There are several factors that impact your hair’s health. Some of them you cannot control like genetic factors, however, there are others such as your diet which you have control over.
Hair needs a number of micro and macronutrients to grow healthy, shiny and strong. If the body doesn’t get the proper nutrients, the hairs that are shed regularly each day are not replaced easily and hair loss may become a problem. The following vitamins and minerals will provide you with the necessary tools to promote a healthier hair and scalp.
Natural protector against dry, dull hair. It also stimulates the glands in the scalp to make sebum. You can find this anti-oxidant in carrots, squashes and sweet potatoes.
Its peptides prevent and reverse the greying of hair as they aid the melanin pigment production. They also improve the nutrient flow from the blood by rebuilding capillaries around the follicles. A great source of copper is spirulina. You apply this element to your hair by using our Sea Essence Shampoo.
Hair loss is a common symptom of iron deficiency/absorbency. Complementing iron food sources with Vitamin C will increase this mineral’s bioavailability. You can obtain iron from grass-fed beef, organ meats, spinach, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, cheese, oats, just to name a few sources. You can apply oats in the form of oat flour on your hair when using our Zen Detox Hair & Scalp Mask.
Hair follicles need this supplement to create strong hair strands which will stay intact for a long time. You can find Magnesium in foods such as avocados, tart cherries, pineapples, dark chocolate and dark leafy greens.
These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to open the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth. Omega-3 rich foods include salmon, mackerel, sardines, walnuts, macadamia nuts and flax seeds.
Low potassium levels can cause low energy. If there isn’t enough energy in your cells, hair-growth can be impaired. You can find potassium in bananas, potatoes and kidney beans.
This macro-nutrient helps the body to produce keratin, which is fundamental to the hair structure. When keratin weakens, hair strands are more prone to breakage. To nourish hair with protein, eat a diet that includes high-quality, lean protein such as: range-free chicken, lean beef cuts, pork loins, lamb, turkey and bison.
It helps build collagen, which is highly important for hair growth and maintaining the strength of hair. You can find this vitamin in lemons, oranges, plums, berries, grapefruit, tomatoes and limes.
This antioxidant helps reverse the damage done by sun exposure, since it has anti-inflammatory properties. It repairs follicles which encourage hair growth. You can find Vitamin E in almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashews and sunflower seeds. You can find the oils of some of these nuts in our Vitamin E rich Euro Natural Oil.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid):
It supports the adrenal glands, which helps stimulate hair growth. You can find this vitamin in corn, broccoli, sunflower seeds and cauliflower.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin):
It benefits your hair by rebuilding hair shingles that have been damaged from over-shampooing with commercial products, exposure to sun and use of heating tools. Some foods that include this vitamin are green peas, lentils, split peas, eggs, and watermelon.
Vitamin B9 (Folate):
It helps all of our tissues and cells grow and regenerate. These tissues include skin, hair, nails and organs. Foods rich in Folate include asparagus, garbanzo beans, Brussels sprouts, beets and celery.
Zinc helps to keep hormone levels regulated, which is one of the reasons why it is so effective in preventing and treating hair loss. Foods with high levels of zinc include shrimp, oysters, garlic and lima beans.
Nutrition Disclaimer: Morrocco Method Int’l is not a certified nutrition company and makes no claims to the contrary. Everyone’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to each individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining your health.