Starting a Hair Regime Part 1/3 : Nutrition

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Starting a Hair Regime Part 1/3 : Nutrition
‘It all starts from within’
Two years ago when first starting my hair journey, the biggest off put was always the blogs that mentioned the importance of a healthy diet in haircare. I mean honestly who has time to drink more water, eat more fruit and go to the gym these days! Watching keeping up with the Kardashians is more than enough for body exhilaration right!
Well folks truth is health really is the first point of call when starting a hair journey. It’s quite simple… if you are healthy, your hair is healthy. Several problems can arise from the lack of necessary nutrients and vitamins in our diet. 
 

 So where to begin …

Moisture
1-2 litres of H2O everyday
Protein
Hair is dead protein, therefore protein intake is important for healthy hair. 
You can find protein in many everyday foods e.g. fish, prawns, beef and eggs. 
The classic F and V’s 
Fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients 
to our hair e.g iron, silica, which in the long run help support 
healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Broccoli, green leafy vegetables, bean sprouts, beans, papaya, apples, berries, 
melons, citrus fruits, grapes, coconut’s are all sources of nutrients fit for queens! 
[You can semi cheat through pure fruit juices and smoothies that make known the a percentage of your daily fruit intake. 
If an apple a day can keep the doctor away, think of the hair benefits it has too!]

Vitamins
Hair loss occurs when our diet is inadequate in vitamin B – especially 
biotin and folic acid. Foods rich in B vitamins include beans, peas, carrots, 
cauliflower, bran, nuts and eggs.

Vitamins such as Vitamin A (cabbage, broccoli and spinach), 
Vitamin E (vegetable oils, dried nuts), are essential vitamins that help
 prevent hair loss and elasticity.

Vitamin C aids in improving scalp circulation. It is important to maintain
 capillaries that carry blood to the follicles. Oranges all the way!
 
Simple healthy habits
Apart from having a balanced diet, other effective hair loss 
solutions include exercise, adequate sleep and avoiding bad foods. Smoking, 
junk food, fizzy drinks and caffeine in excess can result in negative
 effects on hair.
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If you’re wondering how to make these habits practical, begin by choosing 2 things 
you can change/add, with time you can add other elements and before you know it, 
your skin, hair and body will show you the results!
 
Avec amour…