• Nutrients such as Silica, Biotin, B Vitamins and MSM help to encourage the growth of healthy, strong and abundant hair.
• Essential fatty acids such as fish oil and flaxseed oil feed the body with omega 3, which acts as an internal moisturiser. Dry, brittle hair is a sure sign of essential fatty acid deficiency.
• Iron is necessary for healthy hair growth. Iron deficiency can result in diffuse hair loss around the scalp. If you suspect your iron levels are low, ask your doctor to test your levels of ferritin iron.
• Include plenty of protein in your diet. Hair, skin and nails are produced from a substance called keratin, which our bodies produce from protein. Either add protein powder to your diet, or get your protein from foods such as nuts, seeds, fish, eggs, organic meat, beans and lentils. The daily recommended dose of protein is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight.
• Aim to drink 1.5 – 2 litres of water per day.
• Include plenty of anti-oxidants in the diet such as berries, fruits, vegetables and nutrient dense super foods.
• Foods which are rich in essential fatty acids such as oily fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and nuts.
• Reduce stress in your life, as this affects the quality of hair, skin and nails.