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The ONE Ingredient That Makes Hair Healthier Than a Prenatal

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When I was in college and definitely not trying to get pregnant, I was taking prenatals. Why, you may ask? Well I had just gone to a hair school to get a cheap haircut and the girl gave me bangs. And let’s just say that bangs were not a good look for me. So I needed my hair to grow… STAT. I went to the closest grocery store, grabbed a bottle of prenatals, and started a routine. And I’m telling you, it grew like Jack’s beanstalk.

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Fast-forward 10 years and I found myself taking prenatals again, but this time I was pregnant. I was also lucky to have a lot of pregnancy-safe protein powder with prenatals and DHA lying around (thanks to Mommi:). Hair growth is not something I anticipated or even thought about while designing Mommi 3-in-1. I was looking specifically at prenatal health for the baby and mother’s benefit.

But naturally, it was a perfect fit for hair growth as well. And what I discovered was a really cool hidden benefit. The protein in Mommi was helping my hair grow just as much as the iron, biotin, copper, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, & E found in the shake (prenatals & DHA). So it was like a Blake-Lively-hair-party-for-9-months-and-beyond experience. Win win win win….winning (like Charlie Sheen but with way better hair).

Basically, protein in your diet helps the body to produce keratin, which is fundamental to the hair structure. When keratin weakens, hair strands are more prone to breakage. To nourish hair with protein, eat a diet that includes high-quality, lean protein, aka Mommi 3-in-1.

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Don’t believe me? Give it a try? What have you got to lose? Definitely not your hair! Do you have any tips or tricks for hair growth that you want to share? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @mommihealth. I’d love to hear them!

What You Put on Your Skin Really Does Matter—During Pregnancy & Beyond

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Our friends over at Nine Naturals take extra care to be sure what you put on your skin is safe for you and your baby. Here’s a great, go to list of a few natural, alternative ingredients to look for when shopping for haircare and bodycare products!  Thanks Nine Naturals!

Follow @mommihealth and @ninenaturals on Instagram starting tomorrow (Monday, Oct 12) and just maybe you can win a great #babybelly giveway.

What you put on our skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream and passed on to your baby, so paying attention to what you’re putting in and on your body is especially important while pregnant and breastfeeding. Chemicals found in common personal care products like shampoo, makeup and moisturizer are often associated with developmental, reproductive and behavioral disorders, hormone disrupters, and cancer.

Nine Naturals

Luckily, Nine Naturals uses plant-based and high-performance ingredients in its line of haircare and bodycare products for non-toxic beauty before, during, and after pregnancy. Here is Nine Naturals’ list of high-performing, yet natural alternatives to conventional ingredients:

BROCCOLI SEED OIL
This exotic emollient helps prevents hair loss while promoting thicker healthier hair, soothe redness and inflammation, and hydrates hair and skin without leaving a greasy film by creating a protective layer that traps in moisture. Best part? Broccoli seed oil is a natural substitute for silicone–often found in cosmetic products such as leave-on skincare and haircare products. Find it in Nine Naturals’ Vanilla + Geranium Regenerative Belly Butter!

CUPUAÇU BUTTER
Found in the rain forests of South America, cupuaçu butter treats dry, damaged skin, combats free radicals in tissues, and protects and moisturizes skin by allowing it to attract 240% more water, fight inflammation, and improve elasticity! Because it is a good natural substitute for lanolin, Nine Naturals uses cupuaçu butter in its Unscented Moisturizing Body Cream and Vanilla + Geranium Regenerative Belly Butter.

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ARGAN OIL
High in vitamin E, antioxidants, and linolenic acid, argan oil is a super-effective moisturizer that has been shown to prevent and treat stretch marks by maintaining elasticity and preventing moisture-loss. Argan oil in Nine Naturals Mandarin + Ginger Restorative Conditioner gives lackluster postpartum hair a boost by hydrating roots and adding shine.

COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil, used in all Nine Naturals products, is a fatty acid and excellent replacement for butter and oils. On skin, this holy grail ingredient prevents stretch marks and alleviates itchiness on belly and breasts. It’s also a natural, moisturizing, and gentle cleanser. Use it to remove makeup, tame frizzy hair, and soothe cracked lips.

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Remember to follow @mommihealth and @ninenaturals on Instagram starting tomorrow (Monday, Oct 12) for our #BellyBump Giveaway!

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Mommi

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