Do you know that you are what you eat? You need to feed your body system with the right type of food in order for your body to work out well. This also extends to the way you care for your hair. You don’t need to rely fully on the help of hair conditioners, relaxers, and shampoos. If you treat your hair well by eating nutritious foods, that will keep your hair healthy.
So on that note, we bring to you 10 healthy foods for a healthy hair.
Fish that contains omega 3 fatty acids
We know you must have heard by now how good these kind of fishes are. They are really nutritious and do a lot of good to the body. Examples of such fishes are: Salmon, sardine, mackerel. They help in reversing hair loss, prevents dry, scaly and itchy scalp, keep your hair shiny and so on.
Yorubas from Nigeria use this veggy to prepare a delicacy called “efo riro”. The vegetable is healthy for your hair because it is rich in iron and it contains sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for hair. It also provides omega-3 acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium. These nutrients help keep hair lustrous, shiny and, most importantly, keeps it from getting dry.
Other than the fact that oat meal helps in weight loss, it also help with hair growth because, it is rich in iron, zinc and fiber. This stimulates the hair to stay healthy and bouncy enough to withstand the adverse effects from chemicals and the environment.
It is no news that people use raw eggs directly on their hair as a conditioner. You can also eat eggs because they contain biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin which is essential for a healthy scalp and hair growth.
It contains beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A helps to prevent dry scalp (which often causes dandruffs). This helps your hair to stay healthy.
The vitamin B12 in tangerine promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process of your hair. It also helps your body absorb iron providing food for the hair, just like the spinach does.
Oysters contain nutrients that helps keep the oil glands around the hair follicles working properly. It helps hair growth, prevents dandruff and hair loss too.
They come in different colors ranging from red, green and yellow. The most common ones here in Nigeria are the red and green bell pepper. They are healthy for the hair because they are rich in vitamin c. They ensure that there is enough iron in red blood cells to carry oxygen to the hair follicles. They prevent dry and splitting hair.
Carrots are not only good for the eyes but they are also good for the hair. They contain vitamin A which gives your hair it's shiny, well-conditioned look by maintaining the natural oils in the hair and keeping your scalp in good condition.
Walnut are source of two good nutrients for the hair. It contains biotin which helps strengthen hair, reduce hair loss and improve hair growth. Walnuts are also a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E helps to prevent hair breakage.
So incorporate one or two of these food in your daily meal and thank us later.