It’s no secret the super combo of adequate rest, a healthy diet and moderate exercise can do wonders for your attitude, health, skin, and yes, of course your hair. But remarkably, not all health foods are created equal when it comes to hair health. You may have tried expensive shampoos, treatments, and gone months without coloring — or even washing your hair — hoping to lessen hair damage only to feel frustrated with your [lack of] results. But it may have nothing to do with what you’re putting on your hair; rather, what you’re putting in your body.
The following are the top 5 super foods you can add to your diet to get some major healthy strands!
Hair Super Food #1- Salmon
Gotta looove Salmon…. It offers a huge punch of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, protein, Vitamin B-12 and iron. It will do wonders for your health and your hair.
Hair Super Food #2 – Spinach
Besides being a healthy source of iron and calcium, dark green vegetables are a great source of vitamins A and C. These vitamins produce an oily substance called sebum which is an oily substance secreted by your hair follicles that works as a conditioning agent for your hair.
Hair Super Food #3 – Beans
This should almost be hair super food number one for all the natural benefits it offers hair. Beans such as lentils are packed with protein which is what your hair is comprised of but it also has a very rare nutrient called biotin. Biotin deficiencies cause brittle hair. While you can also get this in a daily multivitamin when you eat it in its natural form it is absorbed thoroughly in the digestive system.
Hair Super Food #4 – Nuts
If you love thick, healthy, shiny hair….you should go NUTS! Make sure they are a part of your diet for extra hair health. Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium which aids in the health of your scalp.
Hair Super Food #5 – Protein
Protein, whether its chicken, turkey, or eggs, will add lots of strength to your hair. Your hair is protein so make it a staple in your hair-healthy diet.
Eggs also contain biotin and B12 [see “beans” above for the wonderful benefits of biotin].
You should always consult your doctor in regards to your diet and any major changes or if you experience side effects from a change in your diet. Couple healthy food with lots of water to hydrate your hair and rest and the benefits can be invaluable.