Nutri Vites Hair Growth Challenge
Starts: Sunday, 1 February, 2015 06:00am
Ends: Sunday, 1 February, 2015 09:00am
Nutri-Vites Hair Vitamins Healthy Hair Care Challenge
*Must make use of the following products on this challenge
Nutri Vites Hair Vitamins
Organics Hair Mayonnaise
*Must adopt healthy eating practices.
*Must drink the daily recommended amount of water 2 litres
*Must practice healthy hair care practices including:
*Use no heat or less heat as possible
*Use protective styles after 7 days of starting the challenge
*Make use of daily scalp massages
*Make use of pre poo's
*Make use of sulfate free shampoo
*Make use of co- washes
*Make use of deep conditioners
*Make use of protein treatments
*Make use of a satin scarf and/or baggy method
*Make use of sealing and moisturizing as needed
*Make use of clarifying shampoo once a month
Nutri Vites Hair Vitamins Challenge Break Down:
Nutri Vites Hair Vitamins contain the basic nutrients for overall health. A healthy body is the ideal environment for healthy hair to thrive. This means that a good metabolism, and immune system are also key factors for growing healthy hair fast. They also contain specific nutrients that are essential for faster hair growth.
The dietary choices we make can literally make or break your hair.
Eggs are one of the best sources of protein available, and they also contain biotin and B-12. These nutrients are very important for all matters of beauty including great hair, skin, and nails.
Almonds, cashews, and pecans also contain zinc and your body must maintain a good supply of zinc to prevent excessive hair shedding. Walnuts are also a great food for healthy hair because they contain zinc. Brazil nuts are full of selenium, which is a vital mineral in maintaining a healthy scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linoleic acid which is an omega-3 fatty acid, which as mentioned earlier is essential in preventing dull and lifeless hair.
Salmon, is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, that aid in supporting a healthy scalp. A deficiency in omega-3’s can increase your chances for developing a dry scalp, which will make for dull and lifeless hair. Salmon is also high in protein, as well as vitamin B-12 and iron.
Kidney beans and lentils contain protein to encourage hair growth. Beans are also a healthy hair booster because they contain iron, zinc, and biotin. Biotin deficiencies can make for brittle hair.
Chicken and turkey are a great source of protein. Protein is essential for strong and healthy hair.
Leafy green vegetables:
Spinach, broccoli, kale greens are great sources vitamins, dark green vegetables can give you a beautiful head of hair. These vegetables are high in vitamins A and C, which are needed by your body to make sebum, a substance made by your hair follicles that acts as a natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables are a great source of iron and calcium.
Water- Drinking at least eight (8) to ten (10) glasses of water everyday can make your hair grow faster. The water taken tends to regulate our bodies by flushing body toxins, chemicals, and impurities that slow down your hair growth and cause hormone and enzyme imbalances. Water also has been known to transport important nutrients that our body needs.
Heat- Your hair will improve significantly just from reducing the amount of heat you are using While curling irons, flat irons and blow dryers make our lives easier, allowing us to wear just about any style we can think up, these tools can also cause irrevocable damage when used too often or incorrectly. Constantly "bumping" your ends with an iron will weaken, thin and break them over time. Using heat that's way too hot even once can break your hair.
Protective Styles- Protective Styling for Optimal Hair Growth and Retention. Protective hair styles allow you to accomplish longer hair growth naturally by stopping hair breakage. These styles include: braids, twist, buns, french rolls, flat twist, coils, wigs with your hair braided underneath.
Low Maintenance Styles include: bantu knot outs, braid outs, twist outs, and rod sets
Scalp Massages: Scalp massages are generally used to prevent hair loss, rather than reverse it by stopping your hair follicles from shrinking. The best way to give your hair a work out is by placing your hands tightly together, firmly behind your head, then move your fingers up and down your scalp. Do this for five minutes each day, and watch your hair flourish!
Sulfate Shampoo- Your choice of shampoo is very important. Shampoos containing harsh sulfates strip the hair and should be avoided. The best type of shampoo to use is one gentle, moisturizing, and sulfate free like Crème of Nature Argan oil sulphate free shampoo
. But at a minimum, your shampoo should not contain harsh sulfates. Do not use shampoos that contain the following sulfates:
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
TEA Laureth Sulfate
TEA Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
The following sulfates are gentle and will not damage your hair:
Polyoxethylene Fatty Alcohols
Sodium Myreth Sulfate
Co-washes- Co-washes have the ability to moisturize hair deep with in the shaft. You can wash as often as everyday or a few times a week. Washing in the shower is easiest. Just like you would use your shampoo, use the conditioner instead. We recommend Olive Oil brand
Pre Poo- treatments are applied to dry hair prior to shampooing to lock in moisture and make hair softer and more manageable. Pre poo treatment is done before you shampoo to combat brittle dry hair.Pre Poo treatments can be made with a blend of oils and conditioner or both.Pre poo's can help to infuse your hair with the moisture it needs to grow its longest. This is the best time to apply hot oil treatments so that the excess oils can be washed away during shampooing. The best pre shampoo treatment to use is Organic Virgin Coconut oil because it actually penetrates the hair unlike most oils which only coat the hair.
Pre Poo oils can be combined with other oils or used alone
Grape seed Oil and Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Gel
Castor Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Avocado Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Honey,Extra Virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil
Deep conditioners- Deep conditioners are much more concentrated than regular conditioners and are not meant for daily use, unless you have damaged hair or color treated. Deep conditioners can be used once a week applied to dry hair on this hair challenge.
Protein treatments- Protein treatments strengthen your hair and treat weak, brittle hair. The treatments leave hair soft, smooth, full, and healthy. Protein treatments can be used every 6-8 weeks.
Satin scarfs - Satin scarfs protect your hair from the constant friction and breaking, due to the cotton or cotton blended material on bed sheets and pillow cases.
Baggy method- The overall purpose of the baggy method is to promote hair growth by locking in moisture. When baggying your ends only, after moisturizing them, length retention is promoted because the ends are not breaking and splitting due to dryness.
Moisturizing and Sealing- This method is used to create a perfect ph balance to combat dryness and breakage. Using a heavy creamy water based leave in conditioner will provided the moisturize your hair needs while using an essential oil will seal in the moisture.
Clarify Shampoo- A clarifying shampoo can be used once a month, or to remove heavy buildup. A clarifying shampoo should be different from your regular shampoo. It will contain harsher sulfates than those in your regular shampoo the alternative we recommend is Apple Cider Vinegar