HOW TO FEED YOUR FOLLICLES

Fashion Quarterly - - Beauty -

Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts, diet plays a big part in healthy hair growth, so fo­cus on achiev­ing a bal­anced in­take of nu­tri­ents. “We see a lot of ve­g­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans af­fected by hair loss due to iron de­fi­ciency,” says Carla Hunt of Clive Hair Clin­ics. Here are her top tips for sup­port­ing your strands:

BOOST YOUR PRO­TEIN IN­TAKE

Pro­tein de­fi­ciency af­fects your tresses be­fore other body tis­sues and can re­sult in hair loss and break­age. Eggs, chicken and sal­mon are great sources of pro­tein for strength­en­ing your follicles and pro­mot­ing hair growth.

IN­CLUDE AMINO ACIDS

Amino acids play a vi­tal part in pro­mot­ing hair growth as they’re the build­ing blocks for ker­atin pro­duc­tion, the key struc­tural el­e­ment of our hair. Es­sen­tial amino acids ly­sine and me­thio­n­ine can be found in gar­lic, onions, chicken, lamb and fish such as sar­dines.

ADD SE­LE­NIUM

Brazil nuts are an ex­cel­lent source of se­le­nium, which is ul­tra-nour­ish­ing for your hair. Be­cause New Zealand soil is low in se­le­nium, we don’t get the amount we need from our home­grown fruit and veg­eta­bles. For healthy, shiny hair, source or­ganic brazil nuts to add ex­tra se­le­nium to your diet.

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