Whether you have ten grooming products in your bathroom or none, you probably care about your appearance (face it – you’re reading this article).
With truly gorgeous flowing locks being the domain of the fairer sex, most men (general assumption) are left with limited options when it comes to hair:
It’s actually a lot easier to give your hair what it actually needs whilst doing one of the things you probably enjoy – eating. It’s not necessary to spend a fortune on luxury shampoos, conditioners and oils to keep your hair healthy (and chase that with gels and waxes to keep the right style). By eating the right kinds of food you can give your hair improved growth, strength and yes, even shine.
Anemia (iron deficiency) is the first thing to target – it’s one of the most common causes of unhealthy hair. There is a good amount of iron in a pint of Guinness, but other iron-rich food include beans, meat, nuts and dried fruit. Having a normal or good level of iron in your hair will help give it a natural shine without the use of product.
Eat More Fish
Almost every bit of diet advice I’ve come across has included the words “eat more fish” – and it also applies here. Fish includes vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Iron. These vitamins all help to promote healthy hair. Fish also contains Omega 3, a nutrient which can help hair to grow quicker and even re-start hair growth.
Get Some Protein
Lean meats, such as turkey, are good sources of protein, as well as eggs, kidney beans and other types of beans. Protein stops hair from becoming dry and brittle, whilst vitamins including Vitamin A help to stop the appearance of dandruff. Biotin is another nutrient that can help with healthy hair growth – you can also find it contained within eggs and beans.
It’s probably not the best idea to gorge on a special hair health meal all at once – diet is about balance. By incorporating these foods into your diet you’re increasing the likelihood of a better head of hair whilst also helping other parts of your body.
The best thing about eating some of these foods is that they’re actually really nice – this isn’t some crazy zero-anything diet, it’s a nutritious solution to getting better hair.
Emily is a writer for procerin-uk.co.uk who enjoys offering advice and guidance on Health and Nutrition.
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