Hair care is part of most women’s daily beauty regimen. You can take better care of it by adding certain foods to your diet, or even to your scalp, as a way to help grow shinier hair faster.
Consider these common foods as a way to replenish your gorgeous locks while fueling your body with healthy nutrients.
Salmon contains protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids that all support healthy hair.
2. Yellow Peppers
Yellow peppers have tons of vitamin C, even more so than oranges. This antioxidant strengthens hair follicles and the hair shaft.
3. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt loads your hair with vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, that helps blood flow to your scalp. It can also fight hair loss and hair thinning.
4. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds contain copious amounts of vitamin E. This nutrient enhances blood flow to your scalp.
5. Egg Yolks
Eggs yolks provide biotin. This substance helps hair and nails grow, and you can get plenty of biotin in eggs without taking supplements.
6. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes contain beta carotene, a simpler form of vitamin A. Beta carotene promotes hair growth and a healthy scalp.
7. Green Vegetables
Leafy green vegetables are the complete package as they contain vitamins, minerals and amino acids that promote a healthy body and shiny hair.
8. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, but they also have antioxidants to protect your hair from environmental toxins.
9. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds provide a vegetable source for biotin if you want a break from egg yolks. Save those Jack O’ Lantern seeds!
Almonds also have a lot of biotin without animal protein.
Oysters contain a ton of zinc, a mineral that keeps your hair from falling out. Cells in your body that build hair need zinc to work properly.
Avocados are high in vitamins B and E which are essential for hair growth and scalp repair, respectively. You can make your own avocado conditioner by mashing them up and adding just enough water to make a manageable paste. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
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