Okay, so you can’t pop over to aisle five at the grocery store and expect to walk out with perfect hair – that only happens after a visit to Z Salon. But you can make the choice to put healthy foods in your cart that can help your tresses be at their best. Research shows your diet definitely affects your hair and scalp.
Salmon is a superfood for real. Your hair is made of protein and salmon is a lean protein. When you don’t get enough protein in your diet, it can make your locks brittle. Salmon is also chock full of the best kind of fat, omega-3s – So eat up!
“I Don’t Cook” Tip: Kroger and most of the other grocery stores around town will cook your fish for you while you finish up the rest of your shopping. Enjoy your salmon without the dirty dishes.
Almonds are a hair miracle worker. Why? Because they’re packed full of vitamin E. Lots and lots and lots of vitamin E. They’re little vitamin E bombs! Plus they’re tasty and an easy take-along snack. Vitamin E can supercharge your hair growth, and magnesium, also found in high supply in almonds, can counteract hair loss. It’s a healthy eating 2-for-1.
“Almonds are Boring” Tip: If plain almonds don’t suit your palate, Trader Joe’s has two types of high-class marcona almonds: Rosemary and truffle salt. You can also reap the benefits of almonds by subbing your peanut butter for almond butter.
Eating heaps of spinach will hook your body up with loads of iron and it is a great source of calcium if you need a dairy-free diet. Iron keeps oxygen flowing through your body and promotes good circulation which stimulates your scalp. A happy scalp is so important to having happy, healthy hair.
“I Hate Salads” Tip: Salads are a great way to eat your spinach, but spinach is so versatile. You can also: cook it down and saute it, blend it up with your favorite berries for a smoothie, or toss with some pasta.
While your diet can help make a difference, if you’re struggling with your hair health, it’s best to have a conversation with your stylist. Your Z stylist can give your additional tips and suggest Aveda products to further strengthen your tresses. Book an appointment today or walk-ins are welcome at our Z Talent training salon in the Highlands.
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