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Healthy hair is not a magic that happens over night. It is a combination of your daily efforts to feed your body nutrient-packed foods and deliver personal care to your mane. No matter how thick or thin from birth your hair is, you can improve and maintain the lustrous look for one of your most precious gifts the Mother Nature has given to you – your hair.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    Are you happy with your current hair situation?

    What do you do to make your feel great about your hair?

    Any special treatments? Masks? Grooming tricks?

    We’ll go over some helpful things that affect the hair health and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two. The most important thing is to empower ourselves with daily reminders that stay engrained in our mind, but need to be pulled up to the surface every now and then.

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    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      I actually don’t do much with my hair – it’s pulled up in a ponytail most of the time! LOL

  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:
  3. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Food for Shiny, Lustrous Hair

    There are many nutrients that our hair needs for a healthy growth. Omega-3 DHA, essential amino-acids, are vital for the hair to acquire that smooth, “detangling” quality. Obviously, we need to consume foods that are rich in DHA or take a supplement.

    Foods rich in Omega-3 DHA:
    Mackerel: 6,982 milligrams in 1 cup cooked (174 precent DV)
    Salmon Fish Oil: 4,767 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (119 percent DV)
    Cod Liver Oil: 2.664 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (66 percent DV)
    Walnuts: 2,664 milligrams in 1/4 cup (66 percent DV)
    Chia Seeds: 2,457 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (61 percent DV)
    Herring: 1,885 milligrams in 3 ounces (47 percent DV)
    Salmon (wild-caught): 1,716 milligrams in 3 ounces (42 percent DV)
    Flaxseeds (ground): 1,597 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (39 percent DV)
    Tuna: 1,414 milligrams in 3 ounces (35 percent DV)
    White Fish: 1,363 milligrams in 3 ounces (34 percent DV)
    Sardines: 1,363 milligrams in 1 can/3.75 ounces (34 percent DV)
    Hemp Seeds: 1,000 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (25 percent DV)
    Anchovies: 951 milligrams in 1 can/2 ounces (23 percent DV)
    Natto: 428 milligrams in 1/4 cup (10 percent DV)
    Egg Yolks: 240 milligrams in 1/2 cup (6 percent DV)

    FYI: Omega-3 DHA supplements do not have Daily Recommended value.

    
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    • So if Omega-3 DHA supplements do not have Daily Recommended value. How do we know we are getting what we need from them?

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Lisa,
        FDA has not established a Daily Recommended Value (DV) for Omega-3 DHA supplementation. It is not unusual, many supplements are in the same pool.

        When DV is not established, it means that science has not figured out the Optimal amount that our body needs per day.
        There’s a multitude of studies on Omega-3 DHA and benefits on our brain, heart, circulatory system and a lot more.
        There are documentaries that documented how mega doze of Omega-3 DHA affected paralyzed patients – they started moving again!
        Basically, Omega-3 DHA supplementation is a positive one to have in your regiment. I am not a doctor to say, but we cannot overdose on it.

        What you need to know about what to look for on the LABEL FOR OMEGA-3 DHA IS THE amounts of DHA per dose!!! The more the amount, the greater benefits from this supplement per dose.

        As a good rule of thumb – Do NOT buy Omega-3 supplements if they do not give you a Break-down of DHA vs. EPA (part of Omega-3 amino acid). That usually a sign that there’s a miniscule amount of DHA per dose!

        It is the benefits from DHA that we are after in the Omega-3 supplementation!

        We do not need EPA, as it comes in plenty via other food sources.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      I’m in trouble today – there are very few food here that I will eat!

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Amanda,
        Tuna, salmon, eggs – at least these you consume, yes?
        Fish is one of the best sources for DHA that is readily available into the blood stream.
        The Omegas that are of PLANT sources need to be processed by the body to get into the blood stream. So it takes extra effort to extract that nutrient and deliver it to the body’s consumption.
        However, DHA supplements are some of the bests to celebrate!
        They are safe and could be a great addition to your well-being.

        • Amanda Alvarado says:

          Nope I don’t eat fish or seafood – can’t stand the smell or taste. Walnuts I don’t like the taste of unless they are baked into my dad’s pastries. 🙂 Eggs, hemp & chia seed and the flaxseed are probably the only ones I’d eat!

          • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

            Amanda,
            Take DHA via good quality supplements! They would be beneficial short- and long-term for you!

            • Amanda Alvarado says:

              Any recommendations for ones that aren’t made out of fish oil? I’ve tried several supplements that claim they don’t leave a fishy taste and then 20 minutes later I’m throwing them up because of the taste I’m burping up from them.

              • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

                Amanda,
                One of the best VEGETARIAN sources of DHA on the market is Life’s DHA!
                I know the company and have been taking their supplements for years!
                I alternate them with other couple of brands like Kirkland’s brand (Costco’s brand, great volume of DHA per serving).

  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Hair Do Need Protein for Strength And Growth!

    One of the best foods for healthy hair and strong hair is a Protein-rich GREEK YOGURT!

