Eat Your Way to Shiny Hair
Healthy shiny hair is near the top of every gal’s beauty wish list. We invest a small fortune in shampoos, conditioners, shine sprays, and salon treatments in our quest for the ultimate shine. But there is one thing that is often neglected when it comes to maintaining super shiny hair nutrition. What you eat is one of the most important ingredients in the recipe for sleek, shiny strands.
Eat All Your Fruit and Veggies
Vitamins and minerals are vital for growing healthy hair. Fresh fruits and veggies are excellent sources of essential nutrients and antioxidants. To make sure you’re getting the full range of nutrients choose foods from this group in a variety of colors and aim for 5-9 servings each day.
Poultry and Meats
Protein is one of the main building blocks of healthy hair. If your diet is protein deficient your hair suffers. Poultry and lean meats are an excellent source of protein as well as other vital nutrients.
Biotin is an essential component in your body’s production of the keratin that makes up the bulk of your hair. Eggs are a great source of both biotin and protein so they are the perfect addition to your diet to promote healthy hair.
Lentils and Beans
Vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike can incorporate lentils and beans into their diet to boost protein, iron, and folic acid intake. All of these nutrients promote healthy hair growth, so be sure to add a few servings to your menu plan.
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are other important nutrients for healthy hair, and fish like salmon and mackerel are rich sources of these nutrients. These fatty acids promote strong hair follicles and boost shine. Seeds and nuts are another great source of Omega 3s.
Leafy greens such as spinach are great for your hair. They are packed with hair nourishing nutrients such as folic acid, zinc, vitamins A and C, and collagen. So be sure and work as many servings as you can into your healthy hair eating plan.
Eating well promotes good health, and that includes healthy, shiny hair. So if your hair is looking rather dull it might be time to take a closer look at your diet to give your shine a boost. Give the stylists at Voga Salon a call at 913.685.1832 to schedule a cut or trim to be sure you’re hair is as healthy as possible to start, and then take a look to see where you can make changes to your eating habits to promote healthy hair from within. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments from your mobile device. We’ll see you soon at 13357 West 135th in Overland Park.