We’ve see all the hair treatments, conditioners, rinses, and lathers that are supposed to keep our hair soft and healthy among other things. These options all involve applying something onto your hair. But what about treating your hair from the inside out? Lauren Conrad gives an excellent and thorough list of ten foods that will get you on your way to healthy hair.
A few of those foods include:
Walnuts. Eat walnuts and other omega-3rich foods such as flaxseed, walnuts, salmon, or herring (if you can handle the smell) to make your hair shinier. These fatty acids support healthy skin, too.
Spinach. Spinach and other dark green veggies like broccoli are high in iron and calcium to keep your hair shiny and strong. You know you’re supposed to eat your veggies, healthy locks is just one more reason.
Carrots. This crunch treat and other foods that convert beta-carotene foster soft skin and hair. They can even treat dandruff by encouraging a healthy scalp.
Strawberries. Fruits with a high dose of vitamin C and A promote sebum production, which acts like a conditioner for your hair.
Lentils. Legumes are packed with protein and with this protein they thicken and lengthen your hair. Lentils and beans also contain iron and zinc which keep hair strong and with less broken ends.
Garlic. It doesn’t do wonders for your breath, but it will provide you with the cysteine you need to detox naturally and thicken your hair.
This is a quick snippet of Lauren Conrad’s in-depth look at food and hair health. Other foods that are working for you and healthy hair include: Brazil nuts, red peppers, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, eggs, cashews, yogurt and even oysters. So no matter who you are, there’s probably a diet plan that suits your taste buds and your hair health.