What you eat impacts your hair. I repeat what you eat impacts your hair! Sorry for repeating that, but it took a while for that to sink in for me so I wasn’t sure if anyone else would need to hear that twice.
I never really thought about it until I came across an article online that discussed vitamins for your hair, but what you do to you hair is equally as important as how you feed your hair. The path to long strong hair is not only a consistent hair care routine, but it’s also about fueling hair growth with the right nutrients i.e- feeding your hair.
I’m one of those people that doesn’t really like vegetables, but I know I need to eat them. To help myself get into the habit of eating veggies and also to make sure that I regularly eat veggies I purchased a juicer. The Breville Juice Fountain to be exact. (If you need any motivation to start juicing watch Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on Netflix.)
That’s my baby in the picture below – a beautiful hunk of power and steel. I use my juicer to produce juice cocktails that are rich with vitamins and nutrients I know my hair needs. I don’t really like swallowing pills so instead of supplements I lean more towards juicing. Although, I think I might start taking a biotin supplement – jury is still out on that.
In today’s post I just wanted to share a simple juice recipe to help you feed your hair. I call this Green Essentials.
(1) Bushel of Kale
(2) Granny Smith apples
(1) Inch of ginger root
Kale is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is great at helping your hair maintain it’s health because it reduces dryness and helps your hair to be flexible and less brittle.
How do you make the juice?
Simply put all the ingredients you wish to juice in the juicer. I typically put the Kale in first and then I follow up with the apples and ginger. There is no particular reason why I do that order other than it works for me. Once the juice is extracted I use a whisk to blend the juice and I try to drink it right away. It is most potent after it is made. The extra juice I seal in a jar with a screw/pop lid as shown in the last photo. The jar keeps the juice fresher than water bottles so I’d recommend a jar when you are refrigerating your juice.
Always wash anything you plan to juice before you juice it. Especially if you decide to juice the rinds, skins, and roots of some fruits. Depends how hardcore you are, but I typically peal fruits like oranges and grapefruits that have thick skin. There are plenty of juicers who don’t take that approach though and they put in the whole fruit or veggie. I’m not knockin’ it, but I’m not there yet.
The recipe will make a full jar of juice. You can take it to the face or spread it out over breakfast or dinner. It’s great to have the juice at the top of your day or before dinner.
That’s all she wrote fam. Happy juicing!
How do you feed your hair? Share in the comments below.
Peace, love, and God’s grace,