24 Aug 2016

Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Hair



A lot of discussion has happened over external treatments for hair, namely hair spa, massage, conditioning and using different herbs for application. On top of these, good hair also owes itself to healthy eating habits as it does to favorable external conditions. It is well known that water helps hair remain hydrated. Smoothies are the latest addition to the list of health food for great hair. Smoothies are packed with essential vitamins, anti-oxidants and other vital nutrients. They are usually made in almond milk, which provides proteins and Zinc. If you want better hair and are wondering what all smoothies you can make at home, read on.

Sweet Potato Smoothie

sweet potato smoothie

Sweet potatoes are among the healthiest ever foods. They have large quantities of Vitamin A, which is proven to work medicinally on flaky scalps and poor hair growth. It is a keratin booster and also helps you to achieve flawless skin. The ingredients you will require to make a sweet potato smoothie are a cup of mashed bananas, one small, cooked sweet potato, two cups of almond milk and a scoop of protein powder. You can add ice cubes too. Put all the ingredients in a blender and you will get a beaming glass of sweet potato smoothie.

Berry Smoothie

berry smoothie

A berry smoothie is essential for an ongoing hair loss treatment. This is because in addition to Vitamin C, berries have antioxidants which are rather underrated as nutrients for healthy hair. Berries also contain other essential nutrients in smaller quantities. Of those, Phytonutrients are important because they provide UV protection by way of diet, for the skin and the scalp. In fact, if your principal problem is a dry scalp, you can use a dedicated product with tomato extracts, like the ADV Revitalising Scalp Ampoule from PHS Hairscience. Antioxidants are also necessary for cell repair, because faster cell repair translates into healthier follicles and scalp. Take up half a cup each of organic strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and using an equal amount of distilled water as base, add a cup of pure cranberry juice. Blend them all and your berry smoothie is ready.

Kale Smoothie

kale smoothie

The secret of this smoothie is the densely nutritious kale. Kale is a leafy vegetable, just like spinach (which is a rich source of iron and folate). Kale is loaded with Vitamins A (206% per cup) and C (134% per cup) and these nutrients are massively beneficial for hair growth and the circulation of blood near the scalp area. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen, of which our skin, too, is made. This vitamin helps in the absorption of iron as well. Use one cup of almond milk as the base, blend one banana, one tablespoon of natural butter and a handful of kale leaves together. Add ice cubes and blueberries, if you want. Peanut butter is essential for protein.

Scalp treatments need not be all about medicines, shampoos and conditioning processes. You can reward yourself with nutritious and delicious smoothies. The smoothie recipe list doesn't end here. You can add avocados, walnuts and chia seeds to your existing recipes, as these are great ingredients for better hair quality.

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