It was always such a problem trying to simply style my thin and brittle hair. The shampoos and conditioners work but my scalp always reverted to dry and flaky with thin brittle hair. While trying to get my hair to look as long and voluminous like Rapunzel’s, I came across nutritional supplements to promote the same.
Nourish yourself to longer and thicker hair by adopting some foods into your diet. Gear up and get your bands ready for buns and ponytails for your long thick luscious mane. These hair healthy nutrients include zinc, protein, selenium and biotin. Protein and biotin are especially quite vital for stimulating hair growth and promoting thickness. Biotin produces a hair protein called keratin making it a favorable supplement especially for those experiencing hair loss or thin hair. On the other hand, hair follicles are largely made of protein making both these nutrients necessary. Hair follicles prevent hair from falling and boosts the hair volume.
Some foods contain special nutrients that would contribute to increasing your hair volume. They include nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, whole grains, avocado and eggs.
Nuts and seeds
A variety of nuts and seeds are available for you to pick from including walnuts, pecans and almonds. Nuts and seeds contain protein and Omega 3 fatty acids that nourish and moisturize your hair follicles and scalp promoting healthy thick hair. The special biotin vitamin is especially known to promote hair growth. One cup of almonds, for example, contains a third of the required biotin. The oil found in walnuts increases the elastin in your hair that usually keeps it supple and prevents it from breaking.
Eggs are a natural and rich provision of both protein and biotin,the basic essential vitamins for everything hair growth. The protein aids in carrying oxygen to hair follicles thus promoting healthy hair growth. They also contain selenium, sulphur and zinc which are important minerals for hair growth.
Avocado is an easy choice for me since it’s a common in my salads and daily morning smoothie. It maintains the oil and PH of your scalp preventing excess oils that may block the hair follicles.
Whole Dark Leafy Greens
These vegetables include spinach and broccoli with vast healthy recipes. They are rich in iron and spinach also contains sebum. Deficiency in iron affects oxygen and nutrients transportation in the body. Sebum ensures your scalp is moisturized. The green leafy vegetables also contain magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids and calcium.
Spinach and broccoli are best recommended for general health benefits to your body, your scalp and hair included. Boasting nutrients such as vitamin A, C, folic acid and zinc which are essential for thick hair. They promote healthy hair follicles and circulate sebum which naturally conditions the hair.
Foods rich in protein and biotin, which is a B vitamin are most vital in stimulating hair growth and promoting thickness. Aside from that, they naturally keep your scalp healthy. No more thin or brittle hair sparsely spread on your scalp. You might want to incorporate these various foods into your diet for that thick long luscious hair.