Spirulina, a nutrient-dense superfood, is not only beneficial for overall wellness and managing health conditions like diabetes, but it can also work wonders for your hair. Packed with essential nutrients, spirulina can promote hair growth, strengthen strands, and improve scalp health. We will explore the various benefits of spirulina for hair and provide some easy ways to incorporate this superfood into your hair care routine.

Spirulina: A Nutrient Powerhouse for Hair Health

Protein: Spirulina is rich in protein, which is crucial for hair growth and strength.

Vitamin A: This key vitamin found in spirulina promotes a healthy scalp and prevents dryness and flakiness.

Iron: Spirulina contains iron, which improves circulation to the scalp, preventing hair thinning and excessive shedding.

Essential Fatty Acids: The high content of essential fatty acids in spirulina helps keep hair moisturized and gives it a glossy appearance.

Antioxidants: Spirulina is packed with antioxidants that protect hair from damage caused by environmental factors.

Blue Majik Spirulina
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Incorporating Spirulina into Your Hair Care Routine

  • DIY Hair Masks and Conditioners: Mix spirulina powder into your homemade hair masks or conditioners for added nourishment.
  • Commercial Hair Care Products: Look for spirulina as an ingredient in shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products.
  • Spirulina Supplements: Consuming spirulina supplements can provide your body with the necessary nutrients for healthy hair growth.

Blue Majik Spirulina
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Spirulina for Specific Hair Concerns

Hair Growth: Studies have shown that spirulina’s high levels of protein and essential amino acids contribute to healthy hair growth, while its antioxidants protect the scalp from damage caused by free radicals.

Straightening Hair: Spirulina’s protein content can help strengthen and nourish hair, while its vitamin B content may aid in smoothing the hair cuticle for straighter strands.

Hair Loss: The essential fatty acids, iron, and protein in spirulina can help combat hair loss by keeping the scalp healthy and encouraging hair growth.

Hair Color: Spirulina’s natural blue-green pigment, phycocyanin, can be used as a natural hair dye, adding unique and vibrant tones to your hair without the use of harsh chemicals.

Dry Hair: Antioxidants and vitamins A and E in spirulina support scalp health and promote hair growth, making it an excellent treatment for dry hair.

Spirulina is a true superfood for your hair, offering a wide range of benefits that promote healthy hair growth, strength, and appearance. By incorporating spirulina into your diet and hair care routine, you can nourish your hair from the inside out. Whether you’re looking to combat hair loss, add vibrant color, or simply maintain healthy locks, spirulina is a natural and effective solution. Give it a try and experience the many benefits of spirulina for your hair today!

Blue Majik Spirulina
(Powder/Capsule)

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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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