Did you know that the food you eat can affect your hair as much as the products you put on it? It’s true, what you digest on a daily basis can do a great deal to help (or hinder) how your locks look. Our tip sheet below tells you the best foods for eating your way to healthier hair.
A good egg.
Soft boiled or scrambled, however you like them, eggs are rich in Biotin, a B vitamin that works double duty on behalf of hair growth (not enough can lead to hair loss) and overall scalp health. In addition to all that vitamin B, you’ll get a good dose of healthy hair essentials iron and protein.
Seafood such as salmon, fresh tuna, halibut, oysters and sardines are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats our bodies can’t produce on their own. Not only do these fish protect you from illness and disease, the body needs them to grow healthy hair that’s full and shiny.
We’re talking spinach, which is full of amazing nutrients such as vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, folate and iron. They all work in tandem for a healthy scalp and hair, as well as moisturize to help prevent breakage. BTW, kale is another terrific leafy green choice.
Greek yogurt is packed with protein, a critical component for healthy hair, plus probiotics, which enhance growth. Additionally, it contains vitamin B5 (also known as pantothenic acid) which accelerates blood flow to the scalp and may also help combat thinning hair.
Pump some iron.
Too little iron in your diet can sometimes lead to hair loss, however, this important nutrient is found in a variety of daily staples such as cereal and pasta. The best source for iron? Beef, especially organ meats such as – don’t turn up your nose – liver, contains tons of it.