How Can I Improve the Health of My Hair?
Just like our skin, our hair health functions very similarly: from the inside out. We have heard it all too many times-- things like “eat more veggies” and “drink more water”! While eating veggies and drinking water does not magically improve the health of our skin overnight, it is a long term solution to the desired end result. While eating well and staying hydrated will help when new skin cells grow and surface, we also need to look for natural topical solutions to repair the skin cells that have already appeared and surfaced.
With that said, drink more water! Just kidding.
With that said, we should view our hair in a similar light. While eating hair-friendly foods will help our future strands grow strong, shiny, and thick, we also need to take the steps to repair and restore the health of our hair that has already been damaged.
To the Future of Healthy Hair
Here are four foods that are full of good fats and nutrients, which are essential for strengthening the hair follicle. The hair follicle is the home of new hair growth so having healthy hair follicles is the first step in growing healthy hair.
Munch on Walnuts
Walnuts are a superfood all on its own, but did you know that they are rich in omega-3 fats, making them the perfect snack to boost hair health? Walnuts are also rich in biotin (AKA vitamin B7), which is thought to help hair grow stronger and longer, prevent hair loss, and improve hair texture, and also rich in vitamin E and copper, which are known to help maintain hair color and condition.
Don’t Neglect the Oranges
Beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A once consumed, can be found in plenty of orange (as well as not so orange) foods. These include sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, mangoes, kale and pumpkin. Vitamin A is an essential ingredient in keeping your body functioning at its optimal level. If you suffer from itchy scalp and dandruff, you could be lacking in this important vitamin, which also helps make oils that ensure a healthy scalp.
Spinach is a healthy green leafy vegetable that's loaded with beneficial nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which are known to promote hair growth. Vitamin A helps the skin glands produce sebum, which is the oily substance that helps moisturize the scalp to keep hair healthy. Vitamin C and folate help with proper circulation of blood to the scalp while also keeping hair follicles healthy.
Lentils, full of folic acids that are essential for hair growth and cell renewal, are oftentimes not given enough time in the spotlight. These little legumes are brimming with iron, zinc, biotin and protein.
Restore and Replenish
While you are loading your snack drawer with these foods that will accompany you on your stronger, longer, thicker hair journey, using hair products with natural ingredients to replenish the hair you already have is the perfect combination of inside and outside solutions that will get your hair just how you remembered it at its prime time. Camellia’s Dream Signature Collection are all infused with natural ingredients, such as coconut water and rosemary oil, that not only help to restore health to your hair but also your scalp to encourage healthy hair growth.