A diet for longer, thicker and healthier hair
This might look and sound like a food article but it is really about your hair. Like almost any other body part, our scalp and follicles require a healthy diet to function properly. This list will give you some food options to try and why they’re important. Looking to make your skin glow instead, you can read all about that here.
It is, however, important to note that hair is as much about genetics as it is about taking care of your scalp. If you feel like your hair problems might be more complicated kindly visit a trichologist.
Avocados, Eggs, Almonds
What they give you: Biotin
How it helps: Biotin is a soluble B vitamin whose deficiency can cause thinning. Biotin has been connected to nail and hair growth as well as its thickness.
Spinach, dark leafy greens, Broccoli
What they give you: Iron and folate
How it helps: Folic acid and iron help in the healthy production of red blood cells. Folic acid, especially, is also responsible for healthy cell growth including those found in your follicles.
Chicken, pork, lean beef, lentils, beans
What they give you: Protein
How it helps: Your hair is made up of a type of protein called Keratin. Protein just helps in healthy growth.
Tomatoes, bell peppers, oranges
What they give you: Vitamin C
How it helps: Vitamin C helps in the production of a protein called collagen, which is an essential part of your hair’s structure. This prevents splitting.
Sweet potatoes, carrots
What they give you: Vitamin A
How it helps: Vitamin A helps the skin glands produce a substance called Sebum which keeps your scalp moisturised and keeps it shiny and healthy.
Milk, Cheese, Cabbage, Bread, Products made with fortified flour
What they give you: Calcium
How it helps: Calcium deficiency has been linked to hair loss. Healthy calcium intake can improve the health of your follicles that are responsible for its growth.