Great hair doesn’t only come from using great products, like Kerastase or L’Oreal at Patrick Taleb Salon. Having healthy hair starts with your diet and the foods you eat.
According to WebMD, the nutrients you eat help strengthen the scalp and the hair follicle, which is where each hair strand is born.
While other factors such as smoking, lack of sleep and hormonal imbalances do affect your hair, eating a balanced diet that is rich in protein, including these 5 super-foods (from WebMD) will help make your hair noticeably healthier and stronger:
Salmon: Not only does salmon contain protein and vitamin D, which help to strengthen the hair, but the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon also help increase hair growth and keep your scalp hydrated.
Walnuts: Walnuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, they are filled with biotin – which helps with hair loss! If you don’t color your hair, the copper mineral in walnuts also helps keep your natural hair color rich and vibrant.
Sweet Potatoes: The vitamin A created by your body from eating sweet potatoes helps create the oils that balance the scalp. If you suffer from an itchy scalp or dandruff, this is a good natural way to nourish your hair.
Spinach: The iron in spinach is what makes this food a winner on our list! Iron helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles. And the lack of iron, which can results in Anemia, often causes hair loss in women.
Blueberries: The good old vitamin C found in this super fruit help to keep the hair follicles strong. Eat lots of blueberries if your hair is weak or brittle, or if you notice a significant amount of hair breakage.
Bonus: Remember, hair is almost 97% protein. Without enough protein in your diet, your body can’t grow enough to produce the amount of hair you lose daily, and can cause the hair that does grow to be dry and weak. So above all, make sure you eat plenty of protein; such as: chicken, fish, eggs, soy and beans.
What foods do you eat to help strengthen and nourish your hair and scalp? Let us know in the comments below!