Meetings, coffee dates, early morning yoga, late night drinks, and traveling for work–keeping up with a busy schedule can sometimes throw your eating routine off. When you find yourself living off continental breakfasts and protein bars, it’s necessary to supplement your meals with the kinds of vitamins and minerals your hair just can’t get enough of. Below, the six best natural supplements for happy, healthy hair.
ALOE VERA JUICE – LILY OF THE DESERT
This desert plant can retain its moisture in the driest and hottest of climates. Imagine what it can do for your hair! Comprised of 96% water, the aloe vera plant has a healing gel rich in vitamin C and beta- carotene that help strengthen your hair and give it shine. The anti-inflammatory proteolytic enzymes in aloe vera also heal your skin and stomach giving you glossy locks and a healthy scalp. One of my favorites is Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly.
VITAMIN C – LYPO-SHERIC VITAMIN C
Vitamin C helps your body build collagen, the protein found most in our hair, skin and nails. Collagen is highly important for hair growth and maintaining the strength of hair. Vitamin C also plays a necessary role in absorbing iron, which keeps our locks strong and healthy. Try adding Lypo-Sheric Vitamin C to your daily mix of vitamins!
CHLORELLA TABLETS – SUN CHLORELLA
Mermaids have fierce curls. Perhaps it has something to do with their seafood diets of salmon and oysters, or it may be well the medicinal magic of chlorella. These green algae have an incredibly high concentration of chlorophyll, a vibrant mineral-rich component that can help with cleansing and maintaining healthy blood. Better blood flow means faster growing and healthier hair.
COLLAGEN POWDER – DR. AXE
You don’t have to go under the needle to get the beautifying effects of collagen. All the things we lavish with attention—hair, nails and skin—are generously comprised of the collagen polypeptide amino-acid protein. As we age (or go on sugar binges), our body begins to produce less collagen which makes our hair and skin look dull and limp. Collagen helps to make hair strong, long and luscious. This Multi Collagen Protein Powder by Dr. Axe will do the trick!
BIOTIN – NOW FOODS
Biotin is a B vitamin that helps everything in the body grow. In moderate amounts, Biotin can be good for your nervous system and cardiovascular health by helping to metabolize carbs and fats. For some people, biotin supplements become the difference between hair drama and hair dreams thanks to its regenerative power to stimulate rapid hair growth. Flood your system with Now Foods’ Biotin for healthy hair!
OMEGA 3 – NORDIC NATURALS
On top of biotin and protein, this is another reason why eggs are so great for your hair! Egg yolks contain Omega 3 fatty acids, a vital anti-inflammatory that helps open hair follicles up for healthier and faster hair growth. As you lose hair, your body tries desperately to replace it, but all those cookies and pizza don’t make a strong head of hair. Try supplementing your diet with fish oils to get more Omega 3 in your diet.
Make sure to check out Farah Fahad’s site The Farah Effect for more health tips! Kick your hair growth into high gear with our fave hair growth supplements!