When it comes to hair most people tend to focus on what products they should be using and overlook the impact a poor diet can have on their hair. It doesn't matter what you put on your hair, if your diet is rubbish your hair is still going to look dull, lack strength and basically look lacklustre. I, personally tend to stay away from pills as i believe you can get all your vitamins in natural foods, which is healthier in my eyes but if your diet isn't too good I suggest you take a multi-vitamin (remember they are not to replace eating healthy). Ok, ready to learn what foods aid in promoting faster hair growth?
Our hair is made up of approx 97% protein so if you're not getting enough you will tend to find your hair is dry and brittle. To maintain healthy hair make sure you add these protein rich foods to your diet:
* Fish - Salmon and other cold water fish (high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin d)
* Beans - kidney beans, lentils etc (contains biotin and zinc - deficiency in zinc can lead to hair loss
* Nuts - Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts (contains vitamin e and vitamin b6 can help with hair regrowth in those that have suffered from hair loss)
* Vegetables - carrots, broccoli, spinach and most dark green leafy veg (contains vitamin a - this prevents dry/itchy scalp)
Not only must you eat healthy, you must also exercise as this improves blood circulation which means better nourishment of the hair follicles. With improved circulation for the scalp, hair follicles will get a good supply of oxygen and nutrients from our diet. This will result in healthier hair with more volume.
Can't afford to go to the gym? no problem, grab a friend and go for a jog around your local park, look up home workout vids on youtube, there are plenty ways to get your sweat on. Working out 2-3 times a week is sufficient but do what you can manage, just don't go crazy, you don't want to injure yourself.
Last but not least make sure you hydrate your body by drinking water. Aim to drink at least a litre a day and in turn your skin will love you for it aswel as your hair (it's a win, win, right?)
If you don't like the taste of plain water you can make your own fruit infused water by filling a pitcher with water, adding some chopped fruits and leaving them to sit in the fridge for 2-8 hours (depending on how strong you want the flavour to be) but if you want a quick method you can just puree your fruit, use a sieve to strain the pulp and dilute with water.
Give these tips a try and let me know how it works out for you.