I think we can all agree that there is nothing more beautiful than long, thick, shiny hair. But the only way to achieve this marvelous look is to maintain it healthy all the time. This can be especially hard during summer since salty seawater, sun rays, wind, and a constant need to tie up your hair significantly damage your hair's natural texture.
Keeping in mind that seawater and sun rays will make hair color fade, you will need to step up the dyeing game and do it more frequently, which will further harm your hair and slow down its repairing process and growth. And let's not mention how we girls love to experiment with summer hairdos and tend to use curlers and hair straighteners too often.
Today I will reveal to you a little secret of how to significantly boost hair growth and prevent hair loss by only using natural ingredients. The key ingredient is potassium, which plays a prominent role in regrowing and maintaining the overall health of your hair.
The best way to include a higher dose of potassium in your daily routine is to start your day with a tall glass of freshly squeezed fruit and veggie juice. I will talk about rich in potassium ingredients and the most useful recipes in the next few rows.
The Superstar Ingredients For Hair Growth And How To Use Them
As said above in this article, I will aim for potassium-rich fruits and veggies that will help boost hair growth and, at the same time, prevent hair loss. There are many fruits and veggies that you can use, but these ingredients and recipes I have chosen for you today have shown the best results so far.
Unfortunately, beetroot is one of those veggies that we just don't use as much as we should. Beetroot is packed with essential vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, lycopene, and antioxidants that fight off harmful free radicals.
But how exactly does beetroot juice improve hair growth?
All the compounds above mentioned increase blood circulation in the scalp, which improves collagen production in hair follicles and boosts hair growth. If you make a habit of drinking a glass of beet juice every morning, you will soon see the significant improvement in your hair growth.
Beetroot is sweet by nature, but not everyone can drink it plain and straight out from the juicer before enhancing the flavor.
This is my favorite and most delicious beetroot juice recipe:
- 1 medium beetroot
- 1 medium green apple
- ½ of lime or lemon
- 2 celery stalks
Run all ingredients (except lemon) through the juicer and squeeze the lemon afterward. Drink it immediately after preparing, don't let it oxidize.
We've all heard about the benefits of drinking celery juice. It will not only promote your hair growth but will also improve your overall health and boost your immune system.
Celery is rich in water, folate, potassium, antioxidants as well as vitamin A, C, and K. What people do not understand is that a healthy and well-hydrated scalp is a must if you want to nurture long and thick hair. This powerful combination will maintain electrolyte well-balanced and improve the pH of your scalp, which will prevent dandruff from occurring. Also, it will nourish the hair follicles repairing the texture of your hair.
Celery juice is not tasty, to be honest. But the good thing is that you can cover that strong taste by adding some additional ingredients and make it a tasty start of the day.
Here's the recipe:
5 or 6 celery stalks depending on the size
½ of cucumber
1 large green apple
½ of lemon or lime
Run celery, apple, and cucumber through the juicer. If you like, you can add some spiciness by using a 1-inch knob of ginger. Squeeze ½ of lemon in the juice and voilà your refreshing, all-natural hair growth potion is ready.
There is not enough time for me to talk about how beneficial bananas are for your skin, hair, and overall health, so I will keep it short.
Bananas are high in potassium, biotin, magnesium, vitamin C and B6, antioxidants, folic acids, and natural oils. These ingredients will significantly boost your hair's health, making it shiny and fewer tangling since it will also moisturize it properly.
Bananas are delicious on their own, so making a smoothie out of it is the best way to go. You can mix in any ingredient you like, but here we will leave you our all-time favorite recipe.
Here's what you will need:
- 1 large banana
- Soaked peeled almonds
- Mixed seeds
There is no big science here, just place it all in a blender and run it until it turns out in velvety, creamy, delicious liquid. Start your day right with this smoothie, and you will do wonders for your body and mind.
Have you heard before how food is the best medicine? Well, here in 64Hydro, we all highly agree with this statement. Have you tried boosting your hair growth with all-natural drinks before? If you did, please let us know some of your favorite combinations for fluttery healthy hair.