Best Foods for Healthy Hair

Best Foods for Healthy Hair

January 31, 2018

Much like any other part of your body (such as your skin, for example), the quality of your hair is a reflection of how healthy you are beneath the surface. Hair is made up of cells, just like the rest of our bodies, and these cells need proper nourishment.

So, what kind of foods will truly nourish your hair? You’ll want a good mix of vitamins, proteins and minerals in your daily diet to really help you get that gorgeous shine. Here are a few top must-eat food tips from your trusted hair salon in Anchorage, AK, Studio FX Hair Design LLC.

Proteins

We can’t overstress the importance of getting a regular supply of protein in your diet, because your hair is largely made up of protein! It’s easy to see if you aren’t getting enough of this important element in your daily food intake, because your hair will appear extra dry and brittle. It might break easily when you try to style it, and will probably seem weak and unhealthy overall. If you’re trying to grow your hair out, protein is extra important—without it, you’ll soon notice that your hair really isn’t inclined to grow at all, and in fact, might even start falling out!

Keep your hair happy and growing by eating plenty of nutrient-rich protein, such as fish, turkey, dairy, eggs and chicken. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, try to incorporate plenty of nuts and legumes.

Biotin

This water-soluble element is a vitamin B must-have for every diet. It will help prevent brittleness or loss of hair, and give your locks that extra luster. Get biotin from foods such as egg yolk, soy flour, and whole grains.

Vitamin A

Sebum, that oily natural byproduct in healthy hair, is created through vitamin A. This oil is what keeps your scalp hydrated and provides you with a layer of natural conditioning for your head. If you’re constantly scratching your head (and you aren’t puzzled by anything), chances are, you need more vitamin A. You can get it from veggies that are high in beta-carotene, usually in the yellow and orange color category, including sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots.

Omega-3

You’ve probably heard the term “omega-3 fatty acids” a lot, and even if you aren’t sure what it means, you know it’s important. These healthy fats are not naturally produced in the body, and like vitamin A, they provide strength and conditioning to our heads and hair. For this reason, we need to find foods that have an abundance of these good fatty acids and get them into our bodies and hair by eating them. The easiest way is through fish, especially salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines. You can also find plenty of good omega-3 fatty acids in avocado, walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Yum!

When it comes to eating for healthy hair, it turns out you have a lot of delicious options right at your fingertips! For more advice on how to get luscious, healthy, beautiful hair, contact Studio FX Hair Design LLC, your trusted hair salon in Anchorage, AK for cuts, colors, consultations and more.

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