If you have damaged hair, you probably think there's no hope. Not so fast! If you want long, shiny locks (without resorting to harsh chemicals), try these foods instead...
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, proteins and magnesium. These nutrients help keep your hair looking shiny and strong by strengthening strands from the root all the way to tips!
Munch on some almonds every day if you want tresses free from breakage because these beauties have so much goodness in them- including lots of healthy fats which makes for stronger locks than ever before...
Avocado is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. It contains amino acids, B vitamins and healthy fats that are great for your hair too! For best results try adding avocado to a homemade mask by mashing it up with an egg yolk; this will provide protein which repairs damaged hair while also helping keep dryness at bay thanks in part due biotin present within its seed covers (that’s right- avocados come from fruit!).
The omega 3 fatty acids found abundantly throughout these miracles fruits offer deep conditioning properties ideal if fighting off humidity or combating styling issues such as brittleness through harsh chemicals
3. Brown Rice
Brown rice contains zinc, which is essential in promoting healthy blood flow to the scalp. This means that you're basically giving your hair follicles a workout, because your roots are getting fresh blood and nourishment when everything's all said and done!
You can try making a brown rice mask to help repair your locks. Mix a cup of cooked brown rice with 1/2 avocado, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 egg yolks. Apply the mixture to damp hair for about 10 minutes, then rinse out with warm water.
Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which help with hydration and nourishment. These healthy fats also protect hair from damage caused by the sun and other harmful environmental pollutants.
You might add more salmon to your diet (since it's such a great source of omega-3 fatty acids) by trying baked salmon for dinner once or twice a week!
Eggs are full of protein, which is great for making hair stronger. Protein also promotes healthy hair growth. A protein mask once or twice a week can really help your damaged hair!
Of course, if you're not into the whole egg thing, try another protein-packed food like chicken breast. Just make sure it's a clean source of protein.
Strawberries are a powerful antioxidant with skin and hair-loving vitamins C, A, E, K, and B6. They're also full of omega-3 fatty acids which help hydrate your scalp and strengthen your locks from root to tip! Slurp up some whole strawberries or try making strawberry jelly for a sweet snack.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which help bring out the natural color in your hair. They also contain iron, protein, and fiber to make hair stronger from root to tip! You can eat them steamed or baked for a delicious treat.
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins A, C, and B6 (especially if you eat the tops/stems). They're full of antioxidants like lycopene that help your body fight environmental pollutants that damage hair. You can also try making an easy homemade mask using tomato juice; it helps repair and strengthen hair and can even help fight dandruff!
Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which protect your hair from pollutants and keep it hydrated. They're also full of biotin and vitamin B5, so they promote healthy hair growth as well as shiny locks. You can try making a walnut mask by mixing ground walnuts with egg white, honey, and olive oil.
10. Wheat Germ
Wheat germ is full of the antioxidant vitamin E which helps make hair stronger from root to tip! You can try adding more wheat germ to your diet by trying some homemade granola or muffins for breakfast or use it as a crunchy topping on salads and yogurt.
Strong, healthy hair can grow from a healthy diet. Eating everyday foods like these will help you achieve the best possible outcome! Nourishing your body also helps it to be strong on all levels - inside and out- remember that nourishment should not only come from what we put into our bodies but how they make us feel too.