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  • How To Quickly and Naturally Grow Your Hair

    Ask anyone who's ever tried to grow their hair and they'll tell you it's a long process.  Sure, there are alternatives like hair extensions and wigs, but they don't compare to having your own hair. There is no overnight remedy for getting long and luscious locks but there are several things you can do to speed it up. As I continue on my quest for longer hair I thought I should share my tips with you. Some of them seem crazy, but if you're like me you'll do whatever it takes to speed up the process. I'll tell you what actually works and why it works. Let's get to it!

    Here are my top five recommendations for growing out your hair:

    1. Scalp Treatments
    Your hair starts growing from your scalp - so give it some attention! You can use store bought formulas or whip up your own using coconut oil, jojoba oil or olive oil. Just heat it up in the microwave or on the stove and apply thoroughly from your roots to your ends. Rinse off after 15 minutes. Take a look in the mirror and see how much shinier and softer it is after one application.

    2. Comb Often but with Caution
    Combing your hair not only detangles it but also stimulates the hair follicle and energizes it for growth. Be sure to gently brush your hair every morning and night. I suggest not combing or brushing your hair when wet, as this is the most vulnerable time for your hair to break off. If you absolutely have to comb it when wet make sure you're using a wide-tooth comb.

    3. Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins!
    Did you know that what you put in your body actually makes a difference? Loading up on vitamin-rich foods like fish, eggs, poultry, vegetables and quinoa will not only make your hair grow faster and thicker, but will make your skin glow and will help trim a few extra pounds. It's a win-win-win! You can also take vitamin supplements to speed up hair growth. I recommend Fish Oil, Vitamin D3, Biotin and Vitamin B.

    4.  Rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar
    I know I'm starting to sound crazy but bear with me! I tried this a while back and was totally impressed with the results. Basically, all you do is shampoo like normal, then   apply Apple Cider Vinegar from your roots to your ends. Leave it on for a few minutes (perfect time to shave those legs) and rinse. You're hair will look instantly stronger, shinier and healthier.

    5. Space Out Your Washes
    This is the hardest one for me. I'll apply whatever random oil to my hair, but when it comes to not shampooing everyday, I really have to work at it! My hair is naturally curly and kinks really easy - not to mention my insane bed head each morning. But, if you can (yes - you can) DO NOT wash your hair everyday. There is nothing better for your hair than allowing it to breathe and produce it's own oils over the course of two to three days. Aim to wash your hair about two or three times a week and play around with some fun hair styles for the in-between days. My favorite is a loose side french braid or a top-knot messy bun on top of my head. Throw on some big hoops or cute earrings for an instantly dressy look. BONUS: skipping washing your hair every day means no blow drying... which means less damage and a lot of extra time for you!

    There you have it: my top five tips for growing out your hair naturally. Give these a try for the next couple of weeks and you'll find yourself sharing these tips with all your gal pals.

     

    Thank's for reading! Follow us on Instagram @healthdesigns for more health and beauty posts or my personal Instagram @dootfloot.

    Ali

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    You will work with our large domestic and international customer base, with an emphasis on Portuguese speaking customers, to assist with orders involving the sale and support of more than 40,000 unique natural health products.

    You will speak with customers directly over the phone (using Zendesk) regarding any order issue and find resolutions that leave the customer happy.

    You will work in live chat software assisting multiple customers at one time with any issues.

    You will work within the Zendesk CRM system to solve cases, update tickets, and assist customers from start to completion on any issue experienced.

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    You will work with Operations Team at times to solve order discrepancies and issues and update customers accordingly.

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  • Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

    Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

    Easy. Healthy. And most importantly - DELICIOUS. Also, check out HealthDesigns.com for anything health, fitness, beauty and cooking related. You can save $5 by using the code SOCIAL :)

    cali rice

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 head of cauliflower
    • 1 lime
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 handful chopped cilantro

    DIRECTIONS
    1. Remove leaves from cauliflower and cut head in half. Remove cauliflower from core so you only have the florets. Place in food processor until cauliflower is in small pieces. Place into a pan.
    2. Mince the garlic. Add to the cauliflower in the pan.
    3. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until cauliflower is slightly toasted and garlic is cooked. Remove from heat.
    4. Toss with cilantro and squeezed juice from the whole lime.

    You'll actually forget it's not rice lol. ENJOY!
    More recipes at blog.healthdesigns.com

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  • Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake Recipe


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    INGREDIENTS
    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
    • 1 cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream
    • 1 cup oatmeal
    • 2 cups non-fat milk
    • 1/2 cup water

    • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
    DIRECTIONS
    Add all ingredients to a blender and enjoy. We recommend the Vortex Mixer! 

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