Well, post covid hair growth has been severely affected and healthy hair has just become a dream. Common problems like excessive hair fall, dandruff and slow hair growth are extremely frustrating.
But as is well known, every problem has a solution. We are here to guide all the ladies around on the matter of hair. As much as we take care of our hair from the outside it is equally important to care from within. You can achieve healthy and long hair with a little care and the consumption of foods which are not only healthy but will help you get that lustrous shine.
Here is a list of 10 food items which are a must to include in your diet for long and healthy hair:
1. Chia seeds
Chia seeds are a must to be included in your diet as they are good not only for your hair but your skin as well. Chia seeds are rich in I-lysine protein and phosphorus which provides strength to the roots of the hair and follicles so that breakage is minimised.
Almonds are a natural source of Vitamin A and natural oils. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which increase the thickness of hair by keeping it hydrated and making it strong.
Dates are extremely rich in iron and help in keeping the scalp healthy. Dates improve blood circulation, lessen breakage and stimulate hair growth.
4. Flax seeds
Want your hair to grow at a rapid rate? Well, flax seeds are what you need. Flax seeds are a rich source of vitamin B and allow hair to grow stronger and more healthily.
Avocado is a great source of biotin, and adding this B-complex vitamin to your diet may help hair to grow more healthily. You can directly consume avocado or use avocado oil which includes potassium and magnesium, which in turn seal the cuticle cells and help hair look smooth and shiny and prevent it from breaking.
Well, Dadi Nani used to say Amla is the superfood for hair. With a zillion nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients present in this amla is a must to be included if you want forever healthy and strong hair. Amla not only stops the breakage but keeps them shiny and black and stimulates growth at a rapid speed.
Black soybean (BS) is a healthy food to prevent hair loss and promotes hair growth. BS is a main source of protein and is known to contain cysteine, an essential ingredient for hair growth, which is also effective in preventing hair loss.
8. Green vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins A, C, carotene, folate, and potassium. They provide keratin in the body which in turn helps in strengthening hair follicles. They help in keeping the scalp healthy and hydrated.
Rich with omega- 3, Vitamin B7 and vitamin E, adding walnuts to your hair can add shine to your hair. It keeps your hair strong and stops split ends from forming.
10. Iron-rich food
Food items like spinach, tofu, oatmeals etc are rich in iron and are definitely a must for healthy hair. Low iron level in the body leads to excessive hair fall. Hence, in order to prevent hair fall, iron consumption is a must.