    Alongside with protein content, greek yogurt is rich in one of the best hair boosters – vitamin B5, which has a familiar to us name PANTOTHENIC ACID.

    You may recognize pantothenic acid as an ingredient on your hair and skincare product labels. It is a GOOD Ingredient to have on your Shampoo!

    Also, do remember EGGS rich in protein and vitamin B7 called BIOTIN! An egg a day keeps your hair mane healthy and strong!

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  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Green Leafy Veggies to the BRITTLE HAIR Rescue!

    Spinach is one of the best greens to come to the rescue if you have BRITTLE HAIR! It is loaded with vitamins and minerals – vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C – all of these nutrients work in synergy to bring to you the final result – your lustrous hair mane!

    Consider foods rich in Vitamin C, as this vitamin prevents breakage! Load your diet with Oranges, Grapefruit, Guava as some of many

    The secret is MOISTURIZATION! When hair has enough moisture in it, it is protected from easy breakage.

    Kale is another great source for thicker hair. Mix it up with raw salads or mix in with hot pasta, rice, meats, and fish.

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    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      So I don’t have either of these problems! My hair is so thick but I shed like crazy! And lately it’s been oily – not sure why.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Amanda,
        Check out a Hair Mask for Oily Hair at the bottom of our discussion threads!

    • Laura, Is taking a Vitamin C supplement okay? Will it help here?

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Lisa,
        Again, I am not a doctor here. This conversation is based on what I learned throughout studies, reading and self-education.
        Vitamin C is considered a safe vitamin. It is great to boost our immune system among many roles it plays in the body (skin collagen, interaction with other nutrients for different reactions in the body, called synthesis).
        If you take it as recommended, and you are overall a healthy person, there should not be any side-effects.
        It is good to take a break from our daily vitamins and minerals. I usually give it a break for a week every six weeks.
        But I DO take DHA Daily!! As this amino acid is ESSENTIAL to our body, meaning we need to consume it via food or supplementation, and our body does not generate it on its own.

  6. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    IRON Against Hair Loss

    Iron is an important trace mineral in our body. Lack of it can cause a lot of disfunctions, and one of them is hair loss.

    But having a diet rich in iron can play an important preventative role against hair loss.

    Find iron in:

    – Lentils
    – Dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, green bell peppers)
    – Beef and organ meats like liver
    – Soybeans
    – Fortified pastas and grains, and cereals

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  7. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Dry Hair Can Be Helped, Too!

    Have dry hair that’s lost its shine?

    Sweet potatoes are filled with a good-for-you antioxidant called beta carotene. Sounds familiar? Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A. That helps protect against dry, dull hair.

    It also encourages the glands in your scalp to make an oily fluid called sebum that keeps hair from drying out. You can also find beta carotene in other orange vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes.

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  8. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Use CINNAMON for Circulation

    Yes, having that powdered sweet cinnamon on your coffee or whipped cream or pie helps to encourage blood circulation (flow) in your scalp, thus helping hair to get MORE NUTRIENTS and OXYGEN brought to the roots from the circulation.

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    • This one I can handle without a problem. I like cinnamon.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      Love cinnamon!

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        I try to add cinnamon to the things like salads, too. A little amount would not be really tasted, but the overall effect could be a beneficial one.
        Cinnamon has so many great properties, we need to dedicate one of our AM Coffees to CINNAMON as a stand-alone discussion item!

  9. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    Hair MASKS

    Hair Mask for DRY Damaged Hair

    1 Egg Yolk
    2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
    1 Tbsp. Honey
    ONCE A Week Mask

    Combine all ingredients and spread the mask through damp hair.
    With long hair, gather it into a tie on the top.
    Wear a shower cap over the treated hair.
    Allow 30 minutes for ingredients to work.
    Use your shampoo and conditioner to wash off and hydrate the hair.

    Hair Mask for CURLY Hair

    1 Egg
    2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
    1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
    1 Tbsp. Honey
    ONCE A Week Mask

    Combine all ingredients well.
    Apply the mask throughout the damp hair.
    Keep the mask on for 30 minutes with your towel or shower cap on.
    Rinse with shampoo followed by conditioner.

    Hair Mask for FRIZZY Hair

    1 Sliced Banana
    2 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt
    1 Tbsp. Honey
    ONCE A Week Mask

    Combine all ingredients well.
    Apply the mask throughout the damp hair.
    Keep the mask on for 30 minutes with your towel or shower cap on.
    Rinse with shampoo followed by conditioner.

    Hair Mask for OILY Hair

    1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
    1 Juiced Lemon
    1 Tbsp. Honey
    DOUBLE recipe for Long hair
    ONCE A Week Mask

    Combine all ingredients well.
    Apply the mask throughout the damp hair.
    Keep the mask on for 30 minutes with your towel or shower cap on.
    Rinse with shampoo followed by conditioner.

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    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      I need to try the one for oily hair. I have been using an ACV rinse already once or twice a week.

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