The 5 Rules For Healthy Hair
The Secret To Gorgeous Hair Is Easier Than You Think! Here Are My Five Pillars Of Healthy Hair Habits.
1) Don't turn away from healthy fats!
Did you know that dry scalp and dull hair can be attributed to a deficiency in healthy fats? Healthy fats, such as Omega 3 fats, nourish and condition your hair follicles, giving you strong and shiny hair. Eat oily fish 2-3 times a week, such as salmon, tuna or anchovies. Not a fan of fish? You can also get tons of Omega 3's from ground flaxseed oil, chia seeds, and walnuts.
3) Eat the orange vegetables!
When you see an orange vegetable, you should only see one thing...Vitamin A! This awesome vitamin stimulates production of sebum, which is a healthy oil that keeps your scalp moisturized and nourished. This oil acts as a natural, body- produced conditioner for our hair follicles, giving it a glossy shine. Are carrots the only thing coming to mind? You can also try pumpkin, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes!
2) Take In Some Protein
Did you know that hair is composed of protein? If your diet lacks in protein, it will show when your hair gets weak and brittle, and eventually starts falling out! Many of us lack protein in our diets, so its important to make sure you get a portion at each meal and snack throughout the day. Lean meat, yogurt, chickpeas, tofu, nuts, and seeds are just a few of the most common places to get some good protein.
4) An Egg A Day
Besides being extremely tasty, eggs are extremely rich in biotin and vitamin B12...two essential compounds for healthy hair growth. They are so essential, in fact, that a deficiency in either can result in total hair loss. Biotin is even found in shampoo. Need I say more? Don't ignore the yolks, folks. This is where all the great nutrients are found.
5) Coconut Oil, coconut oil, coconut oil!!!!!!!!
Did you know that natives of tropical, coastal world regions have been using coconut oil for thousands of years? Coconut oil not only naturally nourishes hair, but adds condition and shine as well without ever involving harsh chemicals.