Our body needs the right amount of foods with antioxidants to combat what is known as oxidative stress, which highly degrades the production of elastin and collagen in our body and especially our hair!
Oxidative stress is one of the key impacts in our aging process, affecting the pigmentation and production of our hair, as well as the ageing process of the hair follicle.
Therefore, my first advice on what to eat to maintain healthy hair would be to focus on a higher intake of green vegetables and fruits such as berries, especially green leaf diets composed of spinach and kale! By adopting a healthy lifestyle, not only will you look younger, but you can avoid Alopecia diseases and maintain beautiful hair for longer!
Secondly, our body needs healthy and stable levels of fat to maintain our cell structure and function. Fat makes our hair more elastic and produces the essential oils needed for your scalp. Eating good fats such as avocados and sweet potatoes, rather that refined carbohydrates that are found in processed foods is recommended.
And finally, a surprise in for the seafood lovers! Fatty fish such as salmon, shrimps and oysters are game changers for your hair health! As they contain omega-3 fatty acids, they are the perfect excuse to spoil your hair with nutrients!
By improving the way you eat, you are able to reduce the chances alopecia hair loss and neutralise oxidative stress. So by improving your inner health, your hair will look more radiant and refreshed, just in time for the summer! Book a consultation