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The Benefits to Hair Steaming….

Summer is here and having dry hair is one of the most talked about issues for women, especially us with natural hair. We tend to spend everything we have looking for the best solutions possible – searching for dry hair remedies that work! It seems like oils, conditioners or hair masks are logical fixes for dry hair, but we want to introduce you to a much simpler yet effective solution to combat dry hair.

Say Hello to Hair Steaming…

What is Hair Steaming?

Simply stated, hair steaming means means adding moisture to the hair in the form of moist heat (steam) to the hair strands. Hair steaming can be done in a number of different ways. For example, you can use a  handheld hair steamer, a standing steamer, a steamer cap,  or even enjoying the steam after a long warm shower.

Hair steaming is a one of the best things you can do to help your hair grow and strengthen the elasticity of your hair.  The benefits of hair steaming are incredible, your hair will be stronger and more vibrant.

Benefits of Hair Steaming

  • Opens Hair Cuticle – The hair cuticle opens when the warm vapor from the hair steamer is placed onto your hair. Thus, allowing nutrients to penetrate into hair and the moist heat encourages blood flow to the scalp.
  • Improves Hair Elasticity – Steam treatments improve the elasticity and strength of the hair. Elasticity refers to how much the hair strand can be stretched without breaking. Hair steaming helps the hair to absorb so much moisture that the curls will be able to bend and stretch. It keeps your hair in a strong elastic state, allowing you to style your hair beautifully without worrying of hair breakage.
  • Enhances Curl Definition – Moisture is one of the keys to great definition regardless of your hair texture. Hair steaming allows you to get the moisture to help reshape and boost your curls. You’re now able to walk out the door with lively and defined kinks, coils, and curls!
  • Porosity – Hair steam therapy is good for naturalistas with low porosity. It allows the water vapor to penetrate into hair strands for long lasting moisture. Because the cuticle layer is being opened, it is easier for products to penetrate into the hair to maintain supple flexible strands. Low porosity hair loves all moisture and steaming is like dessert to the hair.
  • Promotes Hair Growth –  Hair Steaming helps add moisture to the hair, which is the canvas for healthy hair growth. The warmth from the steam also helps fight through some product build-up/dirt on the scalp, making it easier to keep your scalp clean. Adding this treatment into your natural hair regimen will help you improve the overall health of your hair.

Constant changes in the environment around us mean that we must also change the way we care for our hair. Over exposure to harsh products, chemicals, stress and medications can cause damage to our hair. To get the most out of hair steaming at home, we recommend that you prep your hair with HairYum blueberry deep conditioner or HairYum pink sugar protein conditioner, and HairYum hairgrowth vegan hair oil. Just by adding a few drops of our HairYum Hairgrowth oil to the blueberry deep conditioner will add hydration to your hair before you hair steam.

We advise doing a steam treatment every two weeks to build up moisture retention but don’t over do it. Also use a hair steamer for no more than 20-30 minutes.

Share your hair steaming results below – we love hearing from you.

 

By | May 16th, 2017|Hair Growth, Hair Tips, Moisture|3 Comments

Hair Goals! A must have for 2017!

HairYum Collection ++If your HAIR could relive 2016, what would you do differently?

Over the course of the year, we manipulate our hair so much….blow drying, flat ironing, extensions, crochet braids, color, highlights, henna….the list is endless.

The one thing we neglect to do for our hair is to set goals. You want healthier, longer, more yummy hair?  Set a goal! Yes, #hairgoals 

Here are some of mine:

  • Drink tons of water – Join me for our #hairyum #waterchallenge from Jan. 2-31st.
  • Eat more vegetables & fruits – Healthy hair starts from within. Click HERE to learn how you can go vegan.
  • Workout at least 30 mins a day, 3-5 times a week – just 30 mins a day can prevent a heart attack!
  • More Steam – steam is so good for my hair. I love steaming my hair….
  • Deep Condition with our blueberry deep conditioner – weekly.
  • Rest – Going to bed early and getting up earlier are great for the mind, body, and soul.
  • Protective Styles – more updos, twist outs, and wash-n-gos!

