Juicing for hair thickening works if you have the right ingredients. The recipe in this article have ingredients that are easy to obtain.
Nutrients from certain fruits and veggies can help to thicken the hair and make it beautiful. To bring it up a notch further, combining them into a single juice is better than eating them raw.
In the next sections, you will also learn what are the typical causes of hair loss. The ingredients used for the recipe are also expanded as to how they contribute to adding more volume to your hair.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Your hairs are the plants and your scalp your soil. This is how Wendy Roberts, MD, best explained the way our hair grows in this WebMD article. She said that how well your hair grows is a complete result of what is happening “underground”.
There are many causes of hair loss, most of the time it’s hereditary, there are those which are due to pregnancy, while some are due to issues with the thyroid. It is best to consult with the doctor if you start experiencing this so they can determine the true cause.
However, it is best to understand what is really happening “underground”, as Dr. Roberts put it, to prevent any further occurrences of excessive falling hair. First off, you should better stop stressing about this issue. While emotional stress has no direct effect on hair loss, it can worsen the current issue.
Vitamin A deficiency can lead to hair loss. Having low levels of this vitamin in your body can lead to dry and brittle hair. So even if you have new hairs that replaced those that fell off, they just break easily. This can eventually lead to your hair thinning out.
Fortunately, the brittleness of your hair can serve as a clear warning sign that you lack Vitamin A. As soon as you notice this, it is best to start eating foods reach in this vitamin. Remember that Vitamin A deficiency not only affects the hair but your sense of sight and your body’s ability to stave off diseases as well.
Sebum gained notoriety on how it causes hair loss due to wrong assumptions. Unfortunately, most synthetic products for hair growth in the market still points to sebum as the cause of losing hair. The truth is, sebum is necessary for the hair.
Sebaceous glands flank the hair follicles where the hairs are rooted. These glands produce sebum which moisturizes the hair, preventing it from becoming dry and brittle. It is unhealthy sebum production that can adversely prevent new hairs from growing.
Juicing For Hair Thickening: The Carrot Cucumber Juice
While you can gain the nutrients necessary for hair growth by just eating each of these ingredients directly, it is far better to drink them instead. Extracting their juices through a juicer ensures that your body gets to have more nutrients quicker and in a more concentrated form.
While most of the ingredients are easily handled by any type of juicer, the celery sticks may prove to be quite challenging to most centrifugal juicers. Celery sticks are rather stringy and you might not get enough juice or worse, get your juicer clogged.
It would be best to use a Breville juicer like the JE98XL or one of our recommendations in our extensive article of the best juicers.
- 3 Carrots
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1 Green Apple
- 2 Celery Sticks
How Can This Juice Recipe Promote Hair Growth?
We always believe that understanding how a specific fruit or veggie can help you with your problems is better than just drinking the juice. For one, it makes you feel more comfortable even before actually drinking it. You will also know what to expect (and what not to, as well).
Lastly, having the knowledge of how they can address your needs will allow you to be more flexible with the ingredients. You can easily replace them with an ingredient that can achieve the same results.
Carrots are packed with nutrients and vitamins. They have vitamin A, B6, B1, B2, B3, C, K, potassium, etc. which are very beneficial to your skin and hair. They are famous for improving eyesight, but their high concentration of vitamin A is what we are after.
The vitamin A in carrots helps promote hair and scalp health. It helps regulate sebum production to a healthy level. It also offers the right nutrients your hair needs, making each of them thicker, shinier and longer.
The antioxidants in vitamin A also helps improve better blood circulation, which is essential in delivering these nutrients to hair scalp and hair.
Cucumber is very hydrating. In fact, we recommend it as one of the ingredients for our hangover cure recipe. This amount of water in cucumber is important in keeping our scalp healthy and free from dandruff.
This veggie (some may consider it as a fruit) also has the essential mineral which helps to improve blood circulation. According to this article from Livestrong, the mineral called silica can help stimulate the blood flow to your scalp and encourage hair growth.
Silica also a very important component for your body’s connective tissues. This means that it helps to strengthen your bones, nails, and most especially your hairs. A strong hair will definitely not break that easily.
Recent findings in Japan by the Tsukuba research team has determined that unripe apples are rich in Procyanin B-2. This is a natural compound responsible for making new hairs grow. Fortunately, you do not need to eat or drink unripe apple juice.
Ripe apples also contain this same compound but in a lesser concentration. Still, it remains to be effective in keeping your hair healthy. This is because ripe apples are also packed with antioxidants too, which is again very beneficial for improved blood circulation.
Procyanin B-2 is responsible for suppressing inflammation of the scalp. The scalp swelling is what usually leads to male baldness. So an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, but it also keeps your hairs from falling away.
Celery is comprised of vitamin A and high amounts of water. As you already know, these are good for your hair. Water keeps your scalp hydrated which cures or help prevents the occurrence of dandruff.
Since celery is rich in vitamin A, it helps to address different types of hair problems. The nourishment provided by this vitamin keeps the hair strong and healthy. A strong and healthy hair means improved texture and vibrant color.
Adding celery to the juice helps you maintain a lush and beautiful hair. In case you don’t have time to make the juice, you can always get away with just munching on celery sticks.
Wrapping It Up
Juicing for hair thickening really works if you are going to use the right fruits and veggies. There are other veggies that you can use as ingredients. The best thing to remember is that it has to be rich in antioxidants, particularly vitamin A, and rich in water content too.
There may be a lot of solutions to cure hair loss, but the natural solution is to maintain the right levels of nutrients, specifically those that are responsible for hair growth. It has no side effects and is beneficial to other parts of your body as well.