We all want to have healthy hair. Healthy and shiny hair is a symbol of beauty for both women and men. It has been like that for centuries and I don’t think it will ever change.
Many people think that products alone are enough to give them that gorgeous, strong and shiny hair. In reality, products are just there to help you maintain and protect already healthy hair. It’s what you eat that actually matters. The right, balanced diet is the key to grow healthy hair. I’m not a nutritionist so I am not going to tell you exactly what your diet should look like, instead, I will tell you which foods are especially good for growing strong hair and healthy hair!
Nuts are one of the best foods for hair. They contain an array of essential nutrients, including zinc which helps with excessive shedding and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which make your hair bouncy and shiny. The best nuts to munch on for beautiful hair are walnuts. They are rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E and are just simply delicious. Add them daily to your porridge and you will start noticing a difference in your skin and hair very soon.
Everyone goes crazy for avocados right now and for good reason. These little fruits are packed with nutrients and essential fatty acids as well as vitamin B5, which is necessary for hair growth and health. It’s not only good for you hair but also your skin. You can also use it to make hair masks with it, which will additionally help to make your hair smooth and shiny.
Hair is built mainly of protein – keratin, to be more precise. So it does make sense to add more of it into your diet. There are many sources of protein, lean meat being the main one. However, if you’re vegetarian or vegan you can also get it from beans, legumes and lentils. If you struggle to get enough of the recommended daily protein amount, then I highly recommend you get a protein powder, like the one by KIKI Health to your diet. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to get more protein into your diet – just add a teaspoon or two into a smoothie.
This one in particular is made with the pea protein, which is a complete source of essential amino acids, making it very similar to whey, but allergen-free thus perfect for anyone with lactose intolerance as well as vegans.
04. Leafy Greens.
Dark leafy greens and other green vegetables like broccoli are a great source of vitamins A and C, which our body use to create sebum, thus ensuring that our scalp and hair are well oiled and protected. Remember to have at least one portion of green vegetables every single day, not only for hair health but also to help fight off free radicals that cause damage to cells in the body.
05. Whole Grains.
Oats, brown rice, quinoa and other whole grains are rich in zinc, iron and B vitamins, including Biotin, which is often included in different hair supplements. Biotin will strengthen your hair and make it grow faster. It also prevents hair loss, which in return will give you thicker hair. Grains are also a considerable source of protein.
Tell me what other foods are you eating to grow healthy hair?