In 2017, I want to go heatfree. Yes, I know that is a lofty goal; however, I do not want to put any heat on my hair for 365 days! The benefits would be enormous and I could track my hair growth and share all the yummy goodness with you all on periscope! Please make sure you follow us @hairyum.

I challenge you to take 5 minutes right now. Think about your hair. Close your eyes. Set a timer.

Then open your eyes and write down a list of goals you have for your hair in 2017.

Write them down now.

Done?

Ok. Now take that piece of paper and tape it up on your wall. Those are your #hairgoals for 2017.

Share them with us in the comments below or tag us on instagram using #hairgoals

We love to hear from you.

PS: I was featured as Women of Wednesday by Huffington Post Writer, Olivia Cole. Click HERE to check out the feature and show me some love 🙂

Happy New Year
Tosi xoxo

By | December 31st, 2016|Hair Growth, Naturals|0 Comments

Hair Porosity 101

Honestly, the first time we heard the word Porosity was a couple of years ago, when we were working on the hairyum collection. We wanted to ensure our products worked well with different hair textures, and realized understanding hair porosity is vital to attaining healthy, moisturized hair.

Hair Porosity simply refers to your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, oils, or chemicals like color.  Here are three ways to determine where your hair falls on the porosity spectrum: low, medium, or high.

Yes, you can do these tests even if you are not completely natural.

  • The Float Test: Take a couple of strands of hair from your comb or brush and drop them into a bowl of water. Let them sit for 2-4 minutes. If your hair floats, you have low porosity. If it sinks, you have high porosity. If your hair sinks at a medium pace, not too fast or slow, you have medium/normal porosity hair.
  • The Strand Test: Take a strand of hair and slide your fingers up the shaft (toward the scalp). If you feel little bumps along the way, this means that your cuticle is lifted and that you have high porosity. If your fingers slip smoothly, then you have low porosity hair.
  • The Water Test: To determine your hair porosity level using water, spritz a small section of curls with water and watch how your hair reacts – does your hair absorb the water quickly (indicating high porosity) or does it remain on top (indicating a low porosity level).

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High Porosity:

High porosity hair has a difficult time holding onto moisture as it easily escapes the raised cuticles. It is important to avoid drying detergents and silicones that will make the issue worse.

Tips: Apple Cider Vinegar rinses work well on the hair as well as rich creams and butters. The hairyum coconut soufflé leave in conditioner works well and is a must for high porosity hair. Add our hairyum hair oil as a sealant for hair because moisture leaves so quickly. Aloe Vera gel or Aloe Vera juice will work to adjust the PH balance of your hair and seal in moisture.

High porosity hair often comes from heat or chemical damage.  When your hair is damaged, the cuticles raise up.  To repair hair, deep condition weekly with the hairyum blueberry deep conditioner.

Low Porosity: 

Typically much harder to moisturize since it is more difficult for moisture to penetrate the hair shaft. Low porosity hair thrives on moisture. Water is the best moisturizer. Every day give your hair some hydration. Humectants are your friends.

Tips: Use water based, liquid leave in moisturizers that will moisturize without heaviness. Rinse hair often and lightly seal with our coconut leave in soufflé and hairgrowth oil. Heaven, our hairgrowth oil is light, easy to absorb and does not weigh hair down. Light weight oils are ideal for low porosity hair.  Also, use a hair steamer to allow moisture to get in.

Medium Porosity: 

Medium porosity hair is easily moisturized and retains its moisture level well. You are very lucky if your hair fits in this category! Medium porosity hair allows moisture inside the cuticle easily, making hair less susceptible to breakage.

