The 6 Foods You Should Be Eating For Healthy Hair

‘You are what you eat’. It sounds funny, but there really is a lot of truth in this  statement. After all, food fuels the body and the type of food we eat affects our body’s metabolism, digestive processes and overall well-being.  The idea is that if you binge on chocolate biscuits ( high in fat and sugar) you’ll see that back on the inside (and ultimately outside) of your body. If you eat a lot of vegetables on the other hand (full of minerals and vitamins) then you get a healthy glow. With these 6 foods, you ensure that your hair does exactly what you want. A dose of 2500-5000 micrograms of Biotin per day will also benefit your hair.

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6 Foods For Healthy Hair

1. Eat walnuts
Eating walnuts, which are rich in copper, stops your hair going grey. It’s all about copper being crucial in melanin production, and melanin giving hair its pigment. Walnuts are also rich in  Vitamin E and Omega 3.

2. Quinoa for thicker hair
We all know superfood Quinoa. It contains many vitamins, nutrients and minerals that are needed for your scalp and hair to remain healthy. Quinoa is also beneficial in fighting scalp problems. The benefits of quinoa for hair are numerous. Read more here

3. Eggs for bouncy hair
Shiny, bouncy hair is a prized possession that every girl loves to flaunt. Conditioning your hair with eggs enhances hair growth because eggs contain lots of protein. Hair is composed of 70 percent keratin protein, so egg protein helps rebuild damaged hair by filling in weakened spots along the hair strand, which temporarily strengthens the hair and gives you bouncy and shiny hair.

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4. Oyster for a healthy scalp 
Oysters have zinc, which is an often overlooked hair nutrient that can lead to severe loss if neglected. Oysters also provide selenium, another important hair building block. It’s advised to eat oysters once or twice a month to prevent cholesterol overload.

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5. More shine with oats 
Oatmeal is great. It’s def the breakfast for champs, and it is amazing for your hair! Oatmeal is a rich source of silicium.

6. Paprika Powder  
Split ends are a crime. Paprika is packed with beta-carotene and vitamin E. It is also one of most vitamin C rich spices. Further, it is one of the most concentrated sources of B vitamins, particularly of vitamin B2, vitamin B9, and vitamin B6 (a mere tablespoon of paprika powder provides 14% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin B6). Vitamin B6 helps the body produce melanin which gives the hair its color. On top of all that, paprika contains a substantial amount of iron which ensures that the hair gets enough oxygen.

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  • Noma

    Need to start having more eggs!

  • Becca

    Well I eat a lot of Paprika and I had no idea that was good for you! I best get on the quinoa, my hair is long but I would like it thicker! Great post xx

    Becca xx

  • Clare

    Wow i did not know quinoa was that good for hair! Thanks for the tips i will be sure to get hold of some as much hair is so damaged!

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  • laura

    Pine nuts!
    Just around 80 of the little nuts a day (no more as they do contain a lot of fat) are FABULOUS ofr your hair
    makes my hairs super silky

  • Nikk

    What’s the 7th food?? But I’m so glad eggs are here I was almost about to give them up until now.

  • Lauren

    I love quinoa and oats, so it’s fab to hear it’s helping my hair get healthier (especially with all the bleach!)

    Lauren x
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  • Helena

    Need to have more of all these delicious foods! Wish I liked oyster though. Great tips!