lustrous locks need care, nourishment and proper diet. If you want to hair long
beautiful hair then your body needs to be healthy and well nourished. The average
person has around 100,000 strands of hair on their head and the average rate of
growth is a mere one-half of an inch per month. Thus growing your hair will take
time but there are a few things that can maximize the potential of your hair growing
The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping your
hair healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total
baldness. It is a well known fact that an under active thyroid can result in frizzy
or brittle hair while an overactive thyroid turn hair greasy and limp. If you
are having any health problems or suffering from any nutritional deficiencies,
your hair may stop growing or show damage.
For Your Hair :
For proper hair growth your hair needs a balanced
percentage of amino acids and B-vitamins. It has been found that certain minerals
including magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining
healthy hair. Beta-carotene is also important to hair growth. Beta-carotene is
found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits.
Protein is the most important
ingredient for promoting hair growth since hair is basically 98 Percent Protein.
Thus a diet that is too low in protein may cause thinning in hair or retardation
in the growth cycle. Nutritionists advise healthy hair seekers to eat well-balanced
diets that incorporate healthy proteins along with foods high in vitamin B, C,
E, A and K.
For healthy and strong hair your body requires two essential
fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, that are not produced naturally by the human
body. Vegetables and fruits are also essential for beautiful long hair. Consuming
foods rich in copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other natural food
elements is also helpful. Raw nuts, seed and grains are the safest foods to select
for maintaining and growing healthy hair. They furnish hormones, enzymes, vitamins,
minerals, many of which are not contained in cooked and processed foods.
eight to ten glasses of water a day. Water helps cleanse your body of chemical
wastes, pollutants, toxins and other impurities. When you keep yourself well hydrated
and clear of toxins, your live is free to help process all the proper nutrients
that your body needs.
fish, eggs, cheese, seeds and nuts.
vegetables, beans, sunflower seeds, raw wheat germ, brewers yeast, liver, nuts
sprouts, red peppers, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, lemons, limes,
melons and berries
sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli and apricots.
rice bran, nuts, dark green vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
dairy foods, figs, brewer yeast, asparagus, broccoli, lettuce, brussel sprouts,
cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, oatmeal, rye, soybeans, liver,
wheat and yogurt.
products, meat, fish, fruits, nuts, brewer's yeast, whole grains and green-leafy
fish, liver, oysters, meat, poultry, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and
dairy, fish, meat, poultry, molasses, oranges and Tortula yeast.
fish, dark-green vegetables, hemp oil and pumpkin seed oil.
oil, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, corn, pumpkin seeds, kidney beans, soybeans,
and evening primrose oil.
Food Do I Avoid?
order to have long beautiful hair and in order to enhance the growth of your hair
it is very important not only to eat good healthy food but also to avoid food
that is harmful for your body. Eating dead foods can lead to lifeless hair. Thus
avoid the following foods.
and too much chocolate.
Fatty and oily