Have you ever noticed how a good hair day makes getting ready for any event feel like a breeze? But, a good hair day might be a rare event though if you’re dealing with dry, breaking, damaged, greasy, or otherwise unhealthy hair.
Sure, there are hundreds of products and solutions to help the look of your hair, but if you want to experience more effortless beauty, you have to improve the actual health of your hair (and your nails!) by taking care of yourself. If you want to save time on hair styling and money on manicures in 2018, follow this protocol for naturally beautiful hair and nails!
1. EAT THE RIGHT DIET
An overall healthy and balanced diet may actually be the #1 key to strong and healthy hair and nails. Afterall, your hair and nail health is ultimately mirroring what is going on with your body internally. So when you feed your body nutrient-dense food, your body will reflect that by growing stronger and more beautiful. Some of the best foods you can eat for hair and nail health are salmon and dark leafy greens. These foods contain combinations of many of the nutrients needed for stronger nails and hair like the Omega 3’s and B Vitamins in salmon and the vitamin C, vitamin A, and Iron found in many dark green veggies.
Although we can get a lot of the nutrients our bodies need to grow strong, beautiful hair and nails through diet, some nutrients aren’t easy to obtain through food and are best gained through supplementation. One such nutrient is biotin, which can be found in foods like cauliflower, liver, or salmon but is easiest to get through supplementing.
A study conducted by Harvard University found that biotin was one of the most important nutrients for maintaining hair texture and strength. For a high-quality biotin supplement designed specifically for hair and nails, try Parker Natural’s High Strength Biotin.
3. LOOK OUT FOR CHEMICALS
Many of the hair and body products on the market today contain ingredients that act as preservatives or have other functions but are actually harmful to the body. One very common ingredient is parabens, which are a type of preservative found in the majority of hair products. Parabens have been shown to disrupt our hormonal system by mimicking estrogen in the system and since hormones play a major role in hair and nail growth, this can definitely have a negative impact.
Similarly, even common products like nail polish and polish remover can ruin beautiful nails. So if you want to revamp your hair and nails, consider going natural for a month or two this year. Switch to an all-natural shampoo brand and let your nails breathe polish free for awhile.
4. USE COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is a wonderful product that has both internal and external health benefits. It can be used to keep cuticles moisturized which can help nail health and can even prevent breaking and damage of hair. One study showed that coconut oil over other vegetable-based oils stopped protein loss from hair, preventing further hair damage and dryness.
5. STRESS LESS, REST MORE
Growing nails and hair is a lot of work for your body and it takes the use of valuable nutrients. This means that when your body is under pressure, it may send those resources elsewhere. Some doctors believe that stress is one of the most common causes of hair loss and can cause nail issues as well. One great way to help improve your overall health (and thereby your nail and hair health) is get more rest and focus on de-stressing!
When your body is relaxed and well rested it will be able to use energy to grow nails and hair rather than healing more pressing problems in the body. Sleep and stress also have a major impact on your hormones and your hormones in turn, dictate the growth of your nails and hair. So rest up in 2018 for that naturally beautiful look you desire!
Again, remember that healthy hair and nails starts on the inside. So make sure and pick yourself up a bottle of Parker Natural’s High Strength Biotin for an extra boost of health!
Parker Naturals strives to take every step necessary to keep our customers smiling and helping them achieve vibrant health! This includes, but is not limited to, starting right by providing you with nothing but pure ingredients that are free of harmful contaminants.
Our premium supplements contain absolutely zero fillers, binders, or additives and are proudly developed and manufactured in the U.S.A. in world-class FDA-approved facilities. Our customers’ health and safety are our top priority. Quality is more than a word. It’s something we prove to you every day!
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