Nourish your way to healthy hair with these 10 foods you can easily add to your diet.
We invest on miracle serums and expensive conditioners for a beautiful, shiny mane am I right? A major factor we probably overlooked when it comes to the health and maintenance of our crowning glory is our diet. Pro-tip: There’s a strong link between your nutrition and your hair.
The condition of your hair is an outward sign of health so when you see the first signs of issues, look to your diet first. Your tresses require a regular supply of key nutrients to retain its growth, strength, shine and lustre. With a poor diet and excessive processed food, you can expect dry, brittle hair and eventually, even hair loss.
Your hair is hungry for the right nutrition and we’re gonna help you feed it!
Here are 10 things to you can add to your diet to strengthen it naturally and promote growth.
Whichever way you have it, eggs pack a hair-nourishing punch. Apart from being high in protein, they are packed with Biotin which is an essential B vitamin for follicle growth and a healthy scalp.
Salmon is the superstar choice for Omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties that fight hair loss and promote growth. As a bonus, this hardworking healthy fat also feeds the glands around your follicles, keeping your mane shiny.
This superfood is a hero for your hair. Containing vitamins B, C, E, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and Omega-3, all of which are requirements for healthy hair. This leafy green also contains sebum, which is basically a natural conditioner for the hair.
Start snacking on walnuts because they contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that give your mane a healthy-looking shine. They also contain Biotin and protein which strengthens and improves hair growth.
5) Sweet potatoes
Make sweet potatoes your new carb of choice. They’re packed full of beta-carotene, which protects against dull, dry hair and helpfully stimulates sebum production to revitalize your tresses.
Oysters aren’t just an aphrodisiac, they’re a great source of dietary zinc, which is vital for the growth and function of skin cells. If your locks are lifeless, resuscitate them with an oyster treat. They’ll also work their magic on your hair and nails.
Load up on lentils because they’re are full of iron, protein, zinc, folic acid and biotin – all of which are good for strengthening your mane. Folic acid aids in the restoration of healthy red blood cells that supply the scalp with oxygen. Good scalp circulation = quicker, stronger hair growth.
This humble grain contain high amounts of biotin, zinc, potassium and magnesium which are key ingredients for stimulating hair growth and nourishing the hair and scalp.
Make guavas your new favourite fruit because it’s a Vitamin C powerhouse. Guavas pack four to five times as much Vitamin C than oranges (say what?!) and prevents hair from breakage. It also goes the extra mile to combat hair loss.
10) Greek yogurt
Give slow growing hair a boost with Greek yoghurt. Rich in protein aka the building block of your locks, Greek yogurt also contains calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B5 all of which contribute to improved blood flow to the scalp, nourishing your strands.
Load up on these nutrient-rich foods for strong, healthy, lustrous hair. Now that you have a cheat sheet for thick and healthy hair here’s a little maintenance tip that will take your tresses to the next level. Treat your scalp to a deep cleansing treatment every once in a while to remove product build-up and debris for that all-important boost of nourishment and extra shine. You can thank us later.
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