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Although it’s good to use quality products on your hair to maintain healthy-looking locks, such as a nourishing conditioner or heat protective spray, its also really important to eat a well balanced and nutritious diet to keep it looking its best. You may be surprised to discover just how much the food and drink you have every day affects your outer appearance. Eating too much junk and processed foods, for instance, can cause hair to become brittle and fragile and it can even become greasier at the roots. Drinking too much alcohol can also dehydrate your hair significantly like it can your skin, leading to frayed, split ends.

But what should you be eating to have strong, shining hair? Here are the three best foods that you should include in your diet to get the hair looking the way you’ve always dreamed it to.


Kale is known as a superfood for a reason! It’s completely packed full of vitamins and good stuff to keep us looking and feeling great. On top of this it contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which works to strengthen your hair roots and improve the blood circulation in your scalp. Because of these incredible benefits your hair is sure to grow faster. What’s not to love?

Lentils are a superb source of protein, which is perfect for maintaining strong hair. They are also a great source of folic acid and this helps the red blood cells carry oxygen to the scalp, helps hair to grow quicker and also benefits cell renewal. Iron, zinc and biotin can also be found in this staple food so it really is a no-brainer: eat more lentils!Carrots

Finally, this amazing little vegetable is an excellent source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps the scalp to produce sebum (oil) to keep the scalp and hair hydrated and healthy. If we don’t have enough sebum our hair can become easily damaged and you may begin to see flakes of skin and dandruff coming from your scalp. Carrots are also a great source of beta-carotene and this can spur hair growth.
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