Tips: Use moisturizing conditioners, like hairyum pink sugar conditioner or our blueberry deep conditioner. Avoid leaving protein conditioners in the hair for more than 5-10 minutes as the protein will harden the hair when it is rinsed out. Add our hairyum hairgrowth oil to help seal your hair after conditioning.

Share this post and leave a comment below with your hair porosity! One lucky reader will receive our a bottle of Heaven, our organic, natural, vegan, hairgrowth oil.

By | November 2nd, 2016|Hair Growth, Hair Texture, Hair Tips, Moisture, Naturals|3 Comments

Oil Rinsing…Goodbye Dry Hair!

The Importance of Oil Rinsing

Oil rinsing is huge trend today in the natural hair care community. Women started adding this simple technique to their hair care regimen and the results were amazing! Some compare it to a pre-poo or a hot oil treatment, but oil rinsing is different.

  • Pre-poo is a treatment done PRIOR (Pre) to shampooing your hair.
  • Hot oil treatment is when heated oil is applied to your hair.
  • Oil rinsing is done after you shampoo your hair.

What is Oil Rinsing?

Oil rinsing is a hair rinse using a generous amount of oil. Oil rinsing can be done in the shower; in between shampooing and conditioning the hair. Once the hair is clean and still soaking wet, apply a generous amount of oil to hair from root to tip – allowing it to sit for about 5-25 minutes. Then our Pink Sugar Conditioner or Blueberry Deep Conditioner can be applied optionally while the oil is still in the hair. Then, rinse hair well with cool water to remove the excess oil and conditioner. It is important that the water is cool so your pores close faster. With hot water, the pores, tend to remain open. Closed pores mean the oil stays on your hair strands and this is what you want to retain moisture.

Frequency: You can oil rinse as often as you’d like!

Why is Oil Rinsing Important?

-Prevents dryness because it seals moisture into the hair.

-Increases moisture retention.

-Restores natural oils into the hair which could have been stripped away while shampooing.

-Reduces or eliminates frizz that naturally occurs in our natural hair.

-Detangles hair and help prevent split ends

-Adds Shine and Softens the hair follicles

-Promotes hair growth

What Oils to Use?

It is important that you choose the right mixture of oils to receive the full benefit of oil rinsing. We made it easy for you. Heaven, Our Hairyum Vegan, Organic Hair Oil contains oils like, avocado, coconut, jojoba, argan, and olive oil. These oils are coating oils, essential for locking in moisture as they coat the hair. Also, our Hair Oil is 100% organic and vegan, so a little goes a long way.

See the full list of oils and more, Click HERE to buy Heaven, our organic, vegan hair oil.

P.S. Enter to Win a FREE bottle of Heaven, share this post and leave a comment!

 

By | September 29th, 2016|Hair Growth, Hair Tips, Moisture|1 Comment

7 Best Fruits for Healthy Hair

Who doesn’t want Healthy, Shiny, & Strong Hair? The next time you take a trip to the local market or grocery store make sure to grab the fruits on our list. Incorporating a variety of healthy foods packed with lots of nutrition will help you to get the hair you have always dreamt of. The 7 fruits on our list will help your hair feel and look amazing.

