Natural Hair Growth & Protein
Protein is so important for our hair, but more importantly, it is needed for our bodies overall health. Protein is used as the building blocks for our blood, skin, bones and more. It is used to repair and build tissues in our body. Without adequate amounts of protein in our diet, our body would suffer and our hair would suffer as a result of that.
Protein is especially important to our hair because our hair is made up of 19 proteins. Our hair is made up of a specific protein called Keratin. Keratin is the main structural material for the outer layer of our hair, skin and nails. About 91% of our hair is made up of protein, which is why it is very important that we have adequate amounts of protein in our diet
(Click Here To Find Out If You Are Getting Enough Protein In Your Diet)
Protein puts strength into our hair and without adequate amounts of protein in our diet, our hair will be weak, fragile and break off.
If you have noticed an excessive amount of shedding and hair thinning, it could be because you are deficient in protein. If you are protein deficient, there are two things that you must do in order to get strength back into your hair strands and to keep your hair on your head.
The two things that you must do are:
1) Add more protein packed foods into your diet
2) Do protein treatments once a month or bi-weekly (depending on how weak your hair is)
Protein Packed Foods In Your Diet For Amazing Hair Growth:
Fortunately, protein is found in a large variety of food easily available to us. In other words, it is not difficult to make sure we are getting enough protein daily that our body and our hair needs to thrive. (Read My Top 10 Foods For Amazing Hair Growth List Here)
A typical meal for me would be a cup of cooked quinoa (a super food known for it’s easily digestible and very high protein content) or a cup of cooked brown rice (which has about 6 grams of protein per cup) with either a piece of chicken, turkey or salmon (also packed with protein) and some side vegetable (to give my body the vitamins and minerals it needs to build up my immune system, and to keep my body healthy for amazing hair growth)
This meal has a healthy amount of protein and almost my bodies daily needs of protein for the day. If I eat some mixed nuts through out the day and I start off y day with some eggs for breakfast, my body will be very happy and thankful that it got it’s daily amount of protein for the day.
Please keep in mind that our bodies need protein, but they also need other vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy, which in turns provides an ideal environment to get maximum hair growth (Read More Below)
Protein Treatments For Hair Growth
Protein treatments are great for adding some extra protein back into your hair strands, if you are not protein sensitive (I discuss this more down below). If you are getting enough protein from your diet, you may wonder, “Why would my hair be deficient of protein?” The answer to the question is simple.
When you add chemicals to your hair or you use too much heat (from straighteners and blow dryers, ext) these things rob your hair strand of protein. When this occurs, protein treatments are made to fill in broken protein bonds in your hair strands. This will help to repair thinning, damaged and brittle hair.
In order to avoid hair loss, due to protein deficiencies, it is best to avoid these processes and products all together or limit your usage of them. This will allow your hair strands to keep protein in your hair strands and for your hair to be strong and healthy.
What Does being “Protein Sensitive” Mean?
Protein sensitive is when your hair reacts negatively to extra/aded protein. If you undergo protein treatments, that are high in protein, your hair may be dry and brittle. When you feel your hair you will notice that it does not feel soft and smooth and it will look dull. You may even experience hair loss, due to the added protein that your hair does not like or can’t tolerate. That is the main way to tell if you are protein sensitive.
I have designed an All Natural Protein Treatment specifically designed for Protein Sensitive People. (Find Out More Here)
Protein shakes are my all time favorite addition to my meals and diet. Protein shakes allow me to get about 1/3 to 2/3 of your daily amount of my body’s daily protein needs.
In order for you to know if your protein shake can do that for your body is by checking the label. The label will tell you how many grams you are getting. Based on the video above, which tells you how to figure out how much protein you need for your body, in your diet, you can then determine how many grams of protein you are getting from your protein shake per day.
Protein shakes are an easy, fast and convenient way to get protein on the go. You can consume your shakes as you walk, on the bus or right at your desk at work.
The best part about protein shakes is that they are so versatile and you can add all sorts of fruits and vegetables, nuts, oats, and so much more, to get your desired taste and consistency.
You can use the same protein shake, but you can make it taste whatever you’d like any day you’d like.
2 scoops of My Protein Shake (16 grams of protein)
1 Cup of Original almond milk
1/2 cup of water
1/2 a banana
a handful of strawberries
2 table spoons of coconut oil
This protein shake is loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals that my body needs.
It gives me a burst of energy and it keeps me full throughout the morning.
I love the taste and how easy it is to drink and get me started for my busy days!
Aside from the fact that it keeps me full, gives me energy and that it gives me many vitamins and minerals that I need for overall great health,
it keeps my hair full, healthy and growing!