How to Use Lettuce for Hair Growth

by Julia Michelle ; Updated July 18, 2017

Add lettuce to other greens for a hair-raising smoothie.

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Diet plays a vital role in hair growth, and according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, many hair loss disorders are directly related to dietary deficiencies including insufficient iron, vitamins A and C, and zinc. Several forms of lettuce are rich in iron, zinc and vitamins A and C. And in Ayurveda, an form of alternative medicine practiced in India, lettuce is considered an effective remedy for hair loss. You can add lettuce to your diet in whole form, or you can combine the lettuce with other vegetables for a vitamin-rich hair tonic.

Rinse the arugula lettuce and spinach under cold water. Set them aside to dry.

Place the measuring cup beneath the juicer outlet. Feed the arugula and spinach into the juicer.

Pour the lettuce and spinach juices into the glass jar. Add the carrot juice and orange juice.

Cover the jar and gently shake the juices until fully mixed. Store the juice in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Drink two 8-oz. glasses of juice each day. Shake the juice before each use.

Tips

  • If you prefer, you can make fresh carrot juice instead of using pre-made. Four large carrots yield one 8-oz. cup of juice. Wash the carrots and slice them to fit through the slot in your juicer.

    You can also use fresh orange juice instead of store-bought. Six large oranges make two 8-oz. cups of juice. You will also need a citrus juicer. Gently roll the oranges between your hands to express the juice.

    If you do not have a juicer, pulverize the spinach and lettuce in the blender, or food processor, with 1 cup of water. Add more water if needed.

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About the Author

Julia Michelle has been writing professionally since January 2009. Her specialties include massage therapy, computer tech support, land and aquatic personal training, aquatic group fitness and Reiki. She has an Associate in Applied Science from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in integrative medical massage therapy.