Luckily when waiting for hair to grow there are a few things you can do to feed your hair that will yield healthier, stronger hair that will be more resistant to breakage and split ends. The idea of nourishing your hair from within is not new but making the connection between what you eat and how this will affect your hair is essential in gaining understanding of the whole body perspective. When we think about growing our hair we first go to what products we should be putting on the scalp where in reality what goes into your body plays a larger role in the overall health of the hair. Below are 6 of the best nutrients to feed yourself to get those mermaid length locks:
- Salmon: According to StyleCaster, “This fish is loaded with the strong hair supporters like vitamin D and protein, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy. A win-win, (source).”
- Collagen: Collagen surrounds the hair follicle and supports strands in staying strong. “The best way to boost collagen is not through some expensive medical procedure, it’s by getting more vitamin C, (source).” Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits, strawberries and red peppers. There are also some great collagen powders on the market that can easily be thrown into your morning tea or coffee to encourage beautiful skin and hair.
- Avocados: Avocados are one of the best foods to add into your diet for better hair health. “Due to their high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which help to keep your skin smooth and supple), avocados are an age-old beauty secret, (source).” Avocados are easy to incorporate into your diet as they can be added to smoothies, made into sauces or thrown on top of salads too!
- Biotin: Biotin is a B complex vitamin that is directly linked to hair and scalp health. Taking a supplement and eating oats, nuts and brown rice can aid in feeding the hair from the inside out.
- Spinach: Spinach is truly packed with loads of nutritional benefits from being iron rich and to containing sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for hair. “The leafy green also provides omega-3 acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. All help keep hair lustrous, shiny and, most importantly, out of the drain, (source).”
- Lentils: Lentils pack a powerful protein punch and they’re also full of iron, zinc, biotin and folic acid. The body needs folic acid to restore the health of red blood cells that supply skin and scalp with hair-improving oxygen.
Overall feeding the hair and scalp from within is one of the best ways to look after your overall health and grow strong hair. Avoiding fast food, alcohol and sugar is also recommended when getting serious about your hair and overall health. Using quality hair products is another way to nourish the scalp that can’t be overlooked. Pop in to designHouse Salon to check out our full range of Davines products to also nourish the hair topically or buy them online on our online store!