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By Jen­teel

Hair health begins with the inter­nal — the most impor­tant. What you put into your body reflects on the out­side; espe­cial­ly impor­tant for most of us con­cerned with the beau­ty aspects of hair, skin, and nails.

Water

The amount of water you con­sume actu­al­ly varies by per­son. I don’t stick to the “8 glass­es a day” rule because we are all dif­fer­ent. You should drink a lit­tle less than half your body weight in ounces of water per day. If you exer­cise, you should add 16 oz to the total for every 45 min­utes of stren­u­ous activ­i­ty. For every ounce of caf­feinat­ed bev­er­age that you drink, you need to drink and addi­tion­al 2 oz of water.

Fruits/ Vegetables

Try to con­sume fruits and veg­gies with a high water con­tent; red-orange fruits and veg­gies, leafy greens, cit­rus & berries.

Vitamins/Minerals

Vit­a­m­in A, C, E, zinc, sele­ni­um, and omega-3 fat­ty acids. Omega-3s are very impor­tant. For veg­e­tar­i­ans who don’t eat fish/fish oils, try nuts/oils like macadamia, wal­nuts & almonds.

Useful Supplements

MSM, Spir­uli­na, Sil­i­ca & DHA.

Ladies, how do you nour­ish your hair from the inside?

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10 Comments on "4 Ways to Strengthen Your Hair from the Inside Out"

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saurabh

hav­ing lots of sud­den hair loss hair becoms thin nd week. help

gracie

since I’ve been eat­ing a lit­tle bet­ter than usu­al and exer­cis­ing and drink­ing a lot of water I have noticed my hair look and feel a lit­tle dif­fer­ent

Camille

I take a mul­ti­vi­t­a­m­in, Flaxseed oil pills, fish oil, L-Arginine, b-com­plex, and fiber… I also drink 70 oz of water a day( a lil more than half my weight), I juice all my leafy greens, cucum­ber and add an apple and pear to the mix.. And I still make sure a eat a sal­ad a day and make veg­gies to go with din­ner..

Brittney Goudeau

Great, thanks for shar­ing this arti­cle post.Much thanks again. Great.

Madelyn Boe

I am so grate­ful for your blog.Thanks Again. Real­ly Great.

Trini

In addi­tion to a mul­ti­vi­t­a­m­in I take iron a few times dur­ing the week to address iron defien­cy. I also start each day with 20 oz of water,and drink about 72 oz through­out the day; more when I exer­cise.

African Violet

Can this sen­tence be clar­i­fied, please?:

“You should drink a lit­tle less than half your body weight in ounces of water per day.”

Is that right because that seems like it’d be a lot of water to con­sume in a day.

Christina

@ African Vio­let

I’ve always heard that you should divide how much you weigh into half, and that’s how many ounces of water you should drink each day

Ex: 140 lbs/2 = 70 ounces of water (8 — 8oz glass­es and some change)

African Violet

Thank you, Christi­na! That’s clear­er to me now.

Alexandra

* I drink at least 2 Liters of water dai­ly
* I take Vit­a­mins every­day that con­sist of Spurili­na, Omega 3/6/9 Fat­ty Acids (Seed Blend), Fruits and Gar­den Veg­gies (Alive Whole Food Ener­giz­er Mul­ti-Vit­a­m­in, Max Poten­cy)
* I take Salmon/Fish Oil Dai­ly (Carlson’s)
* I try to be con­sis­tant with eat­ing my fruits and veg­gies, but if not at least I know I already had some from my vit­a­mins.
Ever since I went nat­u­ral (7/11) and start­ed eat­ing health­ier I have def­i­nite­ly noticed a dif­fer­ence in my skin and my hair.

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