Want healthy hair?

With the smiles and sunshine this first week has shown, I’m convinced this year is going to be an AMAZING one. 🙂 Lets start this off right- healthy,  happy & FABULOUS! Ive been working hard doing research to share with you some great healthy must haves to ensure this year your hair & skin has never looked better…from the inside out!

A balanced diet is common sense for a healthy bod, but did you ever consider what you put in your body affects the health of your skin and hair? Fad diets, fast food binges and missing meals may seem sensible at the time..but an overall balanced diet of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and low-fat dairy  will help keep your figure, energy level, skin and hair tip top. Why follow these guidelines? ..Because YOU DESERVE IT!

Top Ten Foods you will be incorporating in your diet for 2012

1. Dark Green Vegetables

An amazing source of Vitamin A and C which assist in producing SEBUM. Remember our favorite “gift” to give our hair? This is the gift that keeps on giving!

2. Fatty Fish like Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, b 12 & iron, lacking this can result in a dry scalp and dull looking hair. These components aid in keeping your scalp healthy! Not a fish person? Get cozy with some flaxseed, you’ll need it. 🙂

3. Beans

remember our review of Biotin and how essential it is for our hair and skin health? Well, here’s a great source of it to add to your diet! Beans like lentils and kidney beans are chalk full of  iron, zinc, and biotin proteins!

4. Eggs

Oh, eggs…you wonder food, you! Not only can we apply egg topically (egg mask!) but incorporating more eggs into your diet is THE best source of protein you can find! It also is another great source of Biotin & vitamin B-12!

5. Nuts

Is there a more simple snack then packing some nuts in a to go bag? These amazing yummy treats are a great source of protein, selenium (a mineral for your hair) and most importantly for our hairs health…zinc. Lacking zinc does lead to hair shedding…eee! Get some walnut, cashew and almonds immediately! 🙂

6. Poultry

As most of us know, poultry is a great source of protein that your body can easily benefit from! These proteins offered from chicken and turkey will keep your hair, scalp and color fresh and strong!

7.  Oysters

Oysters are loaded with Zinc, which your hair LOVES! Dont feel the love for Oysters? Beef offers great zinc as well. 😉

8. Whole Grains

Whole grains are a great source of energy and keeping your tummy full, as well as zinc, vitamin B and iron! While shopping the bread and cereal isle, look for whole wheat!

9. Carrots

We’ve always heard carrots keep your eye sight sharp, which is a result of its high amounts of Vitamin A..but  that amazing vitamin also benefits your scalp! Healthy hair=healthy scalp. A yummy, easy snack!

10. Dairy

Last but not least…dairy. This one is an obvious source of calcium which is needed for healthy bones, skin & hair! Make sure youre getting in your milk, yogurt and cheese products! (in moderation, and if youre watching your waistline..lowfat ❤ )

I wish for nothing but health and happiness for each and every one of you this year! I hope some of these facts helped you, and inspired you to make this your healthiest year yet! Whether you’re enhancing your healthy ways or transforming your lifestyle to be more health consious..Im sending you all my support!

to HEALTH,

xoxo

*Credit for facts from www.webmd.com

The BEST gift to give your locks..AND ITS FREE!

Winter weather showing visible drying on your hair? Want to give your hair a sweet gift that’s within an exhausted budget? Here’s natures gift to your hair and skin, that benefits you ALL YEAR LONG!

F-A-C-T-S

Did you know that your body naturally produces a moisturizer and a protectant for your hair and skin? Did you know this naturally occurring gift can make your hair shiny, healthy and hydrated? And lastly, did you know you commonly strip these goodies from you hair daily? OUCH!

Our scalps naturally produce a sebum-fatty acids from our sebaceous glands. We have all experienced the “dirty hair” feeling, or an “oily” look to our strands..this is the sebum in excess. However, when managed correctly it naturally guards our hair from over drying and assists in prevention of absorbtion of external elements.

Each one of us have a certain comfort level in the cleansing of our hair. I know some of my clients can go days without a weighed down, oily feel to their hair..others it seems can only last a matter of hours..however the thing we have in common is each of us should be taking advantage of natures best conditioner!

Your gift to your locks

Go into your drawer and take our a natural bristle brush. Take your hair down, and work in 1 inch sections..brush these bristles against your scalp down to your ends. This will distribute the sebum from roots to ends, and enrich your midshaft with this great moisturizer! Along with protecting your strands it doubles as a great scalp simulator. (Which assists with oil and new growth production.) Wo Who!

Keep in mind, keeping your scalp cleansed IS important! My favorite Shampoo?

Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Shampoo Why? It keeps in moisture which doing it’s primary purpose…TO CLEANSE THE SCALP! The Hawaiian grown awapuhi locks in natural moisture. LOVE<3 Also, remember…no matter how hard it is this time of year…stick with your COOL RINSING routine.

Happy Locks, and Happy Holidays!!

xoxo

Brittany Michele

HOT hair

Hair that reflects light, locks in color and styles with ease…who wouldn’t go the extra mile for HEALTHY HAIR?!

Todays issue..Our LOVE of hot irons, and the effects on our locks..

Using heat to your hair everyday will eventually wear on your strands,  leaving them exposed and injured. Imagine that intense heat being one on one against your hair, unprotected! OUCH!!

Obviously our obsession for dressing hair will not be dismissed, but our precautions must now be incorporated into our daily routines with our saving grace:  THERMAL HEAT PROTECTANTS!

Lets gaurd against those nasty burns and create a barrier from the heat, and burn off. My station and travel case are NEVER without my Enjoy gem.

Non-sticky, heat activated thermal protection serves as a working and finishing spray while adding incredible shine.

Hold 6-8 inches away from head. Apply spray and style as desired. For use with flat irons, hot rollers and curling irons. Liberally spray each section before applying. When desired style is achieved, spray entire style holding bottle 8-10 inches away.

Happy, healthy hair dressing little sweeties 🙂

xoxo