Salmon is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep hair hydrated and touchable.
One of the first things people notice about us is our hair. It's also one our top priorities when we want to make ourselves look and feel good. But maintaining beautiful and healthy hair takes more than just 20 minutes each morning. Healthy hair results from a combination of things, which not only include the products we use , but the foods we eat as well. Maintaining a healthy diet impacts the health, strength and luster of our hair.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
We hear a lot about Omega-3 these days, and for good reason. Fish like salmon and trout, as well as pumpkins seeds, walnuts and avocados, provide this golden nectar to cells throughout our body to lubricate and hydrate. The importance it plays for our hair is to keep it shiny and hydrated, and free from breakage caused by dryness.
To complement your diet for hydrated hair, L'Oreal's Power Moisture with Hyaluronic shampoo and conditioner provides 10 times hydration for ultimate softness.
A zinc deficiency can lead to hair loss, as well as a dry, flaky scalp. You can add more zinc to your diet by eating nuts, beef and eggs, but one of the best sources is oysters. A mere three ounces of oysters provides 493 percent of your daily value of zinc! Another reason oysters are so awesome for our hair is that they are high in protein. Since our hair is 97 percent protein, oysters provide a one-two punch giving us a big bang for our bite.
A deficiency of Vitamin A can lead to poor scalp health and dandruff. Foods that are high in Vitamin A are sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes, cantaloupe and pumpkin. Just think orange!
Protein helps carry oxygen to hair follicles; getting too little in your diet can cause hair loss. Foods high in protein include eggs, fish, chicken, pork and beef. To complement your diet to prevent hair loss, L'Oreal's Triple Resist with Arginine reduces hair fallout due to breakage by 64 percent.
Greek yogurt is high in Vitamin B5, an ingredient often found in hair care products. It also contains a good supply of Vitamin D which is great for follicle health. Other helpful low-fat dairy products that are hair health-friendly include low-fat cheese, cottage cheese and skim milk.
Vitamin C aids circulation within the tiny blood vessels leading to the scalp. These feed the hair follicles and keep it from falling out. Lack of adequate Vitamin C can also lead to extensive hair breakage. Good sources of Vitamin C are blueberries, tomatoes, strawberries and kiwi.
Eating for healthy hair takes a little longer to see results than when you're eating for healthy skin. Sometimes it may take two or three months for your dietary changes to become noticeable. The key to healthy hair includes lifestyle changes that will serve you well into your future.Content by Cherri Megasko.