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Quality of hair since going vegan

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced a total change in their hair since becoming vegan?  I have felt that mine is very soft now, grows quickly, and is quite strong--withstands a lot of damage.  I had my hair cut last night--first time in nearly a year--and the hairdresser commented that I do a nice job of keeping my hair very healthy and that it felt great.  I then told her how long it had been since a trim and she couldn't believe it.  Anyone else had this great side-effect of veganism?

My hair isn't long ~ it rests at about my chin but my hair is super shiny, soft but not overly so, and very strong.  It grows insanely fast as well.  I'm sure it has to do with my diet although I'm not exactly sure how.  ???

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My hair has remained thick and mostly unco-operative. Though since ditching meat all them years ago, it soesn't seem to get as greasy... hmm...

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mine is really soft, healthy, and grows really fast.

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I have GREAT eyebrows! :D
No....since becoming vegan....everything is better....my skin, my hair, etc. I DO have to shave more often....so....I guess my hair grows faster.....I guess  ::)!

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I also have to shave more often, but I think that is because I am getting older.  But my skin has definitely gotten better, and was almost immediate when I went vegan.  My hair has always been pretty thick so I'm not sure about a change.

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I have GREAT eyebrows! :D
No....since becoming vegan....everything is better....my skin, my hair, etc. I DO have to shave more often....so....I guess my hair grows faster.....I guess  ::)!

hehe!

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I've not only noticed my hair is healthier and strong, but my skin is really nice too! The biggest change for me though is my eyes. I noticed that they're a lot more white and clear and bright compared to some of my meat eating friends. I actually started another thread on here about having brighter eyes. You can notice a huge different between me and my friends in my pics on my profile.

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my hair is alot stronger and had a hairdresser make the same comment about how healthy my hair is. It is also very soft. Since attempting to go raw my skin is the softest I can remember.

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Thanks for the feedback!  I am glad to hear that it really is likely the change in diet that led to the increased quality.  Yet another thing to add to the list of "why are you vegan?" ;)

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When my lupus serged and got a lot worse in 2005, I started losing my hair in huge handfuls. I didn't go bald, but it was getting thinner and thinner to be sure.  Growth, which had always been rapid, dropped off drastically.

A year ago, I decided enough playing around with veganism and vegetarianism and some meat eating...time to be a serious vegan.  The UK lupus society actually recommends this as the first course of action for this disease, which cinched the deal for me.  I am a lot better, flare rarely and am hoping going gluten free over the next month will improve matters even more.

As for hair, I have had it grow about 8 to 10 inches in the last year.  I finally cut 6 inches off recently so that it is in the middle of my back (a bit shorter than in my pic).  It is thick, shiny, grows like mad and has stopped falling out.  I have gone from a brush full of lost hair to almost none over this year.  It is very healthy, smooth hair to the point that covered rubber bands, barrettes and the like won't stay in, they slide out.  I color it too (turn back the clock 25 yrs) and yet, it is still this ultra wonderful mane.  As it is my only beauty, I am thrilled.

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Unfortunately I have to say the quality of my hair is AWFUL since cutting out fish and meat-thinner, drier, hardly grows like it used to. 
So bad I'm thinking of eating fish at least once a week again.  :( 
I have many food allergies so it's not so simple to remedy by say 'eating more nuts' or other common suggestions.  :(

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yogaferret thats not good.  sometimes if my hair is feeling drying i put  wax on it, i use this styling product (when i use one - i havent washed my hair in about 3.5 years and rarely put product on it, my hair isnt dredded, bits of it are about chine length some bits are shorter, i just dont wash it)

http://www.honestycosmetics.co.uk/daniel-field-hair-shampoo-conditioner-cruelty-free-shop-shopping-vegetarian-vegan-colour-colouring-animal-tested-honesty-store-ethical-environmentally-friendly-green-organic-natural.shtml

its the styling wax about halfway down, white and yellow pot, this seems to add a bit of extra moisture and strength if its feeling crunchy.  i like his products.  this one is lemon cocoa and jojoba.  i can check the ingredients properly if you would like me to.  could you eat other oily foods like avocados or olives?  thre is probably a recipe for an avocado hair mask about but again depends on your allergies.  do you take lots of meds for them?  not that im sugeesting not taking them but cold they have a hair-drying side effect?

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yogaferret thats not good.  sometimes if my hair is feeling drying i put  wax on it, i use this styling product (when i use one - i havent washed my hair in about 3.5 years and rarely put product on it, my hair isnt dredded, bits of it are about chine length some bits are shorter, i just dont wash it)

http://www.honestycosmetics.co.uk/daniel-field-hair-shampoo-conditioner-cruelty-free-shop-shopping-vegetarian-vegan-colour-colouring-animal-tested-honesty-store-ethical-environmentally-friendly-green-organic-natural.shtml

its the styling wax about halfway down, white and yellow pot, this seems to add a bit of extra moisture and strength if its feeling crunchy.  i like his products.  this one is lemon cocoa and jojoba.  i can check the ingredients properly if you would like me to.  could you eat other oily foods like avocados or olives?  thre is probably a recipe for an avocado hair mask about but again depends on your allergies.  do you take lots of meds for them?  not that im sugeesting not taking them but cold they have a hair-drying side effect?

You're telling me. :P

I actually have been putting highly refined olive oil in my hair as a conditioner, but it doesn't sink in even if I leave it in overnite.  If I leave it in longer, it's just greasy.  If I wash it out my hair is left feeling very dry.

If I could take medicine for my allergies, that would probably make my life easier, but there really isn't any.  Only the ER stuff like the epipen. 

As for oily food, I have too much "damp" in my system so it's not recommended.  I do eat a LOT of black sesame seed (like tahini but with black sesame seeds) and cook traditional indian which involves ghee or regular canola oil.  Does that compensate enof??  Avocados are oddly enof, readily available here so maybe I will try something with those.

I'll look into that product but it's hit or miss whether I can get it in Japan.

Thanks!

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"It isn't better to feel joy than to feel grief.  It is certainly more fun  to feel joy--but it isn't better.  If something good is happening, it is appropriate to be joyful.  If you have experienced loss, it is equally appropriate to be sad."
-LIFE AFTER LOSS, Bob Deits

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