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By Mary Wolff
The juice craze is at full-force with today’s health conscious crowd. With more and more people worried about getting the right nutrients into their busy day, juicing is a great way to guarantee a healthy intake of vitamins, fatty acids, and other essential elements. There are sure signs that juicing can be beneficial to your health, but what about your hair? Do certain juices help hair grow faster? Let’s take a look at this hot topic.

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Is Juicing Good for Hair?
 Your hair is made up of keratin which is a protein. In order for your body to make this element, it needs certain fatty acids, proteins, and nutrients. While you may be getting enough protein in the form of lean meat and healthy seafood, you may need a little extra help getting the other essentials. Many people use juicing to create ways of getting the nutrients they need without having to worry about preparing a whole meal or planning to incorporate nutrients into their diet. Some people don’t like the taste of avocados, even though they are really good for your hair health, so they juice it with other fruits and vegetables to get the benefits without the taste. We all know your hair is built on the inside and the foods you eat play a big role in your hair health. It should be noted that juicing is good for your hair if you are doing it as part of a balanced diet. If you are doing strictly juicing of fruits and vegetables, but cutting out other sources of protein, your hair will not reap the benefits because you are not getting everything you need nutrition wise. Remember to consult a nutritionist or your doctor before starting any juicing routine to ensure that you are doing it properly.

Do Certain Juices Help Hair Grow Faster? 
While there are no set juice recipes guaranteed to make hair grow faster, there are a few ingredients you can add to any juice recipe that will give hair a boost of health needed to encourage new growth.

Spinach and Kale
These two are similar and can be used together or added separately to a mix. They offer high levels of iron and vitamin B6. These two nutrients are known to help fight thinning and the onset of hair loss. The folic acid found in spinach also helps with circulation which will aid in scalp health to help with hair growth.

Carrots 
This little powerhouse is full of vitamin A which helps promote a healthy scalp. The scalp is the foundation for hair growth since it starts at the follicle. They also have a high level of biotin which is helpful for hair growth.

Strawberries
Strawberries are a superfood for their levels of B5, B6, potassium, and fiber. These nutrients are actually harder for the body to find in most foods so it is really important to get strawberries into your diet. All of these nutrients are needed to prevent hair loss and encourage hair growth.

When it comes to juicing, balance is key. Use it to supplement an already healthy diet and watch your hair reward your efforts!

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