We’re sure you don’t wear polyester hair either, but even if you do, it’s still pretty useful to know what to eat for hair health. We chatted with our favorite stylist – Sally Hershberger’s Chris Lospalluto – who’s always telling us how to practice beauty from the inside out when it comes to haircare. Eating to look good? We’re always on board with that…
1. Avocados: Key Ingredients are Vitamin E and B – The killer combo for overall shine.
2. Salmon: Key Ingredients are omega-3, Vitamin B-12 and iron – The fatty acids provide a high-quality protein source. The vitamins and iron support a healthy scalp, curing dry scalp and dull looking hair.
3. Dark Green Vegetables (Spinach, Swiss Chard, Broccoli etc.): Key ingredients are Vitamins A and C; they’re needed to produce sebum, an oily substance secreted by hair follicles. It’s the body’s natural hair conditioner.
4. Beans: Key ingredients are protein, iron, zinc and biotin— They can naturally help rid brittleness in hair.
5. Nuts (Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Almonds, Pecans etc.): Key ingredients are selenium, omega 3 fatty acids, and zinc which are good to prevent alpha-linolenic acid-deficiencys, which can lead to hair shredding, brittleness and dry scalp.
6. Eggs: Key ingredients are biotin and vitamin b-12
7. Coconut Oil: It aids in dandruff relief, split ends and possible hair loss reduction.
8. Flaxseed: Key ingredient is plant based omega 3 fatty acids, which help with dry scalp and dull hair.
9. Poultry: Key ingredient is protein—helps overall strength of hair strands.
10. Oysters: Key ingredient is zinc – which helps with strength and gets rid of brittleness.
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