Recently I have had many clients visit me at my salon in the midlands, about scalp issues. It is all down to diet lifestyle and stress! Many of us think by nourishing the hair with nice rich masques and treatments is enough. But what about where the hair grows from? Yes the roots! It’s very simple and easy to work your way to scalp wellness.
Here are some foods which are very effective for scalp health!
Walnuts which are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and biotin, and Brazil nuts, which are high in selenium. Selenium is not only good for promoting a healthy skin and scalp, but the mineral can also help prevent hair loss! Include this in your diet if you haven’t already.
2. Fish oil/Salmon
Omega-3’s are crucial to maintaining scalp health. “The anti-inflammatory properties [of fish oil helps, if you have dry or brittle hair, or a dry or scaly scalp, you could be deficient in essential fatty acids. Plus, this healthy fat plays a vital role in maintenance of healthy skin, scalp and glossy hair.” If you don’t fancy salmon then fish oil supplements are good too!
3. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes contain a lot of beta-carotene, which is changed by the body into Vitamin A. If you have dry skin, and your scalp is also affected then you may have vitamin A deficiency. Dry scalp often leads to dandruff, so it’s good to get some of this in your diet to prevent dandruff and eliminate! Also Sweet potatoes can help encourages the production of sebum, and oil that keeps the scalp and hair from drying out!
If you really want healthy hair and scalp, then include lentils in your diet. Lentils are rich in folic acid. Folic acid helps in providing oxygen to your scalp and skin, which helps to promote hair growth and cell renewal.
Including oats in your diet can help with nutrient deficiency-related conditions such as hair loss.
6. Greek Yogurt
There are so many benefits to include this probiotic in your diet it’s absolutely great for scalp health. It contains vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid, which helps improve blood flow to your scalp, which helps hair growth and promotes healthy hair too!
If you want great long locks then include avocados in your diet. Avocado contains vitamins B and E, which will help protect and strengthen your follicles and hair. Vitamin B is a must for great hair growth. Vitamin E will help and heal damage to the scalp. So get eating!!
8. Bell peppers
Every colour of bell peppers in your diet will help as they contain a lot of vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes oxygen to the hair follicles, prevents breakage. It also pumps collagen and promotes hair growth!
9. Dark green leafy vegetables
Include spinach, broccoli and lettuces in your diet. Dark green leafy vegetables are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A. With these vitamins in your diet you will have a natural conditioner for your hair which will help keep your scalp nourished and moisturized.