5 of the Most Important Foods in your Diet for Hair Growth by Licensed Trichologist and Influance Educator Karen Brace.
1. Vitamin K
The darker the leaf the more vitamin K you will have. For example: kale and broccoli.
Full of protein and biotin which both are great for building strength.
Healthy fats and a great source of nutrients for your hair.
Almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.
All three Omegas 3, 6, and 9!
Let’s add a few bonus points – Sweet potatoes and Berries – great sources of fiber and nutrients for healthy hair.
5 of Karen Brace’s Recommended Influance Products for Hair Growth
1. Deep cleanse
By far my favorite! Yes, it’s a clarifying shampoo but deep use under a steamer (or processing cap under a hood dryer) for about 10 minutes. This will make it a detox shampoo. I need to remove all impurities to get the scalp or hair ready to receive a treatment.
2. Rosemary System
Best stimulation ever! Invigorating to the scalp with mint, which promotes blood flow which grows the hair and is also an anti-inflammatory! Exfoliates with white willow bark, no harsh salt or sugar granules.
3. Growth Creme
Antibacterial with tea tree, grape-seed – Great for weakened hair and is an antioxidant which prevents hair loss due to wear and tear. Avocado oil is great for circulation on the scalp, which promotes blood flow and a healthier scalp.
4. Coconut Milk System
It’s Natural Coconut Milk System
Coconut milk is very soothing to the scalp especially for patients with CCCA (Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia), Discoid Lupus Erythematous, etc.
5. Organic Complex
It contains Olive Oil! Which is a DHT blocker. DHT will help in the loss of hair in Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia (A condition also known as male-pattern baldness).
Never Rub your conditioners into the scalp because it will cause a build up and block hair follicles. It’s Natural Rosemary Spray can be sprayed between salon visits and will not build up due to the white willow bark which exfoliates.
A big thank you to this week’s blog author and contributor Influance Stylist Karen Brace!
Karen Brace has over 24 years of professional hair care experience and obtained her cosmetology instructors license in October 2008. Karen earned her Pharmacy Technician Certification and Phlebotomy Technician training at Norfolk State University. She then completed training for Trichology at the National Trichology Training Institute in Stockbridge, Georgia. After passing the American Medical Certification Association board exam Karen became the FIRST Trichologist Practitioner in Virginia. Ms. Brace has been with Influance Hair Care for 12 years and teaches our Trichology courses.