Feed your hair: include these foods in your diet for hair that really shines

Foods to make your hair shine

We all know that using high quality shampoos and conditioners will leave your hair looking healthy and full of life. What some people don’t realise is that you can also give your hair a boost by eating the right foods.

Having a diet that gives your hair all the nutrients it needs will help to give you the luscious mane that you’ve always dreamed of.

So, what kind of foods should you be eating?

 

Carrots

We all know from childhood that carrots are good for your eyesight but do you know they help your hair too? As they are rich in vitamin A, you will find including these vegetables in your diet will give your hair a conditioned look and keep your scalp in top condition.

 

Spinach

Spinach is a kind of one-size-fits-all wonder food when it comes to looking after your hair. That’s because it contains so many nutrients that improve the look and health of your hair such as vitamins B C and E, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. The iron found in spinach will aid your red blood cells in their mission to carry oxygen to the follicles, oxygen that’s needed to aid hair growth.

 

Flax Seeds

Omega 3 acids add important fats that, as your body can’t make them itself, can only be obtained through your diet. Omega 3 acids act to provide the healthy oil that’s necessary for hydrated hair that shines.

Flax seeds provide an alternative to oily fish, and have been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation in the arteries as well helping to improve hair health. Seems like a good idea to include them in your diet.

 

Quinoa

Healthy hair relies on good quality and protein, and quinoa is one of the finest vegan-friendly protein sources available. Without enough protein in your diet, or low quality protein, you may find that your hair becomes weak and brittle and loses colour too. By including quinoa (or another high quality protein source), you'll find that your hair is strengthened, healthy and more likely to grow too.

 

Beans

In order to get the biotin, protein and vitamin B that’s so essential for scalp health and hair growth, it’s important to include beans and legumes, that  will aid hair growth, in your diet. Tucking into a healthy mixed-bean salad will help tackle hair loss as well as encouraging strong, thick hair that shines.

 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain an important nutrient called beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is useful when it comes to hair health as the body converts it to vitamin A. The body then uses the vitamin A to prevent dry skin and dandruff. So, if you find your scalp could do with some TLC, make sure you put sweet potatoes on the menu and also check out our Brave Botanicals range that is formulated especially to rejuvenate damaged hair.

 

Lentils

As well as being super tasty when used in soups or a stew, lentils will also provide your hair with zinc and biotin as well as being a good source of protein. Overall, lentils act as a macro-nutrient for the hair, this means that they strengthen the hairs and increase growth too. Perfect.

 

So, there we have it. 

If you include these seven superfoods in your diet, on top of treating your hair to our paraben and SLS free range of hair care products, you’ll be going a long way to enjoying the healthy, shiny hair that you’ve always wanted.

 

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