The food you eat effects the strength and health of your hair. Make sure you have these 5 foods in your diet to avoid bad hair days.
Over time, not eating the right foods can have a devastating effect on your hair, leading to dry and flaking scalp, weak, brittle hair, and even hair loss.
Make sure you feed your hair and scalp the nutrients they need with these 5 foods.
What your hair needs
Before we get to the list, let’s talk very briefly about what sort of nutrition your hair needs:
- Hair is made of protein. If you don’t have enough protein in your diet, you’ll find that your hair becomes brittle and weak
- Iron is important for nutrient supply to the scalp. When you have too little iron, you can experience hair loss
- Vitamins C, A and E are all necessary for healthy hair, and need to be consumed since our bodies will not produce these naturally
- Zinc and selenium are scalp protectors, and lacking these will often lead to dry and flaky scalp
- Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be made by our bodies, but are very important for keeping your scalp and hair hydrated
- Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin, and too little of this can cause brittle hair or even hair loss
This can seem like a lot to keep track of. Luckily, with these 5 foods you can help make sure you’re getting enough for your hair’s needs.
5 Healthy hair foods
These 5 foods help cover all the bases for healthy hair. You can also take healthy hair to the next level by choosing the right shampoo and conditioner. A nourishing shampoo and conditioner designed to feed your hair and protect your scalp.
In the meantime, make sure you’re putting these foods on your plate:
- Eggs are a rich source of protein, zinc, selenium and biotin
- Fish, and especially oilier fishes like salmon, provide protein, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A (important for sebum production)
- Nuts, and especially walnuts, are little nutrient rich superfoods, offering protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, selenium and vitamin E, which protects hair from the sun
- Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins, particularly vitamins C and A
- Finally, lentils are another great source of iron and protein, and a great way to get these nutrients if you’re a vegan or vegetarian
By including these foods in your diet, you’ll improve the health and well-being of your hair and scalp. For healthy hair & scalp care that goes beyond your diet, use Head & Shoulders.