Eat Your Way To Hair Health

Eat Your Way To Hair Health

Eat Your Way To Hair Health

No matter what time of year it is, celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Aniston and Beyoncé always manage to maintain good-looking, healthy hair.

Sydney-based celebrity hairstylist Alex P F Jackson says, 'With the cooler days upon us, we may start to find our hair isn't in the condition we'd like it to be; so eating a healthy diet, which is full of nutrients and vitamins, is the best way to keep your hair and skin looking and feeling healthy, no matter what time of the year it is".

To ensure your diet remains healthy, there are a number of vitamins that are absolutely necessary. Alex P F Jackson's advice includes the necessary vitamins along with the benefits they have on maintaining healthy hair. A balanced diet will give your hair (and body) the nutrition it needs.

The Essentials:

Vitamin A (e.g. in apricots)
One of the most important vitamins you need to achieve strong and healthy hair. It's the vitamin that does the most amount of work. It strengthens and thickens your hair, allowing it to grow longer and prevents it from breaking as often.

Vitamin B (e.g. in eggs)
Ensuring you get enough of this helps reduce hair loss and slows the greying process. It also speeds up hair growth and gives it more shine.

Vitamin E (e.g. in almonds)
Vitamin E is an essential part of your diet. It maintains healthy hair by helping blood circulation, which can lead to a healthier scalp. If you have curly hair, this vitamin will help you reduce your frizz and achieve a gorgeous head of curls.

This is an essential part of any diet but drinking enough water keeps skin and hair hydrated from within.

Folic acid (e.g. in white rice)
This is another essential that can prevent grey hair. Folic acid makes your hair thicker, shinier and stronger.

Antioxidants (e.g. in pomegranates)
Getting enough antioxidants in your body helps to condition and moisturise the sebum in the scalp. Sebum (the oil your scalp produces) helps keep your skin and hair from becoming too dry and is a great defence against wind and water.


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