Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Being Healthy means Healthy Hair

Being healthy is very important when it comes to hair growth.  If you are doing everything right and still not seeing results, you may want to check your diet. I noticed when I started eating healthy and working out, my hair grew longer and faster! Here's a few tips you may want to think about.

  • Drink plenty of water-Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid. I love water and my hair does too!!
  • Exercise-Exercise is just as important as a healthy diet when it comes to growing your hair back.  Exercise helps to reduce stress, which often contributes to hair loss.  Increased stress levels constrict the blood vessels which supply blood to the scalp.  If the blood flow in the scalp area is insufficient, the scalp cannot receive the nutrients that it needs in order to promote hair growth.
  • Dark Green Vegetables- I eat spinach everyday!!  Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner.
  • Beans- Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin.
  • Nuts- Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.
  • Poultry- Protein is important for your hair. The high quality they provide will help give your hair the health you crave!
  • Salmon- Too bad I'm allergic to salmon. It's loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.

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