|Above: Long hair doesn’t have to be high-maintenance! Twist Front Maxi-Dress is ASTR available at Nordstrom.|
|Above: These products save time while beautifying the hair.|
|Above: The Winks by Georgie Beauty Ultimate Lash Curler harnesses the power blue chamomile.|
|Above: This curler comes with two replacement pads.|
|Above: “Curling in the chamomile.”|
|Above: The Tangle Teezer…it may look like a simple handheld brush but the results are life-changing.|
|Above: The flexible bristles detangle the most knotted of manes (like mine!)|
|Above: Double-duty…grooming eyebrows and taming flyways with a single swipe.|
|Above: Reduced drying time and shine…yes, please!|
|Above: Colour Bunz…great for, but not only for, professional hairstylists!|
|Above: The Colour Bunz are very easy to place in the hair.|
|Above: Moroccanoil Root Boost…volume in a slender can.|
|Above: Some of my “hair” supplements.|
- Solaray Once Daily High Energy Multi-Vita-Min: I have taken a multi-vitamin since I was a small child and personally attest to the value of a daily supplement to help with overall well-being including immunity, skin health and hair strength. This formula is a favorite because of its easy, “one capsule daily” dose; the Vitamin B and added PABA and Inosital are superb for keeping hair strong and shiny.
- Solaray B-Complex: When we are stressed, our body runs through our inherent Vitamin B supply; incidentally, our hair feeds off of our vitamin B reserve. Consequently, a stressful life without additional Vitamin B intake can lead to a compromised head of hair. During my senior year of high school, I experienced this dynamic first hand; I had been extremely stressed due to a swath of AP exams and, at the time (because everything is more dramatic in high school, no?) an upsetting break up and noticed that I was losing MUCH more hair than usual. It was coming out in the shower and gathering in my hair brush at an alarming rate. My parents called our nutritionist and, after explaining the stress-Vitamin B-hair health relationship, he suggested an immediate influx of Vitamin B complex. Truly, within taking regular doses every few hours (one cannot overdose on Vitamin B, the excess is merely eliminated through our system), my hair stopped falling out. I have never seen a natural remedy work so quickly to ameliorate a seemingly insurmountable problem and I have been an avid believer in and consumer of Vitamin B complex (two capsules a day) ever sense, especially because adult life really hasn’t become less stressful ; )
- NutriCology Biotin 5000: This special, water-soluable version of Vitamin B7 is purported to strengthen hair and nails through cell growth and metabolization of fats and amino acids. I take one capsule daily and am notice a difference, especially in the strength of my nails, when I skip multiple dosages.
- BioSil Liquid (also in capsule form): Widely considered the “gold-standard” in Silicon supplements, the BioSil Liquid can be mixed into water or juice for immediate absorption. In all honesty, it doesn’t taste great, but the fact that it contains three “beauty proteins” (Collagen, Keratin and Elastin) which, in turn, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, thicken and strengthens hair and fortify nails makes a mildly unpleasant swig completely doable. I take this liquid a couple of times a week as time permits.
|Above: Long, healthy hair requires some effort, but the payoff is well worth it!|