During pre-menopause & shortly after entering menopause, I started losing my hair. When I combed it, there wasn’t much in the comb. When I checked my pillow, there was nothing there either.
Bit by bit my hair got shorter and thinner.
Prior to menopause, my hair was shoulder-length, full, shiny, and healthy-looking. After menopause, my hair became thin, short, dull, dry, and unhealthy.
I eat very well with a very balanced diet, drink plenty of water. I’m stress-free, sleep very well at night. A holistic lifestyle is my lifestyle. Plenty of sunlight, adequate exercise. I feel great overall but my hair just wouldn’t grow and looked pretty dull.
A woman’s hair is her pride & joy. All my life I never paid much attention to my hair. I’d use the cheapest $.99c shampoo & conditioner. Never deep conditioner or hot oil treatments like many other black women. I accepted my menopause demise without much fanfare.
Recently, I was feeling low on energy. My eyes looked tired especially in the evenings and at night. Feeling progressively foggy-brained, I started reading to see what might have led to this gradual change in my energy level, mental clarity & my eyes. Like I mentioned before, I eat very well and have a very healthy lifestyle.
About 7 months ago, after publishing my new Health and Wellness book EAT SLEEP MEDITATE A NURSE’S GUIDE TO HEALTH I started a Facebook Health support group. A few of my group members regularly posted pictures of their morning celery green juice. Something told me to inquire to see what results they’ve had with celery juice. Two of the ladies reported that since they’ve been celery juicing, they’d had better mental clarity, were able to quit drinking coffee, and had experienced increased energy. With this report, I immediately decided to try it.
Further research pointed to many testimonials from other women who’d been celery juicing for as long as three years and had seen significant improvement in their mental clarity also. Some reported significant hair growth, clearer skin, and fewer body aches and pain.
It’s been almost six weeks since I started drinking celery juice in the mornings and have noticed significant hair growth. The second day after starting I was able to quit drinking coffee without any withdrawal symptoms. I had a bit of headache on day one, but nothing since then. I’m happy to report that I have absolutely zero desire for coffee. By the way, I had noticed that whenever I drank coffee, a strange feeling would come all over my body and my brain felt numb. It seems as if the coffee was killing me, but I was addicted to that one cup of coffee every morning. The addiction was real. Coffee called my name at the same time every morning. I was hooked.
Here is another routine that I’ve adopted that I feel has been beneficial to my hair growth. Each night before going to bed, I comb my hair really well with a wide-tooth comb, using moisture from the roots to the ends and twisting it loosely. I’ve also been clipping the ends as needed every week or so…not much, just enough to remove the hair with split ends.
Whether it’s the celery juice
The absence of coffee
The moisturizing, clipping, and twisting of my hair each night. I am really not too sure. I just know that I feel really great now that my brain clarity is back. My skin looks healthier and is glowing. My eyes are regaining their brightness. Coffee was kicked to the curb and I do not miss it a bit. Increased energy is always a wonderful thing. My hair is growing oh so much, looks healthy and shiny and I feel much more confident. After all, a woman’s hair is her glory and my hubby is quite pleased with the hair growth too.
Marva Riley, author of EAT SLEEP MEDITATE. A NURSE’S GUIDE TO HEALTH