Here at Hairpothecary, we thought it would be fun and helpful to put some of these “Hair-Healthy Foods” into a single meal plan, so that you can combine several of these delicious foods, and receive many of the awesome benefits to your hair that we just learned about. Here are a few easy ways to enjoy these nutritious and hair-healthy foods at home:
1. Make a big kale or spinach salad (for hair moisture and added iron), and add some salmon (for shine), sliced hard-boiled eggs (for protein and biotin to increase hair strength), and sliced avocado (for Omega-3 fatty acids). For a little extra Omega-3, sprinkle on a handful of pumpkin seeds!
2. Prepare a soup from any of the following vegetables: pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or carrots (for vitamin A and silkier hair), or lentils (for added iron).
3. For dessert, scoop yourself a bowl of Greek yogurt (for protein and vitamin B5 for longer, thicker hair) and top with with a fruit high in vitamin C (to protect against hair breakage) such as guava, cantaloupe, mango, blackcurrants, blueberries, kiwi fruits, or strawberries. Don’t forget to add a sprinkle of cinnamon (for flavor and for increased circulation)!
We hope you have learned about the importance of a well-balanced diet, and are feeling inspired about some delicious and nutritious foods that you can start eating today for healthier hair. Please feel free to browse the Hairpothecary site for other helpful articles on Chinese herbs you can try for healthier hair, and ways to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy and happy through yoga, meditation, and a positive attitude, as well as articles on understanding your hair, healthy hair and scalp care, and products we have found to enhance your hair’s overall health and strength.