“If you look good, you feel good.” Everyone has heard of this phrase and everyone has experienced that boost of confidence when everything about you is just on point. Our hair is a very crucial part of looking good. Whether it is the perfect quiff or lusciously flowing hair, no one would deny that extra strut in their walk with their hair blowing in the wind.
In the busy schedule of the everyday workaholic, there’s barely any time for anyone to take frequent trips to the salon for hair masks and treatments, which honestly, burns a hole in our pockets. Let me give you some tips to get healthier and shinier hair in the comfort of your home, sans the extra ‘dollar’.
Vitamins and minerals required:
- What it does: Promotes hair growth, thickens hair strands and prevents hair loss.
- We get it from: Eggs, Almonds, Nuts, Legumes, Milk, Meat and Whole Grains.
- Vitamin C.
What it does: Helps build collagen which is essential for hair growth and effective for hair growth.
We get it from : Oranges, Red peppers, Kale, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Guava and Lemon.
What it does: Prevents hair loss.
We get it from : Spinach, Shrimp, Flax seeds, Kidney beans, and Legumes.
What it does : Assists hair growth and overall wellness of hair as it carries O2 to the roots.
We get it from : Leafy vegetables, Fortified grains, Meat, Seafood and Tropical fruits.
- Vitamin E.
What it does : Antioxidant which helps to build and repair tissue, helps reduce inflammation, repairs damage endured by the hair follicles and encourages hair growth.
We get it from: Almonds, Spinach, Kale, Plant oils, Sweet potato, and Avocado.
These vitamins and minerals can be supplemented with capsules and tablets as well. Do check with your physician before taking any supplements. Other foods which are good for our hair include Salmon, Yellow peppers, Sunflower seeds, Oysters, Eggs, Amla, Greek yogurt, Cinnamon, Oatmeal, and Barley.