Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s full of fun, family and food. We all know that one important factor when you’re trying to keep your hair healthy is a balanced diet. But, we all know that when Christmas is here a balanced diet is something that tends to go out of the window.
Today we’re taking a look at a few festive foods to see what might keep your hair healthy this Christmas.
Christmas dinner isn’t complete without roast carrots, something you can eat knowing you’re doing your hair some good. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A, vital for hair growth. Our hair contains the fastest growing tissues in the body and Vitamin A is required for the growth of every cell. Vitamin A can also help the scalp in producing the natural sebum oil which keeps the roots healthy.
Nuts contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which nourish the hair and help to support thickness. Our body does not produce these healthy fats and we need to derive them from our diet. Almonds and walnuts are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, making dipping into that Christmas nut mix seem a little better this year.
Your prawn cocktail starter has a key ingredient to keeping your hair healthy this Christmas, Avocado! Avocado is rich in Vitamin E, which, improves blood circulation and helps the hair follicles work more efficiently to promote hair growth.
Citrus fruits give you a high dose of Vitamin C, our body requires Vitamin C for iron absorption and is also required for the production of collagen. Collagen makes capillaries that connect to the hair shafts stronger, ensuring a regular supply of nutrients and quick hair growth.
You’ll be pleased to know the main part of your Christmas dinner will have some benefit to keeping your hair healthy. Turkey is high in protein and protein is crucial for making the hair strong and healthy. A lack of protein can cause the hair to become dry, brittle and weak.
Ok, we’re only joking on this one. Mince pies will have no impact on the health of your hair at all. But it wouldn’t be Christmas without them!
We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and if you have any questions about the health of your hair, or any of our hair restoration treatments please contact us for a no obligation consultation.