Hair & Makeup, Self Care

10 Foods To Feed Your Hair

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By Sumaiyya Naseem

It’s no secret that for a good, healthy life your food matters a lot. What you eat will directly impact your health!

Which is why we’re going to tell you about foods which will feed your hair.

1. Leafy Greens, Vegetables and Fruits

You need a lot of these in your diet. They improve hair growth, make the roots stronger and make the strands fuller and stronger.

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2. Soybeans and Lentils

These are rich in Iron and Zinc, and both are minerals necessary for good hair. Enjoy a lentil soup and have a vitamin C rich fruit like orange afterwards to boost the absorption.

3. Blueberries, Broccoli, and Kiwi

Guava, strawberries, oranges and papaya. These are fruits rich in Vitamin C which is essentially for your hair. It strengthens the production of collagen, it has an anti-aging effect, it is rich in antioxidants too! This power food helps in better circulation to the hair shafts.

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4. Vitamin D

A lot of people, especially women, in Saudi Arabia suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. It causes a lot of hair loss and sometimes the damage is severe before people realise there is something wrong with the nutrition. Consult a doctor and get your vitamin D checked if you’re facing hair loss. Incorporate vitamin D rich foods like egg yolks, fatty fish, tuna and salmon.

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5. Proteins

Protein is literally essentially for hair, it is one of the main components! Good protein consumption promotes cell growth and repair. Consult a nutritionist and or look for a protein guide online to see what your daily intake should be. Foods rich in protein include chicken, fish, turkey, and eggs. If you don’t like eggs, apply it to your hair along with yoghurt to improve the dry and brittle quality.

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6. Dates

Especially if they’re filled with chopped almonds and walnuts, dates consumed regularly will improve hair health. The rich iron and nutrient content in the date and nut combo will add strength and shine to the hair.

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7. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

This is a power food. It will hydrate your hair, make it silky and even relieve depression! Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and other plant sources like pumpkin seeds, avocados and walnuts are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids. It’s a must to incorporate these in the diet because the body doesn’t produce any Omega 3 fatty acids! They are found in the cells that line the scalp and keep it oiled and hydrated.

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8. Vitamin E

Every skin and hair care enthusiast knows how essential this vitamin is! Eat almonds, spinach, kale, hazelnuts, avocado and broccoli! These are some foods that are rich in Vitamin E. Look for vitamin E oil for topical application, it’s best to combine some with a base oil and massage in soft circular motions.

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9. Biotin

This water soluble vitamin B variety is essential. A lack in biotin will lead to breakage and hair loss. Food rich in biotin include wholegrains, egg yolk, and soy flour.

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10. Water

Have lots of water! It will flush out the toxins and make your hair healthier. A huge benefit of water is the circulation it provides. The hydration makes it less likely to break because it removes the dry, brittleness from hair. Have watermelons if you don’t like drinking water all the time.

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We hope these tips help! Maintain a lifestyle of good food for good health! Remember that it only works if you make it a continuous effort.

Tell us about your favourite hair health booster!

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