a good hair day starts with full, healthy locks - and healthy locks start at the root where the hair grows. your diet plays a huge role in the growth, strength, shine, and overall health of your hair. vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and nutrients iron, zinc, and protein that your body gets from food you eat are vital in supporting your hair follicles to continuously produce new hair growth. here are some of the best foods you can eat to get those most important vitamins and nutrients that become a game-changer for your hair.
biotin (vitamin B) and protein are essential nutrients in hair health and promoting growth and are commonly found in eggs and other meats, nuts, and seeds. many of us have heard of a hair protein called keratin, biotin is essential in the production of keratin in hair strands. keratin gives hair its structure and increases its strength. deficiencies in either of these important nutrients may result in hair loss. eggs make a great breakfast or mid morning snack and keep you full longer.
omega 3 fatty acids in fish like salmon have been linked to promoting healthy hair growth. omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties and fish oil aids in opening up the hair follicle giving hair room to grow thick, strong, and healthy. go on, order that savory blackened salmon next time your eating out.
spinach is rich in vitamin A, E, iron, and zinc. this superfood is great for skin, hair, and building strong bones. Zinc plays an important role in hair tissue growth and repair and vitamin A keeps your hair moisturized. by adding spinach to your grocery list you can easily incorporate it into meals like eggs, pasta dishes or as a side salad to any entree.
grab a handful of nuts for a healthy snack to get your through to the next meal. nuts such as almonds or brazil nuts are a good source of vitamins B & E, zinc, and fatty acids which promote hair growth. vitamin e with its natural antioxidant effects supports a healthy scalp environment for hair to grow. salted, roasted, or smoky flavors are just a few ways to enjoy this quick and easy option. and they require no cooking to incorporate into your diet.
- greek yogurt
greek yogurt is full of vitamin D and B5 which increases blood flow to the scalp and in turn helps grow healthy hair. protein in yogurt strengthens the hair, and hair that is healthy and strong radiates shine as well. we all want that silky, shiny hair you can’t help but run your fingers through.
- bonus: mix blueberries into your greek yogurt for added sweetness. these little blue superheroes provide vitamins and proanthocyanidins that stimulate the hair follicle and improve the scalp environment for healthy hair growth.
on average, hair grows about ½ inch per month. while there isn't a foolproof trick to making your hair grow faster, you can incorporate the foods listed above into your lifestyle to maximize your potential for new and current hair growth. and enjoy the many other benefits of healthy eating like vibrant skin, strong bones, sustained or increased energy levels, and a sharper mind.
it’s also imperative to incorporate a scalp detox or deep cleanse into your hair routine once a week. privé amp up shampoo is formulated to gently detoxify your scalp from excess oils and buildup from product, hard water, and other environmental toxins. doing this helps to rejuvenate and renew hair follicles to create the perfect environment for new hair growth, and to allow current hair to grow at its thickest and healthiest state.