Foods for stronger and healthier hair
There is nothing as sexy as beautiful, healthy and long hair, research shows that men are attracted to women with long and healthy hair. With that out of the way, this article gives insights on to how to achieve that desired look.
There is no point in wasting money on a lot of expensive hair products which would not make any difference.
The secret is to start from the basic which is food. What do you eat and how does it affect your hair growth?
Vitamin E helps balance your scalp’s pH level which is a factor that regulates sebum production. An imbalance here could mean too much oil which can clog pores making it harder for the follicle to push and grow out.
Vitamin E has also been shown to increase the hair count in men which researchers credited to its anti-inflammatory properties reducing the effects of inflammation on the scalp.
Carrots are high in an antioxidant called beta-carotene which when taken with healthy fats, gets converted by your body into Vitamin A. Vitamin A can help fight dryness and a flaky scalp because it helps your scalp produce the natural oils that add lustre to your mane and reduces itchiness and irritation. Dry hair is bad because it’s more prone to breakage – not good if you’re trying to grow your hair out.
Carrots are also one of the best dietary sources of biotin which helps strengthen the hair fibre. You might also substitute carrots with sweet potatoes, pumpkin and mangoes.
Being a decent source of protein, if you’re on a vegetarian diet, beans can certainly assist by minimizing breakage, and fighting off dryness.
Beans are also a great source of iron and iron transports nutrients through your red blood cells to the scalp and protein is the essential building block of the hair follicle. Iron deficiency can also cause thinning so make sure you’re getting enough.
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Fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids comes in handy when you need healthy and long hair.
These are healthy fats which improve your body’s inflammatory response and circulation getting more blood flow to your scalp (super helpful if you have shedding), and they also help your hair fibres maintain their natural shine by assisting the oil glands on your scalp to lubricate the cuticles.
Spinach can be substituted with any dark leafy vegetable.
Spinach is a great source of iron as is grass-fed beef. Spinach is also high in Vitamin A, folate, and zinc. Enjoy it raw in a salad or lightly cooked as a side dish.
Eggs are rich in proteins,vitamin B5, selenium and sulfure.
Besides being one of the most complete sources of essential amino acids, eggs also contain a variety of the B-complex vitamins including pantothenic acid (aka Vitamin B5) which has been found to thicken hair follicles and increase their diameter which may be of interest if you’re experiencing thinning.