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The hair-enhancing benefits of spring superfoods and flowers

The hair-enhancing benefits of spring superfoods and flowers

May Day is traditionally celebrated on May 1st, but it’s not really a heralding in of the month of May, it’s actually a celebration of springtime and has roots in astronomy. 

May 1st is about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Traditionally, it was referred to as Beltane and was a very big celebration with great significance. Day-long festivities would recognize the power of the sun and encourage fertility, bring beauty, and maintain youthfulness.

Celebrating May Day for your hair

This makes May Day the perfect time to celebrate your hair with healthy and natural botanicals. The power of the earth and the sun come together to create the freshest ingredients on the planet, and they can do amazing things for your hair.

Make May Day your special day by focusing on your hair. Here’s how:

♦ Avoid using harsh chemicals, and love your hair with all-natural ingredients.

Wear daisies in your hair by French braiding your hair and sticking fresh flowers through to decorate it.

♦ Have a photoshoot with fresh flowers.

♦ Make a meal that focuses on healthy spring ingredients that fuel your hair from the inside.

Another way to celebrate your hair is with the Hair La Vie Mask. Made of 11 all-natural ingredients that are scientifically proven to nourish, strengthen, and restore your hair, it leaves your locks feeling spring fresh without being weighed down.

Along with containing bamboo extract, as noted below, the Hair La Vie Mask also contains meadowfoam seed oil. This flowering plant is not only common in springtime, but its extract is known to deliver some needed nutrients like vitamin C, oleic linoleic acid, and plenty of antioxidants-a combo sure to promote hair growth. 

But May Day isn’t the only time to focus on how you can harness the power of the universe to boost your health and appearance. Turning your focus to all-natural ingredients that are great for you gives your hair the strength it needs to grow strong and healthy all year long. 

Important all-natural ingredients for your hair

Here’s a round-up of some of the flowers and botanicals that Hair La Vie uses to give you gorgeous results inside and out. 

Bamboo

Bamboo can be found in Hair La Vie’s Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as the Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins. Yes, it’s not only great to directly apply bamboo to your hair, but to include it in a daily vitamin regimen–it’s that good for your hair! 

Bamboo is the richest source of silica, which is great for your hair in many ways. It’s a mineral that strengthens blood vessels to improve circulation, which stimulates blood flow and helps to ensure important nutrients get to your hair, skin, and nails. 

Bamboo is also a great cleanser, it holds moisture, it’s an antioxidant, and it’s non-irritating.

Amla

You can find amla in Hair La Vie’s Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins, and there’s a good reason for this. Sometimes called Indian Gooseberry, the amla berry is not very popular as a food, but it’s fabulous for your hair.

Amla is packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that improve circulation, stimulate growth, and even produce collagen. It’s a natural hair conditioner because it adds moisture. The antioxidants in amla not only protect your hair from damage, but they also help to cleanse it and improve shine.

Saw palmetto 

You’ll find saw palmetto in Hair La Vie’s Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins and Revitalizing Blend Hair Vitamins. If you’re worried about hair loss or thinning, then saw palmetto is one ingredient you should become very familiar with. 

Saw Palmetto berries may block 5-alpha-reductase, which is an enzyme that converts testosterone in the body to DHT, which is known to cause hair loss. Adding this ingredient to your hair regimen can give your body the power it needs to naturally ward off premature hair loss.

Borage flower

Another ingredient found in Hair La Vie’s Revitalizing Blend Hair Vitamins is the borage flower or borage flower oil. This plant is filled with a natural fatty acid that helps keep hair and nails shiny, which is especially useful as we age. When you get older, your body doesn’t hold moisture like it used to, and borage oil, with gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), helps keep that moisture in place. 

Borage also is a great natural anti-inflammatory. Reducing inflammation can improve nail, hair, and skin health while also helping with arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and PMS. 

Horsetail

Horsetail has long been a plant favored for hair growth, and it’s also found in Hair La Vie’s Revitalizing Blend Hair Vitamins. Horsetail is an herb that’s rich in natural silica and has all of the same benefits as the silica found in bamboo. 

In addition to the hair strengthening and circulation benefits, horsetail’s high antioxidant levels can help stimulate hair growth, which can combat thinning hair or add to your already luxurious locks. At the same time, it promotes healthy hair by warding off harmful oxidants.

The inclusion of selenium and cysteine in horsetail is also beneficial because they’re also antioxidants and contain their own hair health properties.

Red clover

One ingredient that’s getting a lot of attention lately and is included in Hair La Vie’s Renewing Growth Treatment is red clover. Capixyl is made from red clover and is a proven hair loss wonder that works at every level of hair loss: the scalp, root, and strand.

Capixyl can reduce hair thinning, it fortifies and nourishes the hair, and it increases hair density. This does take time as your hair needs to grow for you to realize the benefits, but the growth is significant and can improve your hair’s appearance.

Final thoughts

May Day is an ancient celebration of growth, fertility, and beauty. It’s a time to celebrate the bounty that nature provides and to revel in the benefits we can receive from making the most of what we’re given. 

Celebrate this day in your own way by turning your focus on your hair and making all-natural ingredients a part of your regular hair-care routine. Some botanicals are simply designed to give your hair the strength, health, and beauty you were born to have. Make the most of them.

The ingredients you want to focus on are all found in different Hair La Vie products. Narrow your approach to include vitamins that boost your hair health from the inside out and products that offer the same support without using harsh chemicals that defeat all of your nutritional efforts.

While the world is celebrating a new season of growth and beauty, you can now join in with your hair goals.

At Hair La Vie, we know that your hair is an integral part of how you present yourself to the world and shape your authentic style.

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