What to Eat for Healthy Hair

Most Apes and Gentleman are concerned with their hair, the appearance of it – style, condition and hair loss. While their are a whole host of products catering for external hair ‘factors’, we can also help the cause internally. More specifically; through diet. Ape to Gentleman enlisted the help of Tina Lewis, national style expert with Hair Club, who kindly passed on some great tips.

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Scalp

Salmon – one of the healthiest fish you can eat, salmon is loaded with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for overall scalp health.

Moisture

Dark Green Vegetables – vegetables like spinach and broccoli help to produce sebum, an oily substance secreted by glands attached to the hair follicle. Sebum conditions and moisturises hair, helping to prevent it from drying out.

Thickness and Shine

Legumes – packed with a B-vitamin called Biotin, peanuts and beans help combat and prevent brittle hair by increasing its elasticity and promoting thickness and shine.

Strength

Eggs and Poultry – a great source of high-quality protein, these foods are also a great way to increase strength and maintain hair colour. Chicken and turkey also contain essential amino acids which can be credited with helping to increase thickness and protect strands from harsh styling treatments.

Repair

Low-Fat Dairy – milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese are all excellent ways to increase your calcium intake. Known for helping to repair dry, brittle nails and skin, calcium also does the same for worn out and damaged locks.

Growth

Whole Grains – not only do whole grains contain vitamin B which, as mentioned above, promotes overall hair health, but they also supply the body with zinc and iron, two key minerals that aid in regrowth and repair of hair follicles.