As hairstylists, we are asked every day how to achieve shiny, silky hair. There are a million shine-enhancing products and techniques that you can use, but the best way to make sure your locks stay luscious is to grow it that way! How do you grow healthy hair you ask? It’s easy when you know the right foods to eat. You are what you eat after all, and a healthy diet means healthy hair. Here are some foods that really pack a punch when it comes to growing glossy hair.

Nuts and seeds:

Nuts and seeds, like flax, almonds, and walnuts are full of iron which boosts your body’s production of scalp oils to moisturizer your hair. Flax in particular is also a great scource of omega 3 fatty acids to aidin scalp moisture.

Bananas:

The potassium in bananas improves scalp health, thus preventing hair loss.

Eggs:

This protein-rich food has lots of zinc to promote hair growth, and biotin to strengthen hair.

Berries:

Your tresses are exposed to so many stresses, like chemicals and heat damage. Antioxidants in berries like strawberries and blueberries fortify your hair against the elements.

Avocados:

Believe it or not, avocados are actually fruits that are full of healthy fats to nourish hair. They are also full of biotin to build strength.

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Healthy Hair Smoothie Ingridients:

  • 1 cup of chocolate almond milk
  • 1 cup of frozen berry mix
  • 1 whole banana
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds