Nourish Your Hair From the Inside Out

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Old 09-Jun-2012
Nourish Your Hair From the Inside Out

Sure, you buy all the right products for your hair, but that doesn't mean you're giving it all it needs to look lush and shiny. If you don't eat the right food, you might actually be starving it. Luckily, you can truly help your hair from the inside out by giving it the nutrition it desperately needs. Here are a few ways to get started:

Eat more omega-3 fatty acids: You can find them in flax seed, walnuts and salmon, and they will help to keep your scalp hydrated, which is the foundation for a beautiful head of hair.

Load up on lemons: Citrus fruits, like oranges and grapefruits, have lots of vitamin C which acts as an oil regulator by creating sebum, a natural moisturizer in the skin.

Supplement wisely: Evening primrose, which typically comes in gel capsules, is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, which promote healthy growth and combat dandruff.

Pick the right proteins and carbs: Soy protein has been shown to encourage growth, while whole grains contain zinc, which can help to repair damaged hair and reduce dandruff.

Up your vitamin B: This vitamin is beneficial because it carries oxygen to the scalp and hair follicles, which makes hair stronger. Plus, vitamin B can defend against dryness, premature graying and breakage. Most seafood, cheese and eggs are packed with it.

Go natural: When choosing products, go for those with mega-moisturizing ingredients that are natural like botanical oils: avocado, seed, olive, as well as zinc and vitamin B.

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