Women love their hair. Unfortunately, we often think of it as one more accessory we love to style to go with our outfit and mood. That usually means we use some products and tools to shape it to our will. All of this can cause havoc to our hair. Now add to that the fact that various outer factors, such as winds, humidity, pollution, etc. are additionally harming it and you will see why our hairdressers are shocked when they see just how damaged our hair is. What happens next?
Well, let us say that we lose more inches of our precious hair than we have planned. The question is how to make it grow again? The answer is: feeding it with the needed vitamins and minerals.
We all know how important vitamin C is for our immunity and how helpful can it be for treating a cold, but did you know that the same vitamin can do wonders for your hair? Because of that it is often one of the main ingredients of various hair products. It can protect your hair from sun damage and other harmful influences. Get your needed amount of this precious vitamin from citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli and green leafy vegetables.
The lack of vitamin E can be painfully obvious when your hair is dull and grows too slow. Getting sufficient amounts of this vitamin should encourage your hair growth and additionally help it look better and healthier, because it contributes to tissue recovery. Eating food rich in this vitamin (nuts, leafy vegetables, sprouts, etc.) is one of the ways to promote hair growth, but the problem of hair damage and loss can be solve much more effective if you combine that with rubbing vitamin E oil on your scalp.
You have already known that calcium is good for your teeth and bones, but it is also great for promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. Although calcium alone is not a magical nutrient which will make your hair miraculously grow in a couple of days, its deficiency can be the main culprit for the growth of healthy hair. Besides consuming food, such as fish and dairy products, you should increase the amount of calcium in your organism by taking natural calcium supplements.
If you want to restore shine and thickness to your strands, biotin, niacin, riboflavin, cobalamin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 will be your superheroes. Foods packed with B-complex vitamins are legumes, bananas, peanuts, mushrooms, lean red meat, avocados, whole grains and eggs. You should amplify their positive effect by using shampoos and conditioners that contain them.
Vitamin D is essential for healthy follicle growth, so you do not want to miss this one. The best way to prevent running a shortage on it is to provide your hair with sufficient sunlight. Spending hours outside exposed to hot sunrays and warm weather would, however, be counter-productive. You need just a half an hour or an hour a day to keep your body synthesizing its own vitamin D. Additionally, you can use hair products containing this nutrient.
A healthy diet means covering your vitamins from A to zinc, and the same goes for your hair two. Zinc is usually not on your mind when considering hair growth, but it can actually play a major role. Luckily, it is not as hard as you might think to keep your zinc levels satisfactory. Most standard diets fulfill the necessary level of zinc, but if you lack of it, you will need to consume more oysters, crabs, lobsters, meat, poultry, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, dairy products and dark chocolate.
Because your overall health influences on how your hair looks and grows, a balanced diet upgraded with some products specially intended for strong follicle will make your hair the closest to Rapunzel’s it can be.
This post was contributed by Cristina Nika, She is a regular author at High Style Life and a frequent guest blogger on couple of other blogs. I’m so happy glad she reached out considering the fact I just lost my ‘dwarf’ hair due to excessive breakage. I’m on low cut atm. sigh. Thank God for wigs! So this wasn’t a mare coincidence, it was meant to be. I believe this post will be helpful to not just me but to each and every one of you.
Thanks Cristina for the tips. Very useful indeed!
Cheers to a healthier hair!