You are What You Eat, and so is Your Hair!

The hair salon near me does a great job of informing their clients that as much as we are what we eat, what we eat also hugely influences the health of our hair. Therefore, in addition to the hair routine you retain or the traditional tips you get, ensure you eat right!

Are you wondering what foods or fruits you should eat to obtain healthy hair? Fret not! I’ll share them with you for sure.

What to Add to Your Diet for Healthy Hair??

  • Eggs: They always top this chart! Why? They have a ton of vitamins and nutrients that the hair requires for a promising life! Some of these are the B- vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, biotin(this is very fundamental to the hair as it aids the production of keratin, the hair protein), etc., vitamins A, D, E, and K, folic acid, lecithin, iron, calcium, potassium, and some others.

Eggs are also a major depot of amino acids which are the building blocks of protein- the main component of the hair. Therefore, they provide a series of functions in maintaining healthy hair like strengthening the hair shaft, preventing hair breakage, increasing hair volume, improving hair texture, and facilitating hair growth.

These make the small eggs mighty, right? Yeah!

  • Nuts: Are you wondering what nuts have to do in this hair matter? Well, they are good ones in this case of healthy hair! Brazil nuts, walnuts, and almonds are tremendous sources of selenium and zinc, plus some amino acids and B-vitamins. These minerals help to stimulate hair growth and curtail hair thinning.
  • Fatty Fish: Oily fishes like mackerel, herring, sardine, salmon, etc are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to promote hair growth, prevent hair loss, prevent inflammation of hair follicles, and aid hair thickening.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Naturally embedded within sweet potatoes are nutrients like Beta-carotene, iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B5, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin E, etc.

In the human body, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A which enhances the secretion of sebum(this stops the hair from breaking).

Sweet potatoes are therefore essential in the prevention of hair loss, and the overall maintenance of healthy hair.

  • Oysters: A deficiency of zinc and iron can give rise to hair loss and this can be overcome by consuming a lot of oysters as they have an abundance of iron and zinc.

Also, oxygen binds to the heme part of iron, hence a reasonable amount of iron increases the amount of oxygen that gets to the hair roots. This helps the hair to grow faster and lengthier.

  • Beans: I don’t know how true but as a child, I was told to eat more beans if I wanted to grow tall. Well, you have the tallest girl here(lol)

I just want to advise that you consider increasing the beans in your diet if you want long hair as beans are enriched with plant-based protein, sulfur, zinc, biotin, etc. These nutrients foster thick, shiny, moisturized hair and hair growth.

Now that you know, would you add these to your diet to get your desired results??? You should as a nourished stomach makes terrific hair!