I’m a little impatient. I’ll admit it. But I think you’ll agree; if you had hair down the length of your back and then went all bob-y on it, you’d be impatient for it to get back to its former glory too! So I’ve been focused on eating foods that encourage long, luxurious growth. I’m taking full advantage of the fact that hair grows faster during the warmer months of the year and I am helping it along with my diet.
There are many factors that play a role in thinning hair and hair loss, such as genetics, hormonal imbalances, an under-active thyroid, nutritional deficiencies and poor scalp circulation. Thankfully, all of these can be resolved with proper nutrition.
What do you need for healthy hair??
Essential Fatty Acids - these are essential for your body and to promote healthy hair growth. (They are also good for your brain) Try adding flaxseeds, almonds, walnuts, coldwater fish such as salmon and mackerel, chia seeds and avocados to your meals.
Vitamin C to boost Collagen Production - collagen surrounds our strands of hair and as we get ‘older’ it starts to break down, so eat foods high in vitamin C like all kinds of berries, citrus fruits, guavas, dark green leafy veggies like kale, broccoli, tomatoes and organic papayas.
Iron-rich foods are essential for healthy hair and for healthy blood and circulation. Eat dark leafy greens like swiss chard and spinach, seafood like oysters, clams and mussels, beans and lentils, grass-fed beef and lamb, squash and pumpkin seeds and liver.
Foods rich in zinc - are excellent for a healthy immune system and for building proteins and your hair, is made of protein! Look to add cooked oysters and crab, grass-fed beef (lean short ribs) and lamb, spinach, beans, pumpkin and squash seeds and raw cacao (or organic 70% dark chocolate) to your diet.
The other thing you can do is take high-quality supplements to encourage hair growth. I have been taking a high-quality, natural vitamin C and vitamin B. By ‘natural’ I mean the vitamins are from organic plant and herb sources. Synthetic vitamins are a waste of money because your body cannot use lab-created chemicals. The Synergy Company has an amazing lineup. I use their Superfood and Berry Powder, as well as their vitamins C and B. I am not a consultant for them - I just have done my research and tried their products and love what I’ve seen. A high-quality Biotin and Silica supplement is also good for, not only, your hair, but also your skin and nails.
The results from my initiative?? My hair is growing FAST and I often get asked if it’s ‘real’ - to which I proudly respond “Absolutely”! (I even invite them to cop a feel!) If you want to look like you have a good set of extensions, eat clean and healthy!
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