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5 Foods that Make Your Hair Shine


People try a number of methods to make their hair shinier; costly hair products, special treatments and whatnot. However, a holistic approach including a change of dietary habits is most ideal to produce maximum results. Your diet must be full of vitamins, healthy fats, and protein.

The ADV AGE Defy Shampoo uses tomato and walnut extracts for lustrous hair. The lycopene in tomatoes helps in better blood circulation and walnuts help prevent sun damage. Here are the five super foods, accompanied with the right products and treatments that can make every day a perfect hair day.

1. Fish

Be it salmon, oysters, or mackerel, fish is one of the best foods ever for hair. Omega-3 fats are among the most important ingredients for shining hair. Eating salmon regularly, helps do away with dull hair. It has omega-3s, amino acids, and protein. Oysters are rich in dietary zinc, which is another important hair ingredient. Mackerel is another fatty fish, and along with sardines and anchovies, serves as a hair lubricant. It has a very short lifespan and hence is generally free of mercury and other toxins.

2. Poultry and eggs

Protein is indispensable for better hair growth. Chicken and turkey are excellent sources of protein. Including more poultry in your diet, increases iron. Chicken and eggs also help with hair loss treatment, as they strengthen hair. Including eggs in one’s diet can help with shinier and stronger hair. Eggs contain sulfur, which helps in the absorption of vitamin B and thus facilitates detoxification. Sulfur also helps to produce more collagen and keratin, both necessary for shiny hair and healthy skin. Eggs can also be used in the occasional home hair spa.

3. Spinach

Leafy, green vegetables are helpful for healthier hair. The reason spinach makes hair shine is that it is packed with some essential nutrients. Spinach contains vitamin E, which helps the hair fight free radical damage. It is also an antioxidant, and helps the body fight aging of all kinds. It is a rich source of beta carotene, which transforms into vitamin A, necessary to fight aging. Vitamin A also aids in the retention of moisture in the epidermis and helps remove dead skin. Spinach can be consumed in smoothies and salads.

4. Seeds

Chia seeds are packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. All these nutrients promote shiny hair and glowing skin. Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega 3s as well. Since they help avoid and treat skin and scalp infections, they are also beneficial in hair loss treatment. Pumpkin seeds are another brilliant food to increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in zinc and vitamin C. Vitamin C is necessary for healthy production of oil on the scalp and promote shiny hair.

5. Avocados

Used extensively in treatments like hair spa, avocados is the ultimate beauty food. They are full of monounsaturated fatty acids, and hence helps reduce dullness in hair. They also contain the vitamins A, D and E and fiber, magnesium, potassium, and folate. You can have mashed avocados with black pepper and lemon juice with a slice of toast. Avocado oil is getting popular as well, since it has these nutrients in a concentrated form.