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To Condition or Not To Condition??

You Should Use a Conditioner Every time You Choose to Shampoo Your Hair. Basically if Your Hair is Wet, You Should Condition it. Every ones Hair, Regardless of Hair Texture or Type Benefits from a Conditioner..ESPECIALLY if Your Hair is Chemically Treated or if You’re Transitioning from Chemical Treatments. Hair Strands Get Thinner from “Heat Styling” and Coloring; by Using a Conditioner This Will Help Replace Protein and Lipids in the Hair Shaft.

See Diagram Below of the Lipid Layer↓


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See Diagram Below of Damaging Effects of Chemical Processing

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If You’ve Never Used Any Type of Chemical Treatment a Conditioner is Still Beneficial because Not Only Will a Conditioner Help with the Detangling Process, but Also Will Seal the Cuticle to Lock in Moisture; Which Also Helps Prevent Damage from Happening So That Hair Can Grow Longer, Stronger and Become Healthier!

FYI a Cool Water Hair Rinse at the End of a Shower or Shampoo is Beneficial + Saves Hot Water ..the Cool Water Lays Down the Outer Layer of the Hair (the Cuticle Layer) More Smoothly and Helps to Prevent Loss of Moisture.  This Process is Only Necessary for a Few Seconds and We’ve Been Told This Extra Step Makes a Huge Difference Over Time.  We Also Recommend Never to Wrap Your in a Towel if You’re Concerned About Preventing Hair Loss (every little extra effort makes a BIG difference) When You Remove the Towel Your Hair Gets Caught in the Woven Fibers and Also Most People Will Wrap the Towel too Tight Around the Face and the Hairs Around the Face are the Most Fragile; so They are Prone to Breakage Quicker and Easier. If Your Budget Permits..Try a Thin and Soft Microfiber Hair Towel Instead  ..if Your Budge Does Not Permit Do Your Best Not to Vigorously Rub Your Hair Dry (Which Can Cause Breakage; Hair is at its Most Fragile State When Wet) and find an old white t-shirt you no longer wear and Opt to Pat or Gently Squeeze Dry Instead and use an old white t-shirt that you no longer wear …Remember Things Done Routinely Will Become Habit!

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Keep in Mind as Not to Get Overwhelmed..Chose One or Two Recommendations (Whether They Be From Our Site or From OtherResearch You Have Done) and Stay with Them for atleast 90 days before Resolving That They are Not Working for You. Also if You Experiment with too Many Products and/or Routines You’re Not Giving Your Hair and Scalp Enough Time to Get Use to a Specific Routine.  Be Patient! Once You Have Found a Routine That Really Works for YOU Stick with That, Once You Have a Better “Innerstanding” of What Works for Your Hair and What Does Not You May Fine “Tweaking” Your Routine Here and There is Beneficial, Just No Drastic Changes at Once. This Could Make Your Hard Work in Vain by Causing Precious Hair Loss.



Best Foods for Healthy Hair Growth

Eat Your Way to Great Hair Healthier!

While We Would Agree that to Achieve and Maintain Strong Healthy Hair; natural Shampoos, Conditioners and Treatment Products an Essential Key. However, the Greater Truth is Healthier Eating Habits and Lifestyle is the Master Key. Here are Few Great Nourishing Options to Routinely add to Your Meals or no Particular Order:




Most Associate These for Only Being Great for the Eyes. Carrots are Rich in Vitamin A; Vitamin A Plays a Role in Sebum Production, which Conditions your Scalp; a Deficiency of Vitamin A can Lead to a Dry and Itchy Scalp. Carrots Make Hair Lustrous, Improve Blood Circulation, Protect Hair from External Damages Like Pollution and Improve the Overall Strength of your Hair, which May Help Prevent Breakage and Premature Hair Fall Out. Regular Consumption of Carrots have also been Known to Prevent Premature Graying.



