(via Mane Addicts)
As much as we love vitamins and supplements for our hair, choosing the right ones can be confusing and misleading. Our recommendation? Get out of the pharmacy section and get acquainted with multitasking superfood supplements, They offer equally potent benefits, without the risk of unwanted side effects. Try these:
What: Anti Aging Aphrodisiac. Popular in Chinese Medicine to combat aging, Ho Shou Wu is super rich in Zinc, an essential element for hair growth. Get your fix and you can stimulate growth and glow, and even reverse grey hair (yes, you read that right).
Bonus: Also known to boost libido and balance hormones. What more could a girl want?
Add it: to your morning smoothie with blueberries, soy milk and a dash of agave nectar to offset the slight bitterness. (It’s Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free)
What: aka the Miracle Leaf, seriously. With 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and 36 anti-inflammatory compounds- this stuff is the real deal. Moringa helps stimulate the scalp and allow for more nutrients to reach the hair follicles and in doing so, stimulates hair growth, and prevents dandruff/dry hair.
Bonus: Moringa has higher resorption than your average multi-vitamin pill (works faster) and can be used to detox or boost metabolism.
Add it: Whisk into your morning latte but after steaming your milk (because the nutritional value decreases with heat).
What: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again- your hair needs protein. Hair is protein! Getting enough protein is the key to maintaining the right proportion of hair in the growing phase otherwise, you hair enters the resting phase and will eventually shed. Not cool!
Bonus: Protein maintains your blood sugar level throughout the day meaning you won’t end up craving pizza in the afternoon.
Add it: to oats, vanilla almond milk and peanut butter for a delicious breakfast. Pro tip: try WelleCo’s travel packs and stash them in your desk at work for a quick fix!
For if you’re really set on something made specifically for hair.
What: A Molecular Trifecta of Hair Care, this is your go-to supplement for hydrating and refreshing your locks. While Silicon works to strengthen and restore hairs’ shine, the Hyaluronic Acid Matrix increases your hairs diameter and retains 1000 times its’ weight in water so it’s keep your hair/scalp from drying out.
Bonus: Contributes to glowing skin and brightening of the eyes, also fights wrinkles.
Add it: To your detox water or alkalizing green juice (it’s berry flavored). Be cautious and follow the recommended dosage, too much Biotin may have adverse effects.
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