Last year, I listed a few intentions that I wanted to realize in 2015. One of them was to improve the health of my hair. Since I was no longer burdened down with traveling and hectic work schedules, I felt confident that this would be the year.
That’s it. I’ve neglected my hair journey long enough. It’s time to kick it into high gear so I can make up for lost time before 2016 comes along. A reader asked me a great question via email that really got me thinking. She inquired about the products/technique(s) that I’ve learned over the years which have been the most successful.
Looking back, I really enjoyed the time when I was eating for beauty benefits. I purposefully started off each day with highly nutritious foods (or drinks) that had a wonderful impact on my hair and skin. I’ve veered way off the path and I’m now making an effort to return. Breakfast is the perfect place to start because it’s easy to carve out a routine. So, I’m going back to my roots with the intention of making it a part of a daily routine.
First I start with the main course which consists of organic oatmeal. Oatmeal is great because I can load it with nutritional extras. My go-to addition is black strap molasses. Black strap molasses (BSM) is loaded with trace mineral such as copper, iron, magnesium, selenium, & B6. Many boast of how BSM was able to help reverse their grey hairs back to it’s natural color. I have more grey hairs than I’m comfortable with so I hope to experience wonderful results in that area as well. Along with molasses, I make sure that my oatmeal contains flax seeds for omega 3s and fiber. This is just a start, I plan on loading up my oatmeal with other goodies once I get into the swing of things.
Prior to enjoying my meal, I’ll probably kick things off with a cup of warm lemon water paired with collagen supplements. When I first introduced collagen into my diet, I noticed an immediate difference, so I know it works. With every year that passes, our collagen production reduces. We can’t stand idly by and allow that to happen. In order to complete the collagen triad, I pair lemon water (vitamin C) and silica from Beautifully Bamboo tea. Collagen, silica and vitamin C are thee best of friends. You need all three to stimulate collagen production. Combining all three is a very smart move if you want to nourish your skin from within. And let’s not forget how wonderful bamboo tea is for hair growth and fabulous nails.
Next to the collagen supplements is a dose of ultra concentrated fermented cod liver oil (FCLO). If you’re asking yourself, “what on earth is fermented cod liver oil,” then please check these posts out. FCLO is a game changer. Then I remembered that I still had a small stash of chlorella supplements and tossed them into the mix. I’ll keep fruit as a mid morning snack and sip on tea and lemon water throughout the day.
It’s a start, but I’m really happy with where I’m at so far. There’s no doubt that if this becomes a regular part of my morning, the results will be amazing. I’ll keep experimenting with adding a protein source and maybe a few other amazing supplements.
And to think that I used to skip breakfast.
A few days ago, we discussed the topic of being polished. One of the Laws of being polished was to have our hair on point. Trimmed ends and healthy strands are key, but what about those edges? Tamed edges are a must if we want have a polished look. I was one of those people who never really did anything to groom my edges. Then one day I decided enough was enough and it was time to find a product that could lay these edges down.
|Aveda Control Finishing Paste|
|Argan Oil Perfect Edges|
|Hicks Transformations Edges|
|Design Essentials Sleep Edge Control|