Healthy Hair Starts From WithinTuesday, June 18 2019
At Kundalini we have always looked at hair holistically and encourage our clients to do the same. Your hair health is strongly determined by your own health, what you put in is what you get out. Your diet affects your entire body, including your hair, so if you’re after lustrous healthy locks it doesn’t hurt to indulge in the healthy stuff.
So what are our pantry staples and must eats for healthy hair? Put vitamin E on your eats list It helps the body’s blood circulation by increasing oxygen – which aids the body to produce new hair. If you’re experiences hair loss add some vitamin E rich foods, supplements and hair products to your routine. Find it in almonds and avocados. A little vitamin C is great for your overall health and does wonders for your hair, with its strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can help protect hair follicles against damage from harmful molecules like free radicals. Find it in berries and capsicum.
Loosing hair? Extremely low-calorie diets can cause thinning hair, as can extremely low-protein diets; even when such diets don’t cause hair loss, they often result in dull, brittle hair. Eating the right food supports great-looking and greet-feeling hair.
Protein: Your hair is made primarily of protein, so get plenty of it, from beans and nuts to fish, lean meat, eggs, and plant or animal based yogurt.
Fat: Oily fish, raw nuts and seeds, avocado, flax—and the oils from all of these—help keep your hair soft and lustrous. It’s important to note that without fat, many of the nutrients in food (and supplements) don’t absorb into the body.
Omegas: Particularly helpful fats are omega-3s, -6s, and -7s. Oily fish and cold-pressed flaxseed oil are excellent sources, if you’re not a fan of either a great vitamin supplement will do the trick.
Iron: Iron supports circulation—crucial for healthy skin and hair. Beans, eggs, meat, broccoli, and spinach are ways to get more.
Vitamin A: Found in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, cod liver oil, and krill oil, vitamin A encourages the healthy growth of sebum, which keeps your hair soft and healthy—not to mention prevents breakage.
Vitamin C: This antioxidant—in citrus, bell peppers, guavas, kale, kiwis, and cantaloupe—helps you absorb minerals like iron (for circulation) and magnesium.
Vitamin E: The same reason vitamin E is good for your heart—it encourages capillary growth and is anti-inflammatory, among other things—is why it’s so good for your hair. Find it in dark leafy greens, almonds, avocados, sunflower seeds, shellfish, fish, and eggs. Need an extra vitamin E kick? You can also apply vitamin E oil directly onto hair.
Zinc: Low levels of zinc in the body can directly cause hair loss. Oysters have the most zinc of any food; beans, crab, lobster, chicken, and nuts all have zinc in them, too.
Biotin: This B vitamin—found in yeast, liver, egg yolks, soy, and walnuts, plus hair-growth supplements—supports healthy hair growth like few other compounds.
Vitamin B5: Helps prevent hair loss and encourages healthy hair growth. Greek yogurt, also packed with protein, is a great way to get it.
We offer a vitamin rich range of shampoos, conditioners and serums specifically designed to promote healthy hair, hair growth and lustrous condition. Looking for the perfect range for you? Call us on 02 6273 7766, email us your question to firstname.lastname@example.org or come in for a complimentary haircare analysis.
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Words: Ruby Noble – Images: Pintrest