Proper Nutrition for Healthy Hair

April 30, 2022

Most people know the basics of maintaining healthy hair. Use high-quality products formulated for your hair type, and see your stylist regularly for trims. However, there is one component of healthy hair that is often ignored or overlooked, and that is nutrition. Because healthy hair begins on the inside, proper nutrition is vitally important to the health of your hair. 

Biotin and Protein

If your diet is lacking in healthy proteins your hair growth will be slow and over time your hair may start to thin. In fact, protein deficiency is the number one cause of hair loss. This is because proteins and biotin are the building blocks of healthy hair. Eating the daily recommended amounts of lean meats, dairy, eggs, beans, and soy products will provide all the protein for your hair, with eggs being the best source of biotin.

Essential Fatty Acids

Fatty and acid may not sound very appealing, but these nutrients truly are essential. Essential fatty acids such as Omega 3s found in seafood, nuts, seeds, and flax and canola oil nourish your hair follicles to promote healthy growth. These nutrients also promote adequate production of oils from your scalp to keep your strands moisturized and protected.

Vitamins C and E

Vitamins C and E defend hair from damage caused by free radicals, and vitamin C plays a role in collagen production to strengthen your strands. You can make sure you get enough vitamin E by incorporating nuts, seeds, and healthy oils into your meals. Give your vitamin C intake a boost with citrus fruit, berries, sweet peppers, and leafy greens like spinach, broccoli, and cabbage.

Vitamin A

When you think of orange veggies like sweet potatoes and carrots you probably think of healthy eyes, but vitamin A in these veggies is also good for your hair. Vitamin A aids in the production of natural oils that moisturize your hair and scalp. Prefer something green? Spinach is another great source of this vitamin.

Vitamin H2O
Okay, so it’s not a vitamin, but water is essential to every function in the body, including hair growth. If you’re dehydrated your body will slow the growth of your hair to conserve water. So be sure to stay well hydrated.

If your hair has seen better days, come see the talented stylists at Anna’s Salon Elite for a trim, and then start looking for ways you can tweak your diet to allow you to eat your way to healthier hair by giving it the nutrition it needs. Give us a call at 724.375.8511 or visit our Anna’s Salon Elite website to book your appointment online. For your home styling needs, visit our online shop to have salon-quality products delivered right to your door. We’ll see you soon at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa.

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