   Whole Grains

Rich in Biotin; Biotin is Required for Cell Proliferation (proliferation means cell division), Which Helps Produce Protein; Required for Hair Growth. Important to Remember Hair is Made up of Protein so it is Important to eat Protein Rich Foods; also Make Note, that if You do not get Enough Protein, your Body will Begin Rationing the Protein it doesn’t have Available this Could Possibly Reduce Hair Growth.


  Spinach & Dark Leafy Greens

Iron Deficiency is One of the Main Causes of Premature Hair Fall Out. Spinach and Dark Leafy Greens Provide a Great Source of Iron and also Helps Follicles Work More Efficiently. Spinach Provides us with Omega-3 Fatty Acids*which are essential for optimal health*, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables are full of Nutrients Like Iron, Vitamin A and Folate*Folate Encourages Healthy Cell and Tissue Growth*; which Assist in Maintaining a Healthier Scalp and Hair.



  Nuts & Seeds

Rich in Omega-3; this Type of Fatty Acid your Body cannot Produce, these Healthy Fats you Derive from your Diet. Walnuts, in Particular, have More Omega-3 than any Other Nut. L-arginine- an Amino Acid- Helps Improve the Health of the Artery Walls. Growing Healthy Hair and Scalp Requires a Strong Healthy Blood Flow Throughout the Body and to the Hair Roots. Here are a List of Some Nuts Rich in L-arginine in Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts*are Exceptionally Good because they Contain Biotin, B Vitamins (B1, B6 and B9) which Strengthens Hair Cuticles and Nourishes the Scalp* & Hazelnuts. Also Found in Peanuts(Technically not a Nut, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Chick peas & Coconut to Name a Few.


  Citrus Fruit

Provides Vitamin C; Body Requires Vitamin C for Iron Absorption. Vitamin C is also Required for Collagen Production; this Aids in Keeping the Hair Shaft Strong Which Helps Prevent Hair from Breaking and Becoming Brittle.


Sweet Potatoes

Orange Colored Fruits and Veggies are an Excellent Source of Beta Carotene, which Stimulates the Glands in your Scalp to Make Sebum in turn Protects Against Dull, Dry Hair.  Other Great Orange Colored Fruits and Veggies that Promotes This are Pumpkin, Cantaloupe and Mangoes.


Beetroot Juice

Most are not a Fan of Beets but they are Rich in Vitamins C and B6, Manganese, Potassium, Betaine and Folate which are all Essential for Healthy Hair Growth..Bonus they also Work as a Detoxification Agent by Helping to Keep the Scalp Clean. Yea Beets! Try This Yummy Recipe..*Please Note* You’ll Need to Use a Juicer or Very High Powered Blender for This Recipe(you may opt to chop ingredients if using blender please use your discretion)….

2 Medium Beets, peeled and scrubbed (Coarsely Chop if nec.)

1 Favorite Apple, peeled and cored (Chop if nec.)

3 Medium Carrots peeled (Chop if nec.)

1/2 Inch Fresh Ginger, grated

Yield: 1 Serving 8-10ozs.

Juice, in this order, the Beets, Apple, Carrots and Ginger following your juicer’s specific settings for each. Stir in the Chia Seeds if using and let soak for 5 minutes. Serve the Juice immediately over Ice, if you chose.                                                                                                                      *Recipe Inspired by Food Network Kitchen

ASCEND-TIAL TIP™: When Purchasing Beetroot Look for those with their **Leaves Fresh & Crisp..these are Usually the more Fresh Beetroot; also note Beetroot with the leave not attached can still be of good quality, just be sure to Choose the one more Firm, Round and Vibrant. **Leaves can be Saved, Washed & Used in a Salad.




           Guavas and Strawberries

Silica is a Trace Mineral that is Vital for Hair Growth and Strength. Strawberries Contain High Levels of Silica. Here are some other Food Options that are Rich in Silica..Cucumber, Cabbage Oats, Onions and Cauliflower. As We Learned Vitamin C Helps Prevents Hair from Breaking and Becoming Brittle and When we Think of Foods with the Best Source of Vitamin C; Oranges Usually Come to Mind First, However One Guava has 4 to 5 Times as Much.


