Planting Your GardenA garden requires much care. It needs the proper nutrients and environment to thrive to its fullest potential. Whether you actually like gardening or not, your hair is your own natural garden that needs TLC every day. If you’re looking for a wonderful way to improve your hair’s overall health, you should invest in hair care that extends longer than your daily routine. To begin your prosperous garden, you first need seeds, literally! Some seeds are beneficial to hair growth and shine, and most are substantial to your health. Seeds contain significant amounts of fiber, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and oils that promote good health. The best hair development stems from a balanced diet. Seeds can boost the quality of your hair either through preferred hair regimens or direct intake (or both). You can use oils, masks, and treatments created from seeds to strengthen your hair. Eating organic grains in their raw state gives you every life-enhancing nutrient needed to get in shape all around. You can find seeds in fruits, vegetables, and plants. We should thank Mother Nature for blessing us with endless, pure remedies for everything we need to flourish. Of all the kernels that bring forth good health, I’ve compiled the best seeds you can find and use for the most beautiful, natural hair.
What are they?Commonly referred to as linseeds, these tiny seeds have a rich flavor, tasting just like nuts. Like nuts, they too consist of a hard, outer cover. Because they are so small and hard, it is possible to eat them incorrectly. Failure to chew flax seeds properly will not bring forth any benefit to you. So, if you choose to consume them, it is recommended to soak, roast, or grind the seeds before consuming. You can eat them as they are or cook with them. You can crush the seeds to add to various dishes or even opt for flaxseed oil when preparing meals. It will add a nutty twist to your food and can give it a new texture.
Why do I need them?A tablespoon of flaxseed a day can keep toxins away. Flaxseeds are superfoods, so they are packed with nourishment that can give you daily requirements in small amounts. The nutrients provided from the seeds are perfect for luscious hair because of omega-3, vitamin B1, manganese, copper, and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of phosphorous, magnesium, and selenium, all good for your hair. Vitamins and minerals enrich hair follicles for a stronger foundation for your new growth. Omega-3 fatty acids maintain the natural oils needed in your hair to keep moisturized roots. Any skin condition that causes dry, flaky, or itchy scalp can be relieved with the help of omega-3. It also increases the elasticity of your hair which means less breakage! Fiber helps your body digest and absorb what you eat, so to maximize your effects from healthy eating, add it to your diet for better results.
How Can I Gain the Benefits?
Direct IntakeDry roasting is an excellent way to make it easier to chew flaxseeds, as it is essential we make sure to reap the benefits from thoroughly chewing and digesting the seeds. Once preheated, the roasting takes only five mins before taking them out to enjoy as is or however you desire. Grinding helps to ensure you are receiving every nutrient you can get. After grinding, you can store it in the fridge up to a year, but it is perfect for adding the powder to foods for the subtle addition of nutrients and flavor to your meals. Soaking flax seeds overnight take the longest time as far as preparation goes, but the results are about the same. The seeds are more comfortable to chew and keeping them in water helps to eliminate anti-nutrients that may block other necessary minerals. Tip: For consuming, make sure you are doing so with lots of fluids to make sure the digestion process runs smoothly for optimal hair health.
- Flaxseed oil can be used directly on the scalp to massage and moisturize the hair follicles. This method can help restore dryness and those suffering from hair loss.
- You can also make a moisturizing spritz with one part flaxseed oil to one part water (optional: any additional essential oil of your choice) for a quick revival that lasts for hours.
- A hot oil treatment on wash days with a combination of flaxseed oil and jojoba oil (or similar) will stimulate blood flow for an even distribution of oils throughout the hair for strength and shine all around.
- Another DIY method using flaxseed is a hair mask, from merely mixing the seed powder with another preferred oil to massage into the scalp. Leaving the mask on overnight will have your hair looking and feeling its best in the morning.
What are they?Chia seeds are the same seeds we used to grow our Chia pets! Part of the mint family, the plant these seeds come from is called Salvia hispanica. Smaller than flax seeds, chia seeds are very tiny and also carry high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, antioxidants, and more. All which encourage heart health, brain function, boost energy, and aids to hair growth.
Why do I need them?Keratin is the fibrous protein that makes up your hair and chia seeds include proteins that add the depth needed to thicken your strands. This advancement will encourage the hair follicles to grow tighter and silkier than before. The effect of chia seeds on hair has a direct impact on the look of your hair. Not only will it be moisturized and nourished, but the nutrients inside the seeds allow for hair that is bright in color and delays gray hairs from forming. If you need hair that looks young and fresh again, adding chia seeds to your diet or hair care will give you the confidence to showcase your hair in its natural state.
How Can I Gain the Benefits?
