Spirulina Benefits for Hair: How This Superfood Can Help Improve Your Hair Health

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Did you know the spirulina benefits for hair? Spirulina is not only good for improving your overall wellness and managing health conditions  (e.g. spirulina for diabetes), but if you want to have healthy hair, one of the best things you can do for your hair is to add spirulina to your diet. Spirulina is a superfood that is packed with nutrients that are beneficial for hair health. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of spirulina for hair, and we will also provide some recipes so that you can start adding this superfood to your diet today!

Spirulina is rich in protein, which is essential for hair growth and strength. It also contains Vitamin A, a key vitamin for promoting healthy scalp and preventing dryness and flakiness. Another important nutrient found in spirulina is iron, which helps improve circulation to the scalp and can prevent thinning or excessive shedding of hair.

It is packed with nutrients that can benefit the hair and scalp. It contains high levels of protein, which helps to strengthen and repair damaged hair. It also contains essential fatty acids, which can improve scalp health and promote hair growth. Additionally, spirulina is rich in antioxidants, which can protect the hair from damage caused by environmental factors.

Incorporating spirulina into your hair care routine can help to improve your overall hair health and appearance. One way to use it is by mixing spirulina powder into DIY hair masks or conditioners. You can also find spirulina in some commercially-available haircare products.

In addition to its benefits for hair growth and health, spirulina can also help condition and add shine to your locks. The high content of fatty acids in spirulina helps keep the hair moisturized and gives it a glossy appearance.

Spirulina Benefits for Hair Growth

It has been shown to have various health benefits including promoting hair growth. Studies have found that spirulina contains high levels of protein and essential amino acids, both of which contribute to healthy hair growth. In addition, spirulina is rich in antioxidants and can protect the scalp from damage caused by free radicals.

There are multiple ways to incorporate spirulina into your hair care routine. One option is to mix it with your shampoo or conditioner for added nourishment. Another option is to make a DIY mask or serum by mixing spirulina powder with other natural ingredients such as coconut oil or aloe vera gel. Regular use of spirulina on the scalp and hair can result in stronger, shinier, and thicker hair.

However, as with any supplement or topical treatment, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating spirulina into your hair care routine. Individuals with allergies or sensitivities may want to use caution when using spirulina on the scalp and hair. It is also important to note that while spirulina can promote healthy hair growth, it cannot cure underlying conditions such as alopecia or male/female pattern baldness. In these cases, it is best to seek medical advice and treatment. Overall, incorporating spirulina into your hair care routine may result in healthier and stronger hair. As always, be sure to consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any new treatment regimen.

Spirulina for Straight Hair

Spirulina has been used as a natural alternative to straighten hair. It contains high levels of protein, which can help strengthen and nourish the hair. Additionally, its vitamin B content may aid in smoothing the hair cuticle, resulting in straighter strands. To use spirulina for straightening, mix it with water or aloe vera gel to create a paste and apply it to damp hair. Leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing out and styling as usual. This treatment can be done once or twice a week for best results. As with any new product, it is always recommended to do a patch test before fully incorporating it into your hair care routine.

Spirulina for Hair Loss

This is due to its high levels of essential fatty acids, which help keep the scalp healthy and encourage hair growth. In addition, spirulina is rich in iron and protein, both of which are important for strong and healthy hair.

Some studies have found that taking spirulina supplements can lead to an increase in hair count and thickness in those with alopecia (hair loss). In one study, patients who took Spirulina platensis twice a day for three months had significant improvement in their alopecia symptoms.

Additionally, using spirulina topically on the scalp may also be beneficial for hair health. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help relieve scalp irritation and dandruff, while its high antioxidant content helps protect against damage from free radicals.

While more research is needed to fully understand the spirulina benefits for hair loss, incorporating it into your diet or beauty routine may have positive benefits for your hair health. It is also important to note that individual results may vary. Keep in mind that hair loss can have many causes and it is best to address any underlying health issues before seeking natural remedies. With the right approach, incorporating spirulina may help promote a healthy, strong, and vibrant mane.​

Spirulina for Hair Color

Spirulina has been used as a natural hair dye due to its blue-green pigment called phycocyanin. This pigment can add a blue or green tint to the hair, creating a unique and vibrant color.

Using spirulina for hair color is a safer alternative to chemical dyes, as it does not contain harsh ingredients that can damage the hair and scalp. Additionally, spirulina is rich in nutrients that can improve the overall health of the hair.

