With over 35 years of looking after many heads of hair, we believe in taking a holistic approach to promote hair growth. We believe in 3 essentials for healthy hair growth:
- A healthy balanced diet; choose foods for hair growth and a healthy scalp.
- Take good care of your scalp. Keep it clean and free of build-up.
- Drink Water. Stay hydrated to promote hair growth.
Choose the Best Foods for Hair Growth
It’s true what they say; you really are what you eat. Your hair is made up of the same protein as your skin, keratin. A healthy balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and proteins is not only food for healthy skin, but it also shows in your hair too.
So here’s our list of favourite foods for hair growth.
Foods for Hair Growth: Healthy Hair
Spinach also contains Vitamins A and C. Vitamin A helps the follicles produce sebum. Sebum moisturises the scalp and is important when thinking about how to promote hair growth. Vitamin C helps the body absorb the iron, helping you to grow healthy hair.
Spinach leaves are a great addition to a salad. Try them with a lemon and olive oil dressing. Lemon provides an additional dose of vitamin C to help your body absorb the iron.
Apricots contain vitamin C and magnesium. Along with Iron, Magnesium is another follicle-friendly mineral. It supports the health of the follicle. Maintaining the scalp and follicles in good health is the foundation of healthy hair.
Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are a vital component in building our cells. Our bodies can’t produce them so it’s important to make sure we include foods with fatty acids as part of a balanced diet.
Avocado is not just for eating. It can also be used topically for the hair. Avocado oil is a key ingredient in our conditioners and our best hair mask. The fatty acids in the oil are combined with pro-vitamin b5 and other emollients to add moisture to the hair.
Raspberries and Blackberries
Adding berries to your breakfast is an easy (and delicious!) way of making sure you get this nutrient-rich boost.
Oily fish, Meat and Dairy
B vitamins convert food to energy to promote healthy hair growth and skin
There are eight B vitamins in total that help convert food into energy that in turn supports healthy skin and hair. Vitamin B6, for example, increases the flow of oxygenated blood to the hair follicle and scalp. Increasing blood flow helps with healthy hair growth. Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2 also known as riboflavin help with hair growth.
Food for Hair Growth: Many vegetables contain vitamin B6
Nuts and Seeds
For healthy hair, we recommend a balanced diet with a mixture of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and proteins.
The foods above are some of our favourites. Our key message is that to promote hair growth and a healthy scalp, choosing a balanced diet with lots of nutrients will give you the best foundation for healthy, shiny hair.
As we mentioned at the beginning, keeping your body well-hydrated is essential for a healthy scalp and hair. Dehydration can prevent hair growth.
And finally, keep your scalp and follicles free of build-up to promote hair growth. Choose a gentle, cleansing shampoo that won’t strip the oils from your hair.
If you have concerns about excessive hair loss or scalp condition, we recommend seeking professional advice from your doctor or a trichologist.
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