When it comes to general health and healthy hair in particular, proper nutrition are among those things that should be paid a special attention to. Below you will find some foods that are especially good for your hair.
Salmon. Salmon contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin B-12. These products make your hair glossy and soft.
Broccoli. Broccoli is very rich in vitamins A and C. These vitamins help the body produce sebum, an oily substance that helps retain moisture in the skin. Sebum is very important to keep your hair moisturized, as it serves as balm.
Beans, peas and lentils. These foods contain iron, zinc and biotin, which are essential for the hair. Lack of biotin can lead to brittle hair or even hair loss. Recommended intake of biotin is 3 dl (or more) per week. Zinc and iron will help your hair restore its strength and grow faster.
Walnuts and Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts are rich in protein, minerals and many other essential nutrients for your hair and scalp. Walnuts contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which make the hair strong and shiny.
Carrots. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A, which role for our general health and particularly for our eyesight and good hair condition can never be overestimated. Vitamin A make the scalp smooth and prevents it from being greasy.
Eggs. Eggs are the best protein intake no matter how you prefer them. Eggs are also rich in biotin and vitamin B-12, which are the most important nutrients for healthy hair.
Summer is a very special season for our hair. Heat, dust and strong sun-rays can pose a serious threat to its normal growth if no preventive measures are taken. As a matter of fact, a great number of people complain of dry and brittle hair, splitting ends and excessive hair loss in summer. If you are among them, you will benefit from the following tips. They will help you protect your hair from summer threats and keep it healthy, strong and beautiful.
If your hair is exposed to the sun throughout the day, it may be helpful to wear a cap, a sunhat or a scarf. This could be especially important for those who have their hair dyed dark and don’t want it to lose color. Remember, ultraviolet radiation is very harmful for our hair. Even those who use a tanning bed or booth should protect their hair by wearing a scarf or a towel. To say nothing of the summer sun-rays, which can be far more dangerous. That is why it’s recommended to use a shampoo or other hair care products with UV-protection.
It is very important to wash your hair thoroughly in summer, otherwise it will lose its shine and nice color pretty soon. In order to do this there is a proven method: you simply need to mix your shampoo with some baking soda and wash your head with it. It will remove chemicals, particularly chlorine from the hair. You may use a clarifying shampoo as well.
It’s necessary to keep your hair moisturized in summer. Don’t wash your hair with shampoo every day, as it can make it dry and fragile. If you are not happy with your usual shampoo, you can benefit from using moisturizing shampoo or/and conditioner on a daily basis. Don’t use hair care products with alcohol, because they take natural moisture away. Also limit your use of such items as curling irons and blow dryers. Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated and, thus, help your hair stay moisturized.
To obtain extra-fine gloss of your hair use such hair care product as hair shine spray or silicone serum. But don’t overdo with them, because you can easily make your hair greasy. On order to avoid this, you can take an unused powder brush, apply the spray or silicone serum on it and use it to stroke your hair.