Quinoa...Not Just a Cereal!
Grown mostly as a grain crop [although it's actually a close relative of a spinach/chard/beet] and normally prepared in a similar nature as rice [Quinoa seeds] with a high content of dietary fiber and minerals. It's thought that Quinoa was first domesticated and grown as crops for human consumption up to 4,000 years ago in Peru; recently however, possible evidence of pastoral herding up to 7,000 years ago. But besides Quinoa being a healthy & natural cereal alternative, there's a hidden gem about Quinoa: it's fantastic for your hair, skin, & nails as well :) As it's packed with proteins, vitamins, & antioxidants- it's great for aiding in fighting, preventing, and even reducing the signs of aging and sun exposure.
Plus, Quinoa helps in boosting collagen production and helps with the skin/hair/nail's natural ability to seal in essential moisture. As Quinoa also contains flavanoids and quercetin, the combination of the 2 in high quantities provides anti-inflammatory effects on the skin too. Since it's also rich in minerals like iron, zinc, & magnesium your skin benefits there too- it will be clearer, with less break-outs and all-around healthier skin, hair, & nails. Your nair & nails will also be noticeably stronger & shinier :) Check out some of The Beauty Closet's top picks containing Quinoa from Abba hair care below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
If you haven't given this brand a chance, you've been missing out! They're one of my fav's when it comes to natural,quality hair care that actually leaves you with rejuvenate, healthy hair :) Their volume line is no different the 2 featured items [shampoo/conditioner] featured above not only provides Quinoa and other fab healthy ingredients, but it's sans all of the yucky stuff you don't want- like synthetic color additives & sulfates and a 100% Vegan formula curated out of plant-derived botanicals. This line is great for those with lifeless, dull, thin, or damaged hair- or perhaps it just needs a pick-me-up for Spring!
Style Spray w/ProQuinoa Complex
Great for an aid in helping to set your hair's style structure by creating a natural, brushable hold that all hair types can use & benefit from! Key botanicals include: Grapefruit, Avocado, ProQuinoa Complex that's 100% Vegan and made without sulfates too! Also contains UV filters to help prevent environmental damage and fading to your color & highlights. Free of synthetic color additives & gluten as well, it's perfect for those with sensitive skin & gluten allergies! As an added bonus, this style spray works well as a medium-hold hairspray :) No annoying smell or stickiness to boot= a fantastic styling spray!