Hair is a reflection of our diet and our emotional state. In the event of stress or an unbalanced diet, the hair may become fine, dull, dry or dandruff may appear.
Their growth can even be slowed down and their fall accelerated.
Hair loss problems mainly concern men. But women, for a variety of reasons, can also suffer from alopecia. While stress, illness, hormones and seasonal changes can cause it, diet is an important factor in maintaining healthy hair.
Vitamins, minerals and especially sulfur amino acids, which make up keratin, help stimulate hair regrowth.
Limiting refined sugars and giving priority to foods rich in zinc, magnesium, iron, vitamins A and B, and antioxidants will boost your hair.
Which foods to favor?
The egg yolk :
Rich in vitamins A and B, in zinc, as well as in proteins, the egg yolk strengthens the hair, stimulates its growth and limits the risks of falling by hydrating the hair follicles and promoting oxygenation of the cells.
Antioxidant, full of iron, magnesium, vitamin B and zinc, the hazelnut is an ally of strong and healthy hair because it helps to fight against free radicals. To maximize the benefits, consume it with foods rich in vitamin C.
Monkeys' favorite fruits contain zinc, essential for forming proteins and preventing hair loss, magnesium, which strengthens them, and biotin, which stimulates regrowth.
Are one of the most effective remedies for hair loss. In addition to many other useful ingredients, fenugreek contains lecithin. This substance strengthens the hair roots, hydrates them, gives them a shine.
Fenugreek seeds can be eaten soaked or sprouted, fenugreek being particularly useful for hair.
Full of vitamin C and antioxidants, kiwis help the body produce collagen, an essential component for good hair health, and promote the absorption of iron.
Whole grains :
Brown rice, wholegrain pasta, cereal bread… all products based on wholegrain cereals provide insoluble fiber, vitamin B and folic acid which oxygenate the blood of the hair follicles and regulate the hormones responsible for baldness.
Is another herb used for hair loss. It is also useful against dandruff and "in bloom" hair. It opens the pores and allows nutrients to better penetrate the scalp.
Has a soothing effect, eliminates irritations that lead to thinning of dry hair.
Try These DIY Hair Masks :
1. Strawberries + Egg Yolk + Olive Oil.
The antioxidants in strawberries add moisture and shine to your hair, while the egg yolk contains protein to strengthen the strands. Hold off on this protein mask until you have time for a long, relaxing shower—the purée can be difficult to wash out with just one rinse.
Banana + Avocado + Coconut Oil.
Rather than banana bread, save your overripe bananas for a moisturizing hair mask instead. The potassium and natural oils in bananas soften the hair and protect the elasticity to prevent split ends and breakage-it's a savior for brittle, damaged hair. Plus, avocados are packed with vitamin B, which promotes hair growth and improves the strength of the hair.
Yogurt + Apple Cider Vinegar + Lemon.
This hair mask recipe is ideal for deep cleaning product buildup, as the lemon and apple cider vinegar act as an astringent to wash away excess oil, while the zinc and lactic acids in yogurt have moisturizing properties. Pro tip: Dilute the lemon with water if you don't want to lighten your hair color.
Coconut Oil + Jojoba Oil + Peppermint Essential Oil.
There are about a million uses in your beauty routine for coconut oil, and it makes sense when you hear the benefits. Coconut oil penetrates the hair to deeply moisturize, instead of just coating the top layer. Jojoba oil, sold at drugstores and beauty suppliers, is also a powerhouse for hydration. The peppermint essential oil is anti-inflammatory to soothe dandruff and itching.
Avocado + Honey + Olive Oil.
The fats and oils in avocado and olive oil that make them great for your body are also great for your hair. The ingredients repair dry, brittle hair and protect your hair from further damage—a great option if you're addicted to your blow-dryer and hot tools. The enzymes in raw honey will give hair that shampoo commercial shine.
Pumpkin + Coconut Oil.
This simple, two-ingredient moisturizing hair mask is the perfect use for the extra pumpkin puree you have after making pumpkin bread or adding it to your smoothie. You'll simply blend vitamin-rich pumpkin and coconut oil, let it sit in your hair for 20 minutes under a shower cap, and rinse.
Avocados + Honey + Lemon + Olive Oil + Essential Oil.
This mask—a favorite of Kourtney Karashian and created by stylist and hair expert Andrew Fitzsimonns—blends a handful of common household ingredients with essential oils for a spa-worthy experience. The avocado acts as a natural detangler and moisturizer; lemon is an antibacterial and a dandruff remedy; olive oil serves as a natural conditioner and heat protectant; and honey strengthens the hair follicle.
Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 avocados
2 tbsp honey
1/2 lemon, squeezed
2 tbsp olive oil
Lavender or orange essential oil
Blend for 10-30 seconds until smooth, then apply to hair from root to tip. Leave in for 45 mins covered with a shower cap, then rinse out and voila: super-shiny locks.
So you will understand that diet is the key to your health but also to your hair.
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