Having a lush mane is what every girl dreams of. But in today’s world of heat, pollution and unhealthy food habits have made it difficult to preserve those locks. Hair related problems are plaguing everyone and issues like brittle hair, dry hair and excessive hair-fall are quite common. So, if you’re looking for some tips to follow in order to maintain your hair, read on to know and you can thank us later.
Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E which shield your hair against the harsh sun rays and help in maintaining its shine and lustre. Eat a handful of walnuts as a snack or as a part of your meal to maintain your beautiful hair.
Almonds: Almonds are the ore of flavonoids and vitamin E which are vital for your hair. They also filter out poisonous free radicals and smoking-induced oxides off your system. They are richly fibrous and are packed with selenium and manganese that keep your hair healthy and lustrous. Add them to your diet as a snack or soak them in water overnight and consume them in the morning on an empty stomach.
Chia seeds: These are loaded with protein, fibre, and omega-3 which are great for your hair. And since chia seeds absorb a lot of water, they keep your stomach full and also keep hunger at bay for a longer period of time. So include them in your diet as smoothies or include it as an ingredient in your baking (as a vegan diet).
Avocado: A key ingredient in your hair care regime, avocados are the ‘beauty’ fruits. They contain monounsaturated fatty acids that keep your cholesterol in check and work as an anti-ageing agent. They are also rich in anti-oxidants, fibre, potassium and folates that help in regrowth of hair. Eat this natural beauty agent right away for a healthy, shiny and lustrous mane.
Fatty Fish: Fish that are packed with omega-3 fatty acids are known for some incredible beauty benefits, which include a glowing skin and shiny hair. Omega-3 fatty acids constitute near about 3 per cent of the hair shaft and are found in the cell membranes of your scalp and organic oils that prevent you from having a dry scalp. Salmon and Tuna are a great source of these fatty acids.
Coconut: Coconut oil is the good old remedy for all hair problems. It is packed with healthy fats, vitamins E&K and minerals and boosts hair growth and lustre as they completely moisturise your scalp. It also checks protein loss from the hair strands (which can make your hair brittle) when used as a pre-conditioning agent before a hair wash.
Eggs: Eggs are rich in sulfur that helps in Vitamin B absorption and strengthens the liver function. Sulfur present in them aids in producing collagen and keratin that are essential for growth and maintenance of healthy hair. Whether you consume them as food or apply them to your hair, they will do the magic for sure. In case of application to the mane, we suggest you do not use very hot water to wash off the egg contents from your strands as that can glue the hair in clumps and make them messy. Use tepid water for hair wash if you are looking for some warmth in winter.
Oats: If you love your locks, eat more oats. Oats are rich in zinc, biotin, magnesium and potassium content. Deficiency of these can make hair brittle and prone to heavy breakage. Therefore consumption of oats is essential to help maintain beautiful hair. Consume them for breakfast or dinner for optimal results.
Note: The above-listed food items are essential for healthy hair, seeking advice from a healthcare professional or doctor is recommended before incorporating them into your diet.