Once on the lips, a lifetime on the Tips – 5 Foods for Healthier Hair
As a nation, looking and feeling fabulous is one of our top priorities.
A recent survey by Fabriah.com showed that 82% of British women spend £500 a year on hair products.
But as you shell out your hard-earned cash on lotions and potions, did you know what you put on your plate could work wonders for your hair?
Here are our top super-foods, to give you the luscious locks you crave, without breaking the bank.
Yes we know dairy products are high in fat and can make you put on the pounds, but if you opt for low-fat versions, you can reap the benefits.
Yoghurt, cottage cheese and milk contain casein and whey, two proteins that will keep hair strong.
This will be beneficial when using curling tongues and straighteners, which can both have a damaging effect on your hairs strength and thickness.
For years scientist and the media have been promoting the endless benefits of fatty acids like Omega 3, but did you know they can boost the quality of your hair?
Studies have shown that Omega 3 can help in the fight against hair loss, an issue many of us would like to avoid.
Oily fish like salmon and mackerel also contain iron. This chemical element is stored in hair follicles and when levels of this are depleted, the strength and appearance of your hair will suffer.
Another excellent source of Omega 3, but also has many other properties that’ll help your locks.
Walnuts also contain Biotin and Vitamin E, which protect your cells against DNA damage.
One of the main things that can lead to DNA damage is heat being applied to your hair.
Straighteners, hair dryers and direct exposure to the sun can cause lasting effects, so incorporate a handful of walnuts into your diet.
Obviously, vegetables are good for your whole body, but can also work wonders for your hair.
Dark, leafy green vegetables are filled with Vitamins C and A, that are required for the production of the natural oils your hair produces.
These natural oils act as a natural conditioner, keeping your hair clean and naturally nourished.
Filled to the brim with vitamin B, that’s been proven to reduce hair thinning and loss, bananas are a great way to help the body absorb the important nutrients from our food.
They also boost the production of red blood cells through their potassium content, that’ll nurture your hair follicles amongst other health benefits.
So there you have it ladies, just a few of the foods that’ll give your hair a much needed lift.
This article was written by Sam Rigby on behalf of Hershesons. Their incredibly high-quality hair accessories and extensions can all be found at Hershesons.com