Raw Food to Heal My Dorky Hair
Okay, this has to be the lamest reason to go raw/vegan you'll read on this site, but here goes...
In July, I went to the hair cutters to get a little trim, just all the split ends cleaned up. Well, my stylist got a bit carried away and, before I could scream, she lobbed off about 9 inches and gave me "the Rachel." Oh my poor hair--unceremoniously hacked off, trodden underfoot and swept into the back alley dumpster.
Note the sour mug. I wouldn't have cracked a smile with a gun to my head.
So while she spun me around and did the double mirror thing, I was fighting back the tears and advancing through the stages of grief. Denial, Anger, Depression, Bargaining. Hm... Bargaining. I can bargain.
"Okay body," I quietly began. "If you'll grow my hair back fast, beautiful and healthy, I'll give you whatever you want. I'll eat only spinach for the next six months if that's what it takes. Pretty please? With raw agave on top?"
I had been vegetarian for many years, but definitely from the eat-whatever-I-want-as-long-as-it's-not-meat school of vegetarianism. I had no clue about nutritional yeast, kale, goji berries or chia seeds.
I determined that, to help my poor dorky hair grow back longer, stronger and more beautiful than ever, I was going to eat the most nutritious foods on the planet. I plunged into a raw diet, with the very occasional slip up.
How's it working? Well, it's now September and my growing hair just loves all the almonds, tahini, dark leafy greens, avocados, lemons, and sea veggies I treat it to every week. (my taste buds are loving it too!)
Check out the progress:
And that's not all! Now I can even put it over one shoulder (only just, but still...)
Of course, I'll keep you updated as it grows.
Last edited by Go Go Goji; 09-23-2008 at 11:05 PM.
"If we eat wrongly, no doctor can cure us. If we eat rightly, no doctor is needed." --Victor Rocine
That's happened to me, too. Now I only get my hair cut once a year! Working on getting butt-length hair!
I haven't noticed it growing any faster, but it sure is easier to comb since raw! And that means less getting pulled out!
Woah, maybe it IS gowing faster. I just noticed in my avatar (late May) it's about at the topline of my bra in front... now it's well below the bottom of the back of the bra and I did get it cut in between!
You may have hit on a secret extra benefit of being raw, Go Go!
Your hair is certainly keeping it's side of the bargain.....I do have to say that you hair is both beautiful shorter and longer.
That's very encouraging to hear! I hope my hair follows. Go butt-length!
Originally Posted by petaltothemetal
Yes, I have noticed that my hair is easier to manage. I wash it less often too, which would have been just impossible before. I thought at first that was just a short hair thing, but now I'm convinced that, with perfect foods and plenty of exercise, I'm finally treating it right.
Last edited by Go Go Goji; 09-25-2008 at 09:17 PM.
Is that first pic the one where you didn't like your hair?? Because: it looked just GORGEOUS! Your hair is beautiful!
How sweet. Thank you! I will say, it does look healthy when it's cut. Hopefully with this nutrient rich lifestyle, it will grow long and keep that healthy "just cut" look always. Before, if it went too long, it ended up looking like an old horse. Perhaps that stylist did me a favor after all!
Originally Posted by ViolinCyndee
How nice! Thanks much. Just wait until you see it after six months of raw. I can't wait!
Originally Posted by jacsam
I don't HAVE any hair! *laughing*
I've never had healthy hair, but I will say that I hope raw food helps it get shinier, stronger and LONGER eventually....
I have hair probably 1-2 inches long all over my head, and it's red. I get alot of attention from BOTH sexes... *laughing*
I LOVE your hair!!! Shorter or longer, it's GORGEOUS!!! So shiny and STRAIGHT!!!
You are not responsible for others reactions to you or assumptions about you. You are only responsible for your response to others.
Your hair looks pretty in the before and after. LOL. I bet/hope you've stumbled upon other benefits, right?!
LOL, and sheesh, I've been raw for a year and a half. Could you please tell my hair that's supposed to make it grow faster? It didn't get the memo. Aw well, anyways, it is strong and healthy. I would like longer hair. The thing about my hair is that the longer it grows, the curlier. I don't know why it does that -- but more curls = looks shorter.
I can relate - my hair was butt-length in May, until I hacked it off to shoulder length for cancer patients. I know it was my choice, but I'm still sad & I miss my long hair
RAW since September 24th, 2007.
Vegan & wheat/gluten free since March 17th, 2007
I see all your pictures with beautiful hair.
What kind of seaweeds? Kelp powder? Put in salads?????? I love dulse. Where are you buying your sea veggies.
Thanks for sharing--you have gorgeous hair even if you didn't see it that way at one time.
Great growth! It looks nice and silky, too. Besides raw food and healthy eating, hair care is also one of my great interests.
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