Strong, healthy hair more than often starts on the inside. If you're experiencing hair loss, dullness or slow growth - there may be a chance you're lacking in certain nutrients. We've found the top foods to include in your diet that will protect your hair from environmental factors, regular bleaching and restore your hair back to health.
We know they can be pretty boring to eat but almonds contain a wide variety of nutrients including protein, healthy fats and vitamin E - all vital for keeping your hair thick and glossy. Try using almond butter as a spread to get your daily intake, it's way more delicious than eating a handful of almonds!
The trendiest brunch food right now and with good reason. Avocado is full of an antioxidant called alpha-tocopherol that fights against free radicals. These free radicals can dull and stress out your hair. It also has copper, which helps to build collagen and elastin in the body, especially the skin that holds hair follicles. Spread on sourdough bread with chilli and lemon or add to your salad. It's on almost every menu in London so there's no excuse!
Salmon contains a high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory. If you have inflammation it can sometimes cause shedding so stock up on all foods containing this healing fatty acid. In addition to helping you stay fit and disease free, omega-3’s enable you to grow hair faster and keep it shiny and full.
Eggs are packed with a B vitamin called biotin, which helps hair grow and strengthens brittle fingernails. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Eggs also provide plenty of amino acids, iron for strength, zinc for shine and beta-carotene for scalp love.
The benefits of tangerines affect your hair in two big ways: 1.) Its vitamin C content makes it easier for your body to absorb iron, such as from spinach; 2.) The vitamin B12 in tangerines promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process.
ZINC + B12
If you find it difficult to add these foods to your diet for any reason try taking supplements B12 for hair loss and greying along with Zinc for healthy, strong locks.