The whole CurlyEllie Collection has been carefully crafted to keep your curls healthy and strong using ingredients that almost good enough to eat!
Did you know that as you wash and care for those curls using warm water, your hair follicles open up at the roots and absorb some of what is in your products!
Your hair needs the right vitamins and minerals in similar way to your body does.
Clean beauty begins from the inside out. You eat well, you exercise and your mental health is in balance - now it is time to do the same for your hair, skin and scalp.
That is where CurlyEllie can help.
Below are a few essential ingredients to eat and drink your way to healthy hair this summer.
- Water: Our most used ingredient! Drinking lots of water helps hydrate the body and hair and promote growth, plus you need it survive!
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E is found in leafy greens, such a spinach and broccoli, and in seeds such as pumpkin seeds. Vitamin E helps protect the hair from sun damage!
- Protein: Your hair is literally made from protein, so eating protein is super important, it helps stop hair from becoming brittle, weak and dry. Standardly, you find protein in meat, fish and dairy, but if you’re vegan then you can find it in quinoa, lentils, oats and beans, just to name a few!
- Iron: Iron is needed to produce the haemoglobin in your blood that carries the oxygen needed for the growth and repair of the cells in your body. That includes the cells that help your hair grow. So, get eating those lentils, kale and broccoli, amongst others!
- Vitamin C: You need Vitamin C to help your body produce collagen, which then helps to create protein, which we all know is an important part of your hair, and helps your body absorb iron! Get eating those fruits, such as oranges, strawberries, blueberries and kiwis! It’s also in Aloe Vera Juice, our second most common ingredient!
- Omega 3: Our body can’t naturally make the Omega 3 fatty acids that are needed to keep the hair and scalp hydrated, so we have to source it through the foods that we eat. That’s oily fish, like mackerel and salmon, for all the non-vegans, or avocados, pumpkin seeds and walnuts for the vegans!
- Vitamin A: Vitamin A helps your body make sebum, which acts like a natural conditioner and prevents dry hair and an itchy scalp, which is no fun at all. Go for bright foods, like carrots, butternut squash and sweet potatoes to get your fix!
So now ... your diet is on track.
Why not use some of our Ingredients in your diet for your new healthy lifestyle.
Cooking with CurlyEllie ingredients
Here's a fun little recipe for a spring/summer salad, using only things found in CurlyEllie! Enjoy!
- Butternut Squash (Vitamin E, Vitamin A)
- Tomatoes (Vitamin E)
- Kale (Vitamin E)
- Mushrooms (Vitamin D)
- Chickpeas (Vitamin E)
- Avocado (Vitamin E, Omega 3)
- Almond Milk (Vitamin D)
- Rapeseed Oil
- Seasoning of your choice!
- Preheat oven to 180-200°C.
- Cut up some butternut squash, as much as you like (you can always save some for later), just make sure you scrape out the seeds! Lightly drizzle with Rapeseed Oil, season with salt and pepper and pop to the side as you prepare your chickpeas.
- Rinse off the aquafaba (fun fact: aquafaba is a great replacement for whisked egg whites, it makes a fantastic vegan meringue) from your chickpeas and pour them onto a baking tray, lightly drizzle with Rapeseed Oil, add smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper, or seasonings of your choice!
- Put the chickpeas and butternut squash into your preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
- Whilst you roast, prepare you quinoa. Rinse in a sieve, then use double the water to quinoa, then cook, uncovered, until the quinoa has absorbed all the water. Once absorbed, remove from heat, cover with lid and let the quinoa steam for 5 minutes.
- Steam, or fry, broccoli and kale. Cut up your tomatoes and avocado.
- Fry your mushrooms with a little dash of oil, salt and pepper.
- Dressing: you can buy the deliciously hummus-y goodness, or make it yourself, whichever you prefer! Mine is a smoked paprika flavoured one, to match the chickpeas, but there really are no rules, it’s a salad. I added a little almond milk as well, to change the consistency.
- DISH ASSEMBLE! You can try to Gordon Ramsey your dish, like me, or you can just mix it all together and enjoy. At the end of the day, it will still be delicious!
It’s super healthy, with loads of benefits to your immune system, skin, hair and eyes.
If it’s good enough for our haircare, it’s good enough to eat!