If you want luxurious hair, choose foods rich in vitamin A. This important vitamin promotes the production of sebum, an oily substance secreted by hair follicles which protects them from drying out. Good sources of vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, butternut squash, peaches, papayas and mangos.
And don’t forget your omega 3 fatty acids! Omega 3s help maintain the natural oil in your hair. Good sources of omega 3s include walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds, and organic soybeans.
Swiss chard is a favorite of mine and this colorful leafy green increases our production of biotin. Biotin is an essential B vitamin that helps produce keratin—a protein that is in many shampoos and conditioners for its proven ability to prevent hair loss. Other good sources of biotin include eggs, peanuts and almonds (and their nut butters), wheat bran and walnuts.
Gamma-linoleic acid, an omega 6 fatty acid that helps stimulate hair growth is found in evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil and hemp seeds. I use evening primrose oil and I like what it’s done not just for my hair, but my skin as well.
Best of Health,