7 Fruits for Optimal Hair Growth!

1. Papaya – Hair follicles require collagen to stay healthy for hair growth.  Papayas have lots of vitamin C which makes collagen. This super fruit is packed with key nutrients that are vital for healthy hair.
2. Pineapples – Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, which is important not only for the healthy hair growth, but also, this antioxidant helps your body renew and repair tissues, as well as absorbs iron.
3. Peaches – This fruit is best-known for treating scalp problems. Eat lots of peaches if you have thinning hair or scalp problems.
4. Dark Orange & Yellow Fruits – Dark Orange and yellow fruits like such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, yellow apples, pineapples, cantaloupes, nectarines, yellow tomatoes and many more are good for healthy hair growth. All these fruits are loaded with beta-carotene that converts to vitamin A in your body. Adequate vitamin A helps produce natural oils which are essential to a healthy scalp. Deficiency of vitamin A can cause itchiness and dandruff.
5. Kiwis – This fuzzy and juicy fruit is rich in vitamin C that is good for healthy hair. It is also packed with antioxidants that help in detoxifying and rejuvenating your skin and hair. The antioxidants in kiwis are also beneficial in protecting us from cancer and heart disease.
6. Apples -An apple a day makes the hair grow and stay. Okay…that is not how it goes, but the facts are true. Apples helps in preventing the growth of dandruff and add moisture to the scalp.
7. Bananas – Bananas are loaded with potassium and vitamins A, C and E which are good for hair. Packed with Vitamin A, bananas aids in retaining the natural oil in the scalp and repairing dry skin. While vitamin C helps in the reduction of cell oxidation helping hair and skin to repair and re-grow.
Bonus: Berries…Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries – There is no other fruit that match this super fruit when it comes to nutrient power that encourages healthy hair growth. Rich in vitamin C, berries feed hair follicles and promotes blood circulation on the scalp. Berries contain vitamin B, which provides enough oxygen to the cells and thus facilitates to reduce hair loss, prevent the graying process, promote hair growth and add softness and shine to your hair.

Share your favorite fruit in the comments below! And join our vegan challenge which kicks off Oct.1st.

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By | September 20th, 2016|Hair Growth, Hair Tips, Healthy Living, Vegan|0 Comments

Lemon DIY Hair Mask for Itchy, Dry Scalp!

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An itchy, dry scalp is a nightmare? The ingredients mentioned in this blog will provide much needed relieve to a dry and itchy scalp and help protect hair and scalp against further damage. The formula is simple and your scalp will thank you for it. Many people have flakes in their hair due to poor diet, stress and climate, among other factors. Fresh lemon juice possesses natural exfoliating properties that are great for hair and skin. Apple cider vinegar is great for treating dandruff and removing impurities from hair follicles.

Here are the needed ingredients:

  1. Fresh Organic Lemons
  2. HairYum Vegan Hair Oil 
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Purified Water

*Increase the quantities of each ingredient based on hair thickness and length.

Mixture:

  1. 2 Teaspoons of Fresh Lemon Juice (without seeds and pulp)
  2. 2 Teaspoons of HairYum Hair Oil
  3. 2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. 2 Teaspoons of Water

Mix all four ingredients together well. The oil and water will separate, that is normal. Pour in a spray bottle and shake well. Then, part hair into sections and spray unto hair and scalp.  Massage scalp in a circular motion with finger tips. Let mixture sit on scalp for 15-20 minutes, then rinse out. Shampoo with HairYum Lavender Mango Shampoo then condition with HairYum Pink Sugar Protein Conditioner. Rinse hair thoroughly with cool water. Style as usual.

This treatment can be applied every other week or when your scalp itches and you see flakes.

The premium oils in our HairYum vegan, organic hair oil provide hair with the needed moisture, while the fresh lemon juice and apple cider vinegar detoxifies and cleanses the scalp. Our lemon hair mask helps get rid of dandruff and will aid in faster and healthier hair growth.

Please share your secrets for a healthy, itch free scalp! We love hearing from our customers.

P.S. Check out details regarding, HEAVEN — our HairYum Organic Hair Oil. Click HERE to learn more.

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By | August 2nd, 2016|Hair Growth, Hair Tips|0 Comments

HairYum Vegan Vitamins

HairYum Vegan Vitamins are great for hair, skin, and nails. Our daily supplements promote hair growth.  The effects of hair loss and thinning on self-image and self-esteem are well documented, and our hair supplements have been shown to help thicken and strengthen hair. Many customers inform us they see results in a little as 2 weeks. Our hairyum vitamins are 100% vegan, even our capsule. Our vitamins  contain Biotin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc, and a Proprietary Blend all of which have been shown to be essential for hair growth. These elements are also essential for the body to function as efficiently as it can, and many of them can be found in a variety of foods and beverages.

