All the oiling, conditioning and expensive trips to the hairdressers might leave you satisfied internally but without the right complementary diet, your hair will suffer externally.
It is extremely important to have a protein and iron rich diet for luscious hair and a healthy scalp.
Here are 5 foods that you need to add to your daily diet ASAP to chase away those hair problems!
Here’s a fun fact: our hair consists of 91% protein. Keratin is a form of protein which is essential for healthy hair growth and if there is not enough of it in your diet, hair loss may become a major problem in your life, along with hair being dull and brittle.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein. It is a good option to have them in your daily diet if you want healthy and luscious hair. Chicken and other types of meat also provide the protein required for healthy hair.
Lentils are a great source of iron-rich protein. Legumes are another addition you can make in your diet to make it more protein-rich and hair-friendly.
Vitamin C is water soluble and not stored in the body so must be replaced each day. This is what makes the daily intake of Vitamin C extremely important for healthy and thick locks.
It holds antioxidant properties and is essential for protecting your hair against free radicals.
You can gain the benefits of Vitamin C by making fruits and vegetables a part of your daily diet.
Fruits like oranges, mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and vegetables like tomatoes, cauliflowers, spinach, green peppers.
Having the correct amount of Vitamin C in your daily diet will help reduce split ends and stimulate hair growth. This particular vitamin will also help strengthen the hair follicle.
Just like oxygen is important for our body, it is important for our hair. So to get those follicles back to work, include iron in your diet ASAP!
Iron is responsible for the overall growth and health of the hair, and also carries the oxygen to the roots.
Get those tresses luscious and beautiful by including red meat in your diet. Red meat, like beef, is rich in iron and gets absorbed by the blood very quickly.
Egg yolk is another major source of iron and leafy vegetables like spinach can also be a good option. Eating dry fruits like raisins and prunes are also a good way to include iron in your daily diet.
Another important addition to your hair-friendly diet should be of foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Other than being extremely beneficial for cardiovascular health and brain development during pregnancy, these essential fatty acids are the key reason for a healthy hair growth.
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered to be natural conditioners (that work internally) that moisturize the hair and keeps the locks shiny.
Cod liver oil supplements are a good convenient option of including more Omega 3 in your daily diet.
Salmon is well-known to be extremely significant for the development of your hair because of it being a source dense in Omega-3 fatty acids.
You can also munch on flax seeds and nuts like almonds and walnuts to increase intake of this hair regenerating nutrient.
A water-soluble B-vitamin, biotin’s regenerating properties will help reduce hair loss and lessen scalp problems.
Supplements in the form of tablets can be taken to increase consumption of biotin. The type of Vitamin-B7 biotin found naturally is the ‘D-biotin’.
Cheese, liver, avocado, raspberries, cauliflower, yeast, salmon and eggs are all excellent sources of the biotin and should be included in your daily diet for gorgeous and healthy hair.
Include these nutritional supplements in your daily diet and see the almost magical transformation in your hair – from dry and thinning to glossy and thick hair. Stay fit!