Nutrition plays a vital role practically in every aspect of natural hair growth. Eating properly will help your hair grow healthy, strong, shining and full-colored. Sometimes it’s really hard to change your eating habits and refuse from something you got used to, but it’s absolutely necessary for the sake of your hair. It will be much easier if with every piece of new meal you exclaim to yourself: I eat and…

Natural hair regrowth…regrow my hair!

Our hair consists almost 100 per cent of keratin. Keratin is the protein that gives it strength and integrity. And if there is lack of it, your hair becomes poor and dull, its growth is hindered and its ends start to split. To avoid these unpleasant things, it’s necessary to establish a regular supply of protein into the body. Fish, lean red meat, poultry, nuts, beans, chicken or quail eggs are the best source of protein. Keep in mind that barbecue, fried chops, ham and other delicious foods you may be accustomed to won’t do your hair any good. Proteins are better digested if you also include linolenic acid in your diet. It is contained in many vegetable oils, for example olive oil. Sour fruits will also improve absorption of essential proteins.

…stay full-colored!

Copper and zinc provide for proper pigmentation of hair and the lack of these minerals in the body usually leads to appearance of gray hair. Thus, it will remain full of youth and color much longer if you include more nuts, boiled liver, asparagus, cereals and coarse meal. All these products are excellent sources of zinc and copper.

…make it shine!

For shiny hair you should pay a special attention to cystine. This amino acid is found in abundance in low-fat cheese and curd, light yogurt, soy foods, sea cabbage. Just like with proteins, fruits and other products rich in vitamin C added to your meals guarantee maximum absorption of cystine. If you are a smoker – quit now for the sake of your hair (and your general health), as nicotine is cystine’s mortal enemy.Foods for hair regrowth

…vitaminize my hair!

Vitamins are absolutely necessary for strong and healthy hair. To replenish the supply of vitamin C, eat grapefruit, tangerines and oranges and drink their freshly squeezed juices. Add rose hip tea and carrots that are particularly high in vitamin A, and the hair will become less brittle. Juicy bell pepper will give your hair vitamin E that promotes natural hair growth. And finally, if you are not a fan of fish, try to become one. Because fish (trout, herring, salmon, etc) is very rich in B vitamins, including biotin that is important to maintain luster and color of your hair.

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.