To use spirulina for hair coloring, mix the powdered form of spirulina with water to create a paste and apply it evenly onto clean, damp hair. Leave it on for at least an hour before rinsing out with shampoo and conditioner. For best results, repeat the process a few times or even leave it overnight.

Spirulina is not only a natural and safe alternative to chemical hair dyes, but it also provides nourishment for the hair and scalp with its high levels of protein and essential amino acids. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also improve scalp health. So not only will you have gorgeous color, but healthier and stronger hair as well. Just mix spirulina powder with water to create a paste and apply it to your hair, leave on for at least an hour before rinsing out.

It’s important to note that the color result of using spirulina as a dye, while often described as “blue-green,” can also appear as different shades of green or even brown. This is because spirulina can interact with the existing pigments in your hair, resulting in a unique outcome.

Additionally, spirulina is rich in protein and essential fatty acids, which can improve the overall health and strength of the hair. It has also been shown to stimulate hair growth and reduce shedding. So not only will you have gorgeous color, but healthier and stronger hair as well.

To use spirulina as a dye, simply mix the powder with water to create a paste and apply it to your hair. Leave on for at least an hour before rinsing out.

Note: As with all hair dyes, it is recommended to do a patch test before fully applying to your entire head of hair. The color result will vary depending on the individual’s hair color and type. It may also take multiple applications to achieve desired results. Experiment with different ratios of spirulina to water to find the right mixture for your hair. And as always, consult with a professional if you have any concerns or questions.

Spirulina Benefits for Dry Hair

Spirulina contains antioxidants and vitamins A and E, which can support scalp health and promote hair growth. To experience the benefits of spirulina for dry hair, try incorporating it into your routine by mixing it with other hair-nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil or aloe vera gel to create a hydrating mask or leave-in conditioner. Additionally, you can find spirulina in some shampoos and conditioners for an easy way to incorporate it into your regular haircare routine. Give it a try to see if it helps improve the overall health and appearance of your dry hair.  Additionally, don’t forget to keep up with a balanced diet and stay hydrated for overall hair health.

The natural components of Spirulina are crucial for strong and healthy hair. Incorporating spirulina into your diet or using it as a topical treatment can give your hair the nourishment it needs to thrive. Try adding spirulina to your hair care routine and experience the many benefits of Spirulina for hair! Shop for your favorite Spirulina products here at E3Live Canada today. We ship nationwide for free!

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Ingredients:

 

1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours, or in the refrigerator overnight
3 1/2 cups filtered water
1 vanilla bean, insides scraped out
1 teaspoon Blue Majik powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Medjool dates

 

Directions:


1. Once cashews have soaked for at least 4 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator, drain and rinse well.
2. Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes until well blended. Store in refrigerator in airtight bottle or mason jar. Mylk will keep for 3-4 days.

Makes about 3 1/2 cups

 

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Ingredients:


2 cups ground almonds*
2 tablespoons date paste**
3 medium ripe peaches (or apple or nectarines)
(set aside a few thin slices of these for garnish)
1/2 tsp Blue Majik

 

How to prepare:


1. Put 2 of the peaches in either a food processor or blender to puree.
2. Dice 1 peach into 1⁄4" cubes.
3. Combine all ingredients in big bowl. You can put into a cylinder mold of desired shape and sprinkle almond and cinnamon on top.
4. Garnish top with peach slices. Makes 4 servings.

 

*how to: ground almonds


2 quarts or more unpasteurized organic raw almonds
1. Soak almonds overnight in filtered water.
2. Drain and put on dehydrator trays for 24-36 hours until dry.
3. Store in airtight container and use as needed for recipes.
4. Skip the soaking and dehydrating if you don't have a dehydrator.

**how to: date paste


25 Medjool dates
1. Pit dates and soak for 1⁄2 hour.
2. Drain and put in food processor.
3. Blend until smooth with no chunks (may need to add water if too thick).
4. Store in fridge.

Ingredients:


1 heaped teaspoon E3Live Blue Majik powder
1 cup almond & brazil nut milk
*2 frozen bananas, sliced ** 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)4 dates, pitted
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Pinch sea salt

 

How to prepare:


Blend all ingredients together and in a high speed blender and serve.

