The Best Foods for Healthy Hair in 2018

Suffering from the post-party fatigue? Then the chances are that your hair is too. Just like your skin, the condition of your hair can be an outward sign of how healthy you are on the inside.

While there are plenty of products that can improve the look and feel of your hair, getting it back to its best health really needs to start from within. Here are our top tips for foodies looking to achieve healthier hair this January:

Start Eating Fatty Acids

Healthy fats are key to providing hair with nourishment, especially during the winter months. Start your day off right with some eggs and avocado, as both are rich in fatty acids (and look #goals on your Insta feed, too). Nuts and seeds are also a great source of good fat, so reach for a handful of these mid-morning for a nutritious and filling snack.

Need a quick fix? Coconut oil can be added into your diet in place of other cooking oils, and can be used on your hair for an added moisture boost!

Get More Protein

Nope, protein isn’t just for the gym bunnies – it’s also the healthy building block of hair, so if you’re looking to get your tresses in shape then you need plenty of it in your diet. Lean proteins will aid hair growth and overall strength, so opt for chicken, turkey, beans and legumes. If you’re vegetarian or just giving Veganuary a go, then you might also want to consider adding protein powders to smoothies or your morning porridge to reach your recommended daily intake.

Up Your Iron

Recommended for overall growth, iron is also a key component to any healthy diet and helps to slow hair shedding. So how should you be getting more of this much-needed nutrient into your diet? The classic iron-rich foods are dark, leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach, as well as liver and other meats. However, you should also be stocking up on eggs, wholegrains and dried fruit – and let’s not forget that dark chocolate!

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By: Claire Cavanagh

On: January 5, 2018

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