We’ve all heard the expression you are what you eat. If you are what you eat and your hair is an extension of you, your hair is what you eat too, right? This thought came about as I was thinking about how to make a homemade hair treatment. I thought about mashing some avocado with extra virgin olive oil, and then I quickly thought about how I would love to eat some guacamole, lol. So what’s more effective eating good food to promote healthy hair or applying it on the surface of the hair?
I’m not proposing that we start cooking with jojoba oil; using oils to protect our hair from the environment stress is very necessary. Seriously, though as women we spend a whole lot of money and time researching the latest product that is promised to grow our hair and is loaded with vitamins and essentials oils. And hey, there is nothing wrong with those products, I use them myself. All I’m asking is, do we invest as much time and energy in selecting what we ingest, read, watch and listen to?
When we feed our body, we feed our soul, which then affects our inner spirit. Yes, your spirit is you, all of you.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy you! Physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Be mindful of what you eat, read, watch and listen to…. be like a tree that is planted by the rivers of water that flourishes and bears good fruit!
Do you have plans to eat better this year?
I need to get back on my water game.
I love this feed!
I've decided to go vegetarian for good this time around! I'm using the money I would normally use to purchase meat/fish products to buy more organic (in season)fruits and vegetables. I'm also working on cutting out processed foods like enriched sugar, flour, and canned goods. My skin is already showing benefits! My natural hair has always been good since I cut out a lot of other "bad foods" in the past but I'm positive it will get even stronger and healthier.
I will start to cook my meals with the freshest ingredients. Doing that I will know EXACTLY goes in my food. I also want to get better at exercising and staying active.
I eat nothing but processed foods. Gotta learn how to function with whole foods
I am really trying my best to eat better. At work, I look like a health nut to everyone. I guess it is due to me selecting my foods and packing it. When I get home, I am horrible. I am literally grabbing anything out of the cabinet to eat. I hope I can do better at home and at work this year.
I am on day two of a 10-day fresh fruit/veggie fast to detox and jumpstart weight loss. I'm hungry, but I'm hanging in there. LOL
I've been so sedentary, it's amazing my family hasn't mistaken me for a rock…so sad! Since I've been working from home, my energy level sucks! I need to do a number of things: more water, better food choices/varieties that include fruit! And most definitely, activity! I have a 4yr old and I need as much energy as I can get! I'm just disgusted with myself because I was so active…once upon a time…goals in 2012: CHANGE!!
Great article! I've been very health conscious and on a serious kick for the past two years. I increased my veggie and fruit intake with smoothies at breakfast or lunch and by having two veggies at dinner instead of a starch.
I also believe it is so important to label read EVERYTHING that comes in a package to ensure and understand EVERYTHING you are putting in your body. Not only does it affect your overall health, but skin, hair and nails as well.
I definitely need to get back to my daily fruit/vegetable juicing. I would also like to start eating raw almond again. Adding wheat grass powder to my water has also been very beneficial to me in the past as well. Although I maintain a very healthy way of eating, I sometimes get lazy and go for the quick bite.
I need to get back on my water game too! I think the cooler winters make us crave warm (sweet) drinks and less cool water.
Ewwwww! Get out of my HEAD! Seriously. I watched the documentary lastnight called "Fat, sick & nearly dead". In 2011, I started my weight-loss journey and have so far lost 47lbs. I am starting a 10 day cleanse/Juice Fast of Fruits and Veggies to kick start the other half of my weight-loss journey because I have about 60 more lbs to lose. I am excited because for once in my life I am doing something for me that will benefit not only me but my child. Great Post!
its the truth. I have started incorporating more fruits and veggies in my diet. I also want to get into my 64 oz (plus) of water a day again. It does increase your overall health.
Great Post. I've been eating healthy and exercising and it feels great!
Amen to that. I'm doing it for my health. My hair will just reap the benefits.
I joined Weight Watchers to eat better and get fit. This exercising thing aint too bad either LOL
Yes! I think that this article is GREAT! Last year I made a commitment to dedicate a portion of each day to improving myself mentally, physically, and spiritually and that's when I started focusing on what I was eating. I am currently in week 1 of 3 for the Daniel fast and I plan to continue leaving out some of the foods I;m fasting from even when the fast is over. Great Post
i need to change my eating habits for my body in general. i was pretty good last semester, but i really fell off over winter break. with a new semester coming up i want to get back on track. but don't really think about the connection between what i eat and my hair, even though i KNOW there IS a connection. it's a really good thing that i really like avocado, huh?
Wonderful post. Now I can pair this great info with my favorite Psalm. Thx
Yes, I plan to eat better and exercise. It really helps you to feel and look better.
This is so true. I changed my diet drastically in 2011, for the better. I stepped up my exercise game as well.
I have seen a major difference in my spirit, energy level, body, skin AND hair. We focus sooo much on the external (HAIR), often at the expense of the rest of our beings. We don't realize the price we are paying until we make that change and see/feel the benefits.
It is soo worth it to live a 'bodyhonoring' and healthy existence.