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If your hair is looking dull, feeling dry, or is prone to breakage and frizz, you may want to have a closer look at your diet.
Many of us expect our hair care products to work their magic on our hair without considering all the other factors that go into healthy hair. The truth is, there’s a lot that goes into voluminous and soft strands. Our genetics, diet, hair care routine, and how we manipulate our hair all affect the overall state of our hair. In this article we’ll take a look at essential vitamins and minerals we need for healthier and stronger strands.
If hair growth is one of your concerns, then you’ll want to pay special attention to this entire list, but also to the amount of protein you consume daily. Protein is on the top of our list because our hair is actually made up of protein, also known as keratin. When we are protein deficient our hair will break easily, is more prone to frizz and, serious protein deficiency can even lead to hair loss.
Complete proteins include fish, lean meats, eggs, soy, quinoa, dairy products like yogurt and cheese, and beans/legumes when paired with rice. Try to eat a complete protein at least twice a day. Not only will your hair improve, but so will your energy levels - and so much more!
Biotin is the first supplement people reach for whenever hair loss is a concern. But why go for the supplement when you can actually get pure biotin from your very diet?
Signs you may be Biotin Deficient:
Foods rich in biotin include egg yolk, soybeans, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, avocado, spinach, broccoli and cheese. You can easily get your dose of biotin by simply making yourself a healthy trail mix for your mid-day snacking. Mix together sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and bits of dark chocolate - talk about an energy and vitality boost!
Vitamin E works at protecting your hair from heat damage, environmental toxins and from looking lackluster. Foods that contain a healthy concentration of vitamin E include sunflower seeds, avocados, spinach, almonds, and butternut squash.
Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants which fight off free-radicals (which can damage our hair health and immune system). Vitamin C will help your body absorb iron and will promote the production of collagen - which will strengthen your hair from the inside out. Vitamin C can be found in all citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, etc) berries, i.e. blueberries and strawberries, broccoli, papaya, rose-hip, kiwi and sweet potatoes. So treat yourself to a lemonade or orange juice when you’re feeling thirsty in the afternoon!
Now you know why Dornee’ has included grapefruit and sweet orange essential oil to our Hair Repair Replenishing Oil - and that’s only one part of what makes it so darn replenishing!
Iron is essential when it comes to healthy hair. We need to consume around 15 to 18 mg of iron daily to have the right levels of iron for healthy hair. Like iron needs vitamin C to get absorbed easily by your body, your hair and hair follicles need iron to retain all those essential nutrients to remain healthy and strong. Spinach, lentils, kale, prunes, broccoli and animal liver are all great ways to get sufficient iron in your diet.
And last but certainly not least, fatty acids! Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids will provide those natural oils your hair craves, also known as sebum oil, to keep your scalp and roots healthy and soft. Foods rich in fatty-acids include fish, chia seeds, flaxseed oil, tofu, kidney beans, mangoes, olive oil, and walnuts.
Our haircare products are meant to work hand-in-hand with our diet and our habits. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day will also have an incredible impact on your hair and skin.
Sounds like we just gave you another reason to eat healthy and look great!