin E - contains antioxidants that boosts scalp health and increases hair strength , reduces cell damage 

 

Biotin (Vitamin B) - stimulates hair growth/strengthens, essential for production of hair protein called keratin

 

Omega 3- counteracts inflammation that causes shedding

 

Folate (Folic Acid) - responsible for healthy cell growth, speeds up the body cell production process

 

Iron - provides RBC to carry oxygen to the roots

Protein - makes up each hair strand/building block of hair 

Selenium - kills fungus/dandruff on scalp, regulate hair growth 

Zinc - repair hair tissue, ensures oil glands around follicles are working properly

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Diet

Protein- Asparagus, avocado, beans, broccoli, edamame, eggs, green veggies, lentils, nuts, potatoes, quinoa

Citrus fruits- Vitamin C

 

Whole grains- Biotin, iron,  zinc

Lean poultry-protein = thicker strands

 

Cheese- Vitamin D 

 

Leafy vegetables- Folate, iron, vitamin A & C (spinach)

 

Eggs- Biotin, protein, selenium,  zinc

 

Carrots- Vitamin A

 

Oats- Iron, omegas, & zinc

 

Mushrooms- Vitamin D

Egg yolk- Vitamin D

 

Shrimp- Iron, protein, Vitamin B & D, zinc

 

Lowfat dairy products 

 

Berries- Antioxidants,  vitamin B & C 

 

Nuts- Fatty Acids, vitamin B & E, zinc

 

Beans- Zinc 

 

Seeds- Selenium, vitamin E, zinc 

 

Fatty fish - omega 3 fatty acids, protein, selenium, Vitamin B & D3

 

Sweet potatoes- Beta carotene that converts into vitamin A

 

Avocados- Healthy fats, vitamin E

 

Greek yogurt- Protein filled, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

 

Guava- vitamin C

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Healthy assortment of yellow foods

Important Vocabulary 

Antioxidants- maintain collagen in the body, protects follicles against damage/free radicals

Chlorophyll- has Vitamin B, D, E, Calcium & Potassium, produces melanin in pigment cells in hair follicles

Collagen- build hair proteins

Free radicals- harmful molecules that damage cells, causes frizz/tangles/lack of luster & diminished curl retention

 

Keratin – hair protein that stimulates follicles that are dormant

 

Sebum- lubricant produces in hair follicle that helps moisturize scalp

 

Silica- component of collagen which we need for strong hair

 

Sulfate- rips natural oil from scalp & hair resulting in breakage and dryness

Sulfur- promotes collagen production 

Bad Alcohols

Isopropyl alcohol 

Ethanol 

Ethyl alcohol 

Propanol alcohol 

Alcohol denatured 

Propyl alcohol 

SD alcohol 40

Benzoyl alcohol 

Good Alcohols

Cetyl alcohol 

Cetearyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol 

Lauryl alcohol 

Behenyl alcohol 

Lanolin Alcohol 

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Hair Tips

1. Take care of your scalp- this is where healthy hair begins, abandoning the scalp will cause buildup and no growth 

2. Moisturize your ends- this is where shedding occurs and where knots will appear- tending to these will ensure no unnecessary breakage happens further up the hair shaft

3. Keep hair strands moisturized- lack of moisture & damage from the environment can affect how long your hair will get

4. Detangle after softening hair (focus on ends FIRST)- begin with fingers and then use a detangling tool

5. Shampoos- NO sulfates/their derivatives, use hydrating shampoo, Use clarifying shampoo only if you use a lot of product on your hair or if you haven’t used one in a while (to remove buildup from over time), Ayurvedic shampoos

6. Using the Greenhouse effect- boost your hair growth by encouraging your follicles to open up, used to help retain moisture in dry hair by using a plastic cap to create a warm and moist atmosphere, like in a greenhouse. The heat and moisture on the scalp help stimulate sebum production (our hair's natural oil) and helps penetrate each strand

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Healthy assortment of yellow foods
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Experiencing Thinning or Hair loss
"What could it be?"

Mental/physical stress “telogen effluvium” (do yoga, breathing exercises, physical exercise)

Nutritional deficiencies

Systemic diseases (thyroid, lupus, etc.)

Hormonal changes/imbalances (menopause, following childbirth, etc.)

Alopecia-traction- pulling force of hair at the roots for styling (keep hair loose and avoid constricting styles for

long periods of time, be gentler, put less tension on hairs at the front)

DHT- stress hormone (hair follicles respond to this)

Genetically disposed to hair thinning -gradual progressive reduction in hair volume, hair follicles are sensitive to

male hormones causing follicles to shrink/produce slightly finer and shorter hairs with each hair growth cycle

Thyroid disorder (hypo-system moving slower, hyper- body depletes resources faster)

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Hair Maintenance 

Silk pillowcases/satin lined hats & head wraps - cotton strips natural oils/moisture out causing dryness & breakage 

Protective styling - refrain from manipulating your hair everyday, single braids or twists once a month 

Use a microfiber towel - less friction on hair strands, maintains moisture, prevents snags, traps more dirt, limits frizz 

Weekly deep conditions - maintains product absorption, moisture & softness

Protein - ALWAYS follow up with a deep condition or moisturizer to balance out the pH, look out for hydrolyzed wheat & soy protein as they are small enough to enter the hair shaft and get blow the surface instead of coating the strands  

Use indirect heat - hot oil treatments, hot head cap, steamer, plastic cap + hooded drier

Shampoos - Know when to use a clarifying shampoo v a hydrating/moisturizing shampoo

Hair Masks & Rinses - Aztec clay or rhassoul clay + rosewater or ACV, rice water rinse, green tea/black tea rinse 

Water - Warm water opens cuticles, remove buildup, creates frizz/dryness while Cool water seals in moisture & increases shine

Consistency - Create a hair routine/hair day, use leave in conditioners, moisturize daily, do daily scalp massages, seal your hair with oil, trim every 3-4 months 

Use a water based moisturizer 

Know the difference between moisture based and protein based products