Monday, March 7, 2011

Starving Your Hair?

Why am I having so many bad hair days?  

Sound familiar?  You've been blaming the winter weather, your last haircut and your hair products.  It could be your diet.

Most people underestimate the impact their diet has on their hair.  A diet that is missing the right foods can result in hair that is dull, dry, thin and prone to breakage.

To improve your hair quickly modify your diet.  A better diet will modify your hair.  It can be as simple as cutting out foods that provide no nutritional value, adding foods that full of healthy fats, proteins and essential vitamins.  Add these foods to get these results:

Healthy Hair Growth:
A diet rich in protein, especially soy encourages hair growth.

Keep The Scalp Hydrated:
Omega-3 fatty acids act as a natural conditioner for the scalp.  Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in flaxseed, walnuts and salmon.

Strong Hair:
All types of vitamin B, like B2, B6 and B12, are beneficial since they carry oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and the hair follicles, improve hair strength and regulate sebum production.

Stop Dandruff:
Zinc is necessary to repair damaged hair and cells.  It also reduces the incidence of dandruff.  Zinc can be found in whole grain products like bread.

Hydrate Hair:
Each plenty of citrus fruits for the vitamin C.  It enables the body to create sebum, your hair's natural moisturizer.

Slow Hair Loss:
The mineral silica is believed to slow down hair loss and possibly prevent it.  It is found in vegetables like peppers, potatoes and sprouts.

Here is to healthy food and healthy hair!

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