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A glossary of life-changing ingredients

A glossary of life-changing ingredients

Living a better, healthier life means making good choices when it comes to what ingredients you’re consuming and using in your beauty regimen. Substituting bad ingredients for good ones is the goal. 

The first step is learning what ingredients make the most significant and positive impact in your life. 

The following ingredients are musts in the world of healthy hair, skin, and nails. They provide the foundation and nourishment necessary to look and feel your best.

Collagen

Collagen is a protein. In fact, it’s the most abundant protein in your body. It’s no surprise then that it’s one of the major components of your bones, skin, muscles, and more. 

As you age, your body produces less collagen, and the collagen it produces is not the quality that it once was. It’s a double-whammy that leaves your body looking and feeling “older.” Adding more collagen can help you in your efforts to reduce the visible signs of aging. 

If you want to boost your collagen through the foods you eat, focus on adding the following:

Vitamin C. This can be found in citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, tomatoes, and even potatoes.

♦ Proline. This is found in egg whites, dairy products, wheat germ, asparagus, and mushrooms.

♦ Glycine. This is abundant in pork and chicken skin and also in gelatin.

Copper. This is available in organ meats, sesame seeds, cocoa powder, and lentils.

If you’re not able to get enough collagen in the foods you eat, Foundation Beauty Elixir by Hair La Vie is a wonderful way to add more collagen and other essential nutrients to your daily regimen to support all-over health.

Saw palmetto

Saw palmetto is an interesting plant. It’s a small palm that has berries. It’s the berries that are valued for their health benefits, but those berries are not eaten like strawberries or blueberries. 

Saw palmetto

If you want to consume saw palmetto berries, they can be found in supplements or in tea. But you don’t have to consume them to get the benefits. Using Hair La Vie’s Shampoo regularly will give you a nice, regular dose of this beneficial berry.

Saw palmetto is proven to boost follicle and scalp health, which can be a huge benefit to anyone suffering from androgenetic alopecia, or hair loss. This common form of hair loss is often referred to as male-pattern baldness, but it can also occur in women. 

By adding saw palmetto to your hair care regimen, your scalp and follicles get the help they need to keep growing hair.

Keratin

Keratin is another protein, and it’s responsible for giving your hair and nails strength. Keratin also provides a protective barrier around your hair shaft. While you can’t eat keratin, you can eat foods that help your body produce keratin

♦ Red meats

♦ Blueberries

♦ Almonds

♦ Brazil 

♦ Whey protein

♦ Oysters

♦ Salmon

♦ Milk 

♦ Eggs

If you’re looking specifically for keratin for your hair, skin, and nails–you’re in luck. You can get keratin treatments at some salons, and you can find it in a lot of products, including the revitalizing Hair La Vie Masque.

Coconut oil

The benefits of coconut oil are so vast that it has become the holy grail of oils. This miracle oil can burn fat, hydrate hair, grow nails, and whiten your teeth. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and it’s packed with vitamin E and healthy fats to give your hair, skin, and nails moisture and strength.

Incorporating coconut oil into your hair regimen couldn’t be easier because it’s inexpensive, you can buy it raw and use it in so many ways, and it’s already included in some of your favorite haircare products.

A woman preparing argan oil

Argan oil

Curly hair craves argan oil. This nutrient-rich ingredient contains vitamins A, C, and E. It also is packed with omega-6 fatty acids. This gives argan oil the power to soften hair, tame frizz, define curls and nourish hair so it can withstand some high-intensity styling with blow dryers and irons. 

Not only is argan oil key to great-looking curls, but it also helps all scalps by reducing inflammation that can cause itching and dandruff. Use the 100% pure argan oil found in Organic Moroccan Oil to give your hair and scalp the love it deserves.

Hair La Vie Shampoo & Conditioner

You can make lots of changes to your diet to include more of these essentials in your meals and snacks, or you can bring these nutrients right to where they matter most.

Hair La Vie Shampoo & Conditioner set is designed specifically for the life-changing hair revitalization and rejuvenation effects of saw palmetto, vitamins, proteins, and 21 natural oils. These ingredients are essential to great hair for all hair types, bringing out the vibrancy you've always known was there to begin with.

Final thoughts

If your haircare plan doesn’t include collagen, saw palmetto, keratin, coconut oil, and argan oil, it’s time to make some changes. These ingredients are essential to great hair for all hair types. They’re packed with nutrients and proteins that your hair, skin, and nails need to grow healthy and strong. They also contain just the right amount of moisture.

Some of these ingredients can be found in the foods you eat, or the foods you eat can help your body build them, like keratin. Others are best used directly on your scalp and hair, like argan oil. In the case of coconut oil, it’s a great ingredient for internal and external use. 

The key is understanding that the ingredients you eat and apply to your body are what give you your strength, health, and vitality. You’re already on the right path by choosing to be informed about what ingredients are your best options–you’re prepared for the journey ahead.

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