Our bodies are already taking many of these nutrients in and they should be a part of our diet. Taking them as supplements consistently ensures that nutrients and vitamins travel through our bloodstream to essential organs, then to our hair follicles and cortex. Our hairyum vegan vitamins  are not “miracle pills,” and we caution users not to be disappointed when they do not see results overnight. We strongly recommend, the 3 month supply as this allows your hair to reach its full potential. Vitamins works on hair from the inside — they have to travel through the bloodstream into the hair follicles. 3 months or 12 weeks is the optimal time to receive the nourishment from our hairyum vegan vitamins and many customers report seeing significant hair and nail growth.

How our vitamins work:

  • 2 Weeks: Hair and Skin begin to feel hydrated and revitalized.
  • 4 weeks: Hair begins to grow faster. Hair, Skin, and Nails begin to strengthen.
  • 8 weeks: Hair appears thicker, Nails are stronger and Skin glows.
  • 12 weeks: Hair condition stabilizes and hair continues to grow at an optimal rate. Nails grow. Skin appears smoother.

Our vitamins work best when users drink water and eat a healthy diet rich with fruits and vegetables. Of course, we recommend a clean vegan diet. Grab HairYum Vegan Vitamins Now. Click HERE.

Results: Please tag us with your hairyum results to our Instagram page @hairyum and tag #hairyum. We love featuring our customers.

By | June 12th, 2016|Hair Growth, Hair Tips|0 Comments

Swim Tips for Natural Hair

Yay! Summer is here.  Every child should know how to swim, whether they have kinky curly, straight, curly, relaxed, or natural hair.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people die from unintentional drowning every single day, and for black children the chances of drowning are “significantly higher than those for whites and Hispanics at every age from five years through 18.” While the risk of unintentional drowning persists throughout childhood, the age when black kids are most vulnerable is 10.

About 70% of African Americans cannot swim. This is an alarmingly high percentage. And that makes us three times more susceptible to drowning than any other ethnic group in America. Black children drown FIVE times more often that than of White children, according to the USA Swimming Foundation.

Swimming is a life skill. Every child should know how to swim and not worry about their hair. I never want a child to miss out on one of life’s great experiences because they are worried about how to protect or style their natural hair.

5 simple ways to protect natural hair while swimming.

  1. Use a good swim cap (latex or silicone) – although, swim caps don’t keep all your hair dry; they help minimize sun damage. Excessive sun damage can lead to hair breakage. Please make sure all your edges are not being pulled to tightly and the swim cap is the proper size.
  2. Wash & Rinse hair well – this seems like a no brainer but it is very important no matter the hair type or texture. Immediately after you swim, wash and rinse your hair well. Our lavender mango shampoo and pink sugar protein conditioner are the perfect combination to help remove chlorine from the hair shaft.
  3. Deep Condition – our blueberry deep conditioner is a must for any swimmer. You must deep condition your hair to restore moisture. Chlorine strips moisture from hair, that is why hair feels dry and brittle when Chlorine is not rinsed out of hair properly. Add our deep conditioner to hair and cover with plastic cap for 5 minutes. Rinse out the deep conditioner and  style with our coconut soufflé leave in conditioner.
  4. Protective Styles are a must – wear a protective style like simple braids, bantu knots, or twists to prevent tangling and minimize chlorine water absorption while swimming.
  5. Use a protectant – You can put some of our vegan hair oil (coming soon) or coconut oil around the edges and on the hair before putting on the swim cap. Adding a coat of oil or protectant will aid in minimizing chlorine water penetration while moisturizing your strands. Also, you can conditioner your hair with our pink sugar protein conditioner, before you put on your swim cap.

