Hair Tip #4

Diet can also have a huge impact on hair health and growth. Strive for a balanced diet rich in vitamins and proteins, which help strengthen the hair.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health; however, the body cannot produce them on its own.
  • In addition to the nourishment of the hair, Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to have beneficial influence on health conditions from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.
  • Salmon, avocado, walnuts and fish oil supplements are great sources of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Beta Carotene is an antioxidant that your body turns into vitamin A, a vitamin without which most of the cells in your body cannot function.
  • Vitamin A also promotes the production of your natural scalp oils and without enough vitamin A, the scalp can develop itchy dandruff.
  • Great sources of beta carotene/vitamin A are sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, mangos, cantaloupe, and apricots
  • Hair is made of keratin which is mostly protein, so it essential to have enough protein in your diet to sustain the hair.
  • Eggs, fish and poultry are great sources of protein.
  • Vitamin C is critical for good circulation. If the blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles is diminished this could result in more brittle hair that is prone to breakage.
  • Iron is important because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss.
  • Vitamin B9, or folate, is important because it helps the body use all the fats and proteins that provide massive benefits.
  • Foods like spinach, kale, and broccoli are good sources of vitamin C, iron, beta carotene and vitamin B9.