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Aside from cleaning, conditioning, and using products to make your hair silky and shiny, your diet also plays a huge role in its health. Here are some essential vitamins and minerals you'll need for strong tresses.
- Iron-rich foods such as lentils, potatoes with skin, peanuts, sunflower seeds, tofu, molasses, flaxseed, oysters, beef, chicken, shrimp, and trout are necessary for strong hair.
- Foods rich in zinc such as walnuts, salmon, cashews, pecans, almonds, and oysters can help prevent hair loss.
- Foods that contain biotin such as beans and eggs can prevent brittle hair.
- Foods rich in selenium like nuts are necessary for a healthy scalp.
To see the other four foods read more
You're asking and I'm answering . . .
I'm really worried. Every time I wash my hair, I notice gobs of strands in the drain. I'm also noticing a lot in my brush. When I look at my hair, it doesn't seem like it's thinning, so is this normal or something to worry about?
— Possibly Balding Brandy
Many women are concerned about their hair falling out. Just so you know, losing between 40 and 120 strands a day is totally normal. It may seem like a ton of hair when you see it on the floor of your shower, but it's not in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of hairs on your scalp. Since your hair grows in cycles, about 90 percent of your hair is growing, and 10 percent is resting. After two or three months, the dormant hair falls out to make room for new hair to grow in its place. Washing and brushing your hair can help speed up the shedding of old strands, which is why it seems like you're losing more hair than you should.
If you're losing a considerable amount, it could be an indication that something is wrong. So read more
Eating a healthy diet enables you to grow stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body — hair and nails included. A well-balanced diet full of protein, zinc, and iron can make a difference in how luscious your locks are. But when it comes to your hair, some foods are better than others, so check out the top 10 foods for healthy hair.
Now that it's cold outside and you've got the heat pumping inside, your hair must be screaming for moisture.
Here's a great tip I learned from my hair dresser. Whether your hair is dry to begin with, or just dry during the winter, choose a shampoo and conditioner that's recommended for permed or color treated hair.
Even if you don't have a perm or highlights you can take advantage of the hair care products that offer a little extra moisturizing.
Wash your hair only as often as needed. If you have curly hair, you can get by washing your hair once a week. If you have silky straight hair, wash it every 2 days.
Try a leave-in conditioner to help moisturize even more. And if you can, skip out on blow drying and let your hair air dry.
Sometimes a bad hair day is inevitable. You woke up late and didn't have time to shower. Or the humid weather is the culprit. Maybe you're just in dire need of a good haircut.
A great way to prevent a horrible do is to work from the inside-out. We all know that what we put in our bodies can reflect how we feel and look.
If you take a multi-vitamin, then you're already doing your lovely tresses an incredible service. You can also get these healthy hair vitamins in your diet.
Vitamin A - cheese, eggs, carrots, and spinach
Vitamin C - citrus fruits, tomatoes, and potatoes
Vitamin E - soybeans and leafy green vegetables
Vitamin B12 - chicken, fish, eggs, and milk
Basically make sure you are eating a diet filled with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein from dairy products and nuts.
Whatever else happens on the outside of your body, well, there's not much we can do. All I can say is - thank god for hats.