HOW TO FEED YOUR FOLLICLES
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.
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.