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8 Superfoods for healthy hair

8 Superfoods for healthy hair

Is the stress of everyday life wreaking havoc on your hair? Have no fear; these eight superfoods are here to the rescue! While, of course, it’s essential to maintain a healthy regimen with fabulous and effective products, it’s also key to eat right and snack smart.

This league of superfoods will fight shedding, protect against breakage and strengthen the appearance of your hair. By including these in your daily diet, you’ll maintain a healthy scalp, promote shine, and support visibly thicker, fuller hair. So, just where are these hair heroes hiding? They’re waiting for you in the grocery store, and meeting you might be their origin story.

Let’s start with the scalp

Eggs

Eggs are the Superheroes of Superfoods! Nutrient-dense and delicious, eggs pack a punch, protect, and give life and shine to hair and skin. Think of them as your ultimate beauty food. What makes them so good? They’re versatile in that they provide nutrients from the inside and skin and hair benefits on the outside. When applied as a mask, they’re both firming and conditioning thanks to lipids and ceramides.

If you prefer to keep your eggs on the plate, then luckily, eating eggs is an ideal way to get both biotin and protein, the two most important nutrients for promoting hair growth. Together, they’ll strengthen hair and nails. Plus, eggs are a great source of vitamin D to help with shine and may promote the thickness of your hair. So, swap your morning muffin for a healthy egg sandwich. Who knew getting gorgeous hair could mean more brunches?!

Baked salmon and avocado salsa

Salmon

This pink-hued protein is a favorite across many cultures and is popular because of its versatility—it can be enjoyed cooked, raw as sashimi, and smoked as lox. Yes, to all of it.

In addition to its flavor, salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids making it an incredibly healthy food. Your body won’t produce these essential healthy fats, so you must get them from food or supplements to keep hair shiny and full. Omega-3s are also anti-inflammatory, which can help if you have hair that’s occasionally shedding. See you at the sushi bar to keep your locks lustrous.

Avocado

If you’re looking for a vegan source of omega-3 fatty acids, then look no further than avocados. These little green guys contain significant amounts of vitamin E, known to promote healthy hair and maintain a balanced sebum production. They are great for supporting healthy skin, which means hair follicles can maintain sheen. You can slather them on your toast or even blend them into a smoothie for added richness and nutrients. They are also effective as a hair mask to parched strands, making avocados a permanent part of the beauty superfoods line-up.

For visibly thicker, fuller hair

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and yams are often associated with the holidays, but it's time they break out to join the party all year long—shout out to tempura and sweet potato fries! They’re fantastic to eat year-round, so it is superb that sweet potatoes provide amazing benefits for your hair. Sweet potatoes and yams are filled with a potent antioxidant called beta carotene, also found in carrots. Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A, which helps maintain the appearance of strength and shine while also promoting overall hair health. As a bonus, beta carotene can add a glow to your complexion.

Oysters

Pearls aren't the only beautiful thing to come from oysters—in fact, they’re chock full of hair-healthy zinc! Oysters are one of the most powerful beauty elixirs from the sea. This slippery delicacy has a fresh, oceany flavor and contains highly concentrated nourishing vitamins and minerals, which promote a healthy scalp and can support thick hair. Folic acid, iron, and especially high levels of zinc help improve circulation and support hair follicles. So shuck these magical mollusks and reap the benefits!

Blueberries and almonds

Almonds

Almonds are great sources of lean protein, fiber, and magnesium which is specifically special for the roots of your hair. Eating a handful of almonds every day can help promote healthy hair growth, alleviate loose dandruff through exfoliation, and support visible hair thickness. Keep them on hand for a quick snack in between meals, and they’ll balance your metabolism too.

For long-lasting strength

Blueberries

It's hard to beat these little guys in the superfood category because they're brimming with vitamin C. Vitamin C is vital for scalp circulation, supports your hair follicles, and promotes a strong hair shaft to minimize breakage. Toss fresh blueberries in a smoothie or scatter them on top of oatmeal for a wholesome start to your day.

Radishes

These peppery root vegetables are used in India to treat scalp conditions and are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition, they’ll stimulate circulation, and good scalp circulation means supporting strong new hair growth. Slice them into a salad or assemble a crudités platter of fresh veggies as a midday snack.

Final Thoughts

Including these delicious superfoods into your diet will do wonders not only for your hair and skin but also to perk up your mood, metabolism, and energy levels. 

Need a boost from a sidekick? For a one-two punch, why not consider hair supplements for the ultimate healthy hair duo. We love Hair La Vie’s Foundation Collagen Elixir for days when we want whole-body wellness on the go. Packed with ginger, keratin and spirulina, simply mix into a refreshing beverage and sip your way to radiant skin and gorgeous hair.

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