Direct IntakeMost superfood seeds are eaten the same whether in their raw state or altered for easier digestion. As it is possible to eat grains just as they come, roasting or soaking can make the chewing process more efficient. Unfortunately, with seeds, they produce nothing if swallowed whole, but luckily there are many ways to add chia seeds to your foods for easier eating with high-quality benefits. Sprinkle onto smoothies, yogurts, salads, for added nutrients with the same flavor Add into mixes or batters for nutritious pancakes and baked goods.
Hair RemediesCreate a homemade, hydrating hair mask made of chia seeds, almond or coconut milk, and lemon. This mask is the perfect recipe for long, silky-smooth hair. The vitamins and minerals inside the chia seeds repairs damaged hair and thicken thin hair. The unsaturated fats in the milk allow for less dryness and shine. The acidity of lemon juice that kills bacteria and helps keep the scalp maintained until wash day. When chia seeds get wet, they start to form a gel-like substance around them. This product makes it perfect for defining your curl pattern. All you need to do is immerse one cup of filtered water to four cups of seeds. Leaving to soak overnight, you can heat up the gel to mix more smoothly as well as adding aloe vera with essential oil to create the perfect gel for your curls.
Pumpkin SeedsPumpkins do not limit themselves to autumn and Halloween. We can benefit from their pungent taste and nutrients all year round. Even when we do enjoy the deliciousness of pumpkins, we usually throw away the insides, including the wholesome usage from the seeds.
What are they?Pumpkins seeds are found in pumpkins, obviously. Now, they might be harder to see outside of the fall season, but when they are available to you, take full advantage! Seeds grow to begin life, so it is never too late or unnecessary to expand your garden’s potential. You can find amino and fatty acids, vitamins A, B, K, and E, and minerals like zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron. The plethora of nutrient-dense elements results in skin reformation that also aids in hair growth. Easy to munch on as a snack, you can get much sustenance from some pumpkin seeds.
Why do I need them?With healthy hair comes healthy roots from a preserved scalp. Dandruff, dryness, and fragility will no longer be excuses for the reason your hair cannot grow. Even the texture of your hair does not matter, so it is not an excuse to not go the extra mile when caring for your tresses. If you regularly take care of your body and give yourself the correct life-enhancing nutrients your hair needs, your confidence will begin to uplift you. Then you can feel your best to be able to inspire others. It is magical how the smallest things have the most extensive effects on our lives. Think about the future as well: giving yourself the proper foundation can last to a lifetime of peak condition.
How can I gain the benefits?
Direct IntakePumpkin seeds are thick enough to be able to be ground into a paste to use as an alternative to whipped creams or butters when cooking dishes such as curry chicken, or used as a flavor booster by chopping and adding to any meals, ranging from cereals to burgers. Roasting at a low temperature (around 170 degrees), for about 20 minutes is recommended by experts for optimal taste and nourishment from pumpkin seeds. Adding a spice like cumin or nutmeg can give it a savory twist for an exciting treat. A pumpkin oil supplement can also be an option if nutty snacks aren’t your favorite.
What are they?More than just a cooking oil for yummy dishes, sesame seeds allow for numerous benefits when it comes to caring for your hair. Packed with minerals, you will find calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, and phosphorus. L-lysine is an amino acid found in sesame seeds that construct the proteins that generate hair growth and restoration.
Why do I need them?Sesame oil has the potential to help change the presentation of your natural look. Like many of the other superfood seeds, you can expect lively, fresh hairstyles to rock each day.
How can I gain the benefits?
Hair RemediesSesame oil as a hot oil treatment or mask can help transform your hair’s overall health. You can focus on particular issues that discourage you from the quality you need from your hair.
Hot Oil Treatments
- Almond Oil and Sesame (strength)
- Sesame and Coconut Oil (growth)
- Ginger and Sesame Oil (blood flow)
- Sesame Oil and Honey (moisturizes)
- Aloe Vera Gel and Sesame Oil (smoothes)
- Sesame Oil and Avocado (rejuvenation)
- Curry Leaves and Sesame Oil (sterilizes)
- Sesame Oil and Egg (softness)
Growing Your GardenThe smartest gardener knows that an authentic, thriving garden is not one that looks good on the outside, but one that contains healthy roots to produce the best plants and food to be able to sustain themselves. You want healthy hair, but you have to dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle to be able to ensure strength from the root of each strand to its tip. Superfood seeds are meant to boost the effects from your hair care routine to result in your hair’s best character. Loving your natural hair and taking care of it is a process, but the journey gives you the time and experiences to enjoy every aspect. Overall, from adding seeds to your diet, you will be able to not only be looking good but feeling good physically every day. I must warn you though, too much of a good thing is indeed a bad thing, so never overdo it on the seeds and other plant-based foods. They call superfoods that because of the number of nutrients you can receive from such a small amount, so, therefore, you can enjoy in moderation every day. There are even more different types of seeds you can find to best lead you to your ideal crown. Before you know it, your little garden will have turned into a forest of curls and kinks.
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