Yummy Tip: What is Chlorine? Chlorine is a chemical element, it is a gas not a liquid. Because of its bleaching and disinfectant properties, chlorine is an important part of many cleaning products. This is why chlorine is used in swimming pools. In pool water, chlorine kills bacteria and keeps the water clean. Chlorine is bad for your hair because it strips your hair of its natural oils and moisture which can result in hair breakage.

Tag us on Instagram with your swim pics! We would love to feature you, use the hashtag #naturalsswim #hairyum.

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Happy Swimming!

By | May 30th, 2016|Hair Tips, Naturals, Swimming|8 Comments

The Curly Girl Method

The Curly Girl (CG) Method is a great starting point for people who are just discovering and embracing their curly hair. The Curly Girl Method is a way to deal with caring for curly hair that is different from the advice most people have heard about how to wash and style their hair. It is important to remember, one strategy will not work the same for all curly hair.  This guide is for the Type 3 curly hair who are in need of moisture and frizz control.

Know what NOT to use

The key factor in following the Curly Girl (CG) method is knowing what NOT to use. The general population washes hair in hopes for that “squeaky clean” feeling that comes from shampoo, but most shampoos contain sulfates that create the suds involved in the “squeaky” sensation. The problem is that these harsh chemicals actually damage hair, stripping it of its natural moisture. This is true for all hair types, but it’s more obvious on type 3 coily hair, since it tends to suffer from frizz and breakage.

CG method followers believe that sulfates are unnecessary and that hair can be cleaned by simply massaging the scalp with conditioner. Therefore, motion is the primary cleansing force, rather than chemicals. HairYum vegan products are great for the curly girl method as they are sulfate free, paraben free, with no phthalates, silicones, artificial fragrances and dyes.

How to Co-Wash

First, stand in the shower and allow the water to run through all layers of your hair. Do not scrub the scalp right away because this will disrupt your curl pattern.

Next, take about a teaspoon of our hairyum pink sugar conditioner in your hand to begin the cleansing process. You will need more or less product depending on the thickness and dryness of your hair.

Begin by spreading the hairyum pink sugar protein conditioner on your scalp, gently rubbing to remove dirt and oil. Massaging your scalp is relaxing and will also promote hair growth. Allow the water to run through hair, removing the conditioner. You may also want to spot-clean your scalp by repeating the process in specific areas. Click HERE to purchase our yummy pink sugar protein conditioner and/or our blueberry deep conditioner.

Conditioning

You will now want to take a good amount of conditioner (depending on your length and density) and run it over the outer layers of your hair. In the colder months, it will likely be necessary to add more conditioner for hydration. You can also use our blueberry deep conditioner for added strength, do not leave the blueberry deep conditioner on the hair longer than 15 minutes, as the proteins left on the hair too long can leave the hair feeling hard.

Comb your fingers through your hair to remove any tangles, and then allow the water to run through your hair again. Do not rinse out all the conditioner because this will act as a leave-in for your hair.

Drying

While Curly Girl drying and styling techniques vary, the primary focus is to be very gentle with hair.

The recommended way to style Type 3 hair is to gently squeeze water out with a microfiber cloth and to apply a dime size amount of our hairyum coconut soufflé leave-in conditioner evenly through the hair. Scrunch and twist hair to set the curl pattern the way you like it. You may want to use small clips to lift roots so that they dry with more volume.

Once you have set your hair the way you want it to stay, try not to touch it because this will cause frizz. The CG method promotes air drying, but you can use a diffuser on a lower heat setting if you are in a hurry.

Frequency

With the CG method, you will not have to cleanse your hair as often. Most people using this method, cleanse their hair twice a week or every 10-14 days. If hair feels like it is drying out, put some water in a spray bottle and spritz hair to revive curls and restyle with the hairyum coconut soufflé leave in conditioner.

There are many variations based on curl pattern and hair type to the CG method. Please share your thoughts? Do you love the CG method? Will you be trying it soon? Please leave a comment below.

Note: The Curly Girl Method was invented by Lorraine Massey.

