December 07, 2020

Nutrition Tips for Healthy Hair

Nutrition tips for healthy hair including what foods to eat and which vitamins to make sure that you're getting plenty of.

I am not a beauty or hair expert but I do know nutrition and today, I want to share some nutrition tips for healthy hair. My hair "routine" is beyond simple. I don't blow dry my hair or use any products in it. I just shampoo, conditioner and air dry. I am lucky that my hair is naturally straight and not frizzy. I do have dry hair that breaks and now thanks to my grey hair coming in (thanks age 31!), I dye my hair every few months to cover the greys. 

I am always trying to learn more about how different nutrients help different parts of the body- that is why I got into nutrition in the first place. These are the nutrition tips that I use so that my hair looks healthy.

Nutrition Tips for Healthy Hair

1. Eat foods rich in vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is found in many kinds of produce such as strawberries, bell peppers, citrus fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, cantaloupe and more. Damage from free radicals can stop hair growth and cause your hair to look older. Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it helps protect against this aging. Vitamin C also helps with collagen production which helps make up the structure of the hair. Focus on eating a variety of produce which is sure to meet your vitamin C needs for the day since it is in so many foods. Try my Orange Carrot Immune Boosting Smoothie.

2. Try HAIRLOVE Keratin + Collagen Complex

I like these vitamins from HAIRLOVE which contain vitamin C, vitamin E, biotin, pantothenic acid, zinc, selenium and manganese. These are all vitamins that along with a healthy diet, can help you have healthy hair. It also has cynatine HNS keratin which can help to reduce shedding, increase shine and keeps your hair in the growth phase for longer. You just take 2 capsules per day and this brand uses the highest quality ingredients. 

HAIRLOVE also sells argan oil, a sleep supplement, silk hair scrunchies, a silk pillowcase and a brush. HAIRLOVE aims to help women feel confident in themselves, to help them feel better physically, eat healthier and more.

I like the silk scrunchies because they do not leave creases in your hair like all other hair ties do. The nourish + repair serum is made of 100% argan oil which makes an awesome overnight deep treatment hair mask. It uses a non greasy formula and helps hair retain moisture during the dry winter. I need to order myself some of this because this sounds exactly like what my hair needs. I have very dry hair and the winter just makes it worse. 

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3. Choose foods rich in vitamin E

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that helps to stop damage to your hair. It also helps with blood and oxygen circulation which can help with hair growth. Foods such as nuts, leafy greens like spinach and broccoli, seeds and vegetable oils are great sources of vitamin E. Try my Strawberry Spinach Salad which is loaded with spinach and uses vegetable oil in the dressing.

4. Fill your plate with vitamin A foods

Vitamin A is needed by all cells for growth including hair. It also produces sebum which is an oily substance that moisturizes your scalp and hair. If you do not have enough vitamin A, you could have some hair loss. The good thing is, like vitamin C, vitamin A is abundant in many foods. Vitamin A is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, squash, pumpkin, mango and more. Roast up a sheet pan of veggies that includes carrots and broccoli for lots of vitamin A.

5. Check your iron levels

Iron-deficiency is common, especially in women and can be associated with hair loss. Iron is needed to help red blood cells carry oxygen to the cells and can ultimately, help with hair growth. Make sure you have plenty of lean red meat, seafood, dried fruit, leafy greens, beans and peas in your diet. Try these grilled Asian steak kebabs for an iron- rich option.

This post is sponsored by HAIRLOVE. All opinions are my own.

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  1. For the longest time i have thought of trying biotin gummies, and i tried the biotin gummies with aloe vera by Kapiva , it has improved my hair growth and my hair fall is finally under control.

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