Spring is in the air. New growth surrounds me. Hosta, Peony, Iris. pop above ground and stretch skyward. The speed is furious, even the grass is high! Its like Mother Nature loaded up at GNC.
I also notice more growth at the hairdresser too! My hair has gotten long, strong, thick and Oh, did I say long? How did this happen?
Years ago, when I turned 50, my hair was weak, breaking and stunted. At 51 an allergy to hair color forced me to strip out all of the color and with it went most of its life how could it get any worse? I created my own hair-therapy plan which, I have to say, in 18 months has had AMAZING success! So, at my last visit to the hairdresser I chatted up with Steve what I was doing for these phenomenal results
But first, he told me what most women do wrong HATS! Hats cause more breakage and damage to hair than a bottle of Prell! They rub, chafe, weaken and break the hair in a circle around your head. Put on a baseball cap, knock off a quick ring around the crown. A straw sunhat will quickly mince your tresses too. On, off, on, off with the hats. Why don’t women get it? he asked. And if they must cover their (already) bad, damaged hair, a silk scarf would be the safest choice for the road to recovery. Steve also mentioned tight ponytails and hot styling tools as damaging too, but he couldn’t stress enough how bad the hats were.
As Steve was trimming my ends he commented on my hairs resilience too. What are you using? Well Steve, the external products are just the icing on the cake so to speak. The growth starts within.
Hair is protein. Protein and lots of protein. Most of us don’t get nearly enough. The RDA for an average female is 50 grams. I doubled that to 100 grams. Start the day with a 90 calorie scoop of CytoSport , 16 grams. After the gym an egg white omelet kept me lean while packing in another 25 grams. The remaining 60 grams came from lunch and dinner. Each ounce of beef, chicken or fish has about 7 grams of protein so I ate at least 10 ounces to supply the remaining protein — any more is a bonus for your nails! Ideally, a 14 ounce grass fed sirloin steak is my dinner 3 times a week. If dinner last night was chicken, then a half of a leftover chicken is lunch today. You get the point.
Rounding out a routine with organic treatments such as a vinegar rinse to balance the alkaline damage from shampoos, chamomile tea rinses for shine and mayonnaise conditioning for strength I managed to correct the damage the chemicals had caused. And new growth took off.
But I wanted more. I searched for more and I found more. I developed a combination of minerals and vitamins which are normally overlooked by most nutritionists. This unlocked the key to fast hair growth. Taken 3 times a day, all available at a local drugstore, no crazy witch doctor spells, just the RIGHT COMBINATION of minerals and vitamins, in the right quantities, did the trick. Why? You ask, do you need to supplement that much. Shouldn’t a good diet be enough? Well, yes and no. To eat enough of the right foods to furnish the necessary amounts you would eat yourself into obesity, and most of us are already eating so many empty foods which contribute to our daily calorie intake. ( I gave up bread, rice, potatoes and pasta in 1998 so my diet is mainly protein, vegetables and more protein.) The point is, that bagel is not going to your glorious hair, rather to your generous hips! So yes, you DO need the supplements.
For more info on the supplement list and quantities feel free to email me at MrsMay . Good Luck and Happy Spring!