How to Get Healthy Hair

Diet Tips for Healthy Hair from the Zappas Salons


You are what you eat, right? One of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your hair is to change your diet by eating nutritious healthy foods.

We can show you how to improve your hair, by eating a variety of healthy foods. Fill up on these nutrients to begin growing your healthiest hair ever…

Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

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Healthy foods can help you achieve better, stronger, shinier and thicker hair from the inside out. By following a healthy, balanced eating plan, you can get hair that is shiny and resilient.

Lean protein is one of the best nutrients for great hair – after all, hair is made of protein. Chicken, turkey, fish, and eggs are good sources of protein and can help prevent weak, brittle hair.

Add lots of green leafy vegetables and sweet juicy fruits into your diet to keep your hair healthy. Iron and zinc help hair to grow and protein boosts your hair strength and eating dairy products such as milk and fresh yogurt will also help.

Certain spices such as cumin, turmeric and black pepper not only add flavour to your food but they also provide nourishment for your hair. By eating a variety of healthy foods you will keep your hair and your system healthy and nourished.

Your Shopping List of Food For Healthy Hair…

Add these items to your trolley during your next shop and watch the condition of your hair improve – as well as your general well-being!

Protein: Meat, fish, poultry, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt & sunflower seeds.

Vitamin A: Butter, eggs, milk, carrots, tomatoes, oily fish, dark green leafy vegetables & apricots. (Vitamin A not only promotes a healthy scalp, but promotes hair growth).

Vitamin B: Milk, eggs, wholegrain cereals, bread, wheat germs, nuts, soy beans, poultry, fish & meat.

Vitamin D: Sunlight, fish liver oils, oily fish, milk & eggs.

Vitamin C: Blackcurrant, green peppers, citrus fruits, bananas, avocados, artichokes & leafy green vegetables. (Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage).

Vitamin E: Wheat germ, peanuts, vegetable oils, pulses & green leafy vegetables.

Iron: Spinach, cockles, liver, kidneys, pulses, lentils, beans, peas & dried fruit.

Calcium: Cheese, nuts, eggs, milk, yogurt, sardines & root vegetables.

Iodine: Seafood, dried kelp & iodized salt.

Sulphur: Eggs, meat, cheese & other dairy products.