DISCLAIMER: Information Provided is Intended for General Knowledge and doesn’t Guarantee Hair Growth.


What’s ASCEND-tial 2 Ur Body is ASCEND-tial 2 Ur Hair™

Our Hair Follicles Receive Nourishment Directly from the Bloodstream (see photo below); therefore What we Use as Nourishment for our Bodies will Directly Affect the Health and Nourishment of our Hair. If your Plan is to Regain and Maintain Healthy(ier) Scalp and Hair; the Type of Lifestyle You Choose to Maintain is Extremely Important and Vital to that Plan. If you Routinely Indulge in Toxic Lifestyle or Eating Habit More than Likely, your Hair Will Tell the Tale.


Results are not Likely to Happen Overnight, i.e. Highly Unlikely Eating a Balanced Meal will Reverse Chemically Damaged Hair; but Patience and Consistency is Key. Eliminating a Toxic Lifestyle that Indulges in Alcohol, Smoking, and Drug Use (and Yes This also Includes Prescription Drugs) and  Establishing and Maintaining a Natural Hair Care Routine, a Plant Based, Fruit and Vegetable Rich Eating Habits; Reconnecting and Recommitting to an Overall Natural State of Well Being in the Spiritual, Physical and Mental is a Great Beginning. Nurture Your Natural

Here’s a List of Common Hair Conditions That May be Specifically Linked to Your Eating Habits:

THINNING HAIR → May be Linked to Iron Deficiency..Eating Lots of Dark Vegetables Aid in the Strengthening of the Hair Follicles. Kale and Spinach are loaded with Vitamins A, B, C, E, AND K as well as Calcium.

DULL HAIR → Hair Cuticles Lift Whenever a Chemical Process is Done, Which will Inhibit Light from Reflecting on the Hair Cuticle; the Result is a Dull Appearance..a Lack of Protein can Also Contribute to the lack of Shine & Luster to the Hair..Eating Protein Packed Nuts and Seeds can and Will Assist with Regaining That Shine & Luster Back into Your Hair Follicles.

DRY HAIR → Due to Lack Hydration to the Hair Follicle Itself AND/OR Internal Hydration(your body, Drink Lots of Water & Fresh Fruit Juices).. Establishing or Re-establishing Healthy Eating Habits and the Introduction of Natural Hair Products Rich in Omega 3’s can Boost   EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids)…This also Assist in the RETAINING of moisture to Our Hair. Here are just a few Omega 3 Rich Nutritional Options, We Highly Recommend Spirulina, Order Yours Here→ Also Berries, Hemp Seeds, Beans, Chia Seeds & Walnuts are Beneficial as Well.

OILY HAIR → Majority of the Time Oily Hair is Connected to Genetics (DNA Related)..Also People with the Highest Count of Hair Strands on Their Heads, Usually, Blonds or Those with Very Fine Hair..but if You Notice a Sudden or Increase Oiliness of Your Hair..Could be Result of an Increase in Fried or Greasy Foods Intake..Tea Rinses are Excellent Options because Many Act as an Astringent Due to Tannic Acid Content (a naturally occurring substance and a class of chemicals called Tannins, which are found in many plants) Helps Prevent Build up by Tightening Pores..Reducing Oiliness..Find All Natural Tea Rinses Here→

 Simple Juice Recipes for Healthier Hair & Scalp We Found & Love, Drinking a Glass of Either Daily is Recommended: 

Assist with Healthier Hair Follicles

  • 4-6 Large Kale Leaves
  • 2 Ribs of Celery
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 1 inch Ginger Root
  • Squeeze in Fresh Lemon Juice (Optional)


Assist in Stimulating Hair Growth

  • 12 Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Apple


Guava Juice to Assist with Healthy Amounts of Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium and Folate

  • 2 Guavas
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Green Apple

**The Inclusion of an Apple will Help with Digestion, Allowing You to Absorb the Nutrients More Efficiently & Effectively..Use High Powered Blender or Juicer for Optimal Results. Need a Little Extra Natural Sweetener? Try Our Favorite Honey →


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