Monday, July 29, 2013

10 Foods for Healthy Hair

When it comes to healthy hair, it's not just about what you use on your curls...kinks..or coils--it's also what you put into your body. Below is a list of 10 foods that when consumed often provide beneficial affects to ones tresses.

Blueberries are packed with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for the circulation of the scalp and supports blood vessels that feeds your hair follicles, making your hair stronger and less likely to break off. 

Eggs are a great source for proteins including iron, zinc, sulfur and selenium. Iron is especially beneficial because it assists cells with carrying oxygen to hair follicles. Eggs are great for hair growth and reducing hair loss. 

Oysters are rich with zinc. Consuming the zinc found in Oysters will prevent hair loss and dry, itchy scalp. 

Sweet Potatoes are a great way to obtain the antioxidant beta carotene, which turns into Vitamin A. Sweet potatoes protects and produces natural oils that sustain your scalp. This a great food to prevent a dry and itchy scalp. 

Greek yogurt. is enriched with hair-friendly protein including, vitamin B5 and D. These vitamins assist
with the strength of strands and hair follicle health.

Lentils might be small but they are packed with iron, zinc and biotin, which are friendly proteins to hair. Great for reducing dry scalp. 

Salmon is rich with vitamin D, which provides strength for strands. Salmon also includes omege-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth and produce natural oils to keep hair hydrated. 

Spinach includes iron, beta caroten, folate and vitamin C, which keeps hair follicles healthy and scalp oil circulating. 

Poultry is rich with protein as well as zinc, iron and vitamin B. Eating poultry makes stands stronger and grow. 

Walnuts have a significant amount of omega-3-fatty acids. They also contain biotin and vitamin E. Eating walnuts can help reduce hair loss. Also copper is included in walnuts, which will keep natural hair color rich and lustrous.