Want glossy, gorgeous, glorious hair? It’s not as hard to achieve as you may think! Recently, hair experts have found that what we put IN our bodies has a much bigger impact on our hair’s health and appearance than we really would like to even admit to. If you’re not fully ready to hop on board to the inside-out beauty, hang on because we’re sharing some of the nutrients that promote glorious, glossy hair. We’re not saying you have to cut out all your favorites, but incorporating these nutrients has been found to have a pretty huge impact on hair.
While we all tend to focus on our hair strands themselves when it comes to hair care, our hair’s health and appearance really starts at the hair follicles. It can be difficult to really help take care of your hair follicles to make sure that they’re healthy, but it’s been found that incorporating more iron into your diet CAN. Iron has been found to have a direct impact on encouraging growth in hair follicles. That means iron can help your hair grow and become much healthier and stronger in appearance. There are quite a few different ways you can incorporate more zinc into your diet. Supplements are one form, but you can also add in lean red meat and lentils.
You’ve probably heard health and wellness experts stressing the importance of eating enough protein, but it’s not just good for your body! Protein is a pretty powerful nutrient that helps you reach your body/weight goals as well as your hair goals. Our bodies really need and crave protein because it helps to promote cell growth AND cell repair to take place in the body. That means protein can help your hair become much stronger, glossier and healthier overall. Naturally, there are a lot of great ways to incorporate more protein into your diet. Chicken, protein powders and others have been found to be incredibly beneficial.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Is there anything omega-3 fatty acids don’t do?! Yes, you probably hear about how great they are for your health pretty often but you probably didn’t realize they’re also great for your hair! Omega-3s have been found to help lock in/add moisture and hydration to the hair as well as help create glossier/shinier looking hair. To put it simply-our hair NEEDS moisture and hydration to keep up its glossy and healthy appearance. When our hair is dry it becomes brittle and dull. There are some great omega-3 fatty acid supplements available, but you can also add more of this powerful nutrient into your diet with fish and other great foods.
There are quite a few other powerful nutrients that can help you develop glorious, glossy hair-but these are a few essentials to get you started in your glossy hair journey. It doesn’t have to be difficult to incorporate these nutrients into your diet more, as long as you make it a point to consume them on a consistent basis.