People are using several cosmetics or hair masks to make their hair glossy. It is not that hard to have healthy, shiny hair. Actually, you can have it just by adding certain foods to your meal and snacks. So not only herbal oils and hair masks nourish hair, but also certain nutrients are very important for healthy hair.
We know that eggs contain protein but they also contain vitamin B12, biotin, zinc and iron; all of these minerals are important for hair. No matter how hard you try, you cannot simply protect your hair well enough. But that doesn’t matter if you can repair them. Protein, vitamin B12, zinc and iron are important for tissue repair and help your hair grow in a healthy way. The amount may vary if you exercise but eating eggs at least 3-4 times a week would be enough for your hair; either boiled or as an omelet.
We all heard that carrot is best for eyesight, but Vitamin A is also good for the scalp. Carrot contains vitamin A and this vitamin is important for fixing damaged scalp and hair. So we should fix not only hair but also the scalp in order to have soft and flexible hair. You can either eat carrot within salads or within meals.
Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, spinach, peppermint, arugula and parsley contain folic acid, which helps your hair to become glossy and healthy. The folic acid content of these vegetables decreases after cooking them so the best way to eat them is in salads. If you really want to cook any of these, add just a little amount of water or preferably cook them with their own juice. Eating any of these leafy greens can help you in your journey to fix your hair.
This amazing fruit contains vitamin B5 which repairs damaged hair and makes your hair grow faster. However the thing you (probably) didn’t know about avocado is its fat content, and yes even fruits contain fats. Maybe you are encouraging yourself to eat vegetables and fruits as much as possible to live a healthier life but you will become a fat little girl (or boy) if you are not careful how much of these healthy vegetables and fruits you eat.
Nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and cashews contain a high amount of vitamin E, which speeds up blood circulation and nourishes hair. When you improve blood circulation, you moisturize your hair more and this is exactly what you need to fix your matted hair. Eating 10-15 almonds or hazelnuts or cashews or 2 whole walnuts will make your hair grow longer and look healthier.
Legumes like beans, lentils and chickpeas help you to strengthen hair with their iron, zinc and biotin content. They also prevent hair loss by balancing oil content of the scalp. Eating legumes 2-3 times a week would be more than enough to have glossy and healthy hair.
Whole Grain Products
Whole grain products like bread and pasta are rich in folate. This substance is a must to fix damaged follicles and to make hair grow thicker. Thick hair? Why do you want to have thick hair? Because having a thick hair will lower the risk of hair loss.
Red meat contains iron which strengthens follicles and the scalp, it also prevents hair loss and matted hair. The only problem with red meat is, well you guessed it, calories. You may avoid adding extra butter or oil while cooking the meat but as long as you can burn those calories, there is no need to worry.