BEAUTY + BIENESTAR: "BECAUSE EATING HEALTHY IS HAIR CARE."

 

Food is something universal, one of the things I love the most about visiting family in Mexico is gathering at my parent's house and enjoying food, endless conversations and laughs. Every time I cook, somehow magically I get transported back to those moments, and suddenly my heart smiles. I want to create the same experience with "BEAUTY + BIENESTAR." A blog where you can find some incredible food recipes, healthy for you and your hair. Share them with your friends and family, and by that, I don't mean just forward them but physically prepare the meal together and enjoy each others company. Family and friends are all we truly have. Enjoy this recipe and share your pics on social @octaviohair 😄  

WILD ARUGULA, LEMON, AVOCADO + SALMON SALAD

INGRIDIENTS + BENEFITS 

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Arugula

Consuming 2 cups of arugula will provide 20 percent of vitamin A, over 50 percent of vitamin K, and 8 percent of vitamin C, folate, and calcium needed for the day. Vitamin A plays an important role in proper cell growth, which directly influences hair growth.

Salmon

This fish is loaded with the strong hair supporters like vitamin D and protein, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy

Avocado

Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp, which may slow or prevent hair growing

Lemon

Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which improves the rate it which your hair grows by boosting the production of collagen.
The acidic nature of lemon helps tighten the hair follicles, curbing hair fall. It helps clean the scalp and unclog hair follicles.

Himalayan Salt

Contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body, a few of which include sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. When you consume this salt, you are actually getting less sodium intake per serving than regular table salt because it is less refined and the pieces are large.

 

The foods we eat are so important for the health of our hair and body, so pay close attention to what and how you eat. As always, do your research, make sure you are not allergic to any of the items listed above before consuming them 😃

Nikki DeRoest, Rachel Zoe's hairstylist, shared her top beauty secrets on these Q+A for the OctavioHair blog 😀 "THE CREATOR SERIES."

                                                              Nikki Deroest Part Two (Below)

5. You were a set hairdresser and makeup artist before starting Hello To Beauty. What drove you to
start HTB? 

I saw how the industry was changing and knew that I have a voice.  I was already always educating my clients and friends, so I thought, why not make it a thing.  To say it’s been a challenge is an understatement, but I’m very proud of the work I produce and the knowledge I get to share with women.  Nothing is better than getting emails or comments from readers across the world telling me how I’ve helped or inspired them.  

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6. What are your favorite parts about makeup and hair? In what ways does beauty act as a form of
catharsis or self-expression for you?

6. What are your favorite parts about makeup and hair? In what ways does beauty act as a form of
catharsis or self-expression for you? 

I like how it is a way to express yourself based on mood, emotions, phases, or art.  It’s funny how we can be SO into a look for a while, and then suddenly we completely change it, making us feel different.  It’s fun to be able to be experimental and also to express ourselves through our style and aesthetic.  Some days I cannot see myself with any makeup on, and sometimes more is more.  All based on mood.  

7. What is one piece of beauty advice you’d give to everyone you meet? 

Invest in great skincare, drink a lot of water, exercise, and get a lot of sleep.  Also, find your day to day look and perfect it, so that you can get yourself looking fresh in five minutes or less.  

8. What are your go-to, everyday hair and makeup styling routine? Do you have any product
essentials? 

I usually air dry my hair, add some waves in with the curling iron, and spray a little texture spray at the roots.  I can usually get 2-3 days out of my hair.

Makeup is usually a light foundation, under eye concealer, highlighter, contour, and blush, brow gel, one eyeshadow, and mascara.  OH and lips.  I always have to have some color on my lips.  Lately, I’ve been into tinted lip balms or chapsticks.

9. Where do you see yourself in five years from now? 

Doing the same but bigger and better, doing more clients that I have on my goals list, and producing my niche makeup line. 

BEAUTY + BIENESTAR: "BECAUSE EATING HEALTHY IS HAIR CARE."

ROASTED CHICKEN, SWEET POTAOES AND AVOCADO SALAD.

I know how busy we all can get these days with work and life in general, that's why I am big prepping my meals, I eat healthier, save money and get less stress about what I am going to eat for dinner. This recipe is one of my go-to meals; it's so simple to put together, cost and time efficient and packed with nutrients that will make your Mane look shinier and healthy. Give it a try and share your photos of it on social with me @octaviohair 😊

 

 

 

 Includes:

Avocado Monounsaturated healthy fat, omega 3. Vitamins K, C, E, B5, B6, and Potassium. Avocados promote hair growth. Vitamins B and E work at the cellular level to help protect and strengthen hair.

Walnuts: Omega 3 fats, Copper, Magnesium, Biotin. Walnuts are known for their cancer fighting properties, heart health promotion, and powerful antioxidants.

Brussels Sprouts: Great source of protein, Iron, and Potassium. Brussels sprouts promote the health of teeth and gums as well as promoting strong hair and healthy, glowing skin.

Sweet Potato: Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin b6. Great source of dietary fiber and phosphorous. Sweet Potatoes are anti inflammatory and improve blood sugar regulation.

SERVES 4

Avocado:

INGREDIENTS

- 4 cups LEAFY GREENS (We used Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Broccoli Stalk, Green Cabbage, and Radicchio)

- 1 handful of RAW WALNUTS

- 1 cup of COOKED CHICKEN (we used pre cooked rotisserie Chicken from Whole Foods)

- 1 cup chopped SWEET POTATO

- 4 tbsp OLIVE OIL

- 2-3 tbsp BALSAMIC VINEGAR

- 1 sliced AVOCADO

 

1. Sautee chicken with sweet potato until sweet potatoes are soft and cooked through.

2. Add to leafy greens

3. Toss with walnuts, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar

4. Serve!