Who wants unhealthy hair. No shine, split ends, hair breakage, hair loss, etc. No one, right? Here are some tips on getting and keeping the hair on your head healthy:
Poor nutrition can really be felt throughout your whole body, including your hair. If you are not eating the right food, your hair can be affected. The good news is some easy changes can improve your hair health!
Fatty acids: Omega-3 will nourish and protect your hair, help in regrowth, and add shine. Wild-caught Salmon has lots of omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and Norweigian Cod Liver Oil are all healthy choices for fatty acids.
Iron and Protein: If you’re short on protein, your hair’s health will be poor. The same with Iron. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss in some people. Get both from Beef, chicken , fish, eggs, beans, lentils, nuts, and grains.
Vitamin Types B: Vitamin B supports healthy hair. It creates red blood cells, which of course carry oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. You can find B6 in Bananas and potatoes. B12 in meat and dairy products. There is a great supplement also called Super 8 Tablets by YL.
Folic Acid: It also helps maintain healthy hair. Folic acid can be found in citrus fruits and tomatoes.
Some Trace minerals: Such as iron (already mentioned), chromium, copper, zinc, iodine, selenium, and manganese. The best way to get these is through a good quality multi-vitamin.
A good overall healthy diet will help keep your hair and the rest of you healthy.
If you can’t figure out what your deficiencies are, you can get a blood test that should help spot what they may be so you can correct any part of your diet that may be lacking.