Taking vitamins can help in keeping your hair strong from the inside out. Hair and nail vitamins can be found at your local store. Whole Foods carries their own brand, which works really well. Try to look for vitamins that contain biotin (vitamin B7). When it comes to having healthy hair, its about eating healthy and being healthy.
Top ten foods for healthy hair:
1. Salmon: Your body can’t make fatty acids, which your body needs to grow hair.
Hair is a bone; protein and vitamin D both are the key to strong hair. Omega-3s are also found in cell membrane.
If you are a vegan, try avocado and pumpkin seeds. Avocado is rich in potassium, vitamin A,B6, C, E, K, Fiber, Folate, Copper and Protein. Avocado has natural fatty richnesss that can help to improve the condition of skin and hair.
Pumpkin Seeds contain fatty oils with linoleic acid and oleic acid, both known to prevent cancer causing cell production. They are an excelent source of vitamins A, B6 and C,
zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Most important to those suffering from hair loss, the seeds contain cucurbitin, a unique amino that may be responsible for pumpkin seeds effect on hair growth. Eating a hand full of seeds a day can benefit in the fight for hair growth.
2. Walnuts: This is the only nut that has
high omega-3 fatty acids. They are rich in biotins and vitamin E. Walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair color rich and less grey. Walnuts are great for vegans.
3. Blueberries: Blueberries, high in antioxidants, carry vitamins C which promotes circulation to the scalp and support the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Not having vitamin C in your diet can lead to breakage in your hair.
4.Sweet potatoes: This helps produce the oils that suntan your scalp; a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A.
5. Eggs: Eggs are loaded with four keys minerals; Zinc, Selenium, Sulfur, and Iron.
Iron is super important because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles.
6. Lentils are great source of protein, iron, zinc,and biotin.
7. Spinach: Spinach is a great source of iron, beta carotene, folate and vitamin C. Spinach helps keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.
8. Poultry/ Lean cut protein: Keeps hair healthy carrying zinc, iron and vitamin B to keep hair strands strong and plentiful.
9. Oysters: Oysters are rich in zinc.
A deficency of zinc in your body can lead to hair loss.
Oysters can boast a high level of protein.
Hair is about 97% protein, without enough protein, your body can’t replace the hair that you naturally shed. It is normal to shed 80 to 100 strands of hair per day.
10. Greek Yogurt : Greek yogurt is high in hair protein, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin D.
I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist,
but knowing what is in vitamins and eating real food can work better for you than some vitamins.
Avoid hair loss and keep in mind that throughout the day, one can lose 80 to 100 strands per day.
Avoid this by maintaining a good healthy diet and exercise.
Talk to your doctor and do some research for your type of hair.
Be sure to follow my future illustration with my Viva Glam team on good nutrition diets for your hair.