Apr 11 , 2019
Have you ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat?" Well, so is your hair. Your diet could be a tell tale sign of why your hair may not be growing as fast or as healthy as you would like. Here are just a few key foods that can help you get those long, shiny, voluminous locks you've always wanted.
Salmon - For Shine And Volume
Healthy omega-3 fatty acids give your body what it needs to help grow shiny and full hair. Your body is not able to produce these healthy fats on its own, so fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are essential in providing these nutrients.
Eggs - For Hair Growth
Eggs are a great source of protein and iron and also rich in biotin (a B vitamin) that helps hair grow. Not having enough Biotin in your diet can actually lead to hair loss, so it's important to make sure you're getting your daily dose through your food and other dietary supplements (such as multivitamins). And as a bonus, biotin also helps strengthen brittle fingernails... it's a win/win!
Greek Yogurt - To Prevent Thinning and Hair Loss
Each hair strand is made of protein... so what could be better than greek yogurt, that's packed with protein?! Greek yogurt also contains Vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid), which helps blood flow to your scalp and promotes hair growth. In turn, this key vitamin also can prevent hair thinning and loss.
Spinach - To Prevent Breakage
For a healthy scalp and luscious locks, you may want to up your intake of green left veggies like Spinach and Kale. These guys are full of nutrients such as vitamin A, iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. These vitamins and minerals works together to keep your hair moisturized and prevent breakage.
Sweet Potato - To Fight Against Dryness and Dullness
Sweet potatoes and other orange vegetables (like carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes) are stacked with one of our favorite antioxidants called beta carotene. Your body processes beta carotene into vitamin A which helps protect against dry, dull hair. Vitamin A also encourages your scalp glands to produce sebum, an oily fluid that prevents hair from drying and falling out.