*To make almond & brazil nut milk place a 1/3 cup mix of almonds and brazil nuts into a high speed blender with 1 cup of water and blend. Strain through a nut milk bag or strainer.

**For frozen bananas - peel them and place in a ziplock bag overnight.

Recipe by Rowena Jayne, Leading International Yoga InstructorRaw Food Chef, Naturopath, NutritionistSpeaker, Writer, Model, www.rowenajayne.com*
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Ingredients:


1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 mango (optional)
2 limes (peeled)
1 serving Blue Majik (1/2 tsp)
dash of cayenne
pinch of Celtic sea salt
1 cup ice1/2 cup water

 

Blend and Enjoy!​

Ingredients:

 

1 1/4 cups almond milk pulp, strained (OR 1 cup ground almonds mixed with enough almond milk to create a wet 'paste' in the food processor–less smooth in texture, but it is an adequate substitute)
3/4 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup agave, honey or maple syrup
1 generous pinch salt
Scrapings of 1 vanilla bean, OR 1 tsp real vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons Blue Majik (depending on desired color)

 

Instructions:

 

1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until they form a dough. Add a little more agave or some almond milk if the mixture is too thick.
2. Line a dehydrator sheet with Teflex and scoop the macaroons out by round tablespoons onto the sheet. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6 hours, or until macaroons hold together well but are still a little soft. Enjoy!​

 

​Additional topping:


To add a chocolate drizzle or to dip the bottoms of your cookies use the following recipe:
1/4 Cup Cacao Powder
3 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp. Warmed Coconut Oil

Combine all ingredients and use to decorate the cookies.

 

Makes: 18-20 Macaroons

Ingredients:


2 frozen bananas
1/2 avocado
1 tsp Blue Majiko

Optional sweetener: 2 pitted dates
Water - as needed for smooth blending, start with 1 Tbs.

 

How to prepare:


Blend all ingredients until desired consistency, add more water (or ice) as needed to get an ice cream thickness.

Ingredients:


1.5 cups almonds
1 cup dates
4 bananas
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup shredded coconut
1 capsule Blue Majik
1 pinch vanilla powder

 

How to prepare:


1. In a food processor combine the almonds and dates. Process until sticky.
2. Pack this mixture into a 9 inch pie plate.
3. In a bowl combine the rest of the ingredients except the coconut. With your hand lightly mash the ingredients.
4. Add 1/2 of the shredded coco and mix with banana mash. Be careful not to over mix. It should be chunky.
5. Put the banana mixture into the pie crust and evenly spread out.
6. Top with the remaining coconut and garnish with fresh blueberries. Eat immediately.​

For crust:
2 cups ground almonds​
*​1⁄2 cup date paste​**​


For filling:
6 oz fresh blueberries (or berries of your choice)
11 Fuji apples peeled
2 tablespoons date paste, (or more to taste)
2 tsps Blue Majik​


Make Crust
1. Put almonds in bowl and mix with date paste using a fork.
2. After thoroughly mixed, put in a 9” pie pan (preferably one with removable bottom). Line the pan with a thin layer of crust using your hands.

Make Filling
1. Peel 11 apples. Shred 7 of the apples, using the coarse side of cheese grater. Squeeze out as much juice as possible, leaving apples as dry as possible. Set aside 1 cup of shredded apples and put remainder into mixing bowl.
2. Thinly slice 3⁄4 of an apple and cut slices into 1⁄2” squares. Put remaining 1⁄4 apple into food processor with 3 chopped apples, date paste and blueberries (except for 15-20 of smallest blueberries which you set aside). Process thoroughly then add 1 cup shredded apples you set aside and process again.
3. Put all ingredients including 15-20 smallest blueberries in mixing bowl with remaining shredded apples. Stir and fill piecrust.
4. Refrigerate for 1⁄2 hour, remove pie from pan. Sprinkle almond crumbs, then cinnamon on top of pie. Cut into 8 pieces.

*How to ground almonds:
- 2 quarts or more unpasteurized organic raw almonds
Soak almonds overnight in filtered water. Drain and put on dehydrator trays for 24-36 hours until dry. Store in airtight container and use as needed for recipes. Skip the soaking and dehydrating if you don't have a dehydrator.

**How to date paste:
- 25 Medjool dates
Pit dates and soak for 1⁄2 hour. Drain and put in food processor. Blend until smooth with no chunks (may need to add water if too thick). Store in fridge.