Eating for Your Hair
Think what you eat has no bearing on how your hair looks? Think again! Everything you put in your body has an effect on every aspect of your body, and that includes your hair! Read below for a list of important nutrients that are going to give your hair the glow, shine and strength you're looking for!
If you're eating a balanced and diverse diet full of whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins, you should be getting the vitamins that will make your hair the gorgeous accessory you want it to be. Vitamin B might be the most important vitamin for your hair, and this can be found in whole grains, fish and eggs. However, we all have our food preferences, and as such, supplements might be necessary to get what you're missing. Consult with a pharmacist or vitamin therapist to assess what you're not getting and what the right supplement might be for you.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Hair is mostly protein, and as such, you need to be taking in adequate protein in your diet to sustain the strength you want. Omega-3 Fatty acids are the best way to get the protein you need with the fatty sheathy substance that will give your hair shine. (Omega-3 is the good kind of fat, so don't stress about taking it in!). Omega-3 can be found primarily in fish, like salmon.
Hair, like your cells, skin, and organs, need lots of water to maintain the health, strength and shine it needs. The recommended amount of daily water intake is 64 oz, or about 8 glasses. This usually seems daunting to people, and we recommend the best way to do this is to carry a water bottle or container wherever you go. Some people even find success in getting the adequate amount of water by setting an hourly quota, and re-filling the water bottle with that amount every hour on the hour.