If you want a glorious crowning glory, then you better start checking on your meals. Yes, you are reading this right. The cells and processes responsible for giving you a strong, and vibrant head of hair depends on how healthy your meals are. So it’s not just about using the right hair care products. Eating right plays a crucial role in getting that beautiful, strong, and healthy hair and so does regular exercise, and avoiding unhealthy habits. In general, a healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy and beautiful head of hair.
Hair Care Tip: Eat a Healthy and Balance Diet
Changes in the hair, whether good or bad can take time a longer time to become noticeable compared to changes in the skin. For example, it only takes a few days to a week of eating a poor diet for the skin to start breaking out, becoming dry, or looking sallow. However, when it comes to the hair, it can take a few months for any nutritional deficiency or the effects of a poor diet to become visible.
So it pays to start eating a healthy and balance diet starting today. The nutrients you feed your body with today will help fortify your hair follicles – where each of your hair strands is born – and the scalp. Just remember this equation. Healthier hair follicles + healthier scalp = healthier head of hair!
Foods That Give Your Hair TLC
Here are some of the foods that promote healthy hair.
Protein and Vitamin D are key to stronger hair and salmon is rich in both of these nutrients. But aside from these two, salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for healthy hair. These fatty acids are essential to make the hair grow and these fatty acids make up about 3% of your hair shaft. They are also found in the skin’s cell membranes of the scalp as well as in the natural oils that naturally keeps the scalp and the hair moisturized and hydrated. The thing is, your body can not manufacture these omega-3 fatty acids so you would need to supply your body with these fatty acids through food sources. And salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Other excellent sources are herring, mackerel, trout, avocado, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.
Walnuts are not only loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, they are also packed with biotin and vitamin E. These two nutrients keep the cells from getting damaged. Your hair is exposed almost all the time under the sun. Biotin and vitamin E help protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun. If your body lacks biotin, you can experience hair loss. Copper which helps keep your natural hair color rich and lustrous is also found in walnuts.
Packed with zinc, oyster help prevent hair loss, as well as dry and flaky scalp. Oysters are also loaded with protein and hair is made up of about 97% protein. If your body lacks protein, it won’t be able to replace the hair strands that you shed naturally each day and with not enough protein the hair that grows back can be dry, weak, and brittle.
So start including eating right and living a healthy lifestyle in your hair care regimen today if you want a glorious crowning glory!