When I told my blogger friend, Tania, that I would join her green juice challenge a month ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But it is a good thing that I did because the health of my hair dramatically improved. Kale is not the best tasting vegetable in the world. My first experience was not a good one at all. I had to add one more banana to my first juice to enhance the taste a little. While kale juice is not the easiest drink to swallow, this green vegetable is packed with a lot of hair benefits. Kale contains vitamins A and C, which help in the production of sebum, a scalp oil that works as a natural hair conditioner. Other dark veggies that contain vitamins A and C include Spinach, Broccoli, and Swiss chard. These vitamins are great for hair growth and retention says Neil Sadick, a clinical professor in the department of dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Kale is such a super food, even a book was written about it. Have you heard of 50 Shades of Kale?
Top 3 Hair Benefits of Kale
- Improves elasticity by moisturizing your hair.
- Prevents shedding by strengthening your hair roots
- Promotes new growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp
Omega Fatty Acids:Just like wild salmon, Kale is also known to be packed with Omega-3. It is also rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, which keep the hair moisturized. Moisture is what stops the hair from breaking. Including Kale in your diet can help you retain the length of your hair.
- Add one Kale leaf in the blender
- Cut two bananas into piece
- Add the bananas to the blender with the desired amount of water.
- Blend until pureed
- Drink in the morning for best results.