Try this hair growth tonic on your natural hair.
While listening to him mumble under his breathe, “I don’t why I’m having to shave so much…never had to shave this much before…” I had an aha moment—it was the juice!
I had just done the big chop three months prior to my juicing and had some phenomenal hair growth as well. Friends and family were commenting on how fast my hair was growing, but I had just attributed to the fact that I had stopped perming my hair.
My research hat went on and I started investigating juicing and hair growth! I came to find out that my favorite go to juice included two vegetables that were known for evoking hair growth—cucumbers and carrots!
Hair Growth Tonic
This is the very first juice in the 30-day plan, for the morning of Day 1, Week 1.
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup of alfalfa sprouts
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 lemon
- 1 large carrot or two medium carrots
- 2 apples
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 inch piece of ginger
This juice is my go to hair amplifying juice. It serves as an energizing drink in the morning and has so much good stuff for your hair in it that it’s ridiculous! Many people, who are coffee drinkers, find that over time they can replace their coffee for green juice as their morning pick-up.
This juice contains cucumber which is great for hair growth because of its high silicon and sulfur content. Sulfur an essential mineral building block of the human body. It is often referred to as the “beauty mineral” because it necessary for healthy skin, hair, and nails. It also includes alfalfa sprouts. Alfalfa is a legume rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, zinc, silicon, vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K and other nutrients that are important for your hair. The spinach is a vital vegetable in this recipe because it is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which the body uses to produce oils in the scalp.
If these vitamin levels are up, hair is sure to grow quickly. Celery is a hair growth stimulator. It thickens the mane and can reduce hair loss. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, which aids general scalp health and will help thicken up your mane. This veggie is also high in beta-carotene. Your body transforms beta-carotene into vitamin A. This process not only helps keeps the hair you already have healthy but promotes hair growth. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, which aids general scalp health and will help thicken up your mane. This veggie is also high in beta-carotene. Your body transforms beta-carotene into vitamin A. This process not only helps keeps the hair you already have healthy but promotes hair growth.
I have several friends transitioning and shared with them my secret. Then I thought why not share with as many naturalistas as I can. Hence the creation of JuiceMyFro!
JuiceMyFro is my e-guide that explains what juicing is and shows you how to use juicing aide in your hair growth. The guide includes a 30-day hair growth juicing plan with recipes and weekly shopping lists.
I have a confession to make though, although I wrote JuiceMyFro to help my natural sistas grow their hair faster, I also had another ulterior motive—to introduce green juicing to black women. Let’s face it, we will try anything for our hair!
You will be surprised by how enjoyable the juices actually are. Some side effects to green juicing include weight loss, increased energy, and glowing skin! What have you got to lose! Join the community. Happy Juicing Your Fro!