By | April 17th, 2016|Hair Tips|0 Comments

Growing Hair on a Vegan Diet

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Many people worry about hair growth when they embark on a vegan diet. Yes, hair needs protein to grow, but it also needs lots of vitamins and minerals. Fresh vegetables & fruit have huge amounts of nutrients needed to strengthen and grow hair.

Here are our Top 10 Vegan Foods for Hair Growth…

  1. Avocados.  Avocados’ healthy fats promote moisture throughout the entire body so they not only help prevent hair breakage but can also help your hair grow longer and stay stronger. Have you ever tried ripe avocados on whole wheat toast? One word…YUM!
  2. Almonds.  Almonds are what we call the superior nut! They are a great source of protein and have tons of Vitamin E.  Protein helps improve collagen in the body, which is needed for proper hair growth and strength. Vitamin E helps improve elasticity and moisture so your hair will resist breakage and dryness. Almonds also have Zinc, which keeps hair from shedding. If you ever need a healthy snack that is great for your hair:  Grab Almonds.
  3. Kale.  If you want beautiful hair…Eat Kale. Shhhh…don’t tell anyone! Just joking – please do share. Kale is rich in iron and vitamin B. Kale is an alkaline food that helps prevent acidity in the body. An acidic body causes the body to break down, including your hair and nails. Kale will help promote alkalinity and its incredible nutrient profile will ensure you get everything you need for optimal hair.
  4. Fortified Almond Milk. Fortified almond milk is a great nondairy source of calcium, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E. Most brands also contain Vitamin D for optimal bone health as a plus. Be sure to select a nondairy milk without added sugar.
  5. Chai Seeds. Chia seeds are rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin B, all which help promote strength and healthy hair growth. They are also a great source of protein that your hair needs to stay strong and resist breakage.
  6. Flax Seeds. Flax seeds are a rich source of vitamin E. Flax seeds provide nourishment to the hair roots, shaft, and the scalp. Flax seeds contain high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid. These help nourish hair follicles. This in turn helps make hair strong and healthy. Omega-3 fatty acid also improves the elasticity of hair and makes it less prone to breakage. Grab some organic flax seeds and add them to a smoothie, your hair will Thank you for it.
  7. Apples. We know an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Did you know an apple a day, makes the hair grow longer everyday!?! LOL! Apples are rich in fiber and a variety of essential nutrients. Apples are also rich in antioxidants, making it a cell-renewing substance, great for healthy hair growth.
  8. Coconut. We love coconuts, have you tried our hairyum coconut soufflé leave-in conditioner? It is LOVE in a JAR. Seriously when it comes to hair, you can never go wrong with anything extracted from Coconuts. For example, coconut oil is a great source of healthy fats for shiny, healthy hair. Coconut oil also reduces inflammation and aids circulation. Coconut oil can be used directly on hair to condition, repair, rehydrate, and strengthen hair.
  9. Berries. Strawberries, Blueberries, & Blackberries! Berries are rich in antioxidants that protect cells from damage that ages them. Berries have antioxidants that help keep hair healthy, keep gray at bay longer, and prevent premature thinning. Many berries are rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that the body uses to create collagen, an important connective tissue used in bones, skin, and hair.
  10. Beans, Legumes, & Lentils.  When you are vegan, you want to ensure you are eating a healthy source of proteins. Proteins are the building block of healthy hair. Lean protein from beans and lentils will aid hair growth while also supplying a good amount of iron, zinc, and biotin. Iron deficiencies can result in balding and biotin is crucial to strong, thick hair and nails.

Bonus: Water is the best drink on the planet for hair, skin, and overall body health. According to our HairYum Pharmacist, here is a quick tip to ensure you are drinking enough water:

  1. Weigh yourself and divide the number by 2.
  2. The number is the amount of ounces of water you should drink daily.

Please leave a comment and let us know your favorite vegan foods.

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By | February 6th, 2016|Hair Growth, Vegan Meals|6 Comments

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