10 top foods for healthy hair

27/03/2015

10 top foods for healthy hair

Slices of smoked salmon with a fresh leaf of parsley

What you put in you get out. And this is so true with hair care. As much as hands on care is vital, good hair care really starts with what you eat. Without the proper nutrients, your hair follicles, your hair and your scalp will suffer – your hair will be unable to grow or repair itself and that is when your plug hole starts getting clogged and you start having bad hair days.

So what are the best foods you can eat to ensure your hair is getting all those vital vitamins. This is a top list taken from the mail online which we think is not only good for you but pretty damn tasty too!

Salmon

Salmon is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids which open the hair follicles on your scalp and so assist in promoting hair growth. If your hair is not getting its fair share of omega 3 it may well look dry and dull. Also you may find you are suffering from a dry scalp which could result in flakiness.

Great meal ideas: You can eat salmon, grilled, poached, fried or baked. From fishcakes to fish pie and Salmon En Croute to Cajun Fried Salmon you can really try out a mixed diet!

Spinach

Not everyone’s favourite veg but it really does contain some powerful vitamins such B, C and E as well as potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and Omega 3 which are all great for hair growth and repair. Iron in particular helps to carry blood to the hair follicles triggering hair growth.

Lentils

Lentils are great in stews, casseroles, soups and all kinds of rich meals. They are often that added extra that gives a meal its bulk and flavour – so make sure you add it to your meals for the best possible diet. Lentils contain zinc biotin and protein. The latter helps to strengthen hair strands.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are especially rich in a nutrient called beta-carotene which the body converts into vitamin A. It is the deficiency in vitamin A which leads to a dry scalp and dandruff. Never tried sweet potatoes before? There are loads of mouth-watering recipes out there such as sweet jacket potato, sweet potato and lentil soup (now there’s a winner!) and sweet potato and chicken curry. The choice is endless.

Oysters

Apart from its well-known virility properties (the jury’s still out on that one actually) oysters offer a great source of zinc. Zinc is an important antioxidant for the body. Zincs properties help with hair growth as it helps keep the oil glands at the scalp at a healthy level. Deficiencies in zinc can be shown as hair loss in extreme conditions.

So take her out for a meal of oysters and you are both going to look good and have a good night out…

Eggs

This is probably the most common foodstuff on the list and probably everyone has eggs in some form or another in their diets. Keep it up because eggs offer a rich supply of biotin which is great for hair growth and repair.

Mackerel

All that oil in Mackerel is rich in Omega 3. Just like Salmon this is great for hair growth. Mackerel is pretty versatile in your diet too. Why not try spiced mackerel on toast, mackerel and potato salad or peppered mackerel fishcakes!

Walnuts

Walnuts are really “morish” and can be added to a meal to give it that extra bite or just eaten as a snack. Walnuts are a source of Biotin amongst other nutrients. Biotin helps strengthen hair, reduce hair loss and improve hair growth. Walnuts are also a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E deficiency may lead to brittle hair which easily breaks off or snaps.

Carrots

No they don’t actually help you see better – that is a myth but they will help with hair growth and repair. Containing vitamin A, these vegetables help you get that shiny well-conditioned look by maintaining the natural oils in the hair and keeping your scalp in tip top condition.

Poultry

Chicken is basic to most people’s diets if you are not vegetarian. Poultry contains rich proteins which can make hair stronger and add natural colour to your hair. If there is a deficiency in your hair, it may be brittle and have a loss of hair colour.

If you are worried that you are losing your hair, or if you have already lost your hair. We at Skalp can offer you a non surgical solution.

 

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