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How do I keep my hair healthy?

Diet is always important for healthy hair.  The foods you need for strong healthy shiny hair are also foods that support your overall health.

  • Avocados are great for Vitamin E and for phosphorous (sometimes called the ‘youth mineral’.
  • Eggs are also a great source of protein, which is an essential building block for the hair.
  • Spinach and Other Dark Leafy Greens Provide Iron
  • Iron is an essential mineral that your hair cells require. In fact, a deficiency of iron in the body may cause hair loss. When your body is running low on iron, oxygen and nutrients are not getting transported to the hair roots and follicles adequately which can inhibit growth and make your strands weak.
  • Citrus Fruits to Get Your Dose of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is also required for the production of collagen that make capillaries that connect to the hair shafts strong thus, ensuring regular supply of nutrients and quick hair growth.
  • . Nuts and Seeds for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids nourish the hair and support thickening. Since your body cannot produce these healthy fats, you need to derive them from your diet. Almonds and walnuts are really high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Similarly, flaxseeds can serve as mid-meal healthy snack while also supplying the essential fats to your hair.

Also use gentle natural or organic hair products, preferably a sulphate free shampoo that will not strip the hair.  Do not over-use styling tongs which can cause dryness and damage.  Also be aware of the styling products you are using – some of